How to S~T~A~R~T~U~P Your Own Business
Thinking of starting your own business? This seminar gives the aspiring entrepreneur a realistic view of the seven basic requirements for business STARTUP: selecting an idea, testing the market, acquiring capital, writing a plan, turning for help, understanding legal requirements, and putting it all together. Registration fee includes start-up kit for Duval and surrounding counties.
Where's the Money? Business Financing
Get the lowdown on financing options available to small businesses. Determine how much cash you need, find out where to get the cash you require, learn how the SBA guaranteed loan program works, and understand what a bank looks at when evaluating your loan package. This workshop will reveal the Top Ten Red Flags that might ultimately determine whether or not you receive the funding you need. Workshop materials include a CD full of important supplemental information, forms, and handouts to help in your search to find the financing you need for your business.
Dollars & Sense: Record Keeping Essentials
People who start new businesses are often overwhelmed by recordkeeping requirements. However, the importance of keeping good records can mean the difference between the success or failure of your business. This workshop includes what records to keep and for how long, a comparison of available recordkeeping systems, understanding financial statements, improving cash flow, and selecting an accountant. Taught by accounting professionals.
Taking the Ax Out of Business Taxes
Learn how to make taxes more manageable for your small business. Save money by knowing the tax implications of your business structure, what's deductible and what isn't, electronic filing, payroll taxes, and more. This workshop materials provided by the Internal Revenue Service.
Just starting a business is not enough; you need to let potential customers know about it, get them in, and have them buy your product or service. This workshop will help you achieve your sales and marketing goals by understanding your products or services, customers, prospects and competitors. Taught by marketing professionals.
The Business Plan: Roadmap to Success
No matter how large or small, all businesses must have a business plan. This introductory workshop will explain and illustrate the business plan format as well as provide an overview of the contents of a good business plan and how it becomes the roadmap to success.
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