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).
- Business Concepts
- Market Research
- Marketing Strategy & Sales
- Financial Projections/Analysis
- Financial Review /Funding Sources & Next Steps