Determine if entrepreneurship is right for you and what every business owner should know before starting their business.
Understand the various legal business entities of sole proprietorships, C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and LLC’s plus the tax implications of each.
The business plan is an important component for success. Learn how to create your business plan, how to make it stand out, and what should be included in the plan. Get the tools to identify information about your industry, competitors and target audience through market research.
How does marketing and social media strategies help position your business for success? Before your spend money on the next media opportunity, have a strategic plan.
Learn how to develop the right team, manage the team, as well as how to plan and execute organizational change
Learn how to protect yourself from the personal liabilities of running your small business by obtaining the appropriate insurance and bonding.
Learn how to let government agencies and prime contractors know about your products and services. Also learn how to register your business and what business licenses and permits are required.
Learn the proper way to keep records for your business. Participants will also learn about setting up accounting systems for periodic reporting and how to make sound financial decisions.
De-mystify the complexity of financial statements and understand how these statements help you manage your business.
Know why your personal credit is important and how it affects getting a loan. This seminar will discuss a few steps you can take to ensure that your personal credit, and thereby your business credit report reflects the best scores possible for your situation.
Learn the elements of a business loan, how credit works and the type of small business products that are available for businesses. Meet personally with small business lenders and receive hands-on assistance with Paragon’s Loan Application Process.