September, 2020
Mid Month Biz Tips
Start a Work-from-Home Business Now? Yes!

Can you really start a business in the middle of a pandemic? Here are some ideas for businesses you can start from home. Read article.
Naming Your Business

Finding the right business name is one of the most important tasks you can undertake for your brand. Keep these useful tips in mind.
Upcoming Events
Overcoming Cybersecurity Challenges during the Pandemic; September 17, 1:00 PM
In April 2020, the FBI reported an almost 300% increase in cybercrimes. There has been a huge increase of COVID-19 related phishing and business email compromise attempts. In this free Webinar, you will gain awareness and get high-level recommendations on cybercrime defense. Register here.

National Small Business Week kicks off September 22-24
Join the free online three-day Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation Virtual Conference, starting September 22nd at 1:00 PM. Meet other business owners, learn new business strategies, and talk with industry experts. Register here.

Restaurant Roundtable; September 28, 9:00 AM
The SBTDC is hosting an interactive roundtable to share best practices of how restaurants are surviving and thriving, with a focus on communication, marketing and partnership strategies. Click here to register.
ASK SCORE
Q: Can You Help Make Writing a Business Plan Less Intimidating?

A: A business plan isn't about the document itself, but rather the discovery process you use to create it. The plan's goal is to clearly demonstrate the viability of your business to generate revenue and turn a profit. Your plan needs to state the business case for the business itself, discuss marketplace, financials, SWOT analysis and much more. It's a lot to think about!
When you are ready to start your business plan, create manageable goals and hold yourself accountable for meeting deadlines.
  • Don't attempt to write your plan all at once. Create an outline that will serve as a guide for you to build from, and keep your plan well-organized.
  • Block out time each week to write a specific section of the plan.
  • Use online tools and templates offered by SCORE here.
  • Get feedback along the way - from trusted friends, partners, and from your SCORE mentor.
SCORE is here to help. Email us if you have a question, or make an appointment to meet with a mentor - it's Free!
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