Grayson College offers free class for home based business owners

Grayson CollegeFree class for home based business owners

For a home-based business to be successful, it takes more than “want-to”; fledgling entrepreneurs need to know the “how-to” for their businesses to succeed. Grayson College’s Small Business Development Center provides that information during a free class on starting and operating a home-based business, which is presented in February at locations in Bonham, Van Alstyne and Denison.

Taught by experienced SBDC staff advisers, the two-hour class covers basic feasibility research, legal considerations, business planning, financing, recordkeeping and marketing. Participants also learn about free or low-cost resources available to help them establish and operate a home-based business, including free assistance in creating a basic website. A question-and-answer session follows the presentation.

The Bonham class is scheduled Feb. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bonham Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. On Feb. 11, the Van Alstyne class meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Grayson College’s South Campus. The Denison class is set for Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grayson College Viticulture Center, located at 9356 Grayson Dr. in Denison.

While the classes and all materials are free to participants, registration is required. To register, call the Grayson College Small Business Development Center at 903-463-8787 or email For more information, visit the SBDC website at

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the GC Small Business Development Center is a cooperative effort of the SBA, Grayson College and the State of Texas. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dr. Karen Stidham, director of the GC center, at 903-463-8787 for more information.