UW Extension helps sponsor ‘Start Your Own Business’ workshop

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Hannah Swanbom

A nuts and bolts workshop to help those considering starting a business is Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds in Lusk.

“Start Your Own Business” is 5-8 p.m., said Hannah Swanbom, University of Wyoming Extension educator. The session is free. Registration is at www.wyomingsbdc.org, and those wanting more information can call 307-234-6683.

UW Extension and the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network are sponsoring the workshop.

Justin Farley, regional director for the Wyoming SBDC Network, will teach the class. Farley covers Converse, Natrona, Niobrara and Platte counties.

Those attending will explore the pros and cons of having their own business and evaluate the skills and knowledge necessary for success, said Swanbom.

Areas include investigating a business idea potential, identifying a target market, financial options, and legal, tax and insurance issues.

“If you plan on joining Wyoming’s small business community, ‘Start Your Own Business’ is a good introduction to this exciting and challenging world,” Swanbom said.

Swanbom said Farley has a background in finance and real estate and has operated and sold Papa Murphy’s and Quiznos franchises.

“Justin’s business experience can help lend some insight on the road to entrepreneurship,” said Swanbom.