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Barton Community College to host “Start, Run and Grow: Business Ownership Basics” seminar

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August 18, 2022
Story by Joe Vinduska

New business owners or those wanting to start a business can learn about key components of running a business from area experts on a variety of topics at Barton’s “Start, Run and Grow: Business Ownership Basics” seminar from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings from Sept. 22 to Nov. 10 at the Great Bend Events Center.

Presenters will cover the following topics:

  • Management and Company Culture (Sept. 22) Mark Mingenback, Business Consultant and Sally Mauler, The Buckle
  • Human Resources (Sept. 29) Brenda Kaiser, Barton County, Lynda Jamison and Sam Jacobs, Adams Brown, LLC
  • Startup Resources and Finance (Oct. 6) Paul Snapp, First Kansas Bank and Sara Hayden, Great Bend Economic Development
  • Creating Your Business Model (Oct. 13) Barry Bowers, Spectrum Partners & Paul Snapp, First Kansas Bank
  • Legal Considerations and Accounting (Oct. 20) Molly Bailly & Taylor Calcara, Watkins Calcara and Barry Bowers, Spectrum Partners
  • Buying and Leasing Property (Oct. 27) Kim Vink and Glenna Achatz, Coldwell Banker
  • Creating Vision for Your New Business and Effectively Marketing it to Potential Customers (Nov. 3) Rachel Mawhirter, Marketing Maven
  • Q & A with Panel of Small Business Owners (Nov. 10)

Registration is $325 for all eight sessions and includes sessions, meals and training materials. Early bird registration by Sept. 1 is $300.

For information or to register, contact Barton Industry Partnership Manager Krystall Barnes at or (620) 792-9332.

This event is sponsored by The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, Great Bend Economic Development, Marketing Maven, Barton Community College and the Barton Foundation.