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Is Starting a Business Right for You? Jump-start your business idea with the SCORE SmartSTART Series Workshops.  The SmartSTART Series provides six three-hour workshops with action steps: 
    [1] Initial workshop: "Start-Up Basics".     
This workshop is held every few weeks.  It is designed to encourage subsequent face-to-face mentoring of your business issues.

Start-Up Basics focuses on  testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. It provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you also learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.  (This is a prerequisite to the Advanced Series #2-#6 which follows.)

The "Advanced Planning Series" -- 5 weekly workshops:   (Registration $150, plus $50 if an additional guest will be involved in the same business.  Includes all 5 sessions). 
 Full details of each SmartSTART session:
    [2] Business Concepts
    [3] Market Research
    [4] Marketing Strategy & Sales
    [5] Financial Projections/Analysis
    [6] Financial Review /Funding Sources & Next Steps