Thinking about starting your own business? Or Have you started but are having trouble getting it off the ground?
SCORE's new Simple Steps for Starting Your Business is designed to avoid start-up pitfalls and put you on the road to success.
Free, one-on-one mentoring is also a part of this workshop series. Sign up now for these workshops.
Save yourself time, mistakes and money by learning from seasoned professionals.
This Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Series includes the following:
Thursday, March 7 Start-up Basics (Free)
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 youwith an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session you learn about: (1) advantages/disadvanges of owning a business; (2) the most profitable form for your business and (3) the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.
Thursday, March 14 Developing Your Business Plan
The second workshop focuses on your business concept and step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market and your competition. At the end of the /Business Concept workshop, you will be able to identify your target markets and collect key competitive information to support your marketing plan.
Thursday, March 21 Marketing Planning
This 3rd workshop introduces you to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. At the end of the session you will know how to: (1) outline your marketing strategy (2) test your marketing message (3) choose the right sales channel and (4) exercise your marketing strategy.
Thursday, April 4 Financial Planning
This workshop reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, and the organization of all your financial inforamtion. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecase sales revenue & build solid financial forecasts.
Thursday, April 11 Funding and Next Steps
The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting, credit, banking relations, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. At the end of this series, you will have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.
The first session is free. Attend all five for $100.00. (Veterans and their immediate families can attend all sessions for free)
All sessions are on Thursday Evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the SCORE Office on Parkcenter
The first Session is FREE. The cost for all five 2-hour sessions is $100.00