How to Start and Run a Business Without “Losing Your Shirt” (Online)

Learn to avoid the common mistakes that cause many businesses to close. In this dynamic and interactive class, you’ll get practical, down-to-earth information and tips. Discover the steps you need to take to open and/or run an existing small business or nonprofit and increase your chances of success. Topics covered include the pros and cons of acquiring start-up money; profit vs. cash flow; the short business plan; negotiating leases; dealing with regulatory agencies; marketing on a tight budget; acquiring licenses; knowing when to walk away from a deal; and more! Tony Uva has taught marketing and business for over 25 years at Regis University and the University of Phoenix. He’s also taught entrepreneurial studies courses at Johnson and Wales University. He owned Allegra’s Pizza in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood for 10 years, and he now owns and operates a pizza food truck. Tony is a volunteer at SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, where he mentors small business owners and conducts workshops. Tony will tailor each class to the needs of those attending. NOTE: This course will be offered via Zoom. Register now and then prior to class the instructor will send you the link to attend. Look for an email with "CFU Zoom class" in the subject line. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed.

Dates:June 22, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:One Tue., 6-9PM 06/22 (MT)
Location:ONLINE: Via Zoom
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership
Notes:Class time is in MT. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed. You should download Zoom in advance of class. It is free to install, Look for an email from your instructor with the subject line CFU Zoom class for the link. Be ready to log on and join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time so you will be ready when class begins. If you have trouble using the link, just go to, click "Join a Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided in the instructor's email.

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