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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.
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During this webinar participants will learn about the OSHA requirements for small businesses, how to show your commitment to safety, reduce costs and much more. Read more
In this session you’ll learn what's new on your 2018 return, what you can do to lower your tax bill, questions to ask your CPA or tax adviser and more. Read more
This session will walk you through a Lean Canvas to help you create a “blueprint” of your business and will provide practical tips and tools for doing so. Read more
Attendees will learn about the power of podcasting, receive actionable steps for creating a podcast in less time than imaginable, tips and tricks, and more. Read more
This hands-on session will cover the latest trends related to online reviews, how to generate 5 star reviews, know what to do with negative reviews and much more. Read more
This webinar brings you access to the best and most successful experts of digital marketing that will entail a full hour dedicated to taking YOUR questions. 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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