A free workshop on how to start your own small business and one-on-one business counseling sessions will be held Feb. 20 in the Board of Supervisors meeting room in the Gordon Building, 112 W. Main St. in Orange.

The classes are being offered by the Orange County Economic Development Office in collaboration with the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, Orange County Chamber of Commerce and Orange Downtown Alliance.

The workshop, which will be held from 2–4 p.m., is designed for people thinking about starting a business or those who have already started one and have realized they may have missed a few things. It will review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections and how to choose the right marketing.

Space is limited, so people should register online at bit.ly/2Wv2714 or by phone calling the CVSBDC at 434/295-8198.

The free one-on-one business counseling sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are for people seeking feedback and advice from an experienced business advisor. Counseling sessions are available by appointment only, and can be scheduled for Feb. 20 in Orange or another date in Charlottesville by calling the CVSBDC.

—Staff report

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