Sponsored in part by FCIDC & Northfield Bank

Your business plan was never meant to be an exercise in futility – it’s meant to be the backbone of your business success. Now, more than ever, it’s time to revisit your business plan (or write one) to ensure that you are focused on the key elements to help you adapt to and survive the pandemic as we continue to evolve in the new normal.

In this session, you will learn:

  • If your marketing strategy is set up best for the changing needs of your customers
  • How to reach and communicate with your customers
  • How to determine if your pricing, products, or service offerings need to change
  • How to keep planning for the future, including when to pivot
In a post-COVID-19 world, what we offer in products/services and the pricing strategy that goes with it has changed. Pricing your product/service offerings is very tricky for both seasoned and new business owners. What to consider? What would bring me the customers I want? How can my business survive based on my offerings/pricing? These are just some of the questions that we will address in this workshop.

This discussion will touch on:

  • Elements which go into product offerings and pricing
  • Common pitfalls of pricing
  • When to adjust product offerings or prices
With COVID-19, consumers are flocking to the internet for all their shopping. Today’s discussion will help businesses understand what it takes to capitalize on selling their products online while understanding many of the nuances to do it properly.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand e-Commerce sites and the customer experience
  • Know the logistics, costs and security of e-Commerce
  • Master the “rules” for good e-Commerce store design and product listings
Knowing your small business financial position is extremely important. Are you staring at a bunch of numbers and don’t really understand what you’re looking at? What are the KPI’s (key performance indicators) that you should be focusing on? We understand. Let’s change that!

The three fundamental financial statements for most businesses are the Income Statement (also called a Profit & Loss Statement), the Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cashflow. The information in those reports serves as the roadmap to tell you how healthy your business is, where it’s been, and where it’s heading. In this session you will learn:

  • What are the most important numbers/ratios for me to focus on?
  • What are they telling me about my business now?
  • What do they suggest for the future?
  • Original Recording Date: Mar 10, 2021
  • To watch the recap webinar, click here and enter the password: 535$z0!B
  • To download the presentation packet, click here

Online (often referred to as QBO) is Intuit’s subscription-priced, cloud-based accounting and bookkeeping software, designed primarily for small-to-medium businesses. QBO automates many aspects of managing your business by tracking inventory, calculating sales tax, updating transactions, and producing financial reports while integrating with many of the other cloud-based tools you are probably already using in your small business. Is it right for your business? What are the essential features to use?

In this session, you will learn:

  • Is QuickBooks Online (QBO) the best financial software for my business and its scale?
  • What are other Bookkeeping software options?
  • What is the difference between Quickbooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online?
  • Does QBO adapt well to all different kinds of businesses?

We are excited to have Will Carlson from Carlson Consulting, LLC as our speaker as we dig into Quickbooks Online for your small business.

  • Original Recording Date:  Feb 10, 2021
  • To watch the recap webinar, click here and enter the password: %VZHU2i6
  • To download: 
    • Presentation packet, click here
    • Excel file used during the webinar, click here
    • To download the SCORE 3-year Cash Flow Statement spreadsheet, click here

Managing your business’ cash flow effectively during COVID-19 may seem impossible but it’s not. This session will focus on understanding what cash flow is, its importance, and will give you some tools to analyze and manage cash flow to help ensure your business will survive.

Three takeaways from the session help you understand:

  • Why is cash flow so important. Isn’t profit better?
  • How to project my business’ cash flow needs.
  • Some techniques to improve or smooth out cash flow.

We are excited to bring back SCORE Vermont mentors David Mount & Steve Greenfield as our speakers!

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Call: 802-524-2194
Email: info@fcidc.com
Visit: 2 North Main Street, 4th Floor
St. Albans, VT 05478-1099

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