Startup Basics

Developing a Business Plan


This free online business workshop will help you: develop a successful business plan by providing a step-by-step guide of the components of a business plan.


Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Insurance


Your small business insurance is there to protect you.

As a small business owner, you know every dollar counts. You do everything you can to cut costs, but small business insurance is not something you should go without. Accidents happen, and you have to defend yourself if you’re sued, even if it isn’t your fault. Your small business insurance is there to protect you.

Tune into this webinar to learn:

Naming and Trademarking: Creating Your Brand's First Impression


Establish a Name, Protect its Trademark

The Naming Group

January 25, 2014 Starting and Managing Your Business Seminar


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.

Business Plan Homework


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.

SCORE and the Walmart Foundation Equip U.S. Military Veterans with Tools to Start Successful Enterprises

Wed, 2013-11-13 13:20

Non-profits host full day event to engage, inform, and excite veterans and their family members thinking about starting a business

Part of pricing is trial and error. As your business grows, learn from your experiences and discover what works and what doesn't. Entrepreneur and small business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares three things she's learned about pricing.

When I first started my business five years ago, I admit I was a little naïve about what I could charge for my company’s services. When we sat down and crunched the numbers it was clear we either needed to cut our costs of doing business or charge more per project.

Here are three things I learned the hard way about pricing:

  1. Think about your client and what they can afford.

About the Author

Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at, follow her on Google+ and and visit her website,, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.

The SCORE Financial Projection template is a dynamic series of  28 worksheets including financial diagnostics and summary graphs.  It is recommended you meet with a SCORE mentor for insight and analysis

The complete set of 28 worksheets for the Financial Projection Template

About the Author

The template was created by SCORE Portland, Maine.  Editors include Alan Shaver, Ron Dillon and Doug Collins.  2014 all rights reserved

The Worcester Business Resource Alliance (WBRA) is a loose network of business professionals, technical assistance providers, lenders, and community development organizations that provide services to entrepreneurs, small business owners and managers in Central Massachusetts. Each month, representatives meet to collaborate and update each other on upcoming events. Current WBRA member organizations are outlined for the convenience of prospective clients at

The latest update of upcoming WBRA business events is found at

Steve Strauss, founder of, gives tips to artists looking to enter the business world.

Steve Strauss headshot Q: “Bro – Every time I try and sell my art, I get that I am a better artist than salesperson. But you are great at the business stuff. Why don’t you start to rep me?”



About the Author

Steven D. Strauss is a lawyer and writer and is one of the country's leading experts on small business as well as an international business speaker. The best-selling author of 17 books, his latest is the all-new 3rd ed. of The Small Business Bible. You can listen to his weekly podcast, Small Business Success Powered by Greatland, visit his new website for the self-employed, TheSelfEmployed, follow him on Twitter, and "like" TheSelfEmployed on Facebook. You can e-mail Steve at: © Steven D. Strauss

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