In my angel investor mode, I often find myself flipping to the “management” section of a business plan, even before I read the solution description and opportunity. Imagine my lack of excitement if that section is missing, or it’s basically a list of names and titles that I don’t recognize. To win, you need to […]
One of the simplest and smartest ways to establish a positive business credit history is by using a business credit card. Like a personal credit card, a business credit card offers you a revolving line of credit with a set credit limit. This means that as soon as you pay it off, you can use […]
When you’re launching your business, connecting with customers and refining your product or service are top priorities. But another thing you should consider, which isn’t always top of mind, is your security strategy. It is an integral part of your company’s longevity, and to be the most effective, it should be a part of your […]
It could have been a giant cinderblock. It certainly would have cost less and would have served the same general purpose. Soon to rise in Varansi, India, is a breathtaking structure to house silk artisans. Designed by celebrity architect David Adjaye, the facility will reflect Buddhist-Moghul-Hindu architecture and the values of the area. A 500-year […]
One of my favorite TV shows is Pawn Stars, because it gives you a chance to see the art of deal-making over and over. It also teaches an important lesson for business owners: When you’re thinking of selling your business, know what it is worth. It’s interesting to me that when people come in to […]
When creating your brand, it’s imperative that you think about everything from your logo to color scheme to to the tag line. You also have to have a memorable brand name, strong message, support system, and all of the necessary legalities, like getting trademarked, in place. But, that’s only the beginning of your branding process. […]
My Old-School Chiropractor Is Better at Marketing Than Most Entrepreneurs This past week, my employer brought in a chiropractor — let’s call him Dr. Dave — to talk to my co-workers and I during lunch. Dr. Dave pulled a classic chiropractor move and gave us a “healthy” Subway lunch and bottles of water. Dr. Dave […]
The art of storytelling has been practiced for thousands and thousands of years. Through movies, books, fairy tales, and bedtime stories, we have all been exposed to storytelling, and most of us at one point or another have been engrossed in the tale. But have you ever stopped to think about how storytelling impacts your […]
I strongly suggest that would-be entrepreneurs do a business plan. As a result of completing the plan you will be much better prepared and know whether or not your business idea is feasible. Try the following article for a short-cut. However, I caution you on following a short-cut unless you have substantial experience or knowledge […]
Alexis Rojas discusses how the SBDC at Florida A&M helped with their vision and brand of Barbaric Barbell.
Very good! I would recommend this process to anyone who is considering starting a new business.
The SBDC Business Analyst listened to me and was able to access a sales approach. He also helped me strategize my sale approach!
I feel this service has tremendous value!
This gave me a clear vision of what I need to do! There will be a lot of leg work, but I have a lot of confidence in the success of my idea. Thank you!
Everyone has been helpful and great to work with.
Take advantage of what SBDC at FAMU offers! A great resource that any business should use!
Good Job! Whew, never knew starting a business was so involved!
I'm really excited about starting my business and look forward to learning more from the SBDC as I grow!
I appreciate having a workshop like this in the community to help Tallahassee citizens succeed in their endeavors. The SBDC at Florida A&M University is an invaluable resource!