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Developing a plan for a new business (or even for an exiting one) can be a messy process.  There are many things to consider and often the process of developing the plan involves juggling lots of ideas and pieces of the plan.  This template is intended to help an entrepreneur organize all of the many ideas. One way to do it is to write each question on a sheet of paper and then spread the sheets out on the kitchen table.  Then as ideas come up or answers are found, write them on the appropriate sheet.  After while, as the sheets fill up, you will start seeing the best path for the organization. 

Garbage to Garden

Garbage to Garden was created to address the challenge of efficiently and effectively utilizing residential composting within an urban setting. Tyler Frank, founder, and his roommate were discussing the challenges involved with composting in their 2nd floor city flat and six weeks later, Garbage to Garden (GtG) was born.

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Owner/Founder
Tyler Frank
My Location
Portland ME
United States

Workshop Poster Fall of 2014

Ask SCORE
          My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in 
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?

          There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.

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.

This booklet will help you develop a plan for your business. 

Garbage to Garden

Garbage to Garden was created to address the challenge of efficiently and effectively utilizing residential composting within an urban setting. Tyler Frank, founder, and his roommate were discussing the challenges involved with composting in their 2nd floor city flat and six weeks later, Garbage to Garden (GtG) was born.

http://garbagetogarden.org

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Owner/Founder
Tyler Frank
My Location
Portland ME
United States
My Successes

Garbage to Garden is currently services six cities in Maine and is looking to expand. Garbage to Garden has been recognized as:

  • Portland Phoenix 2013 "Best Kept Secret"
  • SCORE AwardsPortland Chamber of Commerce and PROPEL 2013 "Entreverge"
  • Portland Buy Local 2013 "Eco Hero" Award
  • ecomaine's 2014 "Portland eco-Excellence Community Award"
  • Finalist in 2014 Gorham Savings Bank Launch Pad

SCORE recognized Garbage to Garden as the 2014 Outstanding Green Small Business.

How SCORE Helped

SCORE mentor Alan Shaver began working with Tyler Frank just after the business idea was conceived. Together they determined the business start-up essentials including the corporate form that GtG maintains today. Tyler also benefited from a number of SCORE workshops with the hands-on guidance of Alan. With the recent growth of the company, Tyler and Alan have been focusing on assessing the option of franchising.

          After working for a large accounting firm for many years, I’ve decided to go out on my
own and specialize in helping small businesses with their accounting and financial needs.
          Initially, it will be just me, and to keep expenses down and be able to better manage my young
son, I’m thinking about operating out of my home. What are the pros and cons?

          For productivity, convenience, and downright comfort, nothing beats a home-based business. Here, most every day is “casual day,” and the only obstacle on your commute is dodging the cat or dog on your way upstairs.

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.

Linda Dimmick

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Randolph Center, VT

Chapter: Montpelier SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have owned and operated two family businesses since 1990.  One is a trucking company, and the other is our family organic dairy farm that makes artisanal cheeses.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Ferris State University, A.A.S.

Norwich University, B.A.

 

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