Courses for entrepreneurs will begin in February in Longview, Marshall

The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center will offer an eight-part course titled “How to Start and Operate a Business in East Texas” in both Longview and Marshall beginning in February.

The course in Longview will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Feb. 12 through April 9 in the Hendrix Building at KC-Longview, Room LH 107, located at 300 S. High St.

The course in Marshall will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 10 through April 7 at the Marshall Center for Applied Technology, located at 2660 E. End Blvd, South.

Tuition for the course is $119, which includes an entrepreneurial startup guide and all course material.

Seating is limited, and early registration is recommended.

Brad Bunt, director of the KCSBDC, said hundreds of local business owners have gotten their start after attending this series of classes and the course has a high success rate among small business owners.

The classes will feature local professionals who examine topics relevant to small business such as advertising strategies, tax and corporate laws, insurance policies, financing programs, marketing trends, government forms and filing requirements and bookkeeping basics.

“Those attending have the unique opportunity to interact with an insurance agent, attorney, CPA, banker, marketing consultant and others throughout the program,” Bunt said. “Small business regulations and conditions are constantly changing, so small business owners must stay informed to ensure long-term success.”

To register, call the SBDC at 903-757-5857 or 1-800-338-7232 or visit