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Entrepreneurs benefit from a variety of regularly scheduled, low or no-cost educational workshops. Piedmont SCORE has a Basic Start-up Workshop somewhere in the Upstate every month.

These workshops are offered geographically throughout the Piedmont Chapter which serves the Upstate of South Carolina. Both SCORE Mentors and representatives from the local business community, as well as our partners (eg; SBDC, technical colleges, Chambers of Commerce, etc.) conduct these workshops.

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Checklist: Questions to Ask an IT Consultant

How do you select the right IT consultant for your needs, your business and your budget? Download this checklist for help. Read more

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Sales Forecast (12 months)

Forecasting sales of your product or service is the starting point for the financial projections. Read more

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Loan Amortization Schedule

Amortizing a loan means paying it down, a small amount at a time. This template will help you develop a loan amortization schedule. Read more

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Financial History & Ratios

The value of this spreadsheet is that it puts a lot of information in one place to facilitate comparison and analysis. Read more

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Product and Service Description Worksheet

This worksheet will help you create a product/service description for your marketing materials. Read more

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Target Market Data Worksheet

Download this template to help your select the best target markets for your business. Read more

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Target Market Comparison Worksheet

Use this template to determine the differences between your target customers. Read more

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Competitive Data Collection Plan

What makes your product/service different from your competitors? This template includes the information you should gather before marketing to your customers. Read more

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Brand Message Worksheet

What does your brand stand for? How are you unique? Who is your customer? Download this template to help you create your brand message. Read more

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Pricing Strategy Worksheet

Use this worksheet to develop your anticipated pricing strategy. Read more

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Distribution Channel Assessment Worksheet

Complete the worksheet by noting each distribution channel you are considering, then by assessing its pros and cons based on Ease of Entry, Geographic Proximity, Costs, Competitors Read more

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