Venturing Forth is a 60-hour, tuition free course in business planning. The following topics are covered in depth: your customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects, and more. Guest speakers during the course include a CPA, a lawyer, an insurance agent, marketing and web development professionals, and a lender and small business resource panel. At the end of the class, you will have a completed business plan. There are also 3 monthly follow-up networking sessions at the completion of the class. Class size is limited to 15. You must complete an application, come to the orientation session on January 21 (9:30 am to 12 pm) have an individual interview, and be accepted into the class. The class will be conducted on Tuesdays from January 28 to April 14, 2020 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. The deadline for Venturing Forth applications is Friday, January 17, 2020.