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          After working in the industry for a number of years, I want to start my own catering business. Conversations with a couple of banks about financing have not been promising, so I’m considering approaching some friends and relatives about borrowing the startup money. Is this a good idea?         

When seeking financing help for a small business, many entrepreneurs turn to friends and family, rather than banks or other lending sources. While this approach may avert the stresses associated with loan applications and presentations before strangers, it carries its own set of risks and potential pitfalls.

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          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.  

Preparing for his next leap — from stunt work to cooking ventures

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Sun, 2015-05-17 08:00

Like many Americans in their 50s, Stephen Tartalia wants to begin a second career. He figures it won't be simple, but it might be a lot less painful.

Tartalia worked as a Hollywood stuntman in film and television franchises such as "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Tartalia's stunt reel shows him jumping from buildings, crashing through windows and embroiled in other mayhem.

Now, rather than taking a fall for Hollywood stars, he'd like to cook for them.

I’m considering purchasing a local, long-established dance studio. I have the training and skills to run it, but have never bought a business before. What advice can you give me? 

          Buying an existing small business can expedite one’s way into entrepreneurship. All the upfront effort has been taken care of, as has much of the learning curve. And with staff and resources already in place, you may think stepping in and taking over is all there is to it.

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org  for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration. 

Business Technology - Finances (4 of 4)

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Business Technology - eMarketing

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Business Technology - Websites

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You have a great product -- now what?

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Tue, 2015-02-17 03:41

SARASOTA - Four years ago, after a career designing equipment for conglomerates such as Combustion Engineering and Raytheon Corp., William Merritt patented a coffee-cup holder that attaches to laptop computers.

It presented the biggest challenge of his working life.

"It was simple to get the patent," said Merritt, 78. "But then to let people around the world find out about it -- that is where it gets complicated."

Business Technology Program - Overview Webinar (1 of 4)

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This narrated PowerPoint video provides an overview of the benefits and features of using current technology to improve your small business.  It is the first in a four-part series originally developed to provide SCORE volunteers with an overview of current technologies in order to better guide their small business clients.  However, the perspective of the narration in these videos has been changed to be appropriate for viewing directly by small business owners and managers.

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