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Start Up Tuesday – 10 Business Planning Tips for Starting a Business

Enterprise Center


Tue, Jan 16, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Are you thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? In this workshop, our expert presenter will give you 10 business planning tips to help you start your entrepreneurial journey on the right path.  At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a list of simple steps that you use to begin our business journey today!  Here are the business planning elements we’ll review:


  1. How to define the business idea
  2. How to test the idea
  3. Defining the customer
  4. Understanding the competition
  5. Knowing the Industry
  6. Management
  7. Explaining the value and benefits this business will provide
  8. Marketing strategy
  9. The financial options
  10. Is the business idea achievable and does it make sense to start this business

 This informative workshop is offered at no cost and is being sponsored in partnership with the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD).


Michael L. Thompson

Michael L. Thompson, Beverly Branch Manager
SCORE Northeast Massachusetts
Michael Thompson marketed liquid sugar to bottlers, frozen seafood to restaurants and crackers to supermarkets in over 25 countries. Retiring early to establish a consulting practice, he volunteers with SCORE and has worked with a wide variety of organizations, from startups to non-profits to growing corporate success stories.

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