Learn Business Basics

To help potential and existing entrepreneurs on the Vineyard, the South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank will hold two free, basic business workshops at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown on Wednesday, April 14.

Learn the Fundamentals in Planning and Financing Your Business will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to attendees.

This workshop helps potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning a business. Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented. Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials.

The second workshop, Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business, will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This should help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate a business more efficiently.

To register, call 508-822-1020.