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Score: Workshops for Success

 The Ultimate Business Startup Workshop
Presented by Score South Florida

(The one business workshop you can't afford to miss!)
Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Here's your opportunity to attend the Small Business Workshop that blew away our Sold Out audience when we first presented it a year ago. It's the "Ultimate Startup Workshop" and it's geared for those planning to start a business, and those recently in business. Attendees last year came away thrilled with the event. Here are a few of their comments.

* "So much better than expected - YOU ROCK!"
* "Yes, the ULTIMATE Biz Startup Workshop"
* "I received 1000% out of the seminar"
* "This helped give me a jump start"
* "Great seminar (and) presentation"
* "It was extremely insightful"
* "Eye opener"
* "A great format and very detailed"

Topics that will be covered:
* CHOOSING YOUR BUSINESS ENTITY: This decision alone can profoundly affect your chances of success
* RULES & REGULATIONS FOR HOME-BASED BUSINESS: Get it right from the get-go, there's lots you need to know.
* FINANCING & RECORD KEEPING FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Alternative sources of funds and simple systems to run your business smoothly.
* MARKETING: The Holy Grail of success. What you must know in the ever-evolving, dynamic marketplace.
* WRITING A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN: The roadmap for success and for attracting investors. Guidance you must have.

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 8:30 am-4:00 pm, with coffee and lunch.
Where: On the campus of Lynn University, Boca Raton
Click for directions to Lynn University
Schedule: 8:30 am-9:00 am Registration and coffee, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Workshop (with lunch and breaks)
Cost: $79 in advance, $89 at the door


City launches Business Recognition Program to acknowledge long-time business owners

The City of Coral Springs recognized a number of long-standing local businesses at the annual City-sponsored Chamber of Commerce Wakeup Breakfast on January 18, 2011. The City’s Business Recognition Program is an ongoing effort to acknowledge companies that have been in business in the City for more than 20 years as of January 2011.

Long-time business owners are encouraged to provide their contact details so they may receive a special recognition that celebrates their long history in the City and contributions to the community.

The businesses recognized in January were Advanced Cable Communication, Allstate Insurance, Art Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Inc., Auto Works Collision and Paint, Condo Management Alternative, Inc., Capital Abstract & Title, Coral Springs Auto Tag and Insurance Agency, Coral Springs Melting Pot, Darrow Chiropractic Center, Dr. Benjamin Graber, M.D., Frank J. Petraglia & Associates Insurance, Inc., Johnson & Walters P.A., JWN Corporation, Mrs. P's Dance and Acrobatics Studios, Sample Road Animal Hospital, and Dr. Louis Wasserman, O.D., P.A. of Wasserman Chiropractic.

Businesses can provide their details by calling 954-344-1039. The next recognition will be at an upcoming City Commission meeting.

For the latest business tools and resources from the City and the Coral Springs Economic Foundation, all businesses are encouraged to explore the information available on www.CSBizAssist.org.

City offers informational videos to help local businesses gain a competitive edge

As a result of input from the local business community, the City and the Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation have created a video-on-demand series to help local business owners navigate the current tough economic environment.

The series is part of the City’s CSBizAssist program, a comprehensive business sustainability initiative undertaken since Fiscal Year 2009 to help improve the overall performance of local businesses. The new video series, developed in partnership with numerous local subject matter experts, features topics geared toward helping local businesses and entrepreneurs survive and thrive in this financial climate.

Videos currently available cover topics including how businesses can gain a competitive edge, Internet marketing solutions for success and practicing self-care during stressful times. Future topics include e-commerce, retaining human capital, sound fiscal management and team-building. For more information, please call 954-346-6996.


The video-on-demand series is available for viewing here.

SBA ARC Loan Program Offers Small Business Assistance

The Small Business Administration's America’s Recovery Capital (ARC) Loan Program can provide up to $35,000 in short-term relief for viable small businesses facing immediate financial hardship to help ride out the current uncertain economic times and return to profitability. For complete information, click here. To read ARC Loan FAQs, click here

CSBizAssist: Reaching out to Coral Springs businesses

The City of Coral Springs recently undertook a comprehensive initiative to support local businesses and help them address challenges within the current economic environment. The effort was implemented in concert with the Economic Development Foundation, the City's private, non-profit agent for economic development.

Support resources offered by the City are based on findings from an April 2008 survey of area business owners. Survey respondents cited a number of areas in which they have an interest in City support, including:
  • Developing strategic alliances
  • New business development
  • Executive networking
  • Customer service training
  • Business strategies
  • Marketing
The survey laid the foundation for the broader initiative, which involves partner organizations Broward College, Barry University, the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Sterling Council, SCORE, the Small Business Administration and others.

For questions or more information, click here.