If you have always dreamed of owning your own business, this workshop is for you!
This program is for entrepreneurs who are just starting out and looking to gather information about the work involved in establishing a new business. Focus is placed on understanding what it takes to start a business, and the advantages and disadvantages of owning your own business.
Topics also covered are the critical success factors in keeping a new business alive, consideration of buying an existing business or franchise versus starting one from scratch, and alternatives such as home-based and online businesses. Finally, you will get a realistic look at the true challenges of starting and growing a small business in today’s economy.
This program is a precursor to SCORE workshops and our one-on-one counseling. It is fast-paced and covers business plans, licensing and regulatory issues, finance, and marketing, among other topics. After the session, attendees have the opportunity to schedule follow-up mentoring and/or sign up for future workshops.