1. MENTORING

    SCORE Spokane volunteers are real-world professionals with time- tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses like yours succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, technology, management and business plan preparation.

    Services offered by SCORE include: 

    • Free face-to-face business counseling/mentoring
    • E-mail counseling/mentoring
    • Workshops
  2. WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    Spokane SCORE Workshop Series

    How to Start a New Business

    How to Write a Business Plan

    Small Business Marketing and Sales

    QuickBooks Financial Management

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    Workshop Cost:  $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door,
    $15 for an additional person from the same company.
    Save $35 -- only $125 pre-paid for the four workshop series.

    LOCATION: SBA Training Room
    801 W Riverside, Suite 444
    Spokane, WA 99201

    To sign up, visit scorespokane.org/workshops.php

     

     

     

  3. TEMPLATES & TOOLS

    SCORE Small Business Resource Guide for Businesses in Spokane, North Idaho, Eastern and Central Washington. In addition to local, regional and national contacts, the guide includes a starting a business checklist, helpful articles, business planning and legal information, resources, and how and where to go to get a business loan and what your need to have. Check it out! (This is 54 pages/3 meg - please allow time to download)

    Your local SBA - Serving Washington AND North Idaho - Locations, area Resource and Lending Partners. The SBA office has recently downsized, and may not always be open during regular business hours. It is a good idea to call before you go downtown. Most information is now available online.

     The Spokane Public Library is a quick and reliable way to get answers to your business related questions.  Rather than spending valuable time trying to track down information, turn that task over to the information professionals and keep your focus on making your business efficient and profitable.

     

  4. DONATE NOW!


    Support America’s Small Business
    Your ongoing support of SCORE, mentor’s to America’s Small Business helps ensure sustainability and  increased opportunities for entrepreneurs, and  small business owners.  Your tax deductible donation ensures that Spokane SCORE will remain as a  generous resource and piece of the nation’s fabric,  today and for generations to come.

    DONATE NOW
    Make YOUR choice TODAY! Let your gift have the greatest impact with YOUR philanthropy.

    Join more than 1,000 donors who have added SCORE as one of their charities of choice

     

REGISTER TO GET FREE LOCAL MENTORING

Connect with a local SCORE mentor to get free small business advice.

Register Now!

BECOME A SCORE MENTOR

Give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your expertise to entrepreneurs in your community.

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NEWS

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Mar 20 2014 1:00AM

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

The workshop will provide an introduction to identifying and protecting a business’s intellectual property.  Topics will include how to conduct a cost benefit analysis to determine when protection costs are justified.  Patents, trademarks, copyrights and other types of intellectual property will be explained together with the methods used to protect them.

The workshop participant will learn what can be protected, what protections apply, and how to budget protection costs to determine whether the costs are affordable and justified.
 

Presented by John Meline, Esq. 

John is an experienced patent attorney with IT and engineering experience. John’s expertise is primarily in patent preparation, prosecution, strategy and licensing, but includes trademark and other IP and general practice experience.

John assists businesses of all sizes in protecting and growing their intangible assets to their maximum potential while staying within budget.
 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Registration: 8:00 am

Class: 8:30am -12:30pm
Location: 801 W Riverside, Suite 444

Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.

Register Here

 

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FEATURED WORKSHOP | EVENT

Small Business Marketing and Sales

Gain insights into how to identify your prospective customers, attract them to your business and and sell your products.

Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.

$15 for an additional person from the same company.

Repeats January through November on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday,  April 16, 2014

May 21, 2014

June 18, 2014

 


Registration: 8:00am
Class: 8:30am -12:30pm
Location: 801 W Riverside, Suite 444

SAVE $35 -
Pre-Register for 4 of the Workshops for Only $125!


We Help Small Businesses Like Yours

Since it's inception in 1964, SCORE has been  a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses build a strong foundation in order get started, grow, and achieve business goals through education and mentorship. SCORE's 364 chapters hold events and workshops across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.  Headquarted in Herdon, Virginia, SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).