The Cheraw Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Small Business Bootcamp in partnership with Northeastern Technical College for four nights beginning June 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost for this event is $60.
The event schedule is as follows:
Day 1 (June 18) – Hanging the Shingle
“Behold the turtle; he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” (Bruce Levin)
Learn everything you need to know to get off the launch pad. What are the local requirements? What do the State and Federal governments need to know? What professional advice will you need and where will you find it? Should you incorporate? What kind of insurance will you need? Practicing professionals will be on hand to lead this discussion and to answer these questions and more.
Day 2 (June 19) – Show me the Money
“Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.” (Jim Rohn)
Learn the meaning behind the numbers. What are they telling you? What really is an asset? What’s the difference between a good and bad liability? Which ratios matter most? What is available through the Small Business Administration and other Government entities? You will also learn about cash flow management, capital budgeting, and how to create money out of thin air. How can I raise capital?
Day 3 (June 20) – Getting Noticed and Do I Need a Staff?
“If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.” (David Ogilvy)
Learn how to build marketing into your product. Also learn how to make the most of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. We will discuss in detail the importance of permission marketing and blogging. Do I need a staff? What are hiring processes? What are the reporting requirements when there are employees?
Day 4 (June 21) – Writing the Plan
Boot Camp Graduation
“The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.” (Sun Tzu)
Enough with the theories, the models and the academics. Let’s accomplish something meaningful…Finish the day with a plan in hand. Write out your mission and your purpose for being in business. Formulate your financial plan and marketing strategy. Let’s put it all together.
Receive your certification for completion of the course at Graduation.
There are only 12 spaces available, so call the Chamber at 843-537-7681 and register today.