November 21, 2005

Business management course set for Dec. 7-8

by Tom Woolf

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Small Business Development Center and Southern Illinois Entrepreneurship Center next month are offering the nationally acclaimed course, "Control, Survival & Success: Practical Tools for Managing and Financing Your Business."

Business owners and managers, as well as anyone who handles finances, will benefit from the course. Steven Hegg, national leadership trainer, on behalf of Business Resource Services, of Seattle, Wash., will present the seminar. BRS is the financial management education company that provides in-depth, knowledgeable and financial analysis training to the Illinois Entrepreneurship Network center staff, including the Small Business Development Center counselors.

This practical, "hands-on" seminar deals with action steps for improving profitability and efficiency to keep your business strong and competitive. This seminar, which offers 16 CEU credits for CPAs, will take from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. place at SIUC's Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road, Carbondale, on Dec. 7-8 each day. The cost to attend is $195, and the deadline to register is Nov. 30.

Thousands of business owners, managers, financial planners, bankers, and CPAs have attended this dynamic two-day presentation in the U.S. and abroad. The seminar answers key business questions such as:

• How can I get more useful information out of my financial statements? How can I use them to manage more effectively?

• How can I manage growth (or recession)? How much can I afford to grow in good times? How can I survive bad times?

• If I need financing, exactly what does my banker expect of me? How can I make sure the bank understands my business?

Enrollment in the seminar is limited to 30 to facilitate casework and discussion on a personal basis. Because the value of the program is so strong, this seminar comes with a 100 percent money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Please call 618/536-7751 to register. Or, you can register online at

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