SE CT SCORE Express e-Newsletter goes State-Wide in February as CT SCORE Express.

  CT SCORE Express is a cooperative effort of the seven CT SCORE Chapters . . . with news you can use, news you should know about, news about how to run your business better – all that you don’t have time to find and read yourself. Each of the Chapters will sponsor one of [...]

Flash! Flash!

The IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center on the IRS website offers the following resources: – Small business forms and publications – Employer Identification Number online application – Employment tax information – federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes, FUTA and self-employment tax – Tax-related news that could affect your business – Small [...]

Three Simple Steps to a Pay Raise

So, to continue – – – : As a small business owner are you facing issues you can’t seem to resolve?  Are you struggling to keep your business afloat?  Do you need to increase sales or diversify your product offerings?  At the end of the day does it seem like you are working for less [...]

Making Customers Flock to Your Door

  The Key? Customer Service - Always your top priority. You need to make real customer service your first priority for your business!  This will increase sales, attract new customers and build your reputation in your market. That may sound like a bold and maybe even counterintuitive statement to those who might be consumed by inventory, finances, [...]

Why can’t a woman be more like a man?

And Finally, There is a line in the movie My Fair Lady where Professor Henry Higgins ponders the question, ”Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” (Click here for lyrics.) I have to admit that this radically politically incorrect song is incredibly funny even though, perhaps I am not supposed to laugh in public and should definitely not share this view on the Internet for [...]

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology

By SAM GROBART NY TIMES December 29, 2010 Two hours of work on improving your technological life will pay off handsomely in both increased free time and diminished anxiety and frustration. Your gadgets and computers, your software and sites — they are not working as well as they should. You need to make some tweaks. But the [...]

The Road to Hell is Paved with. . . Power Point Presentations!

Avoiding the Road to PowerPoint Hell By Nancy Duarte http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748703954004576090053995594270-lMyQjAxMTAxMDIwMjEyNDIyWj.html A friend of mine attending the keynote address at an industry conference a few years ago noticed that others in the audience were growing restless, daydreaming, studying their cellphones. He checked the Twitter feed for the event and found an entire back-channel conversation. “OMG I [...]

Greetings from Your Friends at The IRS

IRS Offers Tips in Choosing a Tax Return Preparer This Tax Season   MOUNTAINSIDE NJ –  The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to choose carefully when hiring an individual or firm to prepare their tax returns.  Taxpayers are responsible for the information on their tax returns even if prepared by someone else. “Reputable tax return [...]

Your new Company’s “DNA”

How to Shape the DNA of a Young Company This interview with Jeremy Allaire, chairman and chief executive of Brightcove, an online video platform for Web sites, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. The New York Times Company owns a small stake of less than five percent in Brightcove. Jeremy Allaire of Brightcove says [...]

Your Financial Statements – not even “101″!

Business Plan Financial Spreadsheets The SE CT Chapter of SCORE just posted a revised set of Excel Financial Spreadsheets [worksheets] for your use in preparing your business plan. To check them out, go to: RESOURCES – BUSINESS PLANS –http://southeasternctscore.org/plans.htm Read more about important Key Features of the Spreadsheets and some basic information on the Meaning and [...]