Should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve. Read more
The role played by a “Cash Cow” component in your business portfolio is often undervalued and overlooked. Simply stated, the term “Cash Cow” is a term commonly used to describe a product or service which consistently generates positive cash flow. Typically “cash cows” are well established and within the mature stage of the business cycle. As such they offer limited opportunity for growth and require minimal new investment.
Start-up businesses typically work with a limited cash reserve. As an initial step in your planning process, prepare a cash flow projection for the purpose of finding the point at which the business will reach a “breakeven” point” and subsequently begin to generate a positive cash flow. Despite the amount of research carried out by entrepreneurs, often revenue projections are overly optimistic and operating costs underestimated.
Many clients approach SCORE with ideas derived from established hobbies. Before investing large amounts of time and money to launch a new business the owner needs to consider whether It’s a realistic business opportunity or an expanded hobby.
While survival was the name of the game for many small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s entrepreneurs see a brighter future ahead. In Meta’s most recent Global State of Small Business report, small business owners in North America feel confident about surviving for at least another six months under present conditions. That’s good news for veteran-owned businesses strategizing how to grow to the next stage of success.
In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month, we have invited business owners and SCORE mentors to share their journeys and answer your questions. Read more
As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks.
In this webinar, our expert presenter will look at past recessions to determine business trends, types, and models best suited to resist future economic downturns. Read more