Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity While Working Remotely
On Tuesday, June 9, from 1 to 2 p.m., SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties presents a free live webinar, “Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity While Working Remotely”.
Working from home is not easy, especially if you’re new to the game.
Award-winning Bryan Caplan, CEO of Bryan Caplan Marketing, shares tips, tricks, and best practices to get yourself in the “work zone” and stay productive throughout your day.
By the end of this webinar, you’ll learn:
- The importance of a morning ritual
- Tips to keep you focused on your tasks at hand
- Several tools that can help you communicate and collaborate with your team
Bryan Caplan helps businesses elevate their digital presence and has provided digital marketing strategy to well over 1,000 businesses since 2010.
Bryan travels the country, presenting on a wide range of digital marketing topics to help small businesses grow and succeed.
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Understanding Cash Flow-A Business Guide to Survival
On Wednesday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., SCORE Chester & Delaware County is hosting a free webinar, “Understanding Cash Flow-A Business Guide to Survival.”
Sales and earnings are not enough to survive, just ask W.T Grant who had consistent earnings growth, yet went bankrupt.
Ask Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme would have gone on had it not been for the lack of new cash inflows.
In fact, the number two cause of business failures is not knowing the difference between earnings and cash! Additionally, understanding the value of time in the cash equation is critical to business survival.
This virtual session led by Tom Faughnan will help you better understand the differences between cash and earnings as well as provide some suggestions as how to maximize cash.
Tom Faughnan retired as Chief Financial Officer from Axalta Coating Systems, (formerly DuPont Automotive Finishes), a $6 Billion global supplier to the automotive industry.
From 1995 through 2004, he was the founder and CEO of Tech Services International, a limited liability corporation in Kennett Square.
As part of his strong commitment to education, Tom taught Accounting and Financi
al Management Theory and Practice to undergraduate and graduate students at Pace University in New York, University of Arkansas, Delaware State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and continues to teach today at West Chester University in West Chester.
Tom is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Certified Forensic Accountant.
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National Safety Guidance to Protect Your Workers From COVID-19 Exposure
On June 11, at 1 p.m., Laura Bonk will lead a SCORE webinar on “National Safety Guidance to Protect You and Your Workers From COVID-19 Exposure”.
It’s important to begin envisioning what post-COVID-19 small business life is going to look like, and the health and safety for you and your workers should be top of mind.
This timely webinar will be presented by environmental health and safety expert Laura Bonk.
She will share the latest federal government and professional safety organizations guidelines to protect you and your employees from COVID-19 exposure.
This session will include:
- Exposure risk assessments for you and your employees;
- Changes in processes, procedures, and work habits;
- Personal protective equipment;
- Installation of barriers and other engineering controls to reduce employee exposure;
- Worker training programs.
Please note that this webinar will not discuss employee safety in the health care, assisted living, and child care facilities.
Laura Bonk has over 20 years of experience in the environmental health and safety field—for five years she was responsible for the environmental health and safety program at a power plant and another five years at major research facilities.
She has been responsible for both corporate and institutional environmental health and safety compliance programs.
Laura’s experience includes both facility operations and major construction projects with an emphasis on hazardous materials management.
Specifically, she performs training, auditing, plan development, permit acquisitions, among other aspects of the environmental health and safety field.
For the past 10 years, Ms. Bonk has consulted in 18 states for manufacturing facilities, wastewater plants, drinking water plants, and construction projects.
Ms. Bonk is also a safety instructor for the National Safety Council, University of Massachusetts, and Natural Technologies, Inc.
She has also worked as an environmental consultant in both the former Soviet Union and South America.
To register for this webinar, click here.
How Female Founders Can Innovate and Disrupt the World of Business
On June 16 at 11 a.m., four women entrepreneurs will lead a SCORE webinar on “How Female Founders Can Innovate and Disrupt the World of Business.”
The world of business is wide open to everyone who has an internet connection and the bravado to take it on.
In this webinar, four exceptional women entrepreneurs Laurel Delaney, Betsy Mikesell, Angie White and Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart will provide insights for women who want to innovate and disrupt the world of business – to grow faster, stronger, and soar globally for a better tomorrow.
Join this webinar to learn:
- How to pivot a business in a crisis;
- Why women rule in the global marketplace;
- How to follow your passion and turn a family business into a global powerhouse;
- What a Kickstarter campaign can do and why is it important to consider
- Who might be your next best partner in business;
- How setting up an ecommerce platform can take a business global;
- Why good design makes a strong first impression and establishing patents safeguards your invention.
Inspired by the struggle of keeping her twin boy’s beds tidy, Betsy created a zippered bedding prototype and launched Beddy’s with a 2014 Kickstarter campaign.
Beddy’s growth has been recognized as one of Mountain West Capital’s Emerging Elite in 2017 and just four years after launch, Beddy’s was named #270 on Inc’s 5000 after demonstrating a four-year growth of 2,610%.
The Inc. 5000 list also revealed that Beddy’s ranked #9 as one of the 10 fastest-growing private companies in Utah.
After five years of continual growth, Betsy was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce in 2018. Beddy’s was recently chosen by Google as the only company to represent Utah in the Google Economic Report.
Presented by Angie White
Angie White is the COO and Cofounder of Beddy’s, a zippered bedding company based in West Jordan, Utah.
In 2012, Angie’s friend and running partner, Betsy Mikesell shared with her an idea she had that solved the issue of making a bunk bed. They worked together to perfect a design they felt would be as stylish as it was comfortable and easy to make, and have since been granted three patents on the design.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2014 helped fund their first manufacturing order, they launched Beddy’s and began selling online globally. Since then, Beddy’s has grown rapidly and has been recognized by Inc 5000 the last 2 years and ranked #9 as one of the 10 fastest-growing private companies in Utah.
Presented by Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart
As owner and president of KOVAL, she has spearheaded product development, distribution, and marketing, turning her family business into an international presence with availability in over 55 export markets.
In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, she led KOVAL’s transition into producing much-needed hand sanitizer for those in need, including medical organizations, first responders, and community non-profits.
Sonat is also involved in a number of philanthropic organizations, was recently named Illinois Business Person of the Year by the National Small Business Association, is a federally appointed member of the Illinois Export Council, and has been inducted into the Disciples d’Escoffier.
To register, click here.
How to Start and Operate a Small Business
On Thursday, June 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., SCORE Chester & Delaware County is hosting a free webinar, “How to Start and Operate a Small Business.”
The webinar will be hosted by attorney Frank P. Farmer, Jr., who has a private law practice in Kennett Square.
If you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business, or if you have started up your business, and realized you missed a few things; if you are thinking about “becoming your own boss,” this is an opportunity you can’t miss!
Frank Farmer is hosting this free interactive webinar discussing the ‘nuts and bolts” for starting and operating a small business.
- Need and usefulness of a business plan;
- Selecting an organizational structure;
- Fictitious name registration;
- Employees vs. independent contractors;
- Tax identification numbers.
This interview style presentation should be fun and full of practical tips and advice.
Frank Farmer has had a private law practice since 1980. He is a graduate of Widener School of Law and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.
His law office is in Kennett Square but he provides services throughout the Delaware Valley, His concentration is in small business transactions, including the representation of individuals and business entities; starting, and operating and/or buying/selling small businesses.
This program is being presented in partnership with the Small Business Development Centers of Kutztown and Widener Universities.
Click here to register.
Protecting Your Business From Fraud
On Thursday, June 18, at 1 p.m., Amanda Brinkman and Morris Jackson II will lead a webinar, sponsored by Deluxe, on “Protecting Your Business From Fraud.”
They will offer smart tips for auditing your business finances as well as ways to monitor for potential risks to keep your business safe from fraud.
Are you familiar with the basic principles of assessing fraud risks for your small business?
- How to recognize the vulnerabilities of your business;
- How to audit your business for potential risk;
- Tips to limit your internal fraud risk;
- Best practices to limit external fraud.
Presented by Amanda Brinkman
Presented by Morris Jackson II
A 24-year veteran of the financial services and banking industry, Morris Jackson II leads the Las Vegas market for U.S. Bank’s Consumer and Business Banking division.
To register, click here.
A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success
On June 24 at 1 p.m., Jenna Schaeffer will lead a SCORE webinar on “A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success.”
Social media can be overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. In a time of such uncertainty it’s important to know where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results – all with a limited amount of time and resources.
In this webinar, sponsored by Constant Contact, digital marketing expert Jenna Shaffer will provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business.
- Which platforms are best for your business to be communicating through, right now;
- The 15-minute social media plan to strategically execute your strategy;
- Getting started in the pay-to-play world of social media.
Presented by Jenna Schaffer
Digital marketing expert Jenna Shaffer, brings her vast knowledge to thousands of small businesses and nonprofits helping them maximize their marketing success.
With over a decade of experience at Constant Contact, Jenna has taken on various roles but has most recently enjoyed her most current role as a Programs Marketing Manager and public speaker.
Born and raised in a family of small business owners, she is passionate and inspired by small business owners and is highly driven to help them succeed.
To register, click here.
You can also visit SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties for more information about this and other small business programs.
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business experts, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.
Since 1964, they have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs nationwide.
SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties has been operating since 1985, with 120 dedicated volunteers today who provide confidential mentoring at no charge and offer business seminars, workshops and webinars to benefit the local community.
SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).