CIE Announces Training for Business Startups


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 3, 2011 — The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which operates a Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Southeast Missouri State University, will host the workshop “How to Start a New Business!” on Thursday, March 17. 

The workshop, scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., will be held at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, located in the Southeast Innovation Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The workshop instructor is Russell Humphrey, director of the SBTDC at Southeast.

Topics covered in the How to Start a New Business workshop will include: expectations 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 the workshop is $40 with a discounted fee of $20 for additional registrations by business partners or family members.  Pre-registration is required with a deadline of Monday, March 14.  Seating is limited; please reserve your seat 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 workshop emphasizing real world information.  This session is specifically designed for people thinking about starting or buying a business,” said Russell Humphrey, instructor for the workshop. “This three-hour program is 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 Douglas C. Greene 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 Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial support services it offers, contact (573) 986-6084 or visit

Small Business & Technology Development Centers are funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks before the workshop. Contact Glenna Ervin, (573) 986-6084 or to make arrangements.