SCORE Vancouver Classes

January 20, 2015 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Washington Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise
How to get certification as a supplier

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Comerce is hosting a seminar for minority for minority and women’s buiness enterprises on how to become a certified supplier. Besides sate and local agencies many large businesses use these certifications to select suppliers. Register HERE

February 11, 2015 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Introduction to QuickBooks

SCORE Vancouver’s Introduction to QuickBooks is a simple and hands-on way to get started with the tool that over 4 million US businesses use for their accounting records and financial reporting. We’ll show you the mechanics of recording basic transactions with real world examples. More importantly, you’ll learn how accounting and financial reporting are inter-related, helping you understand what is affected by each transaction. Most importantly, the class includes a personal appointment with the instructor to review your use of QuickBooks and address any questions you may have. Ted Powell will be your course leader.

For more information & registration, click here


February 12, 2015 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Selling Techniques for Small Business

SCORE Vancouver offers this Seminar to help you prepare to get that appointment and make the sale.  When you finish the class you will:

* Have a plan for your sales call
* Know how to avoid the 4 deadly mistakes that salesmen make
* Have a basic SWOT analysis of you and your competitors, and a features and benefit list for each.
* Know how to optimize leads
* Realize why a brochure can be dangerous
* Understand why objections are your best Friend

Susan St. John will be your course leader. For more information & registration click here

February 19, 2015 – 9:o0 AM to 12:00 PM
Business Plan Basics 

What’s a Business Plan for? Do I really need one? Should I hire someone to write it for me? This class will help you answer those questions, find relevant examples and learn to do research that will help you differentiate your product or service and identify your potential customers. Most importantly, the class includes a personal appointment with a Certified SCORE Mentor who can help with your plan and address any questions you may have. Bill Ruttledge will be your course leader.

For more information & registration click here

February 26, 2014 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Financial Statements – A Tool for Success

This seminar is offered to help entrepreneurs better understand their own company’s business financial statements and how to use them to plan/manage a small business.  There will be several in-class “hands on” business ratios exercises but more importantly, attendees are invited to later schedule a free confidential business mentoring session to compare your business against industry norms. Bill Ruttledge will be your course leader.

For more information & registration, click here.