Learn how to launch your business and make your dream a reality! This all-day seminar will explore the essential steps to successfully starting your own business. Many people would like to start their own business, but the maze of financial, legal and other technical considerations is baffling. Don't give up on your business idea, all you need is a well thought out business plan. Learn all the start-up steps in planning your business, & get new ideas about starting a business from someone who's been through it & knows the tips and pitfalls! This seminar also covers resources & services available to help you. Key concepts will include the basics of a good business plan, understanding financial statements, organization & legal structure of the business. Emphasis will be given to exploring capital requirements, finances and loans, various insurance & legal needs, record & bookkeeping essentials, advertising & marketing plans, small business administration, & assistance available from the State of Illinois. Turn your Dream into Reality. Program includes expert guest speakers. Bob Wagner, MBA, is founder of the Discovery Center with over 30 years experience in the business field. Mr. Wagner is a recognized authority in business organization and financial aspects of small businesses. Attendees say his seminars "offer personal experience" and "are full of immediately useful information!" Includes Mat. fee $30.