RUTLAND - A "Starting Your Own Small Business" workshop will be held on Oct. 16 from 12-3 p.m. at the Rutland Economic Development Corp. The three hour session will help future business owners determine the next steps toward starting and financing a new venture.

The workshop offers an overview of business planning, including where to find market information, how to tackle projections and writing a business plan.

The workshop is designed for people who are thinking about going into business and want accurate information about the procedures and government regulations involved to start a business in Vermont.

The $40 registration fee includes a business planning workbook and access to five online workshops to help the prospective business owner get started. Registration can be done online at www.vtsbdc.org.

For more information, contact the Vermont Small Business Development Cengter in Rutland at 802-773-9147.