SCORE WorkshopsSCORE is a nonprofit, nationwide organization which provides free and confidential business counseling and low-cost business workshops to business owners and managers and those interested in starting a business. SCORE members are volunteers, and the organization is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration. The workshops provide in-depth information and are facilitated by experienced, knowledgeable instructors.
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|What You Should Know Before Starting a Missouri Business
Understand how to protect personal assets using LLCs, corporations, or partnerships; learn federal, state, and local requirements for starting a business; understand finance of business, types of business insurance, best practices, and more.
|How to Sell a Buisness for Its Maximum Value
Learn how businesses are valued, the business selling process, how to develop an exit strategy, financing a business sale or purchase, maintaining confidentiality when selling, determining the best buyer, and calculating taxes on the sale. Attendees remain anonymous during the workshop.
|Increase Profits by Understanding Financial Statements
Learn to use financial tools and techniques that are important for maximizing the profitability of your business while avoiding information overload. Understand income statements, balance sheets, benchmarking, basic ratio analysis, and software such as QuickBooks.
|Internet Marketing Strategies
Provides an overview of the concepts of web strategy design, e-commerce (selling on the web) and search engine optimization. Learn about technology marketing resources to increase sales.
|Marketing for Small Business
Includes researching and selecting target markets, proper pricing, competitor analysis, low-cost guerrilla marketing, product design, and creating a marketing plan that maximizes profitability and minimizes effort.
|Steps to Developing a Business
Explore the development of a written business plan that will explain the how, what, when, and why your business should be successful. Financing for small businesses is also reviewed.