small business

SCORE presents: how to be a successful bidder

Contractors must juggle between two possibilities when estimating costs for their customers: If my bid is too low, I will lose money. If I bid too high, my customers will leave me, and use my competitor.

Join us on Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a discussion about how to accurately set the sales prices you need to quote to your customers. Keith Stine, a retired electrical contractor and current SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) mentor, will help participants with the following topics and more:

S.C.O.R.E.S. - Exploring Franchise Opportunities, 03/02/2017 @ 1:00pm

 If you have stopped short of looking into franchising because you think it’s all fast food or it’s too expensive, take a second look! There are many opportunities and  options that can meet your budget while maximizing your earnings. Discover how to choose a business that will not only fit you well but also give you control over your finances and plans for retirement. Learn why it is so important to make the right choice up front. 

Presenter:
Diana Trondsen is a franchise Consultant with FranNet, the oldest and most respected Franchise Consulting firm, with 75 offices in the US and Canada, that has helped thousands of people find the right franchise.

SCORE workshop: Small business funding sources

Join SCORE Mentor and Counselor Dr. Lalitha Raman on September 17 at 10:30 a.m. for a workshop on small business financing. You will learn about the various sources of funds in the marketplace, the best place to start, what the lenders look for when reviewing a funding application and the key ingredients for success when borrowing money.

The free workshop will also cover sources of equity and how to use equity as an alternative to borrowing funds.

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