January 16, 2003
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
(908) 737-3410

Kean University Offers Workshop on Developing a Business Plan

UNION, N.J. – If you would like to learn the basics of constructing a solid business plan, attend a seminar titled Writing and Financing Your Business Plan, offered by the Small Business Development Center of Kean University. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the school’s East Campus, Room 158A, 215 North Avenue, Hillside, N.J.

Gary Grandstaff, tri-state regional business consultant and vice president for the Business Resource Center at J.P. Morgan-Chase, will discuss the narrative and financial portions of a business plan, including marketing, industry trends and risks, competition, conducting research and making financial projections. He will also entertain questions from attendees.

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the New Jersey Historical Commission. There is a fee of $15 per person or $20 for two. Special arrangements for people with disabilities can be made upon request. The fee includes coffee and danish. Be sure to bring business cards and brochures for networking purposes.

For further information or to register for the workshop, please contact Irene Schmidt at (908) 737-5950.