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Entrepreneurs: Need help? Management Workshops for New & Existing Businesses


Management Workshops

for New & Existing Businesses

Management Workshops are held at The Spokane Regional Business Center (SRBC), 801 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 444, Spokane, WA 99201, unless noted otherwise.

Click on the date of the workshop you want to attend, or select the workshop series.


Attend Workshops

SCORE offers low-cost business training workshops and seminars for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. Workshops and seminars are open to all adults over the age of 13. Training topics range from: writing a business plan, record keeping basics, principles of marketing, and understanding business financials depending on the current needs of our business community. Workshops also offer an opportunity to interact with other local small business owners.

Many workshop presenters are practicing professionals including accountants, lawyers, Internet and technology experts, bankers and business managers from diverse businesses and industries. Other facilitators are SCORE counselors who have years of industry and business experience.

To register, click on the dates you wish to attend and register online, contact SCORE Spokane Chapter 180 at info@scorespokane.org

On paid workshops, your place is not confirmed until payment is received. To secure a seat at a workshop, register online by clicking the date of the workshop or the series. You will be taken to a secure server. You can also fill out the completed form and mail it along with your check, to our office.

SCORE Spokane Chapter 180
801 W. Riverside Avenue, 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.



Workshops

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: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.
 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

July 5, 2017

August 2, 2017

September 6, 2017

Registration: 8:00 am

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

SAVE  - 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.

Analytics Workshop

How to Use Google Analytics

 
Learn how to use Google Analytics to determine what components of your current website are a success and which need a little maintenance. We'll also look at how to measure social media performance, and monitor to see what marketing efforts are driving traffic back to our website.

This workshop will be helpful to those who were getting ready to build a website so you know what to plan for. It will be more helpful to those that have existing website where you've been tracking data for a few months so we have some information to dive into. And for the overachievers if you have been tracking data and have a laptop to bring to the workshop you can follow along and set up filters in your dashboard as you follow along.
 
Date: Wednesday, May,31, 2017
Time:  9am to 10am,
cost $25.
 
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

Register

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

$15 for an additional person from the same company.

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

July 12, 2017

August 9, 2017

September 13, 2017


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.

Small Business Marketing and Sales


Marketing and Sales Essentials: How to Find Customers and What to Do With Them  
 
Gain insights into how to identify your prospective customers, how to attract them to your business, and how to get them to buy your products and services.
 
Date: Wednesday,  June 21, 2017
Time:  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Location -- 2916 N Monroe St,

Spokane, WA

Rogue Heart Media

Cost: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.

$15 for an additional person from the same company.

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

Wednesday:  June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

July 19, 2017

August 16, 2017

September 20, 2017

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.


 

 

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, June 28, 2017

July 26, 2017

August 23, 2017

September 27, 2017

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.

 

 

 

 

Workshop Series (4 Core Workshops)

 

Is there a new business in your New Year plan?  Take advantage of the SCORE Business Workshop Series to get it off to a successful start. 

Core Workshops include:  How to Really Start a New Business; How to Write a Business Plan; Small Business Marketing and Sales; and Quickbooks Financial Management.

Workshops are on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm -- unless otherwise stated.  The workshops repeat every month from January through November.  Sign up now for reduced prices and take the workshops at your convenience.

 

Price for four (4) prepaid workshops only $80.  (Regular price $125.)
Per workshop, now only $25 each with $15 for an additional partner.   (Regular price $40.)
Are you a Veteran?  SCORE welcomes you to attend any workshop for a reduced fee of $15 each.

Sign up for; 

May

June

July

August

September

Location of workshops unless otherwise stated: 

SCORE/SBA Training Room

801 W Riverside, Suite 444

Spokane, WA 99201

 

For more information:  info@scorespokane.org

Hands On Social Media for Small Business

Hands On Social Media for Small Business (Social Media 201)

 

This is a hands on workshop.  To get the most out of this class, please bring your web friendly device: laptop, tablet, cell phone, that you will use to manage your social media channels.  Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

This workshop is the second in a series of seminars aimed to walk users through the process of learning social media and the applications for business. This course builds upon the 101 seminar by beginning the process of introducing the business tools offered by Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

This workshop is a fit for you if you don’t have a Facebook Business Page, of if you have just set one up and need help understanding how to use it. It is also a fit if you are unsure how to set up a Twitter account and/or LinkedIn profile for your business.  

Cost: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.
 

DATE:   Thursday  May 11, 2017
Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location:  SCORE Training Room
801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

 

 

 


 



 

Small Business Social Media for Beginners

Small Business Social Media for Beginners (Social Media 101)

Entry Level Class - part of SCORE's new workshop series on Social Media and Business

This is a hands on workshop.  To get the most out of this class, please bring your web friendly device: laptop, tablet, cell phone, that you will use to manage your social media channels.  Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

This workshop is specifically tailored to people just starting out with social media and social networking. This is an entry level, or beginner seminar. Sites we will explore include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. What you'll learn in this workshop is how to become comfortable using your own Facebook profile, how to set up a Twitter account, and how to use LinkedIn.

This entry level class is a fit if you have just started your personal Facebook account but have no idea how to use it, if you don't have a Twitter account and if you don't have a LinkedIn profile.

Social Media for Small Business 101 helps you build a foundation for using social media for your business. The key to being successful on social media sites is to understand how they work on the personal side, before exploring how to use them for business.

Cost: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.
 

DATE: Thursday   May 4, 2017
Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location:  SCORE Training Room
801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

 

 

Register for the entire Social Media Series:  Three Sessions

Essential Small Business Social Media Strategies

Essential Small Business Social Media Strategies (Social Media 301)

 

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.

Cost: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.
 

DATE:   Thursday May 18, 2017
Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location:  SCORE Training Room
801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

 

Sign up for the whole series.


 

How to create and execute a Small Business Marketing Plan

How to create and execute a Small Business Marketing Plan


 
 

Simple steps to building an applicable marketing plan with tactics and strategies.  The workshop covers simple steps to building an applicable and actionable marketing plan. You'll learn how to develop tactics and strategies that are usable from day one

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: SBA, 801 West Riverside Ave., Suite 444



Regular Fee $25 pre-registered – and $15 additional person

Regular Fee $40 at the door –  and $15 additional person

 

Register

 

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Entrepreneurs work hard to establish their unique identity.  Yet they often overlook the importance of protecting the identity they worked so hard to create.   Often a large part of a company’s value comes from its intellectual property provided it is properly protected.  But many small business owners don’t do enough to protect their IP because they don’t know how.

 

This workshop will cover the steps necessary to establish Copyright protection; Trademark protection; Trade secret protection; and Patent protection.  Outsourcing is a growing strategy for small business owners.  Both business owners and outsource service providers will benefit from learning contract terminology that protects both the business and the contract outsource provider.

 

Presenter: Daniel M. Wadkins, Attorney Lee & Hayes PLLC.

Daniel assists clients large and small in protecting intellectual property

Location: SBA, 801 West Riverside Ave., Suite 444

Registration: 8:00 am

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

Cost: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.

 

What You Must Know About Business Valuation

Most business owners have only a vague idea of what their business is really worth.  Further, most of those who think they know are usually wrong.  This workshop will identify the key drivers of business value.  Attendees will learn the business valuation methods accepted by The American Society of Appraisers.  The information provided in this workshop will help business owners to:

• Make smart choices to enhance the value of their business

• Make informed decisions on expansion, financing, sale or acquisition     

   opportunities

• Gain insight into value drivers beyond financial statements

• Understand where their business fits into the industry landscape

 

Presenter: J. Shawn Coleman, CPA, ABV, CFP®

Accredited in Business Valuation

Griffiths, Dreher & Evans, PS, CPAs

Cost: Advance registration $25.  Without Advance Registration:  $40.

2nd Person from the same company $15

Veterans:  $15

REGISTER

 Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Location: SBA, 801 West Riverside Ave., Suite 444

How to Look at Your Business Through the Eyes of the Customer

 Business Through the Eyes of the Customer

In the chaos of running a small business, some details are overlooked. Such as, how are your customers looking at your business? What is the first impression your business gives your customers? Whether you have a physical location or do business online, this workshop will help you look through the eyes of your customer to find the best ways to present your business.

 

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

 $15 for an additional person from the same company

 

Date:

Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: 801 W Riverside, Suite 444

                   Spokane Wa, 99201

Build Your Business

Build Your Business

New year, new business! SCORE Business experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King present back-to-back presentations at Spokane Valley Library. Chuck takes you through simple steps to starting a new business during the first hour, and get the scoop on social media for business from Josh during the second hour. Come to one or both seminars, depending on your business needs. Workshops are free.

Space is limited. Registration required. Please click on the class names below to register.

 

North Spokane Library 

1:00-3:00 pm

May 5, 2015

 

SPOKANE VALLEY

1:00-3:00pm
May 7,2015

12004 E Main Ave,

Spokane Valley, WA 99206

 

Moran Prairie Library 

1:00-3:00 pm

May 12, 2015

 

Workshops are free.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business (1-2pm)

Getting Started with Social Media for Business (2-3pm)

Tags: business, local business, SCORE, small business, social media

Tax Tips for Business Owners

Tax Tips for Business Owners

Attendees will learn techniques to maximize business deductions, and learn important tax rules that can save tax dollars.  The workshop presenter, Patricia Brents, is an Enrolled Agent who has over 20 years experience preparing small business tax returns and representing small business owners in tax consultations with the IRS.

About Patricia L. Brents, Enrolled Agent

I am an experienced tax professional with over 20 years of preparing taxes and assisting clients with resolving tax issues.  As an Enrolled Agent (EA),  I have been licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS, in all 50 states, by the United States Treasury.

I help taxpayers by representing them before the IRS and/or State taxing agencies to resolve tax problems.  Representation can involve; filing of tax returns, addressing audits, releasing bank levies or wage garnishments, preparing penalty abatement's or an offer in compromise.

It is my commitment to assist taxpayers in resolving tax problems, as well as the filing of their tax returns in a professional and confidential manner for a reasonable fee.

Date:  To be Announced

Time: 8:30 - 12:00 noon

Register Here: 

SCORE, in partnership with SEWEDA, Presents Workshops

 

SCORE in partnership with *SEWEDA is presenting workshops

 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Colfax Library: 102 S. Main Colfax, WA

 

3:30-5pm  The Six Marketing Must-Haves Every Small Business Should Have
6:30-8pm  Social Media for Small Businesses

$15 per person

Signup by calling Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 or emailing Kristie Kirkpatrick at kirkpatr@colfax.com

 

*South East Washington Economic Development Association 

Advanced Topics in Social Media

Advanced Topics in Social Media

Join Josh King & SCORE to learn. 


Registration: 9:00 am
Class: 9:30am -11:30am
Location: SRBC

Are you already using Social Media to promote your business?  However, you know there is much more that you could be doing?  This workshop is for you.  Join Josh King and learn advanced topics in Social Media from a professional. 

Watch this space for the next workshop.

 

The Six Marketing Must Haves for Every Small Business

Six Must Haves

The absolute essentials for marketing your small business.We explore practical ways to market yoursmall businessbased on traditional marketingfundamentals. These tacticsand strategies giveyou a marketing foundation many small businesses lack.

 

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

$15 for an additional person from the same company.

                 

 

Location: 801 W Riverside, Suite 444

                   Spokane Wa, 99201

Workshops in the Palouse

Wednesday, April 15

Technology Tips for Business

 

Thursday, April 16

How to Build and Execute a Small Business Social Media Strategy

Pay at Door By Cash or Check

 

Technology Tips for Business

 

 

Friday, April 17

How to Build and Execute a Small Business Social Media Strategy

KJ Small Business Group, time TBD.

 

Saturday, April 18

Technology Tips for Business

 

Business Start-up - How to Start and Run a Business

Free Workshop

One Time Only

 

New Workshop:  Business Start-up - How to Start and Run a Business" 

Thursday, May 4 

1pm to 2:45pm.

Presented by Jeff Levy

 

Join visiting Seattle business coach Jeff Levy -- who was nominated as a 2016 Small Business Advocate in Washington State -- as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle.

 

This free workshop will help you understand:

•How personal and business motivations affect success

•Thee essential qualities of an entrepreneur

•Differences in purchasing a business, being a startup, and purchasing a franchise.

•Different types of legal structures, and why one might incorporate

•Elements of a good business plan

•Free resources for market and business research

•Pros and cons of different financing options available

•Local resources to help you to the next stage of businesses ownership

 

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time:  1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Location: SBA/SCORE

801 W Riverside, Suite 444

Spokane, WA 99201

 

FREE -- Please Register

 


Protecting Your Intellectual Property

What is intellectual property? Why is it so important? How do you protect it? How can you make money from it? This workshop will discuss trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and patents, and how they affect your small business.


Cash Flow Management

Take the mystery out of the accounting process. Learn how to use balance sheets, income statements, to improve cash flow. Develop your cash management plan -- control expenses, cost of sales, accounts receivable, and inventory, and more.


 


For evening or offsite workshops, payment must be received no later than the day prior to the workshop.

To receive the discounted price for workshop series, full payment of $125 must be made no later than the day of the first workshop. Dates can be flexible as to when taken, as long as the date is reserved.

Payment can be made online, by credit card on the phone, mailing a check or money order, or in person at the SCORE office.

Visa and MasterCard accepted, unless otherwise noted.

To register or pre-pay: call 353-2821 (message phone) or register from this website.