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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.
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Are You Ready to Be An Entrepreneur?
Whatcom Community College | October 6, 2018 | Register
Skagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | October 13, 2018*
*Call (360) 416-7638 to register for Item #6065
Every business person needs to have two basic things to become an entrepreneur:
- A product or service that someone will pay you to provide
- Personal or emotional attributes consistent with success
This workshop will introduce you to:
- 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
- A one-of-its-kind Entrepreneurial Traits online Assessment and Personal Report that identifies the personal attributes that successful Entrepreneurs possess
Upon registering for this workshop, you will be provided with your personal registration key to take the online Entrepreneur Index Personal Assessment. Immediately upon completion of this 10-minute assessment, you will receive your personal results. Please bring these results with you to the workshop. This course is offered in partnership with SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Businesses.
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.
Introduction to Marketing
Whatcom Community College | December 1, 2018
Skagit Valley College | 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.
In this module, you will learn how to market your business by doing a competitive comparison, creating a product and services description, developing a pricing strategy, identifyin Read more
In this module, you will learn about accounting and bookkeeping systems, sources of capital, the six C’s of credit, and banking relations. Read more
If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. Read more
In this second module of the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business online course, you will learn how to evaluate your business concept. Read more
In this online training session, you'll learn the importance of financial planning, how to build your financial model, and how to understand financial statements, including an inco Read more