The City of Fort Wayne is hosting a free forum to assist small businesses. The Self Employment and Start Up Business Forum will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 29 in the Omni Room, second floor of the City-County Building, One East Main St.

The event will include instruction on developing business and financial plans, complying with code, zoning and health requirements, and marketing a product or service.

The forum developed through a partnership with representatives from U.S. Small Business Administration, and the local efforts of SCORE, Northeast Indiana Small Business Center, Women'€™s Enterprise, a program of the Fort Wayne Women'€™s Bureau, and National City Bank.