Have you ever wanted to start your own business? If so, you’ll want to sign up and attend the Fall 2013 Business Basics course being offered by the Cattaraugus County Business & Veteran Outreach Center (CCBVOC). The CCBVOC, a service of the Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning & Tourism Department, provides entrepreneurial training to individuals with little or no prior business experience.

The CCBVOC offers the only HUD-approved entrepreneurial training program presented locally. In the Business Basics course, you will learn how to write a business plan, find your unique selling perspective, accounting basics, employee issues, taxes, pricing, file a “doing business as” form, marketing, and how to fill out county, state and federal forms.

Participation in the Business Basics course is the first step of eligibility to apply for a business loan of up to $30,000 through Cattaraugus County’s Microenterprise Development Loan Fund (MDLF).

Classes start Oct. 23 and run for five consecutive Wednesdays in the Civil Defense Room at the Little Valley County Building at 303 Court Street in Little Valley.

For more information or to register, call Lenora Leasure at (716) 938-2311 or email her at LALeasure@cattco.org. The cost is $10 per session and all five sessions must be attended to be eligible for the MDLF loan program. Class size is limited so sign up early.