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            I’m thinking about adding some new products to my retail pet supply business, but before doing so would like to get feedback from my customers as to the products they’d most like to see. What’s the best way to do this?

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            I’m thinking about adding some new products to my retail pet supply business, but before doing so would like to get feedback from my customers as to the products they’d most like to see. What’s the best way to do this?

 

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This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

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            My home improvement business has outgrown the basic accounting software that I’ve been using. I’ve done a little research on what’s available, but the information I’ve found so far is overwhelming and confusing. How do I evaluate my options?

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            My home improvement business has outgrown the basic accounting software that I’ve been using. I’ve done a little research on what’s available, but the information I’ve found so far is overwhelming and confusing. How do I evaluate my options?

About the Author

            This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration

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            Hearing daily about not only natural disasters but also about political unrest and terrorism, what can I do to protect my business from the effects of these potentially devastating events?

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            Hearing daily about not only natural disasters but also about political unrest and terrorism, what can I do to protect my business from the effects of these potentially devastating events?

About the Author

            This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.

The "CREATING YOUR MARKETING MESSAGE" worksheet will help you develop the vocabulary that you need with the most powerful words to get your message across in sales situations.  This will also help you develop the presentations, elevator pitch and tag line you need when working with potential clients and in networking situations.  Use this also to help you fine tune you web site.

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Sue Phalen is a mentor in the Houston chapter of SCORE specializing in marketing.

 

This presentation by Intuit Quickbooks includes an overview of Financial Management & Accounting essentials for small business owners:

 

This presentation by Intuit Quickbooks includes an overview of Financial Management & Accounting essentials for small business owners:

·         Why financial management is critical to effectively run a business

·         How to set-up and manage your accounts

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Bob Wimberly

Business Law 101 DM 2015

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            The never-ending demands of managing my manufacturing company often leave me feeling disconnected from my customers. What can I do to get back in touch with them and make sure we’re meeting their needs?

Have you ever seen those signs on the back of tractor-trailers, giving motorists a number to call to comment on the quality of the operator’s driving? A small business should issue the same kind of invitation to its customers, and not just to field complaints or problems. You also want to know what your small business is doing right, what good things could be done better, and what new products or services your customers want.

About the Author

This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

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            It seems as if every day I read about some company being hacked and its information compromised. How do I protect my small business from this threat? 

            Disruptions to your small business IT system are not simply inconvenient; they’re costly and downright dangerous. Studies have found that more than 70% of small businesses that experience a data breach go out of business within a year.

About the Author

            This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

Short guide to the important steps used in buying a business.

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The Complete Guide To Buying A Business by Richard W. Snowden (Abstract of the book)

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