Published May. 18, 2015
Sixty page booklet includes discussions of the basic steps necessary to start your own business .Sections on all major areas of a business plan including market and competitive research , branding, pricing, a marketing plan with social media and also financials.
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business Workbook
Published May. 7, 2015
Learn the fundamentals of starting or growing a business with our free Simple Steps workbooks.
SCORE is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. As part of that goal, we offer these educational resources to help you plan for that success. These workbooks offer practical information and exercises that will help improve your chances for success in starting or growing your small business.
Published Apr. 8, 2015
Cada pequeña empresa comienza con un sueño. Pero, necesita más que ideas para lograr sus metas. Necesita conocimientos y recursos para ayudar a hacer su sueño realidad.
SCORE y Canon entienden lo importante que es tener comunidades de pequeños negocios vibrantes. Estamos dedicados a ayudar a los empresarios a tener éxito, y como parte de ese objetivo común, ofrecemos este libro práctico para ayudarle a alcanzar sus sueños de emprender un negocio y ponerlos en acción. Este libro sirve como un manual, proveyendo información y ejercicios que le ayudarán a decidir si iniciar un pequeño negocio es lo mejor para usted.
Published Feb. 12, 2015
Published Jul. 28, 2014
This is a very helpful booklet for entrepreneurs who are trying to start a non-profit or who are involved in the operation of a non-profit.
Published Jul. 28, 2014
This booklet will help you develop a plan for your business.
Published Jul. 16, 2014
These questions are the key things an entrepreneur needs to think through as they develop a plan for their business. They apply equally to for profit business and not for profit businesses. The questions are really laid out to help the entrepreneur in their thinking process. One way to use the questions is to put each one on it's own sheet of paper and then lay then out on the kitchen table. Then as ideas come to mind, it is easy to write them down on the appropriate page. The key is to make sure that answers to each question fit together. Of course, your SCORE mentor is ready and willing to help you with developing the answers.
What (who) are the targeted customers
Which ones are the key customers?
What type of relationships do the customers expect?
Short term or long term relationship?
Consulting or arms length?
Who are the key competitors?
What specific customer needs do they provide?
What are their customers unmet needs?
Published Apr. 7, 2014
This tool is the slides for Simple Steps Session 2 - Business Concepts as presented as presented by the Greater Bridgeport chapter.
This tool is the slides for Simple Steps Session 2 - Business Concepts as presented by the Greater Bridgeport chapter.
Published Dec. 3, 2013
You want to be successful. Maybe you have an idea for a small business. Perhaps you’ve already started one and are looking to take it to the next level. Whatever your goal, SCORE and Go Daddy are here to help you launch your digital identity. From establishing a lead-generating website to reaching your target market through social media, we have what you need to effectively market your brand, connect with customers and generate sales online.
Why do you need to develop a digital identity?
Your actual store might close its doors at 5 p.m., but a website is open 24/7 to showcase your products and services, contact information, store hours and more.
Published Sep. 4, 2013
EVERY BUSINESS DECISION IS A FINANCIAL DECISION
Do you wish that your business had booming sales, substantial customer demand and rapid growth?
Be careful what you wish for. Many small business owners are unprepared for success. If you fail to forecast
and prepare for growth, you may be unable to bridge the ever-widening financial gap between the money
coming in and the money going out. In other words, by failing to manage your cash flow, good news often
turns to bad.
At the same time, your business may be suddenly pummeled by a change in the economic climate, or by a
string of bad luck. If you’re not prepared with a “what if” financial plan for emergencies, even a temporary
downturn can become a business-ending tailspin.