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…

Need A New Financing Strategy? Consider Crowdfunding

No matter what you want, chances are you’ll find it online. That may soon include financing for your small business via a strategy known as crowdfunding Similar in concept to a public stock offering, crowdfunding enables entrepreneurs to solicit investment in their new or existing business through a broker-dealer or a “funding portal” website that…

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…

Anatomy Of The Partnership Agreement

The partnership has been the foundation for millions of successful small businesses. Unfortunately, it has also been the source for innumerable disputes, arguments, irreparable relationships and lawsuits, all of which exacted economic and personal costs on the people involved. Many of these problems can be avoided if partners invest some time at the outset to…

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…