7 Steps to Starting a Business

In this informative online webinar replay, you’ll discover the steps to start your own business. Real-world and practical, these tips are the key to the success of any new startup venture: Self-evaluation: Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? Business Evaluation: How viable is your idea? Legalities and Formalities: The nuts-and-bolts are critical The…

Elements of a Nimble Business Plan

Whether you’re just starting out or growing an established business, your success and profitability hinges on knowing your market, knowing your customer, then staying organized and on-track. These are just some of the benefits of writing – or updating – your business plan. During this webinar, we’ll help you get started by outlining the essential…

A Business Plan Can Make…or Break…Your Small Business

“What went wrong?” Entrepreneurs often ask this question when their small business dreams fail to materialize, or they encountered problems that in hindsight might have been preventable. Often, the problem can be traced to a flaw in their business plan. Critical issues weren’t fully thought out or, even worse, weren’t even considered because the entrepreneur…

Grow Your Business with a SWOT Analysis

In this SCORE workshop, participants will learn how to properly conduct a SWOT analysis to develop growth strategies for their businesses. Generic SWOT templates (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) are easily found and downloaded from the internet. But without expert guidance in researching and completing a SWOT analysis, it may lead to dismal strategic decisions and…

To Achieve Success, Plan To Avoid Failure

Starting a new business carries an inherent degree of risk, but statistics show that the odds of survival are definitely in the start-up’s favor. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 70 percent of new employer establishments survive the first two years, and 51 percent are still going after five years. Though no formula guarantees…

Make Strategic Planning a Team Effort

What does the future hold for your small business, and what can you do about it? These are questions that every entrepreneur would love to have answered. And the best way to find them is by drawing on the experience and insights of your management team or advisers in an intensive growth planning session. Consultant…

Writing a Winning Business Plan

Owning a business is one of the classic American dreams. If you are committed to taking your new or existing venture to the next level, then having a winning business plan is essential. This workshop will get you started on creating a plan tailored to your individual needs, and not one based on a generic…

A Plan Is Important, But So Too Is How You Get There

Strategic planning isn’t just an option for small businesses today; it’s essential. Given the uncertain direction of some trends and the rapid pace of change in others, every small business needs some kind of roadmap by which to navigate these shifting scenarios, and metrics to accurately gauge the progress. But while most small businesses know…