CIE Announces Training Event in Kennett for Business Startups


KENNETT, Mo., Sept. 14, 2010 — The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) of Southeast Missouri State University is offering a business training event, “How to Start a New Business!”from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. 

The workshop will be held in the meeting room at Southern Bank, located at 301 First Street in Kennett. The instructor is Russell Humphrey, director of the SBTDC at Southeast.

Topics covered in the “How to Start a New Business!” workshop will include: considerations for going into business for yourself; legal and tax issues for small businesses; resources for Missouri business owners; marketing, finance, and a question-and-answer session.

The fee for attending is $30 with a discounted fee of $15 for an accompanying business partner or family member. Pre-registration is required with a deadline of Monday, Oct. 11. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot as soon as possible. Call (573) 986-6084 or send an e-mail to for a registration form or more information.

“This is an informal, interactive program that emphasizes real world information and is specifically designed for people thinking about starting or buying a business,” said Russell  Humphrey, instructor for the workshop. “This will be a three-hour session packed with common-sense things to plan for and do when you’re opening a business.  Interestingly, we find people often skip over or never even consider some of these important steps.”

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Southeast Missouri State University is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest, offering a wide array of academic and outreach programs and services, including: innovation development and research; entrepreneurship education, training and mentorship; and business incubation and development services.  The CIE supports Southeast Missouri State University’s strategic priority to advance the region’s economic appeal and strength by accelerating local and regional economic growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and businesses in southeast Missouri and the surrounding region.

For more information about the Small Business and Technology Development Center or the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial support services they offer, contact (573) 986-6084 or visit