Receive real-world mentorship for your business

    Our mentors are professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses like yours succeed. They 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

    Please note: Each workshop requires a minimum of three registrants. If you are enrolling a day or two before the workshop is scheduled, or plan to enroll at the door, please contact the SCORE office to find out if the minimum registration criteria has been met.  If you register at the door, there is an additional $10 charge.

    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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Mar 13 2018 2:54PM

Workshops and Mentoring at Spokane SCORE

Spokane SCORE Offering Strategic Planning
Available for 2 Nonprofits

The Spokane Chapter of SCORE is offering a unique opportunity to nonprofit organizations in 2018. SCORE will provide strategic planning facilitation services to 2 nonprofit organizations free of charge. The facilitation will be performed by a SCORE counselor who has 40 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership and consulting.
The strategic planning model used is called Real-Time Strategic Planning and is adapted from the book The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World, by David LaPiana. This unique process enables an organization to readily apply strategic thinking and planning disciplines to future opportunities and unexpected occurrences as they arise.
The planning process will be tailored to the needs of the organization. It can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months to complete depending on the scope and capacity of the organization. At the end of the process the organization will have a plan that articulates its most critical challenges and opportunities, identifies the strategies necessary to address them, and contains a specific plan of action for implementation.
This new service by SCORE is aimed at assisting small non-profit organizations. Preference will be given to organizations with annual operating budgets less than $500,000. To apply, go to the SCORE web site and download the Strategic Planning application form. Applications will be accepted through April 10, 2018 and the 2 recipients will be announced in April. 


Direct Sales Success


Are you an entrepreneur or business owner that depends on direct sales to grow your business?  Learn from seasoned experts with decades of experience building multi-million dollar corporations.  You will learn time tested sales techniques and receive valuable sales training that normally costs hundreds of dollars to access.  Whether you sell products or services, you will take away practical tools you can instantly apply. This will be an inspirational seminar for you and your employees alike.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

9am to 11am

Optional Q&A till Noon

Location 801 W Riverside-

GSI Conference Room 1st Floor**



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QuickBooks Financial Management

 QuickBooks Financial  Management

A QuickBooks expert will guide you through using QuickBooks as a bookkeeping and financial management tool.  Learn tips and shortcuts and get the answers to all of your QuickBooks questions. (This is not hands-on, step-by-step Quickbooks basic trianing.)  Lean the keys to financial management, along with resources and financial management practices.  Especially valuable for those who are already in business.

Cost: $25 with advance registration, $40 at the door.

$15 for an additional person from the same company.

 Repeats January  through November on the 4th Wednesday of the month

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

April 25, 2018

May 23, 2018

June 27, 2018

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

SAVE More - Pre-Register for 4 of the Workshops for Only $80.

Please note: Each workshop requires a minimum of three registrants. If you are enrolling a day or two before the workshop is scheduled, or plan to enroll at the door, please contact the SCORE office to find out if the minimum registration criteria has been met.  If you register at the door, there is an additional $15 charge.





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).