Category Archives: Simple Steps

Lean Canvas: Create Your Business Plan Quickly

Lean Canvas Model

 

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A key to starting and building a successful business is planning. Sometimes, a business plan is required, but it’s not always the answer to creating a successful business.  Sometimes, you need to think lean.

In this session, SCORE Mentor David Terrell will walk you through a Lean Canvas to help you create a “blueprint” of your business. He will provide practical tips and tools and teach you how to:

  • Determine the key categories of starting, testing and growing your business
  • Identify your target customers and what you need to do to get them to buy from you
  • Recognize your customers’ problems and how your product or service will solve them
  • Communicate your value propositions that set you apart from your competition
  • Test your solutions and get valuable feedback
  • Determine your cost structure, runway and revenue streams
  • Monitor key metrics to determine your business’s initial and ongoing success

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What is the SCORE Business Learning Center?

The SCORE Business Learning Center (SBLC) provides aspiring and existing small business owners the business strategies and tactics needed to make sound decisions and achieve greater levels of success.

The SBLC supplements the business resources available on score.org. It fills the gap between the high-level content on our website and the personalized expertise obtained from a mentor.

At the end of a course, users will feel they have a better understanding of their chosen topic and the resources available for continuous learning. They will also have a mentor they can work with to apply the learning to their business.

You will find it here… https://www.score.org/biz-learning-center

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Free Workbook and Online Workshop Series

Simple Steps for Starting Your BusinessMake a smart start on your business idea with the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series by SCORE mentors, sponsored by Canon, U.S.A.

Watch the online workshop modules and download the free guide to get practical information and exercises that will help you determine whether starting a small business is right for you.

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Marketing your startup… or any #SmallBiz.

Creating a business requires endurance, creativity, passion, money and of course, customers! Devising a marketing strategy to reach those customers is just one step on your entrepreneurial journey.

SCORE has partnered with Canon to develop the “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” program, and the third course, “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 3 – Creating Your Marketing Plan,” details how to communicate with your customers. The online class explains how to analyze your competition, create a product and service description, define a pricing strategy, identify target markets and channels and write a marketing message.  Continue reading

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Online Workshop

SSSBMake a smart start on your business idea with the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series by SCORE mentors, sponsored by Canon, U.S.A.

Watch the online workshop modules and download the free guide to get practical information and exercises that will help you determine whether starting a small business is right for you.

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Simple Steps For Starting Your Business.

Every small business starts with a dream. But, it takes more than ideas to achieve your goals. You need knowledge and resources to help your dream come to fruition. And you don’t have to go it alone. SCORE offers a network of more than 11,000 business mentors available in person and online to answer your questions—free of charge. These mentors volunteer their time and expertise to help small business owners like you with confidential, free business mentoring.