Simple Steps to Starting Your Business workshop Session 1 is held every month on the second Saturday. The full workshop is presented quarterly in January, April, July and October on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays.
Session 1 is presented FREE on the second Saturday of each month. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the session begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and concludes by Noon.
The fee for Sessions 2 and 3 is $49.00/pre pay/each session ($59.00 the day of the workshop) and includes lunch and materials. Additional participants in your group may attend for $25.00 each. Sessions 2 and 3 registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and sessions begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m.
The full workshop fee is $118.00 (the day of the workshop) or, if you prepay, you can attend for the discounted rate of $79.00 for all sessions. Additional participants in your group may attend for $50.00 each, which includes lunch.
Prepayment is required. You may pay with PayPal once you complete the Registration Form, or you may bring a check or cash to our location no later than 7 days prior to the Workshop session.
If you are a Veteran of the U.S. Military or a family member of a Veteran please CLICK HERE for a special offer. You must return to this page to finish your registration.
As a requirement of attending these workshops, please request a SCORE Mentor. Click this link to request a Mentor: Request a Mentor You must return to this page to finish your registration.
Session 2 - Business Concept/Marketing - July 21, 2012
Your Business Concept provides step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. At the end of the Business Concept section, you are able to:
Your Marketing Strategy provides you with an introduction to marketing methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. This session covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At the end of this session, you will know how to:
Session 3 - Financial Projections/Funding Sources and Next Steps - July 28, 2012
Financial Projections uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. We will review sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. You will learn how to use our financial model to forecast cash flow, sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.
Funding Sources and Next Steps offers information on how to finance your small business. Discussions include sources of funds, the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. You will get an inside view of how a bank assesses the merits of business plans and loan applications.