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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, contact SCORE Spokane Chapter 180 at 509.353.2821. or click on the dates you wish to attend and register online.

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:
Our space is limited, so it is important to register PRIOR to the workshop if you want to be guaranteed a space!

The charge for late registration has is $10. If you register at the door, it will cost you $10 more. This is necessary for planning purposes. Our current location has less space than we had on the 2nd floor. Thank you for your understanding.



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

 

For the entire series:  For March, Register Here

For April Series, Register Here

For May Series, Register Here

For June Series, Register Here

We have experienced some difficulty with the registration link for the workshop series.  If it doesn't work, you may also sign up by calling 509-353-2821 or at info@scorespokane.org.

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:  Monday, January 13, 2014

Time: 8:30 - 12:00 noon

Register Here:  January 13

Social Media for Small Business 201

Social Media for Small Business 201

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,  May 21, 2014


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

REGISTER HERE: May 21, 2014
 

Social Media for Small Business 301

Social Media for Small Business 301

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,  June 18, 2014


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

REGISTER HERE June 18, 2014

Franchises and Business Ownership

Franchises and Business Ownership

 

Coming Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time:  9 - 11am

 

Don't Climb the Corporate Ladder, CREATE ONE

Discover Business Independence Through Ownership

 

FREE workshop

Considering investing in a business instead of returning to the corporate world? 

Wondering if you can start a business while keeping your corporate job?  

Learn the pros and cons of: 

Start ups

Buying an existing business 

Franchise Ownership

Straight talk & questions answered:

How much money do I need?

How do I find the right business for me?

How can I manage the risks? 

          Presented by Charlie Magee of FranNet

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DATE:  Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time:  9 - 11am

LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444

Spokane, WA 99201

Reservations: Info@scorespokane.org or telephone 509 – 353 – 2821

FREE

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.
 

Presented by John Meline, 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.
 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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.

Register Here.

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?

Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
Veterans attend FREE!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

June 4, 2014


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

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! 

June 4, 2014

 

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, May 14, 2014

June 11, 2014


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!


 

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, May 21, 2014

June 18, 2014

 


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

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

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 QuckBooks 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, April 23, 2014

May 28, 2014

June 25, 2014

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.

 

Register Here:  April 23, 2014

May 28, 2014

June 25, 2014

 

 


 

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.

 

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 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, April 16, 2014


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

Register for

April 16, 2014

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


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.