CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Chapter of SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Businesses) is taking reservations for "Start Up Basics and Business Concepts" on Saturday, April 17 at the South Charleston Public Library.

The event is set for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the library, located at at 312 Fourth Avenue. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at www.wvscore.org or call (304) 347-5463.

"If you want to succeed in business, you've got to take a hard-nosed look at your business idea first," said Tommie Brown, instructor and SCORE volunteer. "Frankly, it could be the best idea in the world, but if you can't pay your bills doing it, then you probably shouldn't sink any of your time and money into it."

"This workshop is the first step in helping you to determine your next business steps," Brown added.

The workshop is one of the four-part series Quick Start Your Business, which continues with:

* The Marketing Plan-- Saturday, May 1

* Financial Projections-- Saturday, May 15

* Funding Sources & Next Steps-- Saturday, June 5

The Quick Start Your Business workshop series is sponsored by Charleston SCORE Chapter #256 and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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