Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Or a bug to start your own business? Register for the City's Building Business Basics workshop and learn how to launch your business successfully. 

The workshop is free to those who register early, and will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Kirkwood Community College Iowa City, 1816 Lower Muscatine Road. 

Iowa City Council Member Mazahir Salih and Kirkwood Iowa City Executive Dean Ann Valentine will provide a welcome and introduction before attendees sit down with local business leaders and experts from Kirkwood Community College, the University of Iowa John Papajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and Iowa City Area Development Group. A networking lunch will follow, providing opportunities to ask questions, get feedback and discuss ideas with local business owners and entrepreneurs. Afternoon workshops will cover topics, ranging from legal issues and insurance, to repairing credit, obtaining necessary permits and resources, as well as reaching customers.  

To take advantage of free admission register by Thursday, May 3, or pay $5 at the door. Submit an online registration form or call Neighborhood Services at 319-356-5230. 

Lunch is included for each registered attendee. Extra meals can be purchased for $10 each. Kirkwood does not provide onsite childcare. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For information and event reminders, RSVP to the Building Business Basics Facebook event page

People of all ages, backgrounds, education, income, and experience are encouraged to attend. To request translation services, contact Kirk Lehmann at 319-356-5230 or neighborhoods@iowa-city.orgby Friday, April 27. The City will do its best to accommodate. 

A flyer promoting the 2018 Building Business Basics workshop.

Date of publication

Monday, April 02, 2018