Category Archives: Mentoring

Cincinnati Entrepreneurial Support

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth, and SCORE is America’s premier source of free, confidential business advice. In addition to the one-on-one mentoring and coaching the SCORE organization offers, and team/group counseling sessions for local entrepreneurs in the Tristate area, SCORE partners with numerous organizations in the community to provide additional resources which impact entrepreneurial growth. This blog will focus on three SCORE partners that help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. These additional … 
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The Strategic Plan

The strategic plan provides the basic focus and guidelines that drive the business planning process. It covers a multi-year period and provides a long-term perspective for your business and furnishes the business with a decision support framework to be used year around. Strategic planning is a fundamental requirement of any successful business. It establishes and communicates direction and vision for the organization to follow, and allows management to respond to unexpected opportunities in your market place. Although no plan can detail every step along your … 
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Selecting a PR/Marketing Agency

While Public Relations and Marketing are two separate functions, they share many of the same considerations when selecting an agency for your company. After discussing these considerations we will consider what is unique to each function. Base the decision on value Make a decision about your agency based on the value it can deliver, not on price alone. A good agency will match the best mix of activities against your budget to maximize the results. Is the prospective agency interested in your company? A strong … 
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Legal Considerations Brief Roundup

Legal considerations are not to be ignored by small business owners. The easiest way to avoid any problems is to be prepared. Preparation should begin with choosing your attorney before you need one. Your Business Attorney What legal services can an attorney provide your business? Select and implement your legal form of business organization LLC: understand the benefits and limitations of this form of legal protection Multiple member LLC or partnership: draft operating and buy-sell agreements between partners Sub-S or schedule-C corporation: draft corporation buy-laws, … 
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Mentoring with SLATE

The idea behind SCORE is simple: the expertise and passion of thousands of successful entrepreneurs positively affecting the success of millions of individuals. But the process takes time and relies on the right mentors with the right clients. Your focus and efforts will help America’s small businesses flourish. SCORE believes that SLATE is the perfect acronym for a mentoring methodology. When you begin each mentoring session, remember SLATE and how you should start each session with a clean SLATE. Be open to new possibilities. Be … 
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