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SCORE: Business Basics for the Small Business Owner

SCORE Portland
601 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Suite 950
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)



This full day workshop is designed for those who have made the decision to go into business and need an overview on topics such as: understanding the ramifications of selecting a legal structure for the business; payroll, accounting, record keeping and taxes; alternatives for securing financing; business risks and insurance requirements; developing a business plan that will sell the entrepreneur's idea; and developing and implementing a successful marketing plan.

The presenters for this workshop come from the local business community. They are practicing attorneys, accountants and insurance brokers.

This is one of the most important days that the beginning entrepreneur can spend in a workshop.

Sample Content: * Learn to move a business from concept to profitable operation * Simple record keeping and controls * Managing your people and resources * Choosing the right tax-saving legal form of business * Researching your customers and markets * What kind and how much insurance do you need * Where and how to find financing * Introduction to creating a business plan