Training

SCORE Classes in Southwest Washington


60 Ways to Get More Business with Social Media Marketing

Tuesday February 2, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT @ GVCC
Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT @ Longview
Tuesday February 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT @ Skamania EDC, Stevenson

Our last “three for one” for the winter quarter. You get two seminars in one day and follow on free personal follow-up with a SCORE Certified Mentor. This hands-on SCORE seminar provides a closer look at the popular social media networks, how to use them and how other organizations are marketing with them.  You’ll also learn 60 Ways to Get More Business by leveraging your marketing efforts. Each topic gives attendees an hour or more of proven ideas to increase business and client relationships.


Online Quickbooks

Wednesday February 24, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT @ SCORE Vancouver

SCORE Vancouver’s Introduction to OnLine QuickBooks is a simple and hands-on way to get started with the tool so you can work anytime from a PC, Mac, Smartphones or tablet.  Further, your accountant can be granted instant account review access and there are over 300 cloud based apps available to tailor your special business accounting needs. Uniquely with SCORE seminars, the opportunity for free one-on-one follow up with a SCORE mentor is included.

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 Desktop Quickbooks and Financial Management

Wednesday March 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT @ SCORE Vancouver

Small group instruction with free individual mentoring follow-up. Accounting is much more than how you keep score in business. It’s also how you ensure your business is healthy and has the resources needed to grow. Whether you use the services of an independent professional like a bookkeeper or accountant, or you decide that you or a family member will keep the books, you need to understand some accounting basics.

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Selling for  Small Businesses

Monday March 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT @ Longview
Thursday March 24, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT @ Skamania EDC, Stevenson

“Business doesn’t happen until something gets sold.” Nearly every aspect of any career involves selling.
If your knees knock at the prospect of making sales calls and you have potential clients you need to see, spend a few hours with us. You’ll learn how to get the appointment, make a plan for your sales call and how to avoid the deadly mistakes salesmen often make. We’ll also talk about using a SWOT analysis of you and your competitors and how to optimize leads. Discover also why objections can be your best friend and gain some proven closing techniques.
As always seminar attendees may later receive free, confidential SCORE mentoring to help you personalize your Sales process.

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Business Plan Basics

Monday March 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT @ Longview
Thursday March 24, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT @ Skamania EDC, Stevenson

This three hour seminar will cover the basics for writing your own Business Plan including:
• Why I should have a Business Plan? What financing opportunities exist?
• What’s needed in my plan? Should I have different plans for different audiences?
• What are some good Business Plan examples I may use?
• How should I differentiate my product or service?
• Can I calculate a Break-even point for my business and how can I project profit?
• How do I determine what licenses or permits I will need?
• Where can I find free research tools for marketing or competitor analysis?

As always seminar attendees may later receive free, confidential SCORE mentoring to help you develop your business plan.