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FREE 20 Things No One Tells Millennials About Entrepreneurship
With the successes of Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel, it’s easy for millennials to become enchanted by the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. Their dreams are becoming reality—according to recent studies, millennials are starting businesses at younger ages than previous generations.
However, millennials should know the harsh truths about entrepreneurship before starting a company.
In this webinar, Ashley Williams, CEO and founder of RIZZARR, will share eye-opening truths that she learned as a millennial entrepreneur in hopes to empower millennials looking to start a company.
You will learn how to: ..... Create a plan of action to move forward with your idea ..... Surround yourself with the best possible team ..... Test your idea in the market ..... Develop the perseverance needed for success. (Aired on 12/28/17)
FREE Key Steps to Develop and Evaluate Your Business Idea
Do you want to start a business but not sure if your idea is feasible? Or do you need help gathering your thoughts into a viable business idea?
During this webinar, you will learn the essential steps of developing and evaluating your business idea, including how to: ..... Make your business idea into reality ..... Conduct preliminary research ..... Use a one-page tool to evaluate 8 aspects of your company, including customer, cost, pricing and marketing. (Aired on 11/28/17)
FREE Small Business Start-Up Steps: Selecting a Business Entity, Income and Payroll Tax Decisions
Individuals who run a small business or are starting a new business may be fueled by passion and challenged with daunting decisions. One of the first decisions - selecting a business structure - impacts many areas of the business’ finances, including income taxes and payroll requirements.
The landscape for small business owners includes many twists and turns and changing tax laws. There are also many events that occur during the year that can affect a business’ financial and tax situation. Proper planning can help prevent negative consequences – but only so far as small businesses are familiar with business structure and tax benefits AND know how to use them effectively. This is where the expertise of small business services and tax professionals can help prevent mistakes and save money.
Participants will learn: ..... Pros and cons of business entity structures ..... How to avoid common problems faced by closely-held businesses ..... How to select a business structure that leverages tax breaks ..... How to manage payroll - one of the biggest expenses and risk areas of a small business.
This webinar is part of our November 9th Small Business Success Virtual Conference. (Aired on 11/9/17)
FREE Hot Businesses, Markets & Trends for 2018
What businesses are likely to boom next year? Are there specific trends you should be aware of in order to position your small business for growth?
Join this webinar and learn: ..... What types of businesses are going strong today ..... How to take advantage of consumer buying behaviors ..... Which demographic groups have extra purchasing power ..... What customers want from small businesses ..... And much more.
This webinar is a part of our November 9th Small Business Virtual Conference. (Aired on 11/9/17)
FREE Ask SCORE: Business Plans
Are you trying to write a business plan but have more questions than answers? Or does the idea of writing one overwhelm you? It’s worth the effort; studies show you are twice as likely to grow your business or get funding with a business plan.
In this LIVE Q & A session, SCORE mentor and business plan expert Hal Shelton will devote the entire hour to answering YOUR questions. You can submit questions in the registration form and during the LIVE webinar. (Aired on 10/17/17)
FREE Add More Revenue Streams to Your Service-Based Business
Trading "hours for dollars" is an easy way for small business owners to make money, but not the smartest way to leverage your time. In this session, attorney John Corcoran will teach you how to “scale up,” including: ..... How to add $50-100K in new revenue streams with your existing clients and network ..... How to get off the “time for dollar” roller coaster ..... 10 income streams you can implement in your business today ..... How you can get paid in advance to create your first one-to-many group program or offering (so you can build a more scalable business you love) (Aired on 8/16/17)
FREE 4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business
Are you thinking of starting a part-time business while keeping your full-time job?
In this webinar, Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet.com, will share how to successfully run a side business. She will guide you through these crucial steps to success: ..... Developing time management skills ..... Enlisting the support of family and friends ..... Incorporating the business and obtaining proper licenses and permits ..... Utilizing free resources...and more! (Aired on 8/3/17)
FREE Top Misperceptions About Franchising
Franchising has proven to be one of the safest, most successful business models out there, yet there are a lot of franchising misperceptions about this economic cog that are hindering positive economic impact in your community.
Hear John Blair, from industry-leader FranNet, talk about some of the biggest misperceptions to help you gain a true understanding of the franchise business model.
This webinar will help you understand: ..... Franchising’s economic output compared to the overall economy. ..... Who buys a franchise? ..... What’s available other than fast food? ..... Why it doesn't cost $1,000,000 for a franchise. ..... How to build a business model before the business is even thought of. (Aired on 7/27/17)
FREE How to Find the Best Idea for a Successful New Business
Are you looking for an idea for a successful new business? If so, like many entrepreneurs, you are probably being advised to look for a market need and then create a product/service to fill that need. That’s because the “build a better mousetrap” philosophy, the Lean Startup movement, and most conventional thinking is that you should start first by thinking about what other people want. But instead, start first by thinking about what YOU want and what makes you happy. New scientific research shows that happiness is a business advantage – so shouldn’t you consider what you love to do as you plan your new venture?
FREE Best New Business Ideas You Can Start Now!
You know you want to start a business, but perhaps you don’t yet know what business you want to launch. This webinar will look at some of today’s hottest trends and identify some businesses that promise to pay off big in the years to come.
FREE Your First 3 Steps: Turning Your Idea into a Business
You've got a great idea and an itch to start a business. Your idea might be a little fuzzy, or it might be in total HD (at least to you). Either way, you might need a nudge. If you are like a lot of us, you could use a little direction to get things rolling. We can help.
Join us for a webinar to talk about naming your business, starting a business plan, and getting online fast. It might just be the boost you need to take that brilliant, crazy idea and make it a reality. (Aired on 7/17/14)
FREE The Balancing Act: Working a Full-Time Job While Starting Your Business
Have a great idea and want to start your own company? Millions of Americans do it every year. But when does it make the most sense to leave your day job and jump into your new business full time?
This webinar will guide you through the steps you need to achieve before you quit your full time job and ensure a successful career and financial transition that will maximize your chances of success. (Aired on 3/26/15)
FREE Start Up 101: Internet Talk Radio with Simon Mahler!
Following our wildly popular April webinar, "Start Up 101: Executing Your Idea," SCORE is excited to present "Start Up 101: Internet Talk Radio with Simon Mahler!" No scripts. No pitches. And no let up! Just a full-hour dedicated to taking viewer questions, LIVE on the Internet!
P. Simon Mahler is one of SCORE's most crowd-pleasing webinar guests, advising hundreds of entrepreneurs every year. He offers practical, insightful start-up advice that can be immediately applied toward the success of your business. (And he does so in a rollicking way, as those who participated in SCORE's April 6 webinar already know!)Startup
So make plans to join us, as you’re sure to take away key steps in starting—or growing—your business. (Aired on 5/7/15)
FREE Buying a Franchise: Due Diligence Reduces the Risk
It’s easy to dream about being your own boss. The tough part is making it happen. This webinar will start you in the right direction. Learn how other professionals made the life-changing move to successful business ownership. Like you, they had questions before taking that first step. Here are some of the ones we’ll answer: ..... Why should I own a business? ..... What are the ways to become a business owner? ..... What are the pros and cons of owning a franchise? ..... What financing options are available? ..... How do I determine the right path for me?
The webinar lasts only one hour, but it could change the rest of your life. (Aired on 10/21/15)
FREE The Shared Economy: How To Capitalize in The Uber Era
As companies and organizations explore new ways to provide access to goods and services, the shared economy is a fast-emerging way in which business is conducted -- with major implications for businesses and communities.
Please join this SCORE LIVE Webinar presented in alliance with AARP’s Life Reimagined when we’ll focus on the shared economy and ways it is creating new, previously unavailable opportunities to profit from underutilized resources such as excess inventory, spare living space, idle automobiles, or the labor of underemployed individuals.
Presenter Jean Chatzky, a financial journalist, author and motivational speaker, will be joined by a partner driver from Uber to focus on the following topics: ..... Just what is the “shared economy” and the dynamics that drive it? ..... How it will impact the way consumers select products and services – and the way businesses sell them? ..... What opportunities and challenges will it create for businesses and independent workers? (Aired on 12/10/15)
FREE How to Identify and Select Your Ideal Business
Statistics have shown that nearly 60% of Americans want to own their own business; however, only about 10% actually do. Many are unsure they have what it takes to be a business owner. Not everyone has the next great idea or wants to build a business from scratch. But what if you could be matched to the unique business that ideally fits you, your lifestyle and your budget?
Enter franchising.
People all over the country are putting their skillset and desire to own a business to work by opening a franchise business. Franchises provide the playbook for you to execute your business ownership dreams. Statistics show that franchised businesses succeed at a much higher rate than start-up businesses.
Don’t live under the false impression that franchising is just food and costs a million dollars to get into the game. Find out the real facts as we debunk the myths of franchising. You’ll walk away more enlightened about: ..... Facing the fears of business ownership ..... How much does it cost to buy a franchise? ..... Misperceptions about franchising ..... Finding the ideal franchise for you. (Aired on 10/11/16)
FREE Hot Businesses, Markets & Trends for 2017
What businesses are likely to boom this year? Are there specific trends you should be aware of in order to position your small business for growth? Join us for this webinar and learn: ..... What types of businesses are going strong today ..... How to take advantage of consumer purchasing behaviors ..... Which demographic groups have extra purchasing power ..... What customers want from small businesses and much more. (Aired on 1/5/17)
FREE 7 Steps to Starting a Business
In this informative, actionable webinar USA TODAY columnist, author of The Small Business Bible, and Small Business Connection editor-in-chief, Steve Strauss will walk you the steps to start your own business. Real-world and practical, these tips are the key to the success of any new startup venture:
1. Self-evaluation: Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur?
2. Business Evaluation: How viable is your idea?
3. Legalities and Formalities: The nuts-and-bolts are critical
4. The Business Plan: It’s your roadmap for a successful journey
5. Get Funded: There are a lot more options than you may know about
6. Set Up Shop: This is the fun stuff!
7. Trial and Error: Learning from your mistakes, and successes, is important
Please join us to start living your dream! (Aired on 1/19/17)
FREE Overcome the Fear of Business Planning by Using the Business Model Canvas
Writing a business plan can be daunting, but the Business Model Canvas makes the process easier.
In this webinar, SCORE mentors Marc Goldberg and Mark Lowenstein will explain the Business Model Canvas (BMC), a one-page document that allows you to test and validate the key parts of your business in a manageable format.
They will also offer tips on how to use the Business Model Canvas to develop a full business plan should you need one in the future. (Aired on 3/30/17)
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