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Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business; Series 70.1

Resource Partner Event
Jul 13
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business; Series 70.1

Starting a Business

Date:
July 13, 2019 | 10:15 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Location Name:
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library

Address:
2800 NW 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL,33069

Organization:
Broward SCORE

George Gremse, Acting-Chair

Resource Partner Type:
SCORE Business Mentor

Fee:
This is a free event.

Starting your own business is a tough decision! You do not have to do it alone. SCORE has developed a 5 part workshop series that will take you through the basics of starting up a business. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves & work with the instructors you'll come away with a good understanding of the specific challenges & opportunities you will face. You will have a financial plan, a marketing plan, and an estimation of the funding you will need to get started. As you go through the workshops a mentor will be assigned to you who will assist you as you move forward from step to step. Here's what you get: Workshop #1: Ready to Start? Sat July 13, 2019 - Collier Library, Pompano Beach. -A10:15 PM - 1:00 PM •Myths & Realities of Entrepreneurship - The truth about business ownership •Do you have what it takes - Assessing your skills & experience •Know your options: Different types of businesses - A closer look at various ways of starting a business •Making it legal - The nuts & bolts of launching a new business •Business Plan Basics - Why you need a business plan Workshop # 2: Great Idea! Sat July 20, 2019 - Collier Library, Pompano Beach. -A10:15 PM - 1:00 PM •Getting your business idea - Steps to develop - Fine tune your business concept •Doing market research - Steps to identify your target audience & learn how they buy •Knowing your customer •Doing competitive research - How to know what your competitors are up to Workshop # 3: Marketing Your Business, Sat July 27, 2019 - Collier Library, Pompano Beach. -A10:15 PM - 1:00 PM •Branding your business - Steps to creating your brand •Developing your marketing plan - Crafting a plan to communicate your marketing message •Marketing your business with socialm media - What you need to know to use social media effectively •Pricing your product or service - Learning to properly price your product for business success Workshop # 4 & 5: Financial matters, The Go or No Go Decision Sat Aug 10, 2019 - Collier Library, Pompano Beach. -A10:15 PM - 2:00 PM •Financial Planning - Why you need it - How to forecast your sales, costs, profits and assets •Understanding and using financial statements- 3 primary financial statements you need to know about •Finding financing for your business - How & where to start yomur search for capital •Go or No-Go - Making the big decision about your business idea •Next Steps with a SCORE mentor: •Finalize your financial forecasts •Develop your business plan •Prepare Your Loan package •Launch your business