‘Business Killer’ seminars are slated Nov. 28, Dec. 11

'Business Killer' seminars are slated Nov. 28, Dec. 11 The South Dakota Family Business Initiative (SD-FBI), a service organization of the School of Business at The University of South Dakota, will offer an educational seminar across South Dakota in upcoming weeks.

The seminar is titled "Business Killers: Avoiding the Six Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business and Your Future." The program addresses issues specific to the needs of small business owners but is applicable to all industries. It is designed to broaden understanding of financial planning needs, uncover potential risk exposure, and assist participants in the process of planning needs.

Seminars will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion, and from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Sioux Falls on Wednesday, Nov. 28. A third seminar will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The cost per seminar is $10 per person and will include a light lunch/breakfast followed by the seminar presentation. Registration for the Vermillion and Sioux Falls seminars must be submitted on or before Nov. 26. Registration for the Rapid City seminar must be submitted by Dec. 6.

Space is limited. For registration information, contact Clark Hammond, executive director of SD-FBI at (605) 677-5103 or email chhammon@usd.edu.

Hammond believes the Business Killers seminar is one of the best ways for business owners to spend an hour.

"Business owners are usually so busy working in their businesses that they seldom take time to work on their businesses," said Hammond. "This mutli-media seminar is interactive and concise and will assist owners in thinking about, planning for, and acting to enhance the long-term health of their businesses. It's a small investment of time that literally could help save a business from destroying itself."

SD-FBI was founded in 1993 with a mission to build relationships that promote healthy families and successful businesses through education, research and peer interaction. It assists family firms in balancing the unique challenges of blending family and business.

Together with its corporate sponsors, the SD-FBI offers an annual conference, the Distinguished Lecturer Series, the Legacies of Family Enterprise Series, and local workshops on a variety of topics. Books, video/audio tapes and articles are also available to check out form the SD-FBI resource library.

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