Information on bonding, insurance, and intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, patents). Links to sources for accountants, lawyers, insurers, bankers, website designers, and trade groups.
Join us as MoodysBiz.com provides information on the latest trends in business credit. Hear from the Moody’s management team as they discuss what lenders look at when extending credit, trends in lending to small and medium sized businesses, and a free credit assessment tool you can use to understand your credit risk.
Presenters: Joseph Enea, Douglas W. Dwyer and Mehna Raissi of Moody's Analytics
Duration: 1 Hour
Host: SCORE Association
Visa® Small Business Spend Insights monitors the economic confidence of U.S. small business owners
by analyzing Visa Business card spend data and responses to a quarterly survey. Small businesses and
those serving them can benefit from the trends and insights obtained from Visa’s proprietary research.
Record shifts in key categories highlight mixed responses
Studio Gap, LLC, is a locally owned small business operating since 2009. Studio Gap specializes in graphic design, architectural design and photography. When the owners Andrew and Ginny Payne, moved from North Carolina to Savannah in 2009, Ginny wanted to expand the design aspects of the business to include photography so she contacted SCORE to seek guidance in several areas. See the website below for more information about Studio Gap, LLC.
Professor Andrew Payne, Savannah College of Art of Design and Ginny Payne.
528 Selma Street,
After moving to Savannah in 2009 and getting to know the community, Ginny started working to grow the portrait photography business. It grew one client at a time thru word of mouth and getting out and meeting people. People really enjoyed being part of creative photo shoots. Shooting in beautiful Savannah locations, often times around sunset, naturally encouraged people to relax and have fun. Some of the favorite topics of discussion prior to shoots were choosing the perfect location, wardrobe and props. Afterwards the conversation turned to creating custom wall displays or personalized coffee table books. Fast forward to 2012 and the schedule is pretty well booked for the rest of the year. Studio GAP Photography has been blessed with many wonderful loyal clients who quickly became friends.
What's Great About My Mentor?
"When I didn't know how to navigate all the new business paperwork and government requirements Ben was able to easily guide me thru the process. I'm very thankful that there is a group dedicated to helping start up business owners and thankful for the hours Ben has dedicated to making my business a success."
Professor Payne and Ginny continue to seek assistance and accounting guidance from SCORE as they grow their newest enterprise, “Footprint Savannah” (www.FootprintSavannah.com), a single-stream recycling program for waste products.
How SCORE Helped
SCORE counselors worked with Ginny on various administrative aspects of the business including several regulatory compliance matters, bookkeeping, tax planning and the efficient utilization of an accounting software program that tracks the financial performance of each component of the business.
Insurance is an important consideration when forming or operating a business. It can help protect your investment and provide assurances and security to customers, employees, suppliers, investors, etc. If you are a New Hampshire business or non-profit and have employees, whether full or part-time, you MUST purchase insurance.
It is important that you maintain adequate insurance coverage to protect your business and your personal assets. Following is a list of the more typical insurance policies which business often require.
St. Paul Pet Hospital, a full-service veterinary facility, is now serving the pets of the Ramsey Hill neighborhood thanks to the help of SCORE mentor Mark Ratner. Read on to learn how and why owner Eric Ruhland finally decided to launch the business and how he'll measure its success.
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Broward SCORE participated today in Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Annual Small Business Workshop. SCORE Volunteers Eric Thompson, Michael Bush, Tapan Chakrabarty, and George Gremse led business workshops and met individually with entrepreneurs and business owners.
Broward SCORE hosts several workshops on the financial needs of businesses. The workshops subjects are: