SCORE Keeps Small Businesses A Step Ahead With Free Webinars in March

David Bjorkgren

SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties are hosting these free seminars in March.

Basics of Small Business Bankruptcy

On March 23, join this free webinar to learn the “Basics of Small Business Bankruptcy.”

This webinar, at 1 p.m., is presented by the retired bankruptcy judge, the Honorable Judge Thomas Small, and Ben Iverson, an associate professor in the finance department at BYU.

This webinar will focus on understanding the basics of small business bankruptcy, and discuss when it can help a business, how it works, consequences, and more.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial hardship for many small business owners, and these owners have several options for how to handle their financial distress.

In this webinar, presented by retired bankruptcy judge Hon. Thomas Small, we will focus on understanding the basics of small business bankruptcy.

You’ll learn:

  • When it can help a business
  • How it works
  • What are the consequences?
  • How recent legal changes make bankruptcy work better for small businesses

About the Presenters:

Thomas Small was a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of North Carolina from 1982 to 2009, serving as chief judge from 1992-1999, 2006-2007; and re-called 2013-2014.

He holds an A.B., Duke University. and a J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law.

He served as chair of the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, 2000-2004, and was a Member from 1996-1999. He was  Bankruptcy Judge Representative to the U.S. Judicial Conference, 2004-2007, and a Member of the United States Judicial Conference Long Range Planning Committee, 1991-1996.

Ben Iverson is an associate professor in the finance department at BYU, where he has worked for the past three and half years.

Before that, he was an assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

His research mostly focuses on corporate and consumer bankruptcy, and he has published articles in several of the leading academic journals.

Ben received his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and his undergraduate degree in economics from BYU. He also worked as an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Getting Started with QuickBooks Online

On Friday, March 26, take this free webinar to learn about “Getting Started With QuickBooks Online.
This webinar, 10 to 11 a.m., is hosted by Paula Paisley, a SCORE workshop presenter, and entrepreneur.
Millions of businesses and non-profits use QuickBooks® Online software to manage their bookkeeping.
Understanding how to set up and use the software correctly is the key to having accurate reports and useful data to help you run your business.
This seminar is an overview of the setup and basic transaction entry in the QuickBooks® Online software. (This seminar does not apply to QuickBooks Desktop version!).
  • Setting up your company file and chart of accounts
  • Protecting your data with passwords and preferences
  • Entering transactions:  recording receipts and disbursements; managing receivables and payables; recording credit card transactions
  • Reconciling bank and credit card accounts
  • Creating key reports: Profit & Loss; Balance Sheet, Open Invoices, Unpaid Bills

About the Presenter:

Paula Paisley has more than 25 years of experience helping businesses grow by improving financial control. 

Before starting her business, she held various accounting positions in construction, real estate development, property management, and public accounting.

Paula is a member of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program, the National Society of Accountants, and the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.  She is a Chester County native and graduate of the University of Delaware.

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Virtually Creating Your Trifecta Tribe – Mentors, Peers & Mentees in Business

On Tuesday, March 30, join this free webinar to learn how to “Virtually Create Your Trifecta Tribe–Mentors, Peers & Mentees in Business.

The webinar, at 1 p.m., is hosted by Michelle Y. Talbert, a recovering attorney and relationship marketer. 

Now more than ever, it is imperative to the success of your business that you are engaged in and adept at building ethical, authentic, and diverse connections.

The overarching ethos of creating your Trifecta Tribe is that when one of us wins #WeAllWin.

In this highly engaging and compelling webinar, Founder of Her Power Moves Michelle Y. Talbert will share the tools and strategies necessary for creating an ecosystem of mentees, peers, and mentors and achieve success through the establishment and nurturing of these essential relationships.

You’ll learn:

  • The tools necessary to excel in relationship development virtually, and in-person
  • A clear understanding of how to add value to every relationship you establish
  • How to leverage social media and live events with the use of real-world examples

Michelle Talbert comes to SCORE as an accomplished and successful female entrepreneur in recognition of Women’s History Month.

About the Presenter:

Michelle uses digital and social media to provide tools and resources such as podcasts, videos, live events, and written publications to empower women in business.

She has written for major publications and is a sought-after presenter and speaker on topics related to relationship marketing and networking in business.

She is an expert tribe builder and has been featured in Forbes, The Washington Post, and other major publications.

Click here to register. 


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.

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Since 1964, it has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs nationwide.

SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has been operating since 1985, with 100 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).

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