You’ve probably heard that most startups don’t make it through the first year, but do you know why? Two main reasons: poor planning and poor execution. In this webinar, SCORE Mentor Simon Mahler details the best path to a successful startup. He will identify some crucial first steps, provide plenty of tips, strategies, best practices and reliable resources that you can use to help you along your journey of launching your small business. Participants attending this session will learn the necessary steps of: Validating your idea Researching Writing a winning business plan Finding the right team Finding the right customer Presented by P. Simon Mahler - Entrepreneur, SCORE Mentor, Mid-Columbia Tri Cities SCORE P. Simon Mahler volunteers as a SCORE Mentor. Dedicated to building stronger economies and launching his next start-up, Pando Logic, Simon is committed to the success of each and every small business he mentors. For 15 years he has consulted for or founded several start-up companies that have amassed more than $30 million in annual revenues.