Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Sign up today for our SCORE SmartSTART Series Workshops, a six-part workshop series to provide you with the tools you need to start your business.

Jump-start your business idea with the SCORE SmartSTART Series Workshops.  The SmartSTART Series provides six three-hour workshops with action steps:
 

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:

  1. Business Concepts
  2. Market Research
  3. Marketing Strategy & Sales
  4. Financial Projections/Analysis
  5. Financial Review /Funding Sources & Next Steps

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