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Most San Diego In-person Live events are also available online/zoom if you can't attend in person. Check the registration page for specifics.

SCORE San Diego 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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Amazon Seller Success Series - 2024

Sponsored by Amazon

Unlock the secrets to Amazon selling success with our free webinar series. Learn everything from setting up your seller account to advanced growth strategies, directly from Amazon experts. Perfect for new & existing sellers aiming to boost their business on Amazon. 

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How to Start a Nonprofit Corporation

This workshop will give you an understanding of how to start and organize a nonprofit corporation, and the responsibilities for operating it.

Retirement Planning

Discover the roadmap to a fulfilling retirement as a business owner in our comprehensive workshop on Retirement Planning. With retirement looming, it's startling that many business owners lack a solid plan for this crucial phase.

Cold Calls, Prospects, and Trestimonials

This workshop teaches attendees how to make productive and professional cold calls as well as how to get great testimonials and referrals. You will learn the important things to do and consider before picking up the phone to make a cold call.

Getting Ready to Start Your Business

READY? SET. GO! Starting a business of your own is exciting but we bet you have lots of questions. If you are thinking of starting a business, or have just started one, this workshop is a perfect fit.

How to Make Selling Easy

A critical ingredient of every business is selling the product or service. Whether you have a “for profit” business or “nonprofit” organization, you will need to exchange your product or service for money, support, or items from your market. This workshop will help you understand how to approach your customers, construct a compelling sales message, and close the sale.

This workshop will be held in-person and on Zoom. Registration deadline is 9:00PM the day before all events.


Steve Sivitz  has spent his career in the mobile/wireless communications industry. He has worked for large

Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is not your ordinary Business Plan. It is much easier to use than a traditional business plan because it is simple to construct.

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Women's Networking Breakfast EXHIBITOR

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Empower Your Business: Mastering Business Credit Strategies

Join us to network and learn about business credit to launch, grow, and expand. We will be discussing the importance of business credit, what is it, how to build it, and how to get qualified for access to capital.

Presented by Esther Carrillo, Business Advisor for the Women’s Business Center.

This event will be held IN-PERSON ONLY at San Diego & Imperial Women's Business Center:

Southwestern College Center for Business Advancement

880 National City Boulevard

The Art of Negotiating

Almost everything in our business lives revolve around negotiating. Negotiating with landlords, suppliers, customers, etc.. Negotiating today has become as much a science as an art.

Tax Considerations for Small Business

This workshop will explain federal and state income taxes for businesses, sales tax, and payroll taxes. It will also explain the different income tax implications for a sole proprietorship, LLC, S Corp, and C Corp.

Estate Planning & Exiting Your Business

Embark on a transformative journey in our Estate Planning and Exiting Your Business workshop, where we unravel the intricate process of securing your legacy and smoothly exiting your business.

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Learn About the No-Cost SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Educational Program

SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. (Train. Hope. Rise. Innovate. Venture. Elevate.) Emerging Leaders Reimagined offers U.S. small business owners with at least one employee, $250,000 or more in annual gross revenue and have been in existence at least three years , the opportunity to learn timely and valuable skills in business management, business development and administration. Over the course of the over 30 hours of online learning, and 8, four-hour in-person discussions with dedicated business coaches and small business owner peers, T.H.R.I.V.E. participants receive guidance on topics such as business

Square - Future of Commerce 2024
Future of Commerce 2024
Join us for a deep dive into the current state of restaurants, their patrons, and Square's predictions for the year ahead.
Grants for small businesses
How to Write a Grant Proposal for Your Business

Congratulations, you've found a grant opportunity! However, the challenge doesn't end there. In order to apply for a grant, you’ll have to write a grant proposal and grant writing can be just as challenging as finding the grant itself.

In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain what a grant proposal is, how to create one and how it can help you apply for grants.

You'll learn:

  • The application process and how a grant proposal can help
  • How to write a proposal that aligns with funding applications
  • The common reasons why funding applications get denied


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How to Write a One-Page Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide
In this webinar, you will learn how to write a one-page business plan. You'll see the elements of the one-page business plan, including identifying the problem your business solves, your value proposition, your target audience and much more.
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San Diego, CA 92101
(858) 283-1100

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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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