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Here are some articles about why Designations and Awards are valuable. In a nutshell, they attract customers, who are more likely to stop if they see a sign indicating an award, and second, they attract better job applicants, who want to work for a company on the rise. Industry Awards Create Buzz for your Business … Continue reading 5/16 Lesson 27
Press releases! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GFUCHuKAX0 Press Release template Press Release Template Brainstorm a list of local media outlets and contacts for television, radio, and print that may want to advertise your business.
In today's class we reviewed how you access your Investor Panel money! Please make copies of today's handout and be sure to fill it out thoroughly and turn it in to the Chamber with copies of your receipts. Remember that you can't access your Investor money until you've demonstrated, with receipts, that you have spent … Continue reading 4/18 Lesson 23
For next week: Review your design pieces– show them to family and friends for feedback. Practice your presentation using your notecards. Think about questions to ask at the CEO Panel– due Feb. 28 What do you want to know about getting started? I will be absent next class, but will send a nice powerpoint, and … Continue reading 2/14 Niche Marketing, student introductions, mentor visit #6
REVIEW: Average Monthly Operating Costs: insurance? website hosting? Cell phone bill? Monthly advertising cost? YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY AVERAGE MONTHLY COSTS. You can include these items on your chart, but list 0 as your cost. It shows you're thinking about the costs. Your Start Up Investment: this should be very specific and should include what … Continue reading 2/7 Lesson 14
E-Commerce, web concepts, web strategy planning, and mentor visit #4!! Presentation on ecommerce-2017-- how do you sell online? Make the best website? Fill out the web development concepts worksheet. This is to help you PLAN your site and its structure. Mentor Visit #4-- Finish your business plan!! Begin working on your slideshow! yea-powerpoint-template-17 Begin working on your … Continue reading 1/31 Lesson 13
Our Insurance speaker cancelled last minute!! We will reschedule. Work on your business plan. You need to have it finished by the end of next week's class. Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!! Tonight is our 3rd mentor visit. Let's finish our financials-- monthly operating costs, projected income statements, start-up investments, and your financing strategy.
Here's the lesson from today's class! At the end are the takeaways to help you prepare for next week. There are also a few links to help you think about selling your product to stores.