SCORE Classes in Southwest Washington

August 12 – Record Keeping &Taxes for Your Business
Longview Public Library

This seminar clears up questions regarding taxation and the type of business formation you choose.  We’ll review various business accounting methods and explain which best fits your situation.  And we’ll answer questions about record keeping (both manual and computerized), how long should they be retained and whether its best to manage your own records or contract out.

We’ll review the four major business reports that make up a Financial Statement,  the differences between Sole-Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations, and LLCs.; have in-class discussion questions and cover some accounting terms and offer some special tax tips.  

This free seminar is offered by the Friends of the Longview Library and the volunteers of SCORE Vancouver.  (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)

September 16 – 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)