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Wednesday
04
APR

Thinking of Starting a Business?

11:00
13:00
SCORE Mentors
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So you want to start a business. Now what should you do?
This class covers the basic decision process for going into business! Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4lcobceab&oeidk=a07eeunf1m287371c95

Do I have an entrepreneurial nature? What are my options for going into business? Is my business idea feasible?

It is aimed at folks who think they may want to be their own boss or who have a business idea, but need to determine whether or not it is realistic. The class presents key attributes and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and explores
alternatives for starting your own business. Most importantly, the class outlines the process for assessing the feasibility of your idea.

Key Topics:
Common traits and characteristics of entrepreneurs.
Advantages and disadvantages of starting a business on your own, buying a franchise or
buying an existing business.
Assessing the feasibility of a business idea or opportunity.
The value and purpose of a formal business plan.
Learning Outcomes:
You will be able to compare your personality traits, strengths and weaknesses
with those common to successful entrepreneurs.
You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of starting a business on your
own versus buying a franchise versus buying an existing business and why it is
important to consider all three options.
You will learn how to assess the feasibility of a business idea or opportunity including:
Setting goals and objectives
Assessing the market potential
How to get the information you need
Analyzing financial feasibility
You will hear why it is important to prepare a formal business plan if you decide
to proceed and an overview of what that plan should include.
What People Are Saying About This Class:
“Really helped me understand my options”

“Great class to get started on a business”

“These guys really know their stuff”

About The Course Instructors:
This course is taught by multiple instructors on different occasions. All instructors are experienced professionals, most with 30 years or more of business experience in their own business or senior levels of management. Many are retired executives who have spent their careers in business and know the many facets of a business from sales to operations to cash flow. They are selected to teach because they bring a meaningful background in the course material and can talk about their experiences to better illustrate the topic.