Last month the Northern Marianas College Business Development Center held its 2nd Annual Business Expo and Training Seminars which drew over 150 participants from Saipan, Tinian and Rota.
Beginning July 20th, the NMC-BDC will hold seminars focusing on boosting business profits during tough economic times and how to start a business.
The program envisions to acquaint entrepreneurs with the challenges and opportunities of managerial pricing and marketing. Chris Holst, NMC-BDC graduate intern, will address these two topics.
According to Holst, “pricing your product service is extremely important because profit margins are slim and competition is fierce in a weak economy.” He said “business must continue to market aggressively by adding value to existing products without increasing costs.”
Another topic that will be discussed is starting your own business, which holding last month has attracted a big crowd.
Below is the schedule and topics to be discussed in the seminars:
• Tinian – Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at NMC-Tinian Campus, Distance Learning Room. Registration is at 8:30 AM. Program from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Topic Cut the Fat and Boost Profits: Business Survival in a Weak Economy. Call Herman Sablan at 433-0658 for reservation.
• Saipan – Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Commonwealth Development Authority, 1st Floor conference room. Registration is at 8:30 AM. Program from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Topic Cut the Fat and Boost Profits: Survival in Weak Economy. Call CDA at 234-6245 or Dirk Sharer at 235-1551 for reservation.
• Rota – Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at NMC-Rota Campus, Room B2. Registration is at 8:30 AM. Program from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Topics – Cut the Fat and Boost Profits: Survival in a Weak Economy and Can You Spell Y2K? Call Mike Ogo at 532-9477 for reservation.
• Saipan – Friday, July 30, 1999, at NMC-BDC, Bldg. T conference room. Registration 8:30 AM. Program 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Topic – Thinking About Starting Your Own Business. Call Dirk Sharer at 25-1551 for more information.