Training

SCORE Vancouver Classes

 

April 7, 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. More information and registration here. Sign up for announcements on top


April 8, 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.

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April 10, 2014 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (will also be offered April 10)
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.

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April 14, 2015 – 9:o0 AM to 12:00 PM
Business Lending Seminar  

Need money for your business? This panel discussion will focus on the current commercial lending appetite for small business loans including equipment financing, revolving credit lines, construction loans and more.  You’ll learn firsthand about collateral & equity requirements, rates and terms from commercial banks, credit unions and “micro lenders.”  Presenters, representing several local lending institutions and the US Small Business Administration will advise registrants on what is needed in a successful loan package and how SCORE volunteers can mentor you throughout the process for free.  

This seminar is free but seating is first limited to registrants holding confirmed reservations up to 5 minutes prior the start of the program.  Use this link to confirm your planned attendance.


April 15, 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.

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