Simple Steps for Growing Your Business

You're a busy entrepreneur. We can help you see beyond the day to day.

Designed by successful entrepreneurs who've been in your busy shoes, this customizable, mentor-supported program gives you the structure and support you need to set your sights on the future.

Through the program's four components—free business assessment, free mentoring, workshops and roundtables—you will identify and discover how to leverage specific areas of potential growth for your business. You can:

• Tailor your participation based on the assessment results. It's up to you.
• Set your own pace, participating when your schedule permits.
• Work one-on-one with a mentor to develop a customized growth plan.
• Meet and network with like-minded professionals.

If you are a more experienced business owner, use the program as a back-to-basics refresher. You do not have to be a current or former SCORE client to participate.

Program Overview

FREE BUSINESS ASSESSMENT
Identify areas for growth and improvement.

FREE MENTORING
Work with a SCORE Certified Mentor to develop a customized growth plan.

ROUNDTABLES
Build relationships with your professional peers, solve problems and create opportunities.

WORKSHOPS
Gain the fundamentals, tools and strategies you need to get in growth mode.

Workshop Sessions

You and your mentor can discuss which workshops will help you the most.

 

 

Session 1: Business Assessment and Goal Setting
Discover where your business has room for growth or improvement; then formulate a new set of goals.

Session 2: Marketing Your Business
Maximize your customer reach and retention after building up your knowledge of social media & online marketing, public relations & advertising strategies, event marketing and cause marketing. Learn how to create "Raving Fans" and evaluate your business and your team.

Session 3: Managing Your Time, Your People and Your Resources
Knowing when you need to hire, when to outsource, and how to get the most out of your staff are the keys to good management. We discuss proven hiring and employee training practices, staff development and motivation for peak performance, best practices for using outside resources, and effective delegation and time management.

Session 4: Boost Your Sales
A constant goal of every business owner is increasing sales. This workshop will help you identify strategies to do just that, by: expanding your distribution channels, building and motivating your sales team, benchmarking, and using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to manage and retain customers.

Session 5: Financial Management
Using financial statements to manage your business. Working with trusted advisors. Using financial ratios. Managing risk, using cash flow forecasts, and funding your business's growth. Once you understand these fundamentals, you will make better decisions for your business.

Session 6: Managing Operations
Learn to more effectively operate your business for profitability as we discuss: operations and company goals; identifying, managing and measuring critical operations; preparing for growth; key performance indicators and dashboards.