December saw the re-launch of our Davie-Cooper
City Chamber of Commerce workshops
with Eric & Tapans
Dynamic Business Planning. Many thanks to Alice Harrington and her
staff in helping to coordinate the workshop.
Check the right sidebar for info and
links to our January workshops. Also, here are 12 sound reasons
why owners of small business should register immediately:
by people who have “done it" and no, they
have not written the book ... yet!
- Conducted at a convenient
time for the owners of small business ... 5pm
— 830pm on a regular pattern each month.
- No theory ... just good
practical stuff that can be implemented into the business next
- All sessions are “interactive,” with questions,
dialogue, discussion, encouraged throughout.
- Several SCORE Counselors
are always in attendance for additional input.
- FREE counseling for
all attendees who request future 1-on-1 counselling.
to 25 attendees per session.
- Registration and payment easily
handled by Paypal or credit card via SCORE website.
- Full set of
workshops posted on the website 3 months ahead.
- $25 per workshop ... about
the price of a haircut
- Feedback from previous attendees
has been highly positive ... over
90% would recommend their workshop to a friend. Also, 100 %
rated their session as ”helpful" or "very helpful."
- Each attendee
receives a 1g flash drive containing workshop presentations
often with many relevant articles, resources, etc. ... FREE!
love to hear your feedback about the workshops. Heres
to survey weve put together. Please take a few minutes to
complete it. Your feedback will help us determine whats important
to you, what were
doing well and where we could use some improvement.
As we close out the year, its time to set your goals and start
your planning for 2010, if you havent done so already. To jump
start your efforts, heres
a link to and article on our national site, titled, Resources
that Give You a Head Start on Business Planning. You might also
want to check out, Scenario
Planning for Your Small Businesss
Have a great holiday season!
From the Wall Street Journal Online | Small
Five Year-End Tax Strategies for Small Businesses
Attention, small-business owners: it's not too late to make some smart moves
and slash your business' 2009 taxes. To start with, some soon-to-expire tax breaks
are too good to ignore if your operation is healthy enough to need and be able
to pay for equipment and software. And there's more. Here's my list of the best
year-end tax-saving moves.
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Programs Are Seen as Good Marketing Tools for Regular Customers, but Less Useful
in Attracting New Clients.
From BusinessWeek Online| Small Business
Media Checklist for Small and Medium Size Businesses
With the goals of raising awareness, expanding market share,
and improving customer loyalty, it's critical to be creative
in how your business engages and participates in the social
10 Steps to Grow Your Business
Build an accurate and complete understanding of your business current
status. From there, learn how to use tools and tactics to grow
|• More than 45% of the private sector payroll is
generated by small business.
• Over the last decade small businesses have accounted for 60 to 80% of all new
jobs created on an annual basis
• Two-thirds of small businesses survive for at least two years declining to 44%
after four years.
• The Small Business Administration defines a small business as an independently
owned business with less than 500 employees. There are an estimated 23 million
businesses in the United States that meet that classification.
• The number one barrier to small business start up and a primary concern of existing
small business owners is access to private health insurance.
Source: Small Business Administration