Tag - business

How to Start My Own Small Business

For entrepreneurs or want-to-be entrepreneurs, knowing where to begin can be a challenge. Maybe you’ve started a business, but are feeling stagnant and you are having trouble taking your business to the next level? Perhaps you’ve been networking, doing lunches, coffee dates, and joining organizations, but aren’t quite sure how to build, retain and maximize relationships or turn these into profits? Do you have business cards, a website, even great leads, but you haven’t really generated any income? Are you guilty of starting and stopping your business so many times that it’s disheartening and frustrating, especially considering the fact there are so many roadmaps,...

Crafting a Targeted Business Blueprint. A Step-by-Step guide

In this workshop you will gain understanding why we plan and the three questions that will determine success or failure. We'll also learn key items like. How do I price? What will this cost? and What is my financial return? We will cover: The concept of planning for today and the future The three fundamental questions that determine everything else Are you writing a novel or a short story? What will it cost me to get started What are my monthly costs How do I set my price What can I make Presented by: Sam Emmerson is a certified SCORE mentor and volunteer. He previously owned a chemical manufacture...

Taxes for Small Businesses

This webinar is designed to give an overview of a variety of Tax Topics relevant to small business owners. Who Should Attend: Current and future small business owners. What You Will Learn: Entity types & tax filings Recordkeeping best practices Commingling personal and business expenses Deductions and credits Ignoring sales tax obligations Payroll tax, including ERC Independent contractors vs. employees: Misclassification of workers Tax return penalties Calculating estimated tax payments Underestimating estimated taxes Tax returns: To self-prepare or hire a tax professional Presenter Eric Chaimowitz SCORE mentor & workshop presenter. He owns his own tax business.

BAC: Social Media Workshop

Who Should Attend: Small business owners, 1 to 24 months, who want to maximize their time and create a social media marketing strategy with a limited or non-existent budget. What You'll Learn: A deeper understanding of how social media can benefit your business PLUS practical, actionable advice that can improve your social media presence and grow your business. - How to understand your audience and create content that resonates with them. - How to choose the right social media platforms to reach your target audience. - How to consistently post high-quality content to build a following. - How to engage with your followers and build relationships...

Sharpening Your Social Media Skills

Who Should Attend: Small business owners or anyone who wants to sharpen their social media marketing skills. What You'll Learn: A deeper understanding of how social media can benefit your business PLUS practical, actionable advice that can improve your social media presence and grow your business. - How to understand your audience and create content that resonates with them. - How to choose the right social media platforms to reach your target audience. - How to consistently post high-quality content to build a following. - How to engage with your followers and build relationships with your customers on social media to increase loyalty and drive sales. -...

SBA Certification Matrix & Selling to the Government

Explore certifications at the corporate, federal, state, and local government levels. You will also learn how to utilize them to improve your bottom line. Presented by: Nancy N. Alvarez. She serves as the Head of the 8(a) Business Development Program for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Fort Worth/Dallas District Office. This is a free event and presented for easy viewing online.

Effective Marketing Planning for Start-Ups and Small Businesses

Who should attend? Anyone curious about marketing and gaining some professional insight. What you will learn: What is marketing? Progressing from more than an idea Market segmentation and positioning Business viability Defining your Target Audience Competition analysis Marketing channel planning: Mass media and Direct media channels Q&A Presented by Dennis Koshy. He is a certified SCORE mentor and volunteer. He has over two decades of experience in Marketing, Consulting, Advertising and Consumer Insights in multinational organizations. He has worked across verticals like CPG, Fashion and Lifestyle, Food and Beverages, Aviation, Information Technology, Alcohol, Banking and Retail. He was a Vice President and Branch Head at Foote, Cone & Belding, and...

SBA Women-Owned Small Business Info Session (WOSB/EDWOSB)

To level the playing field in the federal marketplace for Women Owned and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB/EDWOSB) to sell to the government, the federal government has established a 5 percent goal. In FY20, WOSB/EDWOSB businesses sold $27 billion dollars (4.85%) in federal contracts to the government. But women entrepreneurs left .15% of federal government sales opportunities on the table. To take advantage of the benefits of being certified as a WOSB or EDWOSB, you must get certified. This information session will help you know what to do. Presenter: Nancy N. Alvarez, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist with the SBA...

How to start selling in Amazon’s store

Learning Objectives: Learn if you’re ready to start selling in Amazon’s store, what to sell and when Learn how to start selling in Amazon’s store, to include listing and delivering your products Learn how to grow and scale your brand online, to include resources and programs Amazon has to help enable success for small businesses and entrepreneurs Presenter: Dan Corcoran is a Program Manager at Amazon where his focus is on driving the success of small business owners, and working with teams across the company to deliver programs that support their continued growth. Daniel joined Amazon in July of 2021 as an Area Manager...

Crafting a Targeted Business Plan. A Step-by-Step guide

This workshop will help you gain understanding why we plan and the three questions that will determine success or failure. We'll also learn key items like. How do I price? What will this cost? and What is my financial return? We will cover: The concept of planning for today and the future The three fundamental questions that determine everything else Are you writing a novel or a short story? What will it cost me to get started What are my monthly costs How do I set my price What can I make  Presented by: Sam Emmerson is a certified SCORE mentor and volunteer. He previously owned a chemical manufacture...