Charlotte Continuing Education partners with SCORE to help small businesses
SIMPLE STEPS FOR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
Prepared and presented by Port Charlotte SCORE in partnership with Edison State College Charlotte campus Continuing Education, this is an interactive program that provides small business owners and managers the knowledge and tools they need to switch their strategy from start-up mode to growth mode. These workshops will help business clients develop customized strategies with the help of SCORE Mentors. Dr. Gene Mongiardini, instructor, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration with a major in Management as well as a Doctor of Education degree. He has twenty-two years of teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as over forty-two years of professional diversified experience in the business management environment.
Each of the classes will be held from 5pm to 7pm at the Mid-County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. No Textbook is required - materials will be supplied by the instructor. Cost of the course is $125. To register, call 941-637-5669.
Session days and topics are:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 - BUSINESS ASSESSMENT AND GOAL SETTING
This introductory workshop will give you an overview of the Simple Steps for Growing Your Business Workshop program and help you formulate new goals for your business. This session will key in on things that go wrong and your personal competencies needed to run a business. Clients will have the option of completing a business assessment online, in their local chapter, or at the end of this workshop, to discover areas where they may have an opportunity for growth or improvement.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - THE BUSINESS PLAN
In this workshop, you will learn those factors that contribute most to business success, components of a business plan, how to make the plan work for you, and how to look for money.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 - PLANNING AND CONTROLLING
This workshop looks at two of the parts of management, planning and controlling. Areas to be discussed include administration, goals, planning, planning models, design making/problem solving, operations, strategy, and time management.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 - ORGANIZING
This session discusses a third function of management – organizing. This workshop will help you identify strategies to do just that. We will discuss designing a business, getting organized, change, economic downturn, and growth.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 - LEADING
This workshop covers the fourth function of management – leading. By the end of this session, you will have a better understanding of when is the right time to hire, how much help do I need, how much can I afford, the nitty gritty, finding applicants, interviewing, day one, becoming the boss and bringing it all together.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 - MARKETING
This workshop is designed to help small business owners learn more about the seven O’s, your target market, the four P’s, a marketing plan, when to advertise, your message, marketing vehicles and overlooked factors.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 - MONEY AND FINANCING
This session looks at money management tips, finding money for your business, financing sources, going for your loan, using credit cards, buy or lease, and how to re-evaluate monthly expenses.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 - PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER
This session will focus on organizational integration – the key to quality and productivity. In addition, we will cover ways to ensure your company’s survival, tips for business life, how to get more hours in a day, home office issues, working from a distance, and preparing for the unexpected.
POST GRADUATION - WORK WITH YOUR SCORE MENTOR TO:
• Implement the methods discussed in the program
• Develop a Business Plan
• Pursue outside financing, if that is your need
• Obtain ongoing advice as you continue to run the business