YNDC to Offer Small-Business Startup Course

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will present a free business-planning course this spring, Bright Idea to Business Plan.

It will run 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from April 5 through May 17.

The classes, underwritten in part by Cortland Banks, are designed to help entrepreneurs write a business plan and learn about the resources, both financial and mentoring, available.

Topics covered are community resources, mission and vision, cash flows, financial statements and pricing. Established small-business owners will participate in classes, offering students their perspective on what it takes to succeed.

Other program partners are the Ohio State University Extension and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

While the classes are free, participants should be prepared to attending the entire series. An application for this course is required. Workbooks and class materials will be provided.

In addition to classes, YNDC has loan funds and financial counseling available for new or operating entrepreneurs in Mahoning County.

To apply or obtain additional information, call Liberty Merrill at 330 480 0423 or email her at lmerrill@yndc.org. A one-on-one meeting can be arranged to discuss YNDC programs and services and to fill out application materials.

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