Join us to hear Mike Ryan, Director of the Twin Cities Small Business Development Center at the University of St. Thomas, for a practical seminar on starting a business including a look at the personal characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, and new venture feasibility and financing.

Do you have an idea or a hidden talent? Do you know what it takes to turn that idea or talent into a successful business?

This seminar is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting a business. Mike will provide an overview of key characteristics of successful business ownership and what it takes to start and run a successful business. In addition, he will share available resources for launching new ventures in Minnesota, address common pitfalls encountered by start-ups, and debunk some entrepreneurial myths.

Mike Ryan is the Director of the Twin Cities Small Business Development Center at the University of St. Thomas. The Center provides leading-edge management consulting services to hundreds of small businesses in areas such as finance, marketing and strategic planning. Registration required.

This seminar is part of the 'Business Stages for Entrepreneurs' seminar series designed to provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with practical tools to grow their business at every stage.

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