How to Start and Maintain a Bussiness Workshop Series

Kathleen Anderson, President of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, with the help of PeoplesBank, Common Capital, the Holyoke Creative Arts Center, and Artery Project, is pleased to announce the launching of a ten-workshop series on how to start a new business. The series entitled, How to Start and Maintain Your Own Business, is member-taught by successful, knowledgeable community business owners and professionals who strive to expand the business and economic growth of Holyoke and the surrounding communities.  Community members can magnify their business ideas under one roof while engaging with business leaders who will encourage and show them what it takes to start and maintain a successful business.

Please join us and Attorney John J. Driscoll at 5:30pm on Tuesday September 23rd at the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, 177 High Street in Holyoke as he discusses an overview of starting a business. Workshop attendees are welcomed and encouraged to share any struggles, ideas and questions that they have or may have faced along their path to success!

For questions regarding the workshops, or to sign up, please call the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce at (413) 534-3376, or visit

Tuesday, September 23rd
Overview: How to Start and Maintain a Business

Tuesday, October 7th
Creating a Business Plan
Tuesday, October 21st
Learning the Laws

Wednesday, November 5th

Tuesday, November 18th
Financing Your Business

Tuesday, December 2nd
Accounting and Taxes

Tuesday, January 13th
Finding a Location

Tuesday, February 3rd
Hiring and Firing Employees

Tuesday February 24th
Marketing Your Business

Tuesday, March 10th
IT Within the Office


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