Learn if business ownership is right for you or refresh your business skills with these comprehensive workshops series
Who should attend: Potential, new and existing business owners looking to learn or refresh their business skills in the Jay and Madison regions
Sign up for one, or all three (recommended).
- Starting a Business & Essentials of Business Planning – November 6
- Essentials of Small Business Marketing & Pricing – November 13
- Essentials of Small Business Financials – November 20
Time: 5:30 – 8 pm
Starting a Business & Essentials of Business Planning
Monday, November 6, 2017 • 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Thinking of starting a business? Have a business idea and wondering if it’s worth it to take the next step? This session will give you an overview of the skills, and the tools you need when deciding to start a business. You’ll learn about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, financials and financing. In addition, this session will highlight what a business plan is, its use within your business and the different elements that comprise the plan. You’ll learn how to use it to strategically plan for your business’ success and profitability.
Developing and implementing an effective marketing plan is a key element in operating your business successfully. In this session, you’ll learn how to find your customers, how to determine the needs and wants of your market and marketing strategies to ensure your marketing messages are being received. We’ll discuss marketing and pricing strategies, positioning and the difference between features and benefits. You’ll learn strategies and tactics of attracting potential customers and converting and keeping them as customers.
In this session you’ll get a better understanding of financial concepts. You’ll learn about bookkeeping systems, taxes, financial statements and cash flow projections. We’ll discuss financial risks and rewards, startup costs, operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and organizing all of your financial information.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact 207-780-4420. This event is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. SBA.
These workshops are being put on in partnership with New Ventures Maine.