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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 on Aug. 26 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: aspx?ekey=60350026

MI-SBDC is a statewide organization funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide no cost counseling, training, information, tools, and resources for new ventures, existing businesses, expanding businesses, and innovative technology ventures.

Details: Call or contact: MI-SBDC at Kettering University, 810- 762-9660. – G.G.

Cancer Support group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Support of Michigan will meet Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.- Between I-474 & Dort Hwy.) Guest speaker: Dr. Sunil Rao, cardiologist, Genesys Heart Institute. He will speak on “High Cholesterol,” “High Blood Pressure,” and “Heart Disease” The meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226. – G.G.

Junior League seeks members

GRAND BLANC — The Junior League of Flint is reaching out to the community and find volunteer oriented women. Interested women are welcome to join us on Aug. 20 from 6:30 p.m. at The Jewel in Grand Blanc for our kickoff mixer. Potential members will to learn more about the League and the wonderful opportunities membership can provide. Bring a friend or two! The more the merrier! The mixer is free for women 21 and older to attend, but encouraged to bring a $5 donation for Ella’s Place.

The Junior League of Flint, Inc. (JLF) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLF reaches out to all women who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. Details: E-mail Sarah Wittbrodt, or Stephanie Staley, – G.G.

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