SCORE Cape Fear News
August 2020
8 Ways to Partner with Current Customers to Increase Sales

The economic slump is affecting businesses at all levels, spurring companies to get creative about retaining customers. Get actionable tips here on how to increase sales at a time when people are looking to save rather than spend.
The Importance of a Business Plan

Taking the time to plan is crucial, now more than ever, if you're planning to start or pivot your business. Entrepreneurs who have business plans are  twice as likely to obtain capital  and more likely to grow than entrepreneurs who don’t. Get started here .

August 6 | 1 PM
Whether you’ve already reopened or will be opening this summer, August will be an ideal time to assess and develop a strategic plan for the rest of the year.
How to Leverage a Virtual Assistant in a Pandemic

August 11 | 11 AM
A virtual assistant can be a valuable asset for any business, but especially when resources are scarce and access to funds is limited, such as during the current pandemic. Learn what you can delegate to, and how you can afford, a virtual assistant.

August 13 | 1 PM
Learn the key aspects of a SWOT analysis, and develop an understanding of why it's important for your business and where it fits in your strategic planning process.
Mentoring works!

Talk to a SCORE mentor for expert answers to any of your business questions; no question is too big or too small.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
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