Ask SCORE: Business Plans

Are you trying to write a business plan but have more questions than answers? Or does the idea of writing one overwhelm you? It’s worth the effort; studies show you are twice as likely to grow your business or get funding with a business plan. On this online Q & A session replay, SCORE mentor…

Lean Business Planning For Better Management

Contrary to the popular myth, business planning is not just for startups, and it does not involve writing a long formal business plan full of carefully worded summaries and descriptions. Lean business planning is easier and more useful for all companies. It includes using simple lists and tables to define strategy, tactics, milestones, metrics, and…

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…