Weekly from 10 AM to 12 PM
Starting January 29th through February 12, 2020
(See specific days in Workshop description at right).


Indian River State College Pruitt Campus 
500 NW California Blvd.
Bldg. F Room 144
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Driving Directions 

Contact Information

For more information contact: Howard Kostoris, SCORE Treasure Coast, 772-489-0548

SCORE Treasure Coast Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Sorry, no children allowed in class. 

Bill Strouss: Presenter

Bill Strouss has experienced and navigated the many facets of starting, growing, and operating a small business. He has background as a CPA, a CFO of a large manufacturer, a General Manager of a mid-size engineered products company, and an owner/operator of a small manufacturing company for 20 years, During his career, he also participated at a senior level in not-for-profit industry associations and community organizations. Recently Bill completed a Doctoral degree in Leadership Studies while teaching finance, accounting, and economics as an Adjunct Professor at the university level and in an MBA program.

Bill has been a certified Score mentor and workshop presenter for 5 years. 






Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Modules 2 Thru 4 -- 01/29/2020 -- C0308 

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REGISTRATON FEE: $80 for all three modules for on-line pre-registration; $90 at the door. PayPal or credit card accepted with advanced registration. Only credit cards accepted at the door. 

Is Starting a Business Right for You? 

 It's time to make the decision to proceed and make your business idea a reality!

SCORE Simple Steps to Start a Business is a comprehensive, yet manageable series of modules designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. The program consists of four modules, the first of which is Simple Steps Introductory Module # 1 -- an introduction to the basics of starting a business.  Please look on our website for information about this module. The first module is not an absolute prerequisite to the balance of the program, so even if you did not attend Module #1 you can still register for the remaining modules listed below.  

These modules will be held at Indian River State College, Pruitt Campus, on successive Wednesdays as shown below.  All module sessions will run from 10 AM to 12 PM

Topics Covered: 

Modlue 2: Business Concepts: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • 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

Module 3: Marketing Plan: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

  • 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

Module 4: Financial Projections and Funding Sources: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • Go or No-Go - Making the big decision about your business idea
  • Financial Planning - why you need it - how to forecast your sales, costs, profits and assets
  • Understandning and using financial statements - 3 primary financial statements you need to know about
  • Finding funding for your business - how and where to start your search for capital


About SCORE:

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