Learn from experts how to start your own business in your home or small office! Fort Wayne, IN 46802 One Main Street, Room 980 City -County Building Attn: Denise Porter-Ross (427-2603) City of Fort Wayne So Ho (Small Office/Home Office) businesses are leading the na- tion in job growth opportunities. According to the U.S. Depart- ment of Commerce, it is estimated that as many as 20% of new small business enterprises are operated out of the owner’s home. These forums, co-sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne and the Women’s Enterprise, a program of Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, and the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will give people the information that they need to start or grow a business in this community. Small Office and PCHECK IT OUT Home-Based Business ¨ Representatives from the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County will be available to discuss zoning regulations, economic development, neighborhood concerns, and Board of Health issues. Forums for 2003 ¨ The Women’s Enterprise and the NE Indiana SBDC will conduct mini- pre business assessments and schedule individual counseling ses- sions with people needing specific help with business planning. ¨ Network with persons who have developed successful home-based City– City–County Building businesses and learn how they balance work with family or other per- sonal responsibilities. 2nd Floor OMNI ROOM ¨ Meet others that have started their businesses in their homes and are One Main Street now operating in industrial or retail locations. Fort Wayne, IN 46802 ¨ Pick up calendars, flyers, and other materials about other events in town that can help your business grow! ¨ Meet representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and No Admission Charge find out which programs will best fit your needs. Co-sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne, the Women’s Enterprise, a program of the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau and the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center Why focus on REGISTRATION FORM small office and home–based Yes, I/we plan to attend the forum (s) q March 20 – Health Related/Food Prep businesses? q June 19 – House/Garden/Crafts Small Office & Home-Based Business Forums q Oct 23 – Professional Services q No, I /we can NOT attend, but please send information on home businesses. Because they Register for the session that best fits your needs and schedule! Name_____________________________________ Name_____________________________________ are here and __________________________________________ growing!* DATE All sessions include basic information on business plans, Address zoning and financial issues __________________________________________ __________________________________________ Thursday, ST___ZIP_________ City________________ ST___ZIP_________ Focus on Health Related Businesses such as Child Care, Geriatric • 12.2 million workers who did part or March 20, 2003 fulltime work from their homes rep- 4-8 p.m. Care, Beauty/Barber/Tanning Salons, Phone_____________________________ Fax________________________________ resent 9% of the 135-million member Food Preparation and Restaurants U.S. workforce, or about one worker Email________________________________ out of every 11 in the United States. • About 6.5 million self -employed indi- Thursday, Business/Business Business/Business Idea: viduals-more than half of the na- Focus on Lawn Care, Snow Removal and June 19, 2003 tion’s self-employed– do some work 4-8 p.m. Seasonal Businesses, Handyman and Maid Services, and __________________________________________ at home. This represents almost 5% Arts, Crafts and Textiles __________________________________________ of the entire labor force. __________________________________________ __________________________________________ • Of the self-employed who operate home-based businesses 1.7 million What is the most important question that are managers and professionals. Thursday, you want answered in this forum? Focus on Financial and Professional Service Businesses, __________________________________________ __________________________________________ Another 720,000 are in the construc- October 23 , 2003 4-8 p.m. Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations __________________________________________ tion industry and 532,000 are in re- Computer and High Tech Services __________________________________________ __________________________________________ tail trades. __________________________________________ __________________________________________ See what Fort Wayne __________________________________________ is doing to grow our share of this business trend! Mail /fax/phone or email to: City-County Building Room 980 Attn: Denise Porter-Ross Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1804 (*Sources: Labor Department Study. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Force Statis - Phone (260) 427-2603 tics from the Current Population Survey.) This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) cooperative agreement is partially funded by the SBA. SBA's funding is not an endo rsement of any products, opinions or services. All SBA funded programs are ex- Fax (260) 427-1115 tended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis." The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Cooperative Agreement Number 2-603001-R- 0015-17. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the co -sponsors) or participant's opinions, products or services. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and available to individuals with disabilities.