Starting a Business
This all day seminar will provide you with an experienced faculty, business specialists and experts in their fields, to help you start or manage your business.
· Introduction to the business plan
· Business taxes
· Legal aspects of your business
This is an all day seminar consisting of a faculty of business specialists in their fields. Topics include Introduction to the business plan, Business taxes, Legal aspects of your business, Technology for business, Advertising & Marketing, Insurance necessary for your business, Banking Requirements and Insurance required for your business.
Get guidance on where and how to obtain the details needed in a normal Business Plan. Save yourself time so you can concentrate on the contents of your plan.
Ava Lawrence, James Adler, Daniel Burns
1143 S. Pinellas Ave
How SCORE Helped
SCORE's mentor, Hap Fairman, helped secure financing by streamlining our business plan and introducing us to bankers. Without Hap's introductions, guidance, and support, we might never have received a loan.
Think cyber criminals only target big companies?
More than 75% of data breaches target small and medium sized businesses (SMB), and that can have serious costs—both financial and to your reputation. But there are some simple steps you can take to better protect your customers, employees, and assets so you can focus on what you do best: building your business.
Train your employees.
Know your data.
Know your devices.
Protect your network.
Secure physical devices.
Keep your facilities safe.
Protect your website and ensure safe browsing.
Create clear cyber-security policies.
You likely have many growth ideas and a clear long-term vision for your business. But how do you put that vision into practice on a daily basis? Without a roadmap you risk wasting time, money and never getting to your goals.
In this webinar, Jeanne Rossomme, owner of RoadMap Marketing,
shares her tips and techniques for helping owners put together a clear actionable roadmap for growth. You will learn:
Traditional phone systems present two main problems for businesses: limited features and high costs. This is why small businesses are migrating to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems that deliver advanced communication features over a broadband Internet connection. In fact, a recent survey showed that small businesses are leading the charge in this shift, with 70% of these purchases coming from businesses with 30 or fewer phones. These business-class VoIP solutions are often much less expensive than traditional phone systems. That all sounds good, but how much can a small business really save by switching?
The answer is: a lot!
The biggest cost reductions are seen in monthly service bills. “Since leaving Verizon, we have cut our phone bill by 80%. The features that our VoIP phone service provides, along with the system clarity and reliability, are a blessing to our business,” says Matt Roberts, VP and general manager of C&S Precision Machining, Inc.
According to Verisign’s 2013 small business survey, 71 percent of small businesses agree having a website has made it easier for customers to find their business. More and more business owners are turning to free website builders as an easy and economical way to bring their business online. Created for the non-technical user, these tools provide easy-to-use templates that let you point and click your way to a new website. Building a successful site using these tools is easier by following these three guidelines before you start.
Identify your website needs.
Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this pitfall is to adopt a rigorous approach to your research and planning. This startup expenses worksheet will lead you through the process.
In this Greatland
webinar, USA TODAY columnist and host of TheSelfEmployed.com
, Steve Strauss will examine some of the most important changes coming down the pike next year.