SCORE is a Resource Partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration
Starting and Operating a Small Business
This workshop is designed to provide the entrepreneur or practicing business person practical, real-life information on how to start and operate a small business.
Workshop Session Topics:
Sources of Information, and the Legal, Tax and Accounting considerations in setting up a business.
This session focuses on the following legal and financial aspects of a business:
Sources of Business Information
Legal entity alternatives: their costs, advantages and legal risks.
Legal pitfalls in starting a business.
Taxes for Different Legal Structures.
Accounting issues in tax filings and recordkeeping.
The Business Plan and The Business Loan
This session focuses on the following aspects of a business plan :
Sources of Financing, and Financing Options.
What is needed for a Business Loan?
Requirements of Loan Repayment.
The Loan Process.
Why a written Business Plan is needed
The contents of a Business Plan.
Sources of Market Information and Marketing
This session focuses on the following aspects of Marketing :
Sources of Market Information and Statistics
The Four Pís of Marketing
The Selling Process
Bonding & Up Front Contract
Pain & Budget
Decision & Fulfillment
Post Sell and Exit
Its All About Profit
This session focuses on on how to increase the profit of any business.
From Business Plan to Action Plan, tracking your predictions versus your actual performance.
Revenue and Profit, measures of profit, simple formulas for Gross Margin and Contribution Margin.
Four basic methods of increasing profit.
Examples on how successful businesses can increase profits by using these methods.
Here is a short video with clips of some of the topics presented in this workshop series ...
The workshop series is conducted on four successive Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Doors open at 6:45 each evening.
Each course costs $25, plus $20 for the business plan manual. A special price of $100 is offered for 4 courses as a package including a manual . Additionally there is 50% off the course fees for each additional person. All fees are non-refundable (Cash or check only).
Advance registration is recommended to reserve a seat. Advance registrations must be completed by the Thursday before the first workshop session.