Do you want to start a business but not sure if your idea is feasible? Or do you need help gathering your thoughts into a viable business idea?
During this hands-on workshop you will learn the essential steps of developing and evaluating your business idea, including:
What are your options for going into business
How to turn your business idea into a reality
How to conduct preliminary research
Use a one-page tool in the workshop to evaluate 8 aspects of your company, including customer, cost, pricing and marketing
Common traits and characteristics of entrepreneurs.
Advantages and disadvantages of starting a business on your own, buying a franchise or
buying an existing business.
Assessing the feasibility of your business idea or opportunity.
The value and purpose of a formal business plan.
You will be able to compare your personality traits, strengths and weaknesses
with those common to successful entrepreneurs.
You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of starting a business on your
own versus buying a franchise versus buying an existing business and why it is
important to consider all three options.
You will learn how to assess the feasibility of your business idea or opportunity.
You will hear why it is important to prepare a formal business plan if you decide
to proceed and an overview of what that plan should include.
About the Speaker:
Ray Noble has developed and led strategic and business planning both at SCORE and throughout his career. As a CEO, he took his company to higher profitability and tripled sales. Ray is also a CPA and MBA. The combination of understanding good financial management and good business strategy will be a great benefit to your organization.
Ray has helped a variety of clients to improve their businesses. His background is broad and he has experience in marketing, sales, manufacturing, off shore ventures and sourcing, accounting, operations, and HR from his CEO days. Ray is also very involved at SCORE in the nonprofit business where he can apply his strategic planning to achieve better results for your worthy cause.
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