Is Starting a Business Right for You?
SCORE Gainesville is presenting a series workshops which help entreprenuers test their new business idea and get started on the right path. These sessions will help you understand the basics of:
The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
Marketing your product or service,
Understanding business financials and how they work, and
How to fund and finance your business.
The first workshop in this series is designed to help you reach a "go" / "no go" decision on whether to pursue your opportunity. The remaining sessions will be scheduled and advertised later for those who complete Session 1 with a decision to move forward.
Session 1: Start-up Basics (No Cost)
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 you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, licensing requirements, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.