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

    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



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Feb 25 2015 4:22PM

March Workshops Changes

Spokane SCORE Chapter Meeting

March 17, 2015

1:00 - 2:30

801 W Riverside, Suite 444


New Time for March Workshops

Social Media for Small Business 301 -- 8:00 - 10:00 am


This is a hands on workshop.  Please bring your web friendly device: laptop, tablet, cell phone, etc.

This workshop is the third in a series of social media seminars designed to help small business owners. The workshops teach, step by step, how to become comfortable using social media for small business.

This workshop has been developed for users who are comfortable using Facebook for both their personal and business needs, but are looking to begin developing a strategy. Additionally, this seminar covers Twitter and LinkedIn strategies for your small business.

After attending this workshop, you will have step by step instructions on how to build a Social Media Strategy to begin marketing your small business on social media sites.

DATE:   Wednesday, March 18

TIME: 8:00 - 10:00 am (for March only)
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201



Small Business Marketing and Sales -- 12:30 - 4:30 pm

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Class: 12:30 - 4:30 pm  (New Time for March Only)
Location: 801 W Riverside, Suite 444


New Workshop On March 30

Buyer's Guide to Business & Franchise Ownership


Date:  Monday, March 30, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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How To Write a Business Plan

Discover why successful businesses operate with a plan. Learn how to write a comprehensive business plan. Get assistance of a SCORE counselor to review and help you refine your plan.

Cost: $40 with advance registration, $50 at the door.

$15 for an additional person from the same company.

 Repeats January through November on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday,  March 11, 2015

April 8. 2015

May 13, 2015

June 10, 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,  March 11, 2015

April 8. 2015

May 13, 2015

June 10, 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).