Most entrepreneurs are not adequately prepared to go into business. While they may have the motivation, desire and talent, many do not take the time to properly plan, investigate and research the business they are interested in starting.
Like a chess game, success in small business starts with decisive and correct opening moves. And, although initial mistakes are not fatal, it takes skill, discipline and hard work to regain the advantage.
To increase your chance for success, take the time, up front, to explore and evaluate your business and personal goals. Then build a comprehensive and well thought out business plan that will help you reach these goals.
The process of developing a business plan will help you think through some important issues that you may not have considered yet. Your plan will become a valuable tool as you set out to raise money for your business. It should also provide milestones to gauge your success.
An important step in starting your business is to develop a business plan. The plan will help you define what your business is about, how you are going to market your product, and how your business will operate.
Once you have completed writing the business plan, review it with a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) representative or a business associate that you trust. When you feel comfortable with the content and structure, make an appointment to review and discuss it with your banker. The business plan is a flexible document that will change as your business grows.
Time: February 24, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: New Hope B. C. Reception Hall
Organized By: Lottie Cross
Celebrating Black History Month with the Release of the 21st Edition of the African American Business Directory networking Reception.
Hosted at the New Hope B. C. Reception Hall 124—21st Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Price is $12.00 each and vendors are $20.00.
To reserve your space call Lottie Cross 206-324-3114 or mail your check to P. O. Box 18376, Seattle, WA 98118
“Plenty of good food”
This year we will be showcasing all small business’s products and services and giving each participate a 2-minute blurb about their business. Instead of having a guest speaker, our focus is to learn about the different products and services of small businesses we can support. Each vendor will get a 5% discount advertisement in the 22nd edition of the directory.
Get ready for the 2012 edition of the African American Business Directory.
Black Dollar Days Task Force has recently partnered with Seattle Publishing Inc., our long time publisher, to handle the advertising sale for the directory. They will be contacting businesses on our behalf to make the 21st edition a success.
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For ad, sponsorship opportunities, and listing information - contact Lottie Cross - 206-324-3114.