Des Moines Area Community College and SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs, have partnered to offer a program to teach people how to start or expand a small business.

The program, called SimpleSTEPS for Starting Your Business, will offer five sessions on topics such as defining a business concept, developing a marketing strategy and forecasting sales and expenses. Classes will meet weekly in Ankeny, Boone and DMACC's Southridge location starting on April 14.

Registration costs $129, and can be done by calling 964-6800 by April 10. To learn more about the program,
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