The First Steps to Small Business Success
Join us for our monthly seminar/webinar designed for people who are thinking about starting a business or who are in the early stages of starting. Our small business experts will share the key aspects of starting a business and help you determine if launching a business is right for you. The First Step to Small Business Success is being offered as an in-person program with an online/streaming option available upon request.
Topics covered include:
- Business structures
- How to assess the feasibility of your business idea
- Legal and tax implications of owning a business
- How to develop a business plan
- Funding options and how to compile a bank-ready financial package
- How to market your product or service
- Health and safety regulations that may apply to your business
- Where to find other resources that may help you succeed
Sponsored by: SCORE Mentors of Central PA
October Business Plan Bootcamp (10/6/22 – 12/1/22)
Business Plan Bootcamp is an 8-week accelerator program designed to take participants through the entire journey of writing a full business plan. A well-written business plan outlines the primary purpose of a business, designs plans for the future, identifies a unique value proposition, and lays out a financial roadmap to success. With a strong business plan, you can run a successful business, obtain bank financing, find the right employees, and attract investors.
Over the 8-week Business Plan Bootcamp, participants will use LivePlan (complete business planning software), attend 4 mandatory teaching sessions, and receive 4 one-on-one coaching sessions. Upon completion of the program participants will have a full business plan as well as a pitch deck to quickly communicate their business ideas to potential clients and investors.
If accepted into the program, participants will receive free access to LivePlan software for 3 months and have a chance to win up to $500 in funding during a final pitch competition.
The deadline to apply is 9/23/22.