Our group started the fall session of business meetings with a very informative and helpful guest speaker, Cynthia McBride. Cynthia is the Regional Director for the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center. If you’re not familiar with the Small Business Development Center, you need to be, especially if you’re a small business or if you are contemplating starting a business. The Small Business Development Center caters to businesses that have limited funds and need direction, development, and most of all, a business plan. The Small Business Development Center has continuous seminars and workshops that train businesses how to be successful. They hold workshops on topics like entrepreneurship, banking/financing, goals, advertising, franchising, marketing, preparing financial statements, legal issues, cash flow problems, and customer satisfaction. The best way to come in contact with them is to give them a call at 427-1127 and get their web site address.

The next South Side Business Group meeting will be held on October 23rd at 5:30 pm. Topic will be Democratic Candidates. Meeting place is Atz’s Ice Cream Shoppe, 211 E. Tillman Rd. The meal will cost $5.00 per person with choice of small chef salad as an option.