Ventureneer Webinar Gives Advice to Would-be Business Owners

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Ventureneer webinar series offers a firm foundation of practical information for would-be entrepreneurs who want to know if small business ownership is for them and how to get started.

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Starting your own business is exciting. But it requires more than a great idea, it requires good information. These webinars provide that basic information."

The economy is inching its way toward recovery: It may be the right time to start a new business.

Ventureneer is again offerings its popular series of free webinars to help would-be entrepreneurs decide if this is their time. The free online seminars will help would-be small business owners develop their ideas, evaluate their options, and come up with a business plan.

“Starting your own business is exciting” says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer, who will present the webinars. “But it requires more than a great idea, it requires good information. These webinars provide that basic information."

A boom in "entrepreneurialism," is on the way, especially among baby boomers, according to the Kauffman Foundation, which advances entrepreneurship through research and education. Stengel can attest to that as well; previous sessions of this free three-part series were well-attended and well-received.

"Ventureneer provides a wealth of practical knowledge and information for those who are new to the Entrepreneurial venture, said Claudel Robert, ScanArc Solutions LLC, Smyrna, GA.

The Aspiring Entrepreneurs Series includes:

  •     Wednesday, June 2, 2-3pm Entrepreneurship: Is It For Me? helps participants uncover the personal characteristics needed to become a successful entrepreneur, and shows how to maximize their abilities. Knowing what to expect improves the chance for success.
  •     Wednesday, June 9, 2-3 pm Developing an Idea for Startup Business takes participants who know they want to start something but don't know what they want to start through the process of developing a concept they can be passionate about.
  •     Monday, June 14, 2-3 pm. Are Business Plans Necessary? tells participants why they need a business plan; where to find the information needed; and how to do one.

The free webinars are ideal for inventors, product creators, the under-employed, recent retirees, frustrated employees, and would-be entrepreneurs, in short, any one who is thinking about striking out on their own.

“Online learning is an increasingly popular way to acquire practical skills,” Stengel said. "These webinars provide practical, usable skills and effective interaction with the instructor."

About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.

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