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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

Workshop Series (4 Core Workshops)

 

Includes: How to Start a Business, Business Planning, Marketing, and QuickBooks Financial Management  Workshops. 

 

Workshops each 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.
 

Workshops repeat every month from January through November

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.

For the entire series:    August

September

How To Start a New Business

How To Start a New Business

 

Cancelled for July

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, Aug 5, 2015

Sep 2, 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, Aug 5, 2015

Sep 2, 2015

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.

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 Jul 8, 2015

Aug 12, 2015

Sep 9, 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, Jul 8, 2015

Aug 12, 2015

Sep 9, 2015

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.

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, Jul 15, 2015

Aug 19, 2015

Sep 16, 2015

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

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

Jul 15, 2015

Aug 19, 2015

Sep 16, 2015

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.


 

 

QuickBooks Financial Management

 QuickBooks Financial  Management

 

Cancelled for July.   See you in August.

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

$15 for an additional person from the same company.

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

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Sep 23, 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.

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.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Sep 23, 2015

 

 

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.


September 30, 2015

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

Spokane,WA 99201

Presented by John Chandler, 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.
 

Watch for next date and time for this excellent workshop.

September 30, 2015

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.

 

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

 Business Through the Eyes of the Customer

 

Workshop Cancelled

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

Social Media for Small Business 101

Social Media for Small Business 101


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

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

 

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: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
SAVE $35 -
Pre-Register for any 4 Workshops for Only $125!  

 

DATE:   Wednesday,


TIME: 1:00 - 3:00
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

 

 

Social Media for Small Business 201

Social Media for Small Business 201

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

 

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: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
SAVE $35 -
Pre-Register for any 4 Workshops for Only $125!  

DATE:  Wednesday,


TIME: 1:00 - 3:00
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201


 

Social Media for Small Business 301

Social Media for Small Business 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: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
SAVE $35 -
Pre-Register for any 4 Workshops for Only $125!  

DATE:   Wednesday,

 

TIME:  1:00 - 3:00 pm
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

 

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.

 

Understanding Business Valuation

Knowing the value of your business is important to most business owners. This presentation will give you an understanding of how businesses are valued, how SBA financing works, and share with you the five strategies of highly successful business owners.

To Be Determined
Registration: 8:00 am
Class: 8:30am -12:30pm
Location: SRBC

Franchises and Business Ownership

Franchises and Business Ownership

Buyer's Guide to Business & Franchise Ownership

 

Date:  Monday, March 30, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Hosted by Charlie Magee, with FranNet of Washington
Monday, March 30 from 1-3pm

  • Pros and cons of business ownership

  • How to mitigate risk
  • Identify recession-resistant industries

Personalized assessments available. 

Free to the public. Registration is required.

For more information, contact Spokane SCORE at 509.353-2821 or e-mail: SCORE Spokane <scorespokane@gmail.com>

Place:  Spokane SCORE Chapter 180
801 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

 

FREE workshop

Building a Business Class Web Site

Building a Business Class Web Site 

(or refreshing the one you have)

 

Back by Popular Demand

The workshop will cover the basics you need to get started.

  • Creating a web site plan covering the five core pages every web site should have.
  • Establishing a realistic budget to meet your web site objectives.
  • Tips for choosing a web site name that will get found online.
  • Choosing a web hosting service.
  • Choosing how you'll build your web site.
  • Examples of web site design using WordPress.
  • Tips for search engine optimization.
 
Bring your lap tops or other devices and be prepared to work. 

 

Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
SAVE $35 - Pre-Register for any 4  Workshops for Only $125!  


LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

Register

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

 


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.