BizSuccessTips – March 2016
Let’s Keep Moving Forward Together
You might luck into success, but more likely than not, you’re going to need some sound business advice. Make an appointment with a SCORE mentor today for all of your small business needs.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT


Laurie Marshall of Trademarks The Spot will help you understand:
  • The legal aspects of branding
  • The risks in not undertaking proper IP clearances
  • The steps to prepare for licensing of IP
  • The benefits derived from registration of IP
This is a great way for entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn the basics about intellectual property and the reasons they need to invest their time and effort into ensuring they have protected themselves and their brands.



Picking the right type of financing for a small business isn’t as simple as it was a few years ago. Answering the following four questions will help you determine what type of loan makes most sense for you!
  • Why am I looking for a loan?
  • Which loan term best fits my situation?
  • How much money do I really need?
  • What does my credit profile look like?
By clicking below to read the full article, you’ll find in-depth analysis that will walk you through each question, ensuring that every critical detail is considered.


Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT


Join Ty Kiisel, Contributing Editor of OnDeck to learn everything you need to know about your business credit. He’ll discuss the three questions most lenders have about you and your business; along with how your business credit profile fits into the equation. He’ll also dive into the two drivers that influence your profile and the five things you can start doing today to build a strong business credit profile.






“[My Mentor] helped me take an idea and turn it into reality. She steered me around a number of pitfalls during that start-up process and patiently helped pull me out of the pitfalls.”
When Gregory May left the circus in 1995, he took his skills on the road as a solo performer. But instead of just watching him perform, May found his attendees were also interested in trying out his circus props themselves.
With the help of a SCORE mentor, May evolved his business into circus day camps and afterschool programs, and the success of those offerings led May to open a school to teach circus full time.



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