Training

SCORE Classes in Southwest Washington

June 27 – Business Plan Basics
SCORE Vancouver Offices, 4001 Main Street, Lower Floor

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?

Following the seminar, registrants may schedule free, confidential one-on-one meetings with Certified SCORE mentors to help turn your concept to reality. This seminar is partially supported by the SCORE Foundation and is being offered at the reduced fee of $25 (more here)


September 9 – Secrets To Starting The Best Business For You
Longview Public Library

Startup? Buy A Business? Buy a Franchise?

The workshop will address the actual risks involved in business ownership vs. a tradtional career and help you select recession-resistant industries.  Registrants will benefit from feedback by submitting our FREE Business Evaluation & Suitability Test (BEST) with this link.  The BEST profile is offered by national SCORE partner FranNet to assess your individual work and leadership style, core competencies and identify the best types of businesses for your personality and experience(more here)


 September 12 – Business Lender’s Seminar
Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street

SCORE Vancouver’s 2017 Business Lending Seminar 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 about business collateral & equity requirements, rates and terms from several commercial bankers and the SBA. Presenters representing Key Bank, Herritage Bank and the US Small Business Administration will advise you what is needed in a successful loan package and how SCORE volunteers can mentor you throughout the process for free.
This seminar is free and open to the public subject only to a $5 SCORE Pre-Registration Fee to reserve limited seating. Use the button below to confirm your planned attendance. Seating is limited so please register early. (more here)