Writing a business plan can be daunting, but the Business Model Canvas makes the process easier.
In this webinar, SCORE mentor Marc Goldberg will explain the Business Model Canvas (BMC), a one-page document that allows you to test and validate the key parts of your business in a manageable format.
He will also offer tips on how to use the Business Model Canvas to develop a full business plan should you need one in the future.
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Free Workbook and Online Workshop Series
Make 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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You’re running your own business, and you’re busier than ever. You don’t want to turn work away, but you’re already spread too thin. So you’ve started to wonder: Is it time to hire your first employee?
Becoming an employer is a big decision. You don’t want to hire staff unless it’s absolutely necessary. But if you’re too swamped to keep up, your work will suffer, and you’ll lose the solid customer base you’ve worked so hard to build.
How to know when it’s time to hire.
Becoming a boss is a great idea if your business has grown enough to justify it. Make sure you’re hiring someone for the right reasons. Continue reading
This workshop is designed to help the businesses in your community get found on Google Search and Maps for free, using Google My Business.
The online learning center might just be for you. There are more than 50 different training courses including a range of topics:
The courses are all self-paced, many times offering worksheets and takeaways designed to help you strengthen and grow your knowledge in entrepreneurship. Learn about everything the SBA has to offer online in the Learning Center.
If you’re thinking about hiring your first employee, you may be feeling so thinly stretched that you want to fill out paperwork and have someone start right away. That’s understandable, since adding staff to your small business can increase your ability to serve your customers. But if you’re not experienced at hiring and managing employees, it’s easy to make mistakes that can make it harder to serve as a consistent, fair boss.
Before you place your first classified ad for an employee, here’s what you’ll want to consider about the employer-employee relationship you’re about to embark on.