Saturday September 12, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Alachua County Public Library - Tower Road Branch 
3020 SW 75th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

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Arun Ranade - Workshop Coordinator 
SCORE North Central Florida Chapter 

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business 

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

SCORE Gainesville is presenting a series workshops which help entreprenuers test their new business idea and get started on the right path. These sessions will help you understand the basics of:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,

  • Marketing your product or service,

  • Understanding business financials and how they work, and

  • How to fund and finance your business.

The first workshop in this series is designed to help you reach a "go" / "no go" decision on whether to pursue your opportunity. The remaining sessions will be scheduled and advertised later for those who complete Session 1 with a decision to move forward.

Session 1: Start-up Basics (No Cost)

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, licensing requirements, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.