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Taking the Plunge - Webinar Series to Start your Own Business
This is a 4 module workshop series that will take you through the basics of starting up a business. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves & work with the instructors you'll come away with a good understanding of the specific challenges & opportunities you will face. You will have a financial plan, a marketing plan, and an estimation of the funding you will need to get started.

Workshop #1: I'm Starting My Own B's! Am I Ready?
Wed Aug 4 - Online - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Myths & Realities of Entrepreneurship - The truth about business ownership
• Do you have what it takes - Assessing your skills & experience
• Know your options: Different types of businesses - A closer look at various ways of starting a business
• Making it legal - The nuts & bolts of launching a new business
• Business Plan Basics - Why you need a business plan

Workshop # 2: Got the Idea, Now What?
Wed Aug 11 - Online – 6:00 – 8:00 PM
• Refining your business idea - Steps to develop - Fine tune your business concept
• Doing market research - Steps to identify your target audience & learn how they buy
• Knowing your customer
• Doing competitive research - How to know what your competitors are up to

Workshop # 3: Effective Marketing
Wed Aug 18 - Online – 6:00 – 8:00 PM
• Branding your business - Steps to creating your brand
• Developing your marketing plan - Crafting a plan to communicate your marketing message
• Marketing your business with social media - What you need to know to use social media effectively
• Pricing your product or service - Learning to properly price your product for business success

Workshop # 4: Counting the Money
Wed Aug 25 – Online – 6:00 – 8:30 PM
• Financial Planning - Why you need it - How to forecast your sales, costs, profits and assets
• Understanding and using financial statements- 3 primary financial statements you need to know about
• Finding financing

Fee: Free.
Sponsor: City of Hollywood.
Aug 4, 2021 06:00 PM
Aug 11, 2021 06:00 PM
Aug 18, 2021 06:00 PM
Aug 25, 2021 06:00 PM
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George Gremse
Volunteer @SCORE Broward
George Gremse is an experienced business manager and owner. He has worked for large Fortune 500 companies and has started his own successful businesses. He is on the Board of Directors of Metro Broward Economic Development Corporation and the Board of Advisors at Phoenix University South Florida.