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Workshop #1    Sat,  Mar  4, 10:15 -1:00 PM
Workshop #2    Wed, Mar   8, 6:00 -9:00 PM
Workshop #3    Wed, Mar 15, 6:00 -9:00 PM
Workshop #4    Wed, Mar 22, 6:00 -9:00 PM Workshop #5    Wed, Mar 29, 6:00 -9:00 PM


Westside Regional Library 
8601 Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324

Workshops 2-5 take place at:

Keiser University

1500 NW 49th St
Fort Lauderdale FL 33309

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'Simple Steps for Starting Your Business'  


Broward SCORE'S 'Simple Steps' start-up business workshops help you prepare a blueprint for making your dreams for a business come true

Starting your own business is a tough decision!
You do not have to do it alone.

SCORE has developed a 5 part workshop series that will take you through the basics of starting up a business. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves & work with the instructors you'll come away with a good understanding of the specific challenges & opportunities you will face. You will have a financial plan, a marketing plan, and an estimation of the funding you will need to get started.

As you go through the workshops a mentor will be assigned to you who will assist you as you move forward from step to step.

Here's what you get:

Workshop #1: Ready to Start? 
Sat., Mar 4, 2017 - Westside Regional Library Plantation - 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Myths & Realities of Entrepreneurship - The truth about business ownership
  • Do you have what it takes - Assessing your skills & experience
  • Know your options: Different types of businesses - A closer look at various ways of starting a business
  • Making it legal - The nuts & bolts of launching a new business
  • Business Plan Basics - Why you need a business plan

Workshop # 2: Great Idea!
Wed., Mar 8, 2017 - Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Getting your business idea - Steps to develop - Fine tune your business concept
  • Doing market research - Steps to identify your target audience & learn how they buy
  • Knowing your customer
  • Doing competitive research - How to know what your competitors are up to

 Workshop # 3: Marketing Your Business
Wed., Mar 15, 2017 - Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Branding your business - Steps to creating your brand
  • Developing your marketing plan - Crafting a plan to communicate your marketing message
  • Marketing your business with socialm media - What you need to know to use social media effectively
  • Pricing your product or service - Learning to properly price your product for business success

Workshop # 4: Financial matters
Wed., Mar 22, 2017 - Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Financial Planning - Why you need it - How to forecast your sales, costs, profits and assets
  • Understanding and using financial statements- 3 primary financial statements you need to know about
  • Finding financing for your business - How & where to start yomur search for capital

Workshop # 5: The Go or No Go Decision
Wed., Mar 29, 2017 - Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Go or No-Go - Making the big decision about your business idea
  • Next Steps with a SCORE mentor:
    • Finalize your financial forecasts
    • Develop your business plan
    • Prepare Your Loan package
    • Launch your business

 Please note:

  • Simple Steps 'fees are per person
  • 5 part workshop series fee: $75/person
  • To pay by credit card, via PayPal, click "Register Now."
  • Payment must be received before the 2nd session starts.
  • Sorry, no children allowed in class
  • For more info call SCORE at: 954-356-7263
  • Broward SCORE office hours:  Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

About SCORE:

SCORE is a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. The Broward SCORE Chapter has been helping entrepreneurs and business men and women for over 50 years to start, develop, and expand their businesses. For more information about how we can assist you visit us at