New Classes Offered thru Temple Chamber of Commerce

The Temple Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the McLennan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

The second Wednesday will be dedicated to training seminars held from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in addition to individual counseling sessions conducted afterward.

On the fourth Wednesday, individual businesses and entrepreneurs will have an opportunity for private counseling by appointment. For more information, call Jason Ehler at 254-624-5440

For the sake of personalized interaction and to allow for addressing individual questions, the seminars will be limited to 12 individuals. They will detail various topics critical to the success of small businesses. Themes such as basic start-up knowledge, technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, expanding your business, and more will be addressed.

New entrepreneurs and businesses will have the chance to schedule appointments for free, in-depth counseling and consultation on several topics including business planning, financial analysis and strategic sales plans. These services provided by the SBDC are open to any small business in the greater Temple community.

The McLennan SBDC gives management and technical assistance to local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Their business consultation services provide face-to-face meetings discussing topics ranging from business plan development, capital acquisition, marketing, regulatory compliance, to global trade. The SBDC partnership includes the Small Business Administration, the North Texas SBDC, the McLennan Community College and the Temple Chamber of Commerce.

McLennan SBDC adds Business Advisor in Johnson County

Meet the newest member of the McLennan SBDC team! Ken Byrd will be taking care of small business needs in the Johnson county portion of our region as Business Advisor. Ken is a 48-year banking veteran who attended Texas Tech University and who graduated with honors from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU. Ken has been active in the DFW lending market for 42 years that includes him being past president of two community banks. He is also a founding and active member of the North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NTAGGL).Feel free to contact Ken with any questions or needs you may have at 214-478-0814 or