Blog Posts

To Make More Money, Stop Watching Profits

Date
Fri, 2011-12-16 14:37


To Make More $, Stop Watching Profits

By Michael McDermott, owner of Enterprise Tune-Up
and author of 2009-2011 Recession Survival Guide
 
Entrepreneurs are taught to be laser-focused on the bottom line.  Profit, after all, is the scorecard we’re measured against.  In professional sports the final score is the outcome of actions on the field: yards gained, QB sacks, field goals kicked.  The best coaches focus on perfecting these “basics” believing that the final score should positively reflect those better performance efforts. 

5 Important Things to Know About Buying a Small Business

Date
Thu, 2011-12-15 21:04

buying a small business, the owner
5 Important Things to Know About Buying a Small Business

 

By Barry Rickert and Mike McDermott

Joe Gieger, author of Entrepreneurial Success, said today in our monthly SCORE meeting, "You have three options when you buy a business: Sell it, Liquidate it or Operate it."

While there are many entrepreneuraial choices, let's assume you wish to buy and operate a business.

Price is important but not as much as you think.
Most people are worried about price right off the bat. How much are you asking? That is the last question you should ask and as I will explain why later.

Youngstown SCORE has Library Hours

Date
Mon, 2011-09-12 11:38

Youngstown SCORE is enhancing its small business service by holding regular hours at the Mahoning County Library starting in October.  Two experienced mentors will be onsite to answer your business plan, SEO, grant, or other related entrepreneurial questions.

How We Help - the 1 Minute Overview

Date
Sat, 2011-08-27 10:05

The Video

Sign-up now for no-cost help - it is what we do.  No charges, EVER.

American Express OPEN Customer Advocacy Director Praises SCORE's Small Business High Speed Growth Tour

Date
Tue, 2011-07-12 14:43

Karen-Michelle Mirko Director, Customer Advocacy, American Express OPEN highlights the success of SCORE and American Express Open's Small Business High Speed Growth Tour in her latest blog post! Karen also comments on:

- Financial planning
- Financial ratios
- And reaching your small business goals!

Read her blog post here.

SCORE is Iowa Small Biz Building Champ

Date
Tue, 2011-06-28 14:59

A LEADING IOWA CITY 'PROCLAMATION'

DECLARING THAT: SCORE EAST CENTRAL IOWA "ROCKS"
June 28, 2011

Bus Card

 

Today's featured blog from Cisco: "eBiz Thursday: 6 Tips for Using Technology"

Date
Thu, 2011-06-30 10:32

The small businesses that are succeeding in this economy are the ones that are getting the most productivity out of their employees. When implemented and used correctly, technology can make every task simpler and faster to execute, from accessing critical information to staying in touch with customers and partners.

Read more and learn how to increase productivity through technology here!

Today's featured blog: "Do You Have What It Takes to Start Your Own Business?"

Date
Tue, 2011-06-28 14:50

Before you make the decision to start a business, take some time to assess whether you’re truly cut out to be a business owner. Read the five key questions to ask yourself here!

Today's featured blog: "How the “Maybes” will Kill Your Business"

Date
Fri, 2011-06-24 12:57

What most business people really fear is being told no. It hurts their self-worth because when prospects say no to their product or service, they think they are saying “no” to them personally. Most business people instead settle for a “maybe.” They interpret a “maybe” as “it’s just not now.” This soothes their ego and avoids that fearful rejection. Unfortunately, a “maybe” also cripples their business.

Today’s Featured Blog: eBiz Thursday “The Do’s and Don’ts of Upgrading Your Network”

Date
Thu, 2011-06-23 09:36

Most of us live by the mantra “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, this mindset can cost you dearly when it comes to your network. Like many small businesses, you probably don’t think about upgrading your network until something goes wrong...

Read more here!

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