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Mentoring Workshop Group
Get low and no-cost training from business experts

SCORE Twin Cities 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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Tracking Your Business Using Spreadsheets

Tracking Your Business Using Spreadsheets


• How best to use spreadsheets to manually track essential business transactions
• Understand the need for separating your personal and business transactions for tax and management purposes
• Tips for using bank account downloads to efficiently record and categorize transactions
• Suggestions for deciding when you should consider using accounting software or bookkeeping services as your business matures

Presented by Paul Kloster:

Paul Kloster

Paul Kloster, SCORE volunteer and Principal of PEK Accounting Consulting, started his career in bank

Tax Basics 101

Business Taxes:
Keep your business out of trouble with the IRS

No one wants a “friendly” letter from the IRS. Taxes are an important part of starting a business and it’s not as difficult as you think! But where do you start?

Social Media Machine
30 Day Social Media Machine

In this workshop you will learn how to create one months’ worth of social media content, that will:

  • Position you as the authority in your industry
  • Increase the number of people interacting with your content 
  • Attract leads to increase sales 

This workshop is ideal if you understand the importance of posting regular content onto your social media but feel stuck in creating the content!

Presented By: Ali Moledina 

Ali Moledina

Ali Moledina works with entrepreneurs to help them create new patterns and ways of working on their business to get massive results. His clients’ wins include, business

Where's the Money?

Where’s the Money?
Sourcing Capital for Your Business

Identifying and accessing sources of debt and equity capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs is a never ending challenge.

Business Plan
Are You Ready for a Business Plan? Session 2

Do you feel like you do not know where to start when you are asked to create a business plan for your business? This session will help you move forward from a basic business idea to add the important elements to a business plan for bankers, your employees, and most importantly yourself!

Topics covered will include identifying what success looks like for your business, creating a vision, and identifying key hurdles to overcome to move forward. We will finish the session by creating an individual SMART action worksheet that will feed into your business plan.

Please Note: To increase interaction

10 Ways to Rock Your LinkedIn Profile in 2023

In today’s online world almost all business professionals are on LinkedIn, including a limitless supply of your ideal clients. LinkedIn has evolved from an online resume to a personal branding platform and managing your professional profile is a must.

Simple Steps
Simple Steps to Starting Your Business - 5 Session Series

Is Starting a Business Right for You? 

Our economy is powered by people like you - the bold who see a new way of building - the dreamers who see the world as it could be and want to do more for themselves, their family, and their community.

We don't need to tell you, making your dream come true takes a lot of planning and personal effort. Get the basics to making that dream a reality by attending this FREE five week series "Simple Steps to Start Your Business."

In this powerful series, you'll learn how to:

  • Define and evaluate your business idea
  • Develop a marketing strategy
  • Und
Credit for Small Business

In this workshop we’ll explore the dynamics of credit including credit reporting, personal & business creditworthiness, how credit reporting works, the benefits to small business in credit reporting, the risks from credit scams and, plus more!

Google Business Profile
Turn your Google Business Profile into a Sales-Driving Channel

In this workshop, you will learn practical tips that will help turn people who find you on Google Search and Maps into new customers with a free Business Profile for your storefront or service area. Optimizing your Google profile has proved to drive more traffic, leads and sales to your local business.

This workshop is for entrepreneurs who are currently in-business or planning to open soon as a brick and mortar or service-area business (not intended for ecommerce-only businesses).

This workshop will cover: 

  • How to claim your free profile
  • Choose your primary and secondary search
AI Marketing Mix
Including Artificial Intelligence in Your Marketing Mix

Have you ever wished for a powerful assistant to do all your marketing tasks? 

AI technology has become so advanced that it can now handle mundane and complex marketing tasks, like understanding customer behavior, writing your next blog or even helping you to create social posts with just a click of the mouse. In this workshop on including artificial intelligence in your marketing mix, you'll gain insight into how AI can propel your business forward by taking repetitive, labor-intensive tasks off your plate. 

Imagine having the power of a virtual assistant at the tips of your fingers –

Franchising Basics

Learn what a franchise is and how it compares with starting your own business and get practical tips for how to navigate and contract with Franchisors in order to run a successful franchise business.

Start with Brand: Brand Positioning

Learn how to define your unique selling proposition, communicate with your audience, and make sure all of your marketing efforts align with your true north.

2021 E Hennepin Ave STE 220
Minneapolis, MN, 55413-2724
(952) 938-4570

Copyright © 2023 SCORE Association,

Copyright © 2022 SCORE Association,

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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