• Welcome to Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

    The Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization which serves its member businesses and the community. We are located in the heart of West Central Minnesota’s premier lakes country destination, Otter Tail County. With its nearly 1100 lakes, rivers, streams and trails offering an abundance of recreational options, its a great place to grow your business.

    We serve as the lead advocate and resource for our members and to create partnerships that foster a healthy business climate.

  • Fergus Falls Business Training Series: Top 10 Things to watch for on your financial statements

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    Name: Fergus Falls Business Training Series: Top 10 Things to watch for on your financial statements
    Date: February 22, 2018
    Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CST
    Event Description:

     "Top 10 things to watch for on your Financial Statements"

    Presenter: Matt Magness, Executive Director/Business Consultant, West Central MN SBDC
    Date & Time:  Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:30 am — 9:00 am
                          (Please register by Thursday, February 15, 2018)

    Location: West Central Initiative—1000 Western Ave., Fergus Falls, MN
    Fee: $20/person (includes a light breakfast – yogurt parfaits and fresh muffins)
    How to Register http://www.minnesota.edu/wds/  
    select Register for Classes on bottom left of the screen

    Financial statements for a business are a wealth of information. We will cover the top 10 most common pieces of information to glean from your financials and how to interpret them to help manage business success, whether you’re a seasoned or aspiring business owner. You will be able to view your financials with new perspective and better understand the financial metrics that signal future results.

    Training Course Goals:
    1. You will understand the structure and content of financial statements
    2. You will gain a working description for each of the top metrics to monitor and analyze
    3. You will acquire detailed direction on the calculations or analysis to apply the techniques to your financial statements
    This training is provided by the West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (WC MN SBDC) located in Concordia College-Offutt School of Business. The SBDC provides no cost consulting services to small businesses utilizing experienced, professional consultants. The information and techniques for the training have been identified through the process of consulting with hundreds of clients each year. The training  will be most valuable for people who do not normally use periodic financial statements to monitor the health of their business.

    West Central Initiative
    1000 Western Ave.
    Fergus Falls MN 56537
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    7:30am -9:00am
    $20/person (includes a light breakfast-yogurt parfaits and fresh muffins)
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