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Learn From the Experts with SCORE’s Small Business Training Workshops

Find low or no-cost, targeted training in both in-person and online formats on topics that matter to you and your small business. Join a business expert at an interactive in-person or virtual workshop or learn at your own pace with one of our recorded webinars.

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How to Find Your Customers

Finding customers is about understanding your markets and a focused and effective marketing plan. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - February 23, 2023
Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business.
Basics of Bookkeeping

Managing finances is a primary element in running your small business. This FREE seminar provides basic information on accounting, book keeping, taxation and entity types.

Sales Fundamentals

In this class, learn an ethical, relationship-based, model of sales. Learn the many ways Sales helps your business survive and grow. Begin creating your own sales process that goes from prospect to customer and the vital steps in between.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 March 7th, 2023
Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business.
Starting a Nonprofit - March 14th 12:00pm- 1:30pm
Starting a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity is not a decision to be taken lightly. Public charities are subject to federal and state rules and regulations that are not imposed on “for-profit” small businesses, including how they will generate income. The purpose of this workshop is to help newly established and potential nonprofit founders gather information needed to make an informed decision on how to move their charitable missions forward.
Marketing Your Business

Discover how to effectively and efficiently use marketing tools. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques.

Financial Planning for Starting a Business

Learn how to use financial information to manage your business day-to-day, raise capital, incentive key employees, and more. This class will also go through the process of creating a financial plan. Suited for new and existing business owners.

21 Ways to Fund a Nonprofit - April 18th 12:00pm- 1:30pm
Nonprofits generally need every possible dollar they can get to further their mission. Yet, the matter of “where” to find these dollars has eluded many nonprofit leaders, especially those who are new to the sector. This workshop was written to help small nonprofit leaders who have not reached their funding goals identify multiple sources for generated revenue to further their charitable mission. This workshop is intended for U.S. Nonprofit 501c3 Organizations; however, the content is very universal and can be applied to most public charities anywhere in the world.
How to Access Nonprofit Sponsorships, Grants, and Resources - May 18th - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
This workshop provides a high-level overview of the online spaces available for major sources of funding and nonprofit resources. Divided into three sections, the discussion addresses the following objectives: (1) the best grant databases and websites, (2) where to locate corporate sponsors, and (3) nonprofit resources that will help you further your mission.
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 June 6, 2023

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success.

Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business.

In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.

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