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To be successful in any business, Step #1 after deciding upon a product or service is assessing whether you will sell enough of it to make your business "go." This article explains how to step through such an assessment simply, without loads of information and in as little as 10-20 minutes. Try it out or get a SCORE person to help walk you through it.  No charge, of course.

SIZE YOUR MARKET – EASILY & PRECISELY

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How to do a business plan, in lay person terms and in 4 easy steps. Explained in roughly 4 pages. Learn how to do it right and without a great amount of stress. A more detailed article is available about this. Just ask us how and where to find it. 

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Planning a “WINNER.”

Create A “Get Moving” Marketing & Sales Plan

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Guide for a Marketing and Sales Plan

Want a plan that focuses your time and money?  Rather than complex, time-consuming, dust-collecting volumes, you need a plan that gives you structure and flexibility. You need a live guide that you can look to for direction, and also for options. In this webinar we will help you focus in the key actions and key measures that can help you guide your business into the New Year.

Developing a Customer Contact Plan

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Regular, meaningful contact with customers and prospects should be the engine for generating new business for your company. But who has the time?  And what is the best way to communicate?  In this webinar we talk about ways to efficiently drive sales by “touching” Customers, Prospects and Referral Sources in a planned, focused approach.

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PS Scrubs - Paulus Sutrisna

Something of a multitasker, Paulus Sutrisna started his business, PS Scrubs, in October 2006, but keeps his day job as a certified nursing assistant

The native of Jakarta, Indonesia, still works a limited schedule at Ephrata Manor, putting in seven days every two weeks, and runs his business mostly from home while entrusting his five employees with most of the day-to-day business.

The store which sells "scrubwear" and uniforms for medical personnel, is in VF Outlets' Blue Building, where it already has expanded into larger quarters.

The moment of inspiration for the store came to him when he was buying a uniform. It was "very expensive," he said, and so he explored the opportunity to provide uniforms at lower cost.

Owner/Founder
Paulus Sutrisna
Year Company Formed
2006
My Successes

"VF Outlet center gave me the opportunity to open a store," he said. "The first year I got excellent response from people and did very well. The second year, I expanded the store."

Being affiliated with the health care industry, one of the best-performing sectors in the recession, and providing savings for customers have enabled PS Scrubs to thrive even in the downturn.

"This August our sales were 10 percent to 15 percent higher than last August," he said. "we're still dong really well. We've been busy every day the last three months. We're not affected too much by the recession because a lot of people need uniforms."

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