The Lamar State College-Port Arthur Small Business Development Center will present two business pre-venture orientation workshops in April.

SBDC consultant Kasey Taylor will lead the Tuesday, April 1, pre-venture workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nederland EDC Office, 1903 Atlanta Ave.

SBDC consultant Conrad Cooper will lead the Tuesday, April 15, workshop from 6-9 p.m. in the conference room of the Gates Memorial Library on the Lamar State College-PA campus.

The free pre-venture orientation workshops cover business plans, funding, employees and taxes for first-time business owners. Attendance at one workshop is required prior to a new business owner’s first one-on-one meeting with a SBDC business consultant.
The SBDC offers individual consulting for small business owners at no charge.  The center helps prospective business owners by providing financial analysis, loan preparation assistance and help in setting up a business plan.
Reservations are required for all events. For reservations or information, call 984-6531, or send e-mail to: