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EAC’s SBDC offering a free “Start Up Smart” seminar Take the right steps to start your own business

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EAC’s SBDC offering a free “Start Up Smart” seminar Take the right steps to start your own business

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, Ariz.— Have you been thinking about starting your own business? Would you like to know more before you get started? Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free seminar entitled, “Start Up Smart: Taking the Right Steps to Start Your Own Business,” on Thursday, January 23, 2019, from 6 - 8 p.m. in the EAC Academic Programs Building, Room #111. There is no charge to attend the seminar.

The webinar will cover all the basics to help entrepreneurs maximize their success. Attendees will learn the top eight reasons why business fail and how to overcome them and will also discuss the resources available to help small businesses start, grow, and prosper.

Charmaine Chidester, Business Counselor of the EAC Small Business Development Center will present the following: • What to think about ahead of time

• Why businesses fail and how to avoid it

• How you can increase your chances of survival

• Basics of starting a business

• Resources...and more!

“As the old saying goes, ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.’ Many small businesses start out with very little planning and foresight. Whether you have already started a business or are just thinking about it, this free class will give you important information,” Says SBDC business counselor, Charmaine Chidester.

Entrepreneurs who have already started a business or those who are thinking about the future will benefit from this free seminar. Registration for this seminar is encouraged. To register, visit . For more information, call EAC’s SBDC at (928) 428-8590, or visit


The EAC Small Business Development Center is part of a national and statewide network of small business assistance providers. The Center’s main goal is to give local small businesses the tools and training needed to be successful. The Center is funded by Eastern Arizona College with assistance from a grant provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBDC provides FREE counseling to assist entrepreneurs with finding answers to the numerous questions that arise when starting or operating a business. The SBDC works in cooperation with the SBA, local Chambers of Commerce, and other community partnerships.

To take your business to the next level, contact us at or call (928) 428-8590.