LACONIA — With an emphasis on planning, management, finance, and resources, Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), will offer methods and tools to help build and grow a small business as he presents Start and Grow Your Small Business on Thursday, October 9, from 8:00-10:00 a.m., at the Taylor Community in Laconia.
This seminar is the first in a series of 8 to be held at the Taylor Community as part of an educational series for small business owners and entrepreneurs presented by the Enterprise Center at Plymouth and sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank. Each program, taught by professors from Plymouth State University, small business resource counselors, and area professionals, will be offered on the second Thursday of the month (October to May) from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Woodside Building.
Learn the fundamentals of a simplified business plan, pricing strategies, and cash flow as Michael teaches simple, cost-effective tips to help move a business forward while sharing his insights and knowledge from 20 years of experience assisting entrepreneurs. Discover why you are the right person for the venture and what it takes to be successful.
Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the fields of entrepreneurial ventures, renewable energy initiatives, and commercial defense technologies. His years as the Director of an Incubator, Director of a Physical Science Institute, Vice President of an E-commerce energy-trading platform, graduate level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers, culminated in co-authoring "The Virginia Entrepreneur's Guide". With two successful start-ups of his own, Michael received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.
Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. The bank and its employees are inspired by MVSB's core values: respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and stewardship. These values are intrinsic to every decision made at the bank and are illustrated by the high priority they place on trust, quality service, and commitment to community support. MVSB strives to make the communities it serves a better place to work and live. More information can be found at www.mvsb.com.
This program is supported by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Belknap and Grafton Counties.