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Learn from the experts with SCORE’s small business training workshops locally, online or through self-paced interactive courses to help you learn new business strategies.
Are You Ready to Be An Entrepreneur
Whatcom Community College | April 13, 2019 | Register
Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | April 20, 2019 | Register
Every business person needs two fundamental things to become an entrepreneur: a product or service that someone will pay for and personal attributes consistent with success. This workshop explores the "Lean Start-Up Method" of business planning, which can accelerate the development of your business idea and lead you to a viable market solution quickly. You'll receive the Entrepreneurial Traits Online Assessment and Personal Report that identifies the attributes that successful entrepreneurs possess. Upon registration, you'll receive a registration key to take the online assessment. Upon completion of this 10-minute assessment, you'll receive your results; please bring results with you to class. This course is offered in partnership with SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Businesses.
Starting Your Own Business
Whatcom Community College | April 27, 2019 | Register
Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | May 4, 2019 | Register
If you are starting a new business or need help with your existing business, this class is a must! Seasoned local professionals will teach you the fundamentals of planning for success. Course covers financing, recordkeeping, accounting, taxes, legal considerations, business insurance, and more. This course is offered at Whatcom Community College in partnership with SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Businesses.
Writing a Business Plan
Whatcom Community College | May 11, 2019 | Register
Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | May 18, 2019 | Register
If you're starting a business or expanding your current enterprise, you need a strong plan to reach your goals. Learn how to create a "living" document to keep your business moving toward your goals and objectives. Also gain resources for market research, marketing strategy, and preparing financial statements. By course end, you'll have an understanding of the essential components of a strong business plan. This course is offered at Whatcom Community College in partnership with SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Businesses.
Whatcom Community College | June 1, 2019 | Register
Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | June 8, 2019 | Register
Join SCORE for an introduction to marketing and understand how all of its elements support each other to make your company irresistible to your customers. Using this foundation you’ll be able to understand what will be required to market your business and develop marketing strategies for success. This workshop covers the "big picture" of traditional marketing with an emphasis on creating marketing strategies, understanding the "why" of those strategies.
Recent developments and trends in internet / online marketing all draw on the traditional concepts that will be covered in this workshop. Knowing the principals of Marketing will help you understand how to deploy the new tools and tactics more effectively. This course is offered in partnership with SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Businesses.
This webinar presented by the owner and president of The Ruby Marketing Agency, Lynn Ruby, will cover the keys to an effective Facebook marketing strategy for today—and the future. Read more
Join this presentation for tips on using branded retail packaging, apparel and swag. You'll learn how to make a lasting impression to turn heads and turn profits. Read more
This presentation will explain how to become more informed and make better financial decisions simply by understanding these 3 basic financial statements: profit & loss, balance sh Read more
Join this webinar and learn about the resources available to minority entrepreneurs and practical steps on how to launch, grow and innovate your business. Read more
This session will take you through easy-to-implement omni-channel ideas that provide a frictionless and perfect experience for today’s customer. Read more
This webinar will discuss how to create an infographic story about your data that’s engaging and powerful to reach your business goals. Read more
SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) co-sponsored a two-day virtual conference during National Small Business Week, Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Read more
The Fall 2018 Small Business Success Virtual Conference offers nine educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths, networking chat rooms and a resource cent Read more
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