Launch Box Party Series at WMCC

A series of small business seminars in support of a new Small Business Launch Box is being held at White Mountains Community College. The series schedule is as follows: March 13, marketing information about branding and the need for marketing materials; March 20, information on planning: the business plan, the marketing plan, and the financial plan. OnMarch 27 there will be a Resource Panel for more technical assistance or financing. The series will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 137 and is open to the general public as well as those specifically interested in the Launch Box Party topics.

The Launch Box is for those individuals who are thinking of starting a new business and is designed to be an all-inclusive box full of material to start a business. Most everything that you will need to start a business is included in the Launch Box: forms for registering your business name; forms for applying for an EIN (Employer Identification Number, also known as a Federal Tax ID); marketing information; and financial information. A place to organize your business records for a year is even included.

"Anyone just opening the Launch Box will find necessary information to start a business, but we want to offer more", says Joyce Presby, entrepreneurial resource consultant for White Mountains Community College. "Through this series of seminars and invited experts in the field, interested individuals will have the opportunity to get the answers they need for a strong start in business."

Maybe you have been thinking about starting your own business and just do not know where to start; maybe you have a hobby and would like to develop it into a business; or maybe you just need extra income. Whatever your reason, there is not a better time than now to explore your options.

Registration is free but required and seating is limited for the Launch Box Party, so register early. For more information and for registration for the Launch Box Party or any of the seminars, please call Joyce Presby at 603- 717-5457.