How to Identify Mission-Aligned Grant Funding Opportunities
Whether you're a budding entrepreneur with a groundbreaking idea or a small business owner looking to scale up we're here to lend a helping hand.
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.
SCOREBoard - A new way to grow your business!
SCORE is offering a new way for you to focus the experience of successful business experts on growing your business…and at an affordable cost. We call it SCOREBoard.
- A Personal Advisory Board of Experienced Advisors to Help Tackle a Specific Business Challenge or Opportunity
- An intense, solution-focused, 2-3 hour workshop for the Individual owner or CEO of a small business
- Focused on brainstorming solutions to a specific challenge/opportunity you identify.
- Facilitated by a customized SCORE Team of 3 advisors experienced in your issue.
- Affordable Workshop Admin Fee ($275)
We encourage you to sign up for your own SCOREBoard workshop and gain the insights of your own personal “Board” of experienced mentors in a meeting.Contact Us to Learn More!
Founded in 2017 by three determined women with immigrant backgrounds, the Magic Tooth Bus (MTB) addresses the dental care gap in San Francisco. Recognizing the commuting and scheduling challenges faced by low-income families, MTB brings essential dental services directly to the communities. Even amidst funding hurdles and the Covid-19 pandemic, they persisted, offering virtual oral health webinars and distributing free dental kits. Their Mobile Dental Truck serves as both a clinic and a creative playground, emphasizing culturally competent care for underserved populations. Above all, MTB stands firm on a core belief: Dental health is a human right.
Facilitated by a business lawyer Galia Aharoni Schmidt, you will come away from this workshop with a basic understanding of business contracts. Relevant to anyone who enters into business-related contracts, including business owners, freelancers, independent contractors, employers, and commercial landlords/renters. Discussion topics include:
- What makes an agreement a "contract"
- Common types of contracts used in business
- Common terms to look out for
- Important provisions to include
- Understanding commonly-included boilerplate language
- How to understand and use non-compete and non-disclosure clauses
A Social Enterprise is defined as a business with specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose.
Social Enterprises seek to earn profits while also benefiting society and the environment.
The profits of a social enterprise may be principally used to fund social programs.
- Some examples of Social Enterprises
- Characteristics of nonprofits, cooperatives, benefit corporations, b-corps
- Pros and cons of each type of Social Enterprise
- How do you get started with your Social Enterprise?
- What is your action plan?
- How can you fund your start-up?
- Resources that can help you
Join Alma Galvan with the Better Business Bureau as she provides information on ways your business can excel in a digital world.
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We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.
SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All.
Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs. We're looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates.
Competing for and retaining top-tier talent in the current market is a major pain point for many small businesses and entrepreneurs. In this 2022 Ladies Who Launch Resilient Leadership Summit session, you’ll learn from those who are making strides in this space with limited resources, including what has worked (and not worked) and how to implement these tactics in your own business context.
- Irene Li, Co-Founder, Mei Mei Restaurant Group & Co-Founder, Prepshift
- Amy Peterson, Co-Founder & CEO, Rebel Nell
- Susan Ruth Lundy, Chapter Chair & Certified Mentor, SCORE San Francisco
Whether you are an individual entrepreneur or a team leader in a company, running a large organization within a company, or running the company itself, every year you will need to set goals for the coming year.
How do you do this will depend on your role in the company. Your input and setting goals will be very different if you are an individual entrepreneur versus someone running a team or a larger organization within a company.
Let us start with defining goals for a startup.
Setting goals for a startup company
To do this, I strongly recommend that two people work together. If it