SCORE Vancouver Classes

Understanding Commercial Insurance

Thursday August 27, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PDT

Take an hour to learn the basics of Commercial Insurance negotiations with agents and brokers. What coverages do you really need and how do you select the best insurance partner for your company. Bring a “brown bag lunch” (that’s optional) and meet some SCORE mentors who, for free can address a host of business issues. This seminar is held at the Greater Vancouver Chamber, 1101 Broadway, Vancouver, WA

Business Plan Basics

Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

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?

This seminar will be held at SCORE’s offices at 4001 Main Street,  Vancouver, WA

Small Business Marketing 101

Friday September 18, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

 Marketing doesn’t need to be a mystery! All it really is is a collection of techniques and tools that can bring you more customers if use them correctly. SMART marketing is about knowing which tools are likely to be the most effective for your business and budget. Ava will teach you how to figure out who your customers are and how they are the most likely to find out about your business. She’ll also show you guerrilla marketing tools that are inexpensive, even free, ways to get the word out about what you do and how good you are at it
This seminar is held at the Greater Vancouver Chamber, 1101 Broadway, Vancouver, WA