Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Indian River Country Chamber of Commerce 
1216 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960

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Frank Tidikis 
How to Start a Small Business - Vero Beach 

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Indian River County 

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   ARE YOU READY TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS?        Treasure Coast 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?  This Workshop is FREE!
Wed Mar. 14, 2018 - St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, Fort Pierce - 10:00 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

AprThe following four workshops will require an $80 fee for all of the remaining workshops combined to cover the cost of the materials that you will be provided. You will also have free mentoring support.

Workshop # 2Great Idea! 
Wed Apr. 4, 2018 - IRSC Main Campus, BCIE, Room Y108, Fort Pierce, FL - 10:00 AM - 1:00 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 Apr 11, 2018 - IRSC Main Campus, BCIE, Room Y108, Fort Pierce, FL - 10:00 AM - 1:00 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 social 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 Projections, The Go or No Go Decision
Wed Apr. 18, 2018 - IRSC Main Campus, BCIE, Room Y108, Fort Pierce, FL - 10:00 AM - 1:00 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
  • Go or No-Go - Making the big decision about your business idea

Workshop # 5: Funding Preparation

Wed Apr. 25, 2018 - IRSC Main Campus, BCIE, Room Y108, Fort Pierce, FL - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Finding financing for your business - How & where to start your search for capital
    • Steps with a SCORE mentor:
      • Finalize your financial forecasts
      • Develop your business plan
      • Prepare Your Loan package
      • Launch your business

Please note:

This Simple Steps Program consists of 5 workshops the first of which is free of charge.
  • Workshops 2 thru 5 cost a total of $80. Registering now guarantees your attendance at Workshop 1, after which you decide on whether to complete the program.
  • Sorry, no children allowed in class
  • For more info call Treasure Coast SCORE at: 772-489-0548
  • Treasure Coast SCORE office hours:  Monday – Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

“When Complete you will have what you need to plan a Start Up, and a Certificate of Achievement...It’s like getting a Streetwise MBA”.

Register Now!

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 treasurecoast.score.org