Thinking of Owning a Business?
. . . An introduction to what is involved.
This free workshop is for individuals thinking of becoming their own boss.
Do you dream about starting a business? You are not alone - millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. But if you are reading this you have already taken the first steps towards turning your dream into a reality.
This interactive three-hour seminar will deal with the key information you need to be considering as you move forward. Topics covered are:
- Myths and realities of entrepreneurship - The truth about business ownership
- Do you have what it takes - Assessing your skills & experience
- Know your options: Different types of businesses - A closer look at various ways of starting a business
- Components of business ownership - Understanding the many roles you'll play as a business owner
- Making it legal - The nuts & bolts of launching a new business
- Business plan basics - Why you need a business plan
The workshop is a solid first step. It helps you to understand what is involved in starting and running a business and your stage of readiness. This is time well spent. You will walk away with a head full of ideas for your next steps.
Featured Speakers:Russell Thompson is a local attorney with the Law Offices of Russell M. Thompson. After retiring from a 25 year career in management, he put his management and legal knowledge to work for clients. Mr. Thompson possesses clear and effective verbal communication skills and is a Toastmasters International, Competent Communicator. In addition to volunteering as a counselor with SCORE he is a Volunteer Attorney for the Tracey McPharlin Dependency Pro Bono Project, where he represents children in dependency court.
Broward SCORE is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the SBA (Small Business Administration). Our volunteers have been working with entrepreneurs and small business men and women to help them start, develop, and grow businesses across southeastern Florida since 1964. Initially known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.) the organization changed its name to SCORE in the 1980's since so many of the business people volunteering were not retired.
SCORE workshops are created and presented by men and women with extensive experience in the topics covered.
These volunteers use their backgrounds, education and acquired business knowledge to organize up-to-date workshops.
The workshops are selected to address the requests of our clients – entrepreneurs, small business men and women, and people who are thinking of starting their own businesses.
The workshops are designed to be interactive. Attendees get to speak about their ideas, issues, concerns, and aspirations in a comfortable peer environment. The rich interchanges provide ideas, instruction, and knowledge that can be put to immediate use.
Workshop locations vary. Some repeat in different venues across Broward County. Others repeat in the same locations.
Some workshops are free. Others have a nominal charge to help defray the associated production and promotional costs.
SCORE also provides one-on-one business counseling with its cadre of volunteers. All counseling session are free. We can match you up with someone with the expertise in area that you would like to discuss. To schedule a meeting go to the website shown on the next line and click the green "Request a Meeting" box.
Learn more about SCORE at www.broward.score.org