Starting a Business

Handouts for Simple Steps for Starting a Business - session 2 as presented by the Greater Bridgeport chapter.

Handouts for Simple Steps for Starting a Business - session 2 as presented by the Greater Bridgeport chapter. 

SCORE: Resources Transition Veterans into Entrepreneurs

Date
Sun, 2014-04-06 11:02

Question: I’m a retired veteran, but am certainly not ready for the rest home. I would like to open my own small business using the skills I acquired during my military career, but I’m not certain how best to proceed. Can SCORE offer some guidelines?

Dance School Owner Took Right Steps

Date
Fri, 2014-04-04 10:55

It was 1978 and 22-year-old Valerie Gooding, an administrative clerk by day and professional dance instructor by night, knew it was time to move with the tempo of her class of ballet, tap, jazz and musical theater students and open the doors to her dream.

So, the Philadelphian, who has lived in Delaware since 1973 and now Newark, did just that.

Why Small Business Finds It Hard to Borrow from Banks

Date
Wed, 2014-04-09 10:42

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A small-business owner faces two daunting challenges: The first is securing the financing needed to open his enterprise. The second is ensuring he maintains the financing needed to stay open.

“Startups are the hardest to finance,” says Steve A. Spencer, president of the Youngstown chapter of Score, formerly the Service Corps of Retired Executives. Spencer should know. He’s the former president of three commercial banks.

The Exit Coach Radio Show Announces a New Interview Series with Chapter 114 SCORE Leaders

Date
Mon, 2014-04-07 10:34

The Exit Coach Radio Show announced a new interview series has begun that features leaders of Chapter 114 of SCORE, the national organization of volunteers who work with business owners to help them start, develop, grow and prepare to sell their businesses.

Conferences to explore how small businesses can use crowdfunding

Date
Wed, 2014-04-30 08:00

Written by  Mark Sanchez

Advocates of using crowdfunding to raise capital for small businesses are preparing to get the word out on how the practice works now that it has been legalized in Michigan.

Millions of small business owners and startup entrepreneurs are masters at creating great products and services, building awesome teams and winning over customers. Many of them, however, would probably flunk basic bookkeeping. Here are basics of the 10 most common types of bookkeeping accounts for a small business that you should know.

Millions of small business owners and startup entrepreneurs are masters at creating great products and services, building awesome teams and winning over customers. Many of them, however, would probably flunk basic bookkeeping.Collaborating Colleagues

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Marketing Magic for Small Business - North Central Florida SCORE - Lake City

Date
Mon, 2014-04-21 18:00

Marketing Magic
For Small Business

A Special SCORE Entrepreneur's Workshop

Ø     What the pros know and how you can apply it to your business

Ø     Starting a business? What you absolutely must know about marketing

Ø     Name recognition, branding and advertising: Do them right!

Special Guest Speaker: Gary Russ

This tool is the slides for Simple Steps Session 2 - Business Concepts as presented as presented by the Greater Bridgeport chapter. 

This tool is the slides for Simple Steps Session 2 - Business Concepts  as presented by the Greater Bridgeport chapter. ​

When Economy Slumps, SCORE Sees More Entrepreneurs Seeking Help

Date
Mon, 2014-03-31 12:24

March 31--The Frederick SCORE chapter was an essential factor in the starting and success of Nancy Copen's business.

Copen, owner of Annabelle Grace & Co. LLC in Walkersville, has created a line of women's sandals with vintage looks to reflect the company's name -- the first names of her two grandmothers.

"I was initially looking for someone to bounce my idea off of, get independent feedback," Copen said. "I wanted to talk to entrepreneurs who had been through the process, knew the ropes."

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