Red – Collin SBDC Classes
Blue – Collin College Continuing Education Classes
Green – Dallas SCORE Classes
4 – 3 hours classes (12 hours total) Tues-Thurs. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2. Conduct market analysis.
3. Develop marketing strategies.
4. Prepare financial projections and estimate capital resource requirements.
5. Launch a business from the drawing board.
In order to evaluate your business success, acquire money from lending institutions, and inform interested parties about your business you MUST have a business plan.
A well defined Business Plan includes:
- Executive Summary
- Business Description & Vision
- Definition of Market/Customer Base
- Products & Services
- Organization, Management & Daily Operations
- Employee Job Descriptions & Training
- Marketing & Sales Strategy
- Financial management
- Audit your website (bring your laptop)
- Show you Techniques to Improve your social and web traffic
- Teach you how to Improve your digital footprint
- Create Steps to get your message on the front page of Google /Bing
Why is my website not generating leads? What should my website be doing? (over 70% of all non routine purchases today start with a web search)
We will cover a brief introduction to search engine optimization then: Audit your website -Techniques to Improve your social and web traffic -Improve your digital footprint -Create a better message.
IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner?
This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.
Presented by Henry Harris, CPA
of Altland and Harris Financial Group, Inc.
2. Analyze the competition.
3. Position your company and products for competitive advantage.
4. Select the channels for your sales message.
5. Create compelling messages.
6. Create brochures.
7. Integrate direct mail with publicity, advertising, Internet, and trade shows.
8. Create strategic alliances.
9. Create a sales forecast.
10. Write a marketing plan.
2. Employ business planning practices.
3. Understand capital formation.
4. Employ marketing plans.
5. Employ cash flow planning.
6. Follow tax compliance guidelines.
7. Employ insurance and legal planning.
How to Start a Small Business
It’s back to basics! If you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin, then this class is for you. This class will address many of the questions you should ask yourself before beginning the process of starting a new business.
Why start a small business?
• What are your goals?
• What are your strengths?
• What are your values?
• How do you work?
The workshop will also cover the process of starting a business:
Starting a business
• How to analyze feasibility of your idea
• How to prepare business plan
• Selecting legal form
• Sources of capital
• Business licenses and permits
• Sources of information
The Workshop provides essential guidance to the Entrepreneur establishing a successful, profitable business.
We focus on the key elements of your Business Plan, the most important tool you’ll have as you begin your quest. Know yourself (what IS your business, why is this right for you, and are you ready to start); Marketing Research & Sales (Pricing); Operations (Record keeping); Legal Structure; Taxes; Brief Accounting Terms for Non-accountants and how to evaluate your business with financial forecasts in a way you can understand, such as Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow, Break Even Analysis); Sources of Financing or Funding for you .
What YOU need to do next to get started.
All Instructors are Certified SCORE Mentors.
Legal Aspects to Starting a Business
Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to start? Confused by all the different types of entities you could form for your business and wondering which type will be best? This class will address:
• How to Effectively work with your Attorney (and save $$$ doing it)
• Choice of Entity & Documents Required
• Minimizing Liability
• Assumed Names (Doing Business As)
• Financing the Business – loans, angels & VC’s
• Intellectual Property –
→ Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets & Patents
Prestented by Terry Traveland of Traveland Law.
Terry Traveland has been practicing law since 1994 as an experienced corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities law attorney. She provides advice to entrepreneurs on a broad range of issues including, business formation and planning, employment law, protection of intellectual property, purchases and sales of businesses, commercial transactions and contracts, loans and leases, and non-profit corporations.