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Free Online Business Courses from SCORE

February 25, 2009

The following online training modules are available for starting up a business:

Developing efficient systems
Learn how business systems can give you greater control, add value, lower your costs, improve profits and free up your time.

Quick Start Business Plan
If you intend to start a business, you should write a business plan. It will help you flesh out your ideas, and will be required by your bank and other lenders before they extend you credit, business loans, or overdraft protection.

Creating a cash reserve
This lesson outlines practical ideas and tactics you can use to create a cash reserve in your business. It helps you to plan ahead for cash squeezes by focusing on the financial things you can do to save or generate money.

Planning your advertising
This lesson shows you how to plan and implement your advertising to increase your chances of gaining new customers.

Creating customer loyalty
The lesson explains why loyalty is so important and covers a range of practical ideas you can implement in your business immediately to build loyalty.

Establishing advisory boards
Taking time to complete a business plan before you start your business will reduce the risk of missing something. This quick business plan outlines the main points and will give a clear snapshot of your business idea and its feasibility.

Can you afford to start?
You need a clear idea of how much money you will need to get started and how much you will be able to make. This lesson will show you how to assess various situations using financial templates you can download.

Working out your prices
The lesson will help you to set optimum prices for your goods or services. These enable you to maximize profit, while making sure your prices remain attractive to your market. Along the way, you will find out how to work out costs associated with bringing your products or services to market.

Here is a link to SCORE’s main course offerings web page:

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