The Lamar State College-Port Arthur Small Business Development
Center will present two business start-up workshops during September.

SBDC consultant Casey Taylor will lead the Tuesday, September 9,
business start-up workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the LSC-PA Small
Business Development Center, 1401 Procter Street.

SBDC consultant Conrad Cooper will lead the Tuesday, September 23,
workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nederland EDC Office, 1903 Atlanta

The free business start-up 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: