Have you ever wanted to start your own business?

The Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning & Tourism Department has announced that this October, the Cattaraugus County Business and Veteran Outreach Center (CCBVOC) will be offering a five-week Business Basics course.

The Business Basics course is the only HUD-approved, entrepreneurial training program presented locally and will include information on writing a business plan, finding your unique selling perspective, accounting basics, employee issues, taxes, pricing, filing a “doing business as” form, marketing, etc. Participation in the Business Basics course is required in order to apply for funding through the Cattaraugus County Microenterprise Development Loan Fund (MDLF).

Classes start Oct. 2, 2013, and will run for five consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30–9 p.m. in the Civil Defense Room at the Little Valley County Building, 303 Court St. in Little Valley. The cost of the course is $50 or $10 per each session. All five sessions must be attended to be eligible for the MDLF loan program.

For more information or to register, please contact Lenora Leasure at (716) 938-2311 or email LALeasure@cattco.org. Class size is limited, so please sign up early.