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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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10 Rules for Productive and Effective Meetings by Nick Cray

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September 28, 2021

10 easy-to-follow rules for conducting productive and effective meetings.

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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

Article Language: English
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

Article Language: English
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

Article Language: English
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

Article Language: English
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

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How to Cover for Employees When They’re Gone for an Extended Period

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July 29, 2022,

If the past few years have taught small business owners anything, it’s the unpredictability of life. Assuming that your SMB weathered the pandemic, you are understandably concerned about shoring things up ahead of the next crisis. If you’re starting your own company, you’ll want to adopt a few tried-and-true practices to guard against the unexpected.

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Best Legal Entities for Rural Entrepreneurs

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July 25, 2022,

To ensure rural small business owners have all the facts regarding business structure, here is a quick guide to what entities are available for your rural business and how each can protect you from future legal nightmares.

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The 5 Stages of Delegation to Energize Your Business Growth

Event Language: English
June 16, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to regain work balance, create freedom and grow your business by delegating your workload and focusing on key tasks. Read more

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Embrace the Employee Revolution

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May 4, 2022, 3:10pm EDT

The labor market is tight as companies try and retain people and keep hiring. In this presentation you will learn how to keep employees and attract new ones. Read more

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