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 -- by appointment only
    • E-mail counseling/mentoring
    • Workshops

    Spokane SCORE Workshop Series

    How to Start a New Business

    How to Write a Business Plan

    Small Business Marketing and Sales

    QuickBooks Financial Management


    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





    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.



    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.

    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



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

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May 18 2015 2:33PM

Constant Contact Workshop -- FREE

Grow Your Business with Email Marketing & Social Media:
Strategies for Small Businesses & Non-Profits


Spokane SCORE and Constant Contact are hosting a free workshop


A Free Workshop Coming to Spokane on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time:  9 am - 12 noon

Location:  801 W Riverside Ave, Suite 444

Spokane, WA 99201

Cost:  FREE

Dramatically increase  your business or non-profit using the power of email marketing and the most popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. You'll discover how email marketing will help you capture leads, reach out to current and potential customers, attract prospective donors, encourage referrals, promote events and more with very little time and effort!

Key concepts that we will cover:

  • Why business use of social media is exploding - and why you should be using it in your business
  • Why email is a critical social media marketing partner
  • Creative sign-up tools to build your email list
  • How to measure your email marketing success
  • An overview of the five most popular networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest
  • Discover which of these networks may be best for your business, and why


"What can I say?" - Tips about creating content for your email

"Push" strategies to "pull" more vistis to your website

  • Why business use of social media is exploding - and why you should be using it in your business!

  • SEO - it's not about Keywords anymore - the new rules

  • How to guarantee that your business will move DOWN in Google's ranking - and the easy fix!

  • An overview of the five most popular networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest

  • Discover which of these networks may be best for your business, and why

  • Facebook's big change to business pages

  • Why many (most?) of your FB "Likes" may never see your posts

  • Why your email list can be a gold mine, and really awesome sign-up tools to build it

  • Why your social media campaign & Constant Contact email marketing make a great team

Suggestions for what to do next

Intended Audience: This workshop is most suitable for the beginner-to-comfortable small business marketer who wants to learn about the positive impact of social media marketing campaigns and others who might be looking for new ideas or a quick refresher.


Rick Hogan | Presenter

Rick is a social media marketing coach, seminar facilitator, conference speaker, retired marketing professor and an Authorized Local Expert with Constant Contact.  He teaches his clients how to prepare social media marketing strategies to maximize customer engagement and online effectiveness.  

If you would like to know more about Rick Hogan, please visit his LinkedIn Profile or visit his website at HoganMultimedia.com.



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How To Start a New Business

How To Start a New Business

Step-by-step consideration of legal, tax, insurance, accounting, business planning and funding topics which need to be addressed to successfully start a business. Are you really ready?

Repeats June through November on the 1st  Wednesday of the month.


Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Registration: 8:00 am

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


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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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).