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Archive for September, 2011

POWER for Professional Women

Posted by JC Plus 1, Inc. on September 29, 2011

JC Plus 1, Inc. (Job Creation Plus 1), a local small business owner support organization, announces their newest division for motivated women. POWER, which stands for Power of Women Exchanging Resources, gives professional women the opportunity to connect with other powerful women to share helpful and educational resources.

To kick start this new division, JC Plus 1 hosted a POWER Forum for local professional women on September 27th at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Beach. The event included powerful speakers from the Hampton Roads Business Community including; Martha O’Gorman-Chief Marketing Officer at Liberty Tax, Gordon D’Angelo-Chairman/CEO of NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc., Tanya Bullock and Wanda Cooper of Bullock and Cooper Attorneys at Law, and Carine McCandless- local entrepreneur, writer and advocate.

Women looking to start a business, grow an existing business, climb the corporate ladder or find balance as a professional woman in today’s world can look to POWER for resource support and guidance.

For more information visit: www.JCPlus1.com/power, or call (757) 227-9822 or (888) 527-5871. Join the POWER Facebook group today!

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Job Creation Plus 1, Inc. Launches Business Development Department

Posted by JC Plus 1, Inc. on September 28, 2011

Virginia Beach, Virginia—JC Plus 1, Inc. (Job Creation Plus 1) announced in August the launch of a new business development department to help serve small business owners and members. With new acquisition consultants, Paul Mancuso and Marie Schulte, the new department will provide resources in succession planning, acquisitions, valuation, and transition.

JC Plus 1 began in January 2010 and focuses on accelerating business growth. Small business owners looking for answers to important business questions and help to reach their business goals can contact the organization for guidance and support. “Our mission is to provide resources, strategies, and connections to small business owners. By opening the door to identify areas of need, our goal is to accelerate growth and provide stability for small businesses”, says Mikaya Drew, Member Service Specialist for JC Plus 1.

Numerous upcoming events for small business owners are available nationwide in addition to many other beneficial tools and services.  Small business owners can learn more about events and local Chapter’s of JC Plus 1 by visiting: http://www.jcplus1.com/, or calling (757) 227-9822 or (888) 527-5871.

 

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6 Major Steps in Preparing for Acquisition

Posted by JC Plus 1, Inc. on September 28, 2011

6 Major Steps in Preparing for Acquisition via Marie Schulte of JC Plus 1, Inc.

1.)    Develop specific acquisition objectives, strategies, and expectations as they pertain to your individual circumstances.

2.)    Make sure you have your funding strategy in place before you start the process of talking with any potential candidate.

3.)    Position yourself in the environment that best exposes you to opportunities that will match your strategies.

4.)    Be prepared to perform a thorough due diligence of the potential acquisition.

5.)    Negotiate the business deal directly with your selling candidate using professionals to ensure that all unforeseen events and issues are addressed.

6.)    Have a well thought out, post-transition plan in place with the party you will succeed that includes their flexibility in helping to address unforeseen events that could unfold.

Marie Schulte

To learn more tips or to speak with Marie personally about any questions in the areas of: Succession Planning, Valuation, Acquisitions or Transitions,

give her a call at: 1.888.JC.Plus.1 or 1.888.527.5871.

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A Lesson in Retargeting for Small Business Owners (Video!)

Posted by JC Plus 1, Inc. on September 28, 2011

A Lesson in Retargeting for Small Business Owners via Gary Vaynerchuk of The Daily: “Big Brother Is Good”.

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Check out “How To Create a Job” from This American Life

Posted by JC Plus 1, Inc. on September 28, 2011

Via JC Plus 1, Inc. Chapter Leader, Larry Kushner  in Hartford, CT: “How To Create a Job” from This American Life.

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9 Startup Lessons Learned From a Serial Entrepreneur

Posted by JC Plus 1, Inc. on September 28, 2011

“When I started on the entrepreneurial journey over two years ago, I had this naive notion that I could do everything on my own and that I needed to keep my ideas a secret. Three websites and a startup incubator program later, I learned some lessons I wish I knew at the beginning as an entrepreneur.”

Read the complete article via Stella Huh, Founder of SecondLeap: “9 Startup Lessons Learned From a Serial Entrepreneur”

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Tips To Help Women Business Owners Focus On Growth

Posted by JC Plus 1, Inc. on September 28, 2011

“Tips To Help Women Business Owners Focus On Growth” via Karen-Michelle Mirko Director, Customer Advocacy, American Express OPEN Recent Posts.

…”women open businesses at a rate 1.5 times the national average. What’s also true is that these businesses face a significant hurdle when it comes to growth: only about 1.8 percent of women-owned businesses exceed $1 million in revenues.”

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How Fear Can Help You Grow Your Business

Posted by JC Plus 1, Inc. on September 28, 2011

 

Read the complete article on “How Fear Can Help You Grow Your Business” via American Express Open Forum.

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