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Navigating Shipping Costs - Finding the Right Mix for Your Business

This webinar will help you determine the most efficient and cost-effective mix of shipping carriers to help your business grow. Read more

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Webinars for Nonprofits

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Recorded National Webinars for nonprofits selected and reviewed for you by the SCORE Madison Nonprofit Committee. Read more

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To Be (Self-Employed ) or Not To Be by Bill Ferguson

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February 22, 2021

It takes more than a better mousetrap to be successful in business. The purpose here is to tell you what you need to be successful, in addition to the better mousetrap.

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Lean Manufacturing Tools by Nick Cray

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December 16, 2020

One of the early-developed lean tools, developed in the 1930’s, is The 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving technique developed by the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, Sakichi Toyoda. It's also useful for solving your business problems, regardless of your industry.

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It's As Simple As Asking a Question by Kathleen Paris

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December 3, 2020

I have had an exciting, intense and wonderful career as a management consultant and have worked with organizations around the world. I have worked with groups trying to chart their future, groups that were stuck trying to get to the future, groups that were locked in conflict, and all kinds of situations in between.

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Budgeting for Next Year by Bill Ferguson

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October 26, 2020

Companies using a calendar year to do their financial statements need to take this time of the year to do budgeting for next year. Budgeting? Why would a company need that? Just do their thing – sell and hope for the best? That’s NOT a good way to run a company. Not good at all. All the big corporations budget everything – sales, expenses by category, cash flow, etc, etc. And, they do it on a quarterly basis. Why? One, they want a target that they believe they need to hit and so they then plan what they must do to hit that target. And, secondly, they use it for accountability – to measure the performance of each subsidiary or department that fed their budgets into the overall budget. Planning and accountability.

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Validating a Local B2C Business Idea

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June 21, 2019

If you don’t have customers, you don’t have a business.  First things first, who’s going to buy what you’re selling?  And why buy your product, or service, instead of the competitions?

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Small Business Basics

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This invaluable guide on business planning basics will help get you on your way to making your entrepreneurial dreams come true. Read more

Virtual Conference

National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

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Access the on-demand educational, informative, and inspiring sessions that took place during the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, hosted by the SBA and SCORE. Read more

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The Startup Roadmap: Chapter 12 - Open for Business

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In the last chapter of the Roadmap, you’ll prepare for your grand opening and learn important steps to keep your business running smoothly in its first year. Read more

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Growing with Partners and Investors

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This free online business workshop will identify ways your company can grow and attract new partners and investors. Read more

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