A workshop about opening and operating a small business will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Room 2404 of the Federal Building, 125 S. State.

It is sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Service Corps of Retired Executives and will feature information on preparations to starting a small business, business regulations, taxes, financing and marketing. The cost is $15.Any veterans, women or minorities interested in starting their own business are encouraged to attend. In some cases the SBA has special programs for these groups.