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SCORE Boston hosts affordable small business workshops -- both online webinars and live, in-person. Find everything you need to know to start a business or discover tools that will help your small business grow. Browse our workshops below!

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Starting a Business: What You Should Know

This workshop will help you clearly understand the details, challenges, opportunities and rewards of owning and operating your own business. You can build upon this workshop by following up with our free one-on-one counseling.

Are You Ready for an Ad-Venture?

This webinar will be a primer about online advertising. We will cover the two major platforms of Google and Facebook as well as others. The participants will come away with a solid foundation of how each advertising platform works and costs.

Why Smart People Make Bad Business Decisions

Have you ever faced a decision and wondered what is the best option? It’s a stressful situation, especially when it seems the future of your business depends on your choice.

Creating The Effective Elevator Pitch

As a business owner, you are always selling. You must have a concise message that tells prospective buyers what is your unique value proposition, what you do and how you can help them.

IRS Tax Filing Season Awareness 2023 - Session 2

Join IRS Stakeholder Liaison for this filing season presentation and discussion. Learn about:


  • Tips on how to find a reputable tax return preparer
  • What gig economy workers need to know about their tax responsibilities
  • IRS Multilingual Services & Resources
  • Finding IRS resources for small businesses

You do not have to attend Session 1 to benefit from this series

Declaración de impuestos del IRS 2023-

Lo invitamos a participar en la Sesión del IRS Stakeholder Liaison sobre la declaración de impuestos de este año que incluye una presentación así como sucesivas discusiones.

Excel Pivot Tables - Dissecting and Analyzing Your Data

Description: Pivot tables give you the power to digest and analyze large quantities of

data, both to produce periodic reports and uncover secrets underlying your numbers.

This live, one-hour session will show you how to structure your data for analysis and

build Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts.

Demonstrations and explanation will cover:

 What Pivot Tables are and what they can do;

 How to organize data into fields and records for Pivot Table analysis;

 Building a Pivot Table from scratch;

 Ways to view the same data from different perspectives by changing a Pivot Table’s structure;

 Filtering Pivot

Business Foundation - Building a Startup Budget

This webinar will guide you through the process of creating a startup and operating budget. Whether you are already in business or working towards starting one, you’ll learn how to create a budget that will guide your spending decisions, monitor your financial performance and identify your cashflow needs. We will work through a specific budget example and distribute an Excel template for you to use for your own business.

Presenter: Michael Sandman, SCORE Boston Mentor

Creating A Lean Mean Marketing Machine

Are you happy with your Marketing Plan? Are you getting the results you desire?
This webinar provides an overview of the data driven DMAIC and DMADV Methodologies that help solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control their sales and marketing processes to achieve proven results.

Presenter: Rob Stutzman, SCORE Boston Marketing Chair

So, You Want to Start a Nonprofit

How do I start a nonprofit? Should I start a nonprofit?

Learn about the requirements to establish a nonprofit. SCORE Boston mentor Ramesh Advani will go through what it takes to get started and the ground work required before you apply for your nonprofit status. He will discuss requirements needed to establish a nonprofit, governance (board and staff division of labor) and funding a nonprofit.

There will be time for questions!

Nonprofits - What Do I Need For a Grant Proposal?

What are the components of a grant? What information do I need to be successful in getting a grant. We will breakdown each part of a grant proposal and discuss what you need to know to be successful.

 Executive Summary: short description of the request

 Statement of Need: issue to be addressed, supported by data

 Goals and Objectives: specific goals and their desired outcomes

 Evaluation: measuring achievement of your goals

 Other Funding: other current or projected sources of revenue

 Information: mission statement, board of directors, history and track record,

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