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Fox Valley SCORE sets Small Business Forum
Apr 11, 2017 4:48 PM
Fox Valley SCORE presents its third Annual Small Business Forum on from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 2 at Northern Illinois University Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road in Naperville.
Who is Fox Valley Score, and how can they help my startup or existing business?
Mar 28, 2017 1:00 AM
Fox Valley SCORE is a local volunteer non-profit organization of successful business individuals with its major purpose to educate and counsel startup and existing small businesses to grow and succeed.
Why is a strong brand so important for my small business?
Feb 28, 2017 1:00 AM
As you start your business, establishing your identity in your marketing area and building your brand image needs to be among your top priorities.
Considerations for peddling a niche product
Feb 14, 2017 1:00 AM
While no product or service can be a good fit for everyone, niche products have an even narrower market than most. If your business is focused on meeting a specialized need in a specialized market (for example, vegan spa products), the strategies and tactics others use to market its products and services may or may not be effective for you.
3 accounting statements to measure performance
Feb 14, 2017 1:00 AM
With the help of three key financial performance statements: balance sheet; profit and loss (P&L) statement; and cash flow statement small business owners can stay in touch with the financial health of its business.
What are the key considerations and implications when firing an employee?
Feb 13, 2017 11:19 AM
While carefully selecting employees can help prevent human resources issues, your small business might determine at a later point in time that you hired a staff member who just isn't a good fit anymore.
3 accounting statements your business needs to measure financial performance
Feb 13, 2017 11:45 AM
What are the three basic accounting statements your business needs to measure finacial performance? If you don't develop the basic financial knowledge and understanding of your operations you risk missing red flags that might indicate problems with how you're managing your business and its money.
How can I protect my business trademark from competitors?
Feb 13, 2017 11:47 AM
"Trademark" can refer to both "trademarks" and "service marks." They are similar but not exactly alike.
How can using the Business Model Canvas methodology benefit my small business?
Feb 13, 2017 11:52 AM
The Business Model Canvas is an entrepreneurial tool that enables you to visualize, design, and reinvent your business model. It was developed by Swiss business theorist and author Alexander Osterwalder. It has recently gained notoriety and acceptance.
How can I establish and foster a creative environment for my employees?
Feb 13, 2017 11:54 AM
Too often small business owners use the only processes they're familiar with, the ones from their former job. This results in producing a work environment that doesn't differ from the previous job they left.
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