Wednesday, July 09, 2014

8 People Exploring Starting a Small Business with Doug Pitt July 9 in Ozark

Contact: Chrystal Irons, business development specialist
Headquartered at the Taney County Extension Center
Tel: (417) 546-4431

OZARK, Mo. – Eight participants are going to explore the dream of starting a business and working for themselves with the University of Missouri Extension’s “Starting a Small Business: The First Steps” class from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, at the Carl G. Hefner Enterprise Center, 1471 W. South St. in Ozark.  Successful entrepreneur, Doug Pitt of TSI Global (former owner of ServiceWorld Computer Center), will be on-hand to share his experiences overcoming challenges small businesses face.

“This workshop is designed specifically for those who are thinking about starting a business,” said Chrystal Irons, a business development specialist with University of Missouri Extension, Taney County SBTDC. “Participants will also have the opportunity to gain insight from local successful entrepreneur, Doug Pitt as he shares his experiences as a small business owner.”

The workshop will examine the importance of planning, legal and regulatory requirements, and identify sources of financing.  Program highlights include: evaluating a business idea, estimating start-up costs, identifying competitors and customers, and discussing the challenges of small business ownership.

To receive additional information and to register contact the Ozark Chamber of Commerce at (417) 581-6139 or visit


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