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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.
Starting Your Own Business
Whatcom Community College | October 20, 2018 | Register
Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | October 27, 2018*
*Call (360) 416-7638 to register for Item #6066
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 | November 3, 2018 | Register
Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | November 10, 2018*
*Call (360) 416-7638 to register for Item #6067
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.
Blogging 101 - How to Blog!
Gateway Centre Executive Suites | Bellingham | November 7, 2018 | Register
What IS a blog? Why should every business have a blog on their website? Would you like to blog as a hobby - and maybe earn a very good part or full time income doing it? Attend this free workshop to learn how to create a blog for your business and how thousands of bloggers have turned their blogs into income-producing ventures.
Introduction to Marketing
Whatcom Community College | December 1, 2018 | Register
Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | December 8, 2018*
*Call (360) 416-7638 to register for Item #6068
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 workshop dives into the benefits of using Facebook and helps you decide if it is right for your business. Read more
This workshop helps you to develop a clear road-map for your long-term business growth. Read more
This workshop informs and protects you from cyber crime and scams. Read more
This workshop introduces USPS's Every Door Direct Mail program, and discusses how the reduced postage program can be advantageous to your business. Read more
This workshop offers tips to get your business to point of purchase during the holiday season. Read more
This workshop discusses changing payroll regulations, legislative challenges and small business compliance. Read more
This workshop discusses the value of branding, and how to plan a franchise for more methodical success. Read more
This workshop is for those looking beyond the border. Learn the steps you need to take in order to develop an international business plan. Read more