Session 2: Business Concept: 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 are able to: identify your target markets, describe your products and services, and collect key competitive information to support your feasibility plan.
Session 3: Marketing Plan: The third workshop provides you with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. The discussion in the Marketing Plan workshop 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: outline your marketing strategy, test your marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise your marketing strategy.
Session 4: Financial Projections: The fourth workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews 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. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.
Session 5: Funding Sources: The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, the six C's of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. A bank loan officer will give an inside view of how a banker assesses the merits of business plans and loan application. At the end of the series, you have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.
Sessions 2 thru 5 of the Simple Steps Series will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm at the SCORE Office - 125 North Superior Street - Appleton WI (parking available ramp adjacent to the Chamber)
Session 2 - Business Concepts - October 2
Session 3 - Marketing Plan - October 9
Session 4 - Financial Projections - October 16
Session 5 - Funding Sources - October 23
Register below or call 920-734-7101 for information.
$100 per person for all four sessions
*check-in begins from 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Online Registration Notice:Online registrations will be accepted up to 48 hours prior to the presentation. SCORE may cancel any program due to a lack of sufficient registrations, or for other unforseen emergencies. Every effort will be made to notify registrants by email and/or by phone, and a notice will be posted on the foxcities.score.org website. All fees paid in advance will be refunded as quickly as possible unless a cancellation fee is noted in the registration information.