May 1 through May 7 has been declared National Small Business Week, a week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the American economy, continue supporting them, and honor the occasion with programs and activities that highlight these important businesses.
If you are just getting started in court reporting or captioning, be sure to visit NCRA’s page dedicated to providing resources for starting and maintaining your own business. From writing a business plan that will help you determine what your goal is to information on tax laws and financing your business, NCRA’s firm owner business resources page will help you solidify your business’ purpose and goals.
Another resource for small business owners and managers would be to review the webinars from the NCRA Business Summit available in the Learning Center. The NCRA Business Summit is an event geared toward owners or managers of court reporting, captioning, and legal videography businesses who want to know how to grow their businesses and provides the opportunity for face-to-face networking to discuss the challenges facing the industry.
Finally, court reporting continues to be a lucrative career. Read this article about the five steps to building a million-dollar court reporting business. While some reporters go their entire lives without earning a million dollars, it can sound crazy that some court reporters might be able to achieve this milestone in a few short years, but it is possible.