EDC offers free workshop on business planning and financing

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas, Monday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Outlook Inn.

The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by James McCafferty, director of the Skagit/San Juan Islands Small Business Development Center and a management consultant for more than 10 years.

As part of the workshop, McCafferty will cover business financing, discuss a variety of financing options and will provide a reality check for those considering a new or expanded business venture. He will be available for one-on-one consultation after the workshop.

Participants will leave with the resources and support they need to create a business plan, including a realistic financial plan. In addition, McCafferty will cover current federal and Washington State tax incentive programs for small businesses.

Call 378-2906 or email info@sanjuansedc.org to reserve space.