November has been another very active month for Broward SCORE. The Workshops team has been busy scheduling several information-packed workshops that you won’t want to miss.

Our complementary, Introduction to Business, workshop is scheduled for November 21. This has proved to be a great workshop for those new to business or considering hanging out their shingle. For more information and to register, click here. The right sidebar displays our upcoming December workshops. Please take a minute or two to check them out. We’re sure you’ll find them informative and helpful.

We launched our new workshop series at CitiBank, a new Broward SCORE partner, in Tamarac on November 14. Seasoned business pro, Eric Thompson presented Dynamic Business Planning to a packed house.

Finally, next month, we’ll be kicking off our workshops in Davie at the Chamber offices. Many thanks to Alice Harrington and the Chamber staff for their help and continued support of Broward SCORE. Keep an eye on the inbox for more information.

From Entrepreneur Magazine Online
How Much Startup Cash Do You Need?
You need money to open your new business – and to keep it open. This calculator will tabulate your pre-opening costs like legal fees, office supplies and equipment, and marketing costs, and the funds that will keep you running, including payroll, monthly expenses and inventory.

From the Wall Street Journal Online | Small Business
How to Network – Live and In-Person
Adapted from the upcoming book The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook (Three Rivers Press, Dec. 29, 2009).
Networking is one of the most valuable (and inexpensive) forms of marketing. Many successful business owners are master networkers who can walk into a room full of strangers, make a connection and handily attract a new client, partner or investor.

From Small Business TV (SBTV) Podcast
Planning In An Economic Downturn
with Sabrina Parsons

From D&B’s AllBusiness.com
AllBusiness.com — An excellent small business resource site. Advice, blogs, videos, podcasts & more.

• SCORE has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with 12,400 volunteers nationwide.
Source: SCORE

• 44.2% of small businesses promote their products and/or services online via a company website. 34% use email marketing.
Source: IDC

• Studies show that small firms produce twice as many innovations as large firms relative to the number of persons employed, for the "most significant" as well as the "less significant" innovations, and including the employment of firms that do not innovate.
Source:U.S. Dept. of Commerce

• The average annual revenue of a small business is $3.6 million. The average annual revenue of a small business with a website is $5.03 million.
Source: IDC, "Web Site Development in U.S. Small Businesses"

Franchises
This workshop is designed for people who are interested in learning about the franchise process.
Date: 12.01.09
Time: 5:00 PM
Cost: $25
Margate Community Center
6199 NW 10th St, Margate, FL 33063

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Dynamic Business Planning
This workshop will give you the fundamentals for your business plan ... templates too ... how to write your plan ... and how to make it work for the business.
Dates: 12.08.09
Time: 5:00 PM
Cost: $25
Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce
4185 SW 64th Ave., Davie, FL 33314

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Use Email Marketing to Grow Your Business!
Learn how to use email marketing to drive traffic to your website and increase sales.
Dates: 12.15.09
Time: 5:00 PM
Cost: $25
Margate Community Center
6199 NW 10th St, Margate, FL 33063

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Low and No Cost Marketing and Public Relations Tools and Techniques
This workshop is geared to service businesses, although many of the key concepts will be of value to other business models. Attendees will learn how to get on their prospect’s radar screen both on and offline.
Date: 12.17.09
Time: 5:00 PM
Cost: $25 IKEA Sunrise
151 NW 136th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 3332

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