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Free “Writing a Business Plan” class in Flint

FLINT — A free “Writing a Business Plan” class is being presented at Kettering University in Flint, April 30 from 1-4 p.m.

Presented by the Michigan Small Business Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted Kettering University; this class covers the specifics of business planning including market research, marketing, finance, legal, operations, and management. Tools, steps, and a workbook for creating a business plan draft are included.

For early stage or start-up businesses, the pre-requisite to this class is attending the “Starting a Business” class which puts you on a preparation path to be ready for “Writing a Business Plan”. These and other “Venture Start” classes are offered at multiple locations and dates around the region and the state at

There is no fee for this class or any of the Venture Start classes offered by MI-SBDC I-69 Trade Corridor regional office. However, advance, separate registration for each individual attending is required and can be made online at: https:// ?ekey=60350005. — G.G.

Tractor Supply Co. and 4-H team up

GENESEE COUNTY — Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is proud to announce the launch of its 2015 Spring Paper Clover Campaign.

Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Feed and Farm Supply customers will have the opportunity to purchase paper clovers now through May 3 for $1 or more during checkout. All funds raised will be used to support 4-H youth development program activities in the communities where Tractor Supply and Del’s stores are located.

In just five years, across 49 states, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign has provided nearly $6.5 million to 4-H programs across the country. This past fall, the campaign raised $763,283 during the 10-day donation span. — G.G.

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