ABCs of Starting a Business – Frederick County

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an insurance agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you Conducting market research Calculating start-up costs Build Your Business Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels Choosing a business name Marketing your business Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations Insurance considerations when starting a business Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Start-Up   Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not permitted in our Frederick county office. You must register through the link above so that we can save…

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Group Business Counseling: Staying on Track – Frederick County

  Join other female entrepreneurs in a facilitated discussion led by a MWBC counselor where participants seek and share advice, feedback, and resources to grow your business! Explore topics such as expanding your client base, enhancing key marketing strategies, and increasing sales volume. Come prepared to discuss your business challenges while sharing tips and tricks with fellow entrepreneurs. This session is free. *Target audience: Growth   Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not permitted in our Frederick county office. You must register through the link above so that we can save a place for you in the workshop.  Inclement Weather: MWBC Frederick County follows Frederick County government closings. Delays are assessed on a case-by-case basis and a final decision will be communicated to attendees no later than 2 hours in advance of the course.

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Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners – Frederick County

  Accurate financials in your business is critical. This workshop, led by a financial professional, will address the basics of managing your books, common mistakes business owners make, and how to understand your financial reports. Learn how to assess components of your business financials from organization, to budget, to financial maintenance. *Target Audience: Start-Up   Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not permitted in our Frederick county office. You must register through the link above so that we can save a place for you in the workshop. Inclement Weather: MWBC Frederick County follows Frederick County government closings. Delays are assessed on a case-by-case basis and a final decision will be communicated to attendees no later than 2 hours in advance of the course.

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Writing a Successful Business Plan – Frederick County

  *Target Audience: Pre-Venture, Start-Up A business plan is a road map to steer your business in the right direction and an essential component of success. It is also the key to securing funding from banks and investors. Writing your business plan requires a holistic analysis of your business, which we will detail in this course. Topics include: Business mission, vision and values Market/competitive analysis Marketing goals Business operations and organizational structure Financial analysis and sales projections Small business accounting and compliance   Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not permitted in our Frederick county office. You must register through the link above so that we can save a place for you in the workshop. Inclement Weather: MWBC Frederick County follows Frederick County government closings. Delays are assessed on a case-by-case basis and a final decision will be communicated to attendees no later than…

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Why Your Workshop Doesn’t Convert Audience into Clients

Five Mistakes Coaches, Consultants and Entrepreneurs Make Guest post by Leslie Zucker  Below, are the Top 5 Mistakes Zucker Helps Coaches, Consultants & Entrepreneurs Overcome: #1: You don’t specifically describe what problem you solve. Have you ever said, “I adapt my services to what my clients need” or “I offer something different for every client”?  You may be trying to convey that you are an accommodating person, hoping it will catch those potential buyers who may be skeptical that you are the right fit for them. If this describes you, you may be sabotaging the success of your workshop or presentation meant to bring in clients.  Instead of giving a first impression that you’re accommodating, you likely seem vague and possibly inexperienced at what you do. Your ideal clients have specific problems and struggles, things that keep them up at night, pains and embarrassments that haunt them over and over. I’m…

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