Free SCORE Webinars Keep Small Businesses a Step Ahead in December


How to Start and Operate a Small Business

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, learn “How to Start and Operate a Small Business”.

The webinar, 6 to 7:30 p.m., is hosted by Frank P Farmer, attorney and SCORE presenter. 

You have come to the right place, if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business, or even, 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 a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know.

Join attorney and SCORE presenter, Frank P. Farmer, Jr., in a discussion of the ‘nuts and bolts” issues that should be considered when starting and operating a small business.

Frank will discuss topics including:

  • The need and usefulness of developing a business plan;
  • Selecting a business organizational structure;
  • Fictitious name registration;
  • Licensing;
  • Hiring employees vs. independent contractors;
  • Obtaining tax identification numbers and other related topics (as time permits).

About the Presenter:

Frank P. Farmer, Jr. is a graduate of Widener School of Law. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. 

Farmer has had a private law practice since 1980. 

Frank Farmer is located in Kennett Square, but he offers services throughout Delaware Valley. His practice concentrates on small business transactions. That includes representing individuals and business entities. It also includes starting, operating, and/or buying/selling small businesses. 

His services include:

  • Incorporation services and registration of fictitious names;
  • Preparation and review of leases, contracts, employment agreements, shareholder/operating /partnership agreements;
  • Representation of buyers/sellers of businesses, conflict resolution, and problem-solving.

This program is being presented in partnership with SBDC Kutztown, SBDC Widener, SBA, and the Small Business Assistance Center.

Click here to register. 

The Key Elements of a Successful Website

On Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. learn “The Key Elements of a Successful Website”.

There are lots of things to consider when developing a website for your business. This webinar will highlight:

– Design
– Programming or page builder
– Copy
– User experience
– Domain name
– Hosting
– How the website interacts with the search engine
And more….

The webinar will be presented by Cary Baskin, a SCORE workshop presenter and the Managing Partner of the Marketing Department in Malvern, a website, SEO, and digital marketing agency.

His career spans more than 40 years working for companies like Honeywell, M&M, Mars, and in addition to local technology companies like Kulicke & Soffa and Checkpoint Systems.

Cary has developed and launched many products and has marketed local businesses as well as global market development in North America, Europe, SE Asia, and Japan.

Cary has an MBA from Pace University, a Masters in Bioengineering from Polytechnic of New York, and a BSEE from Pratt Institute.

Click here to register.


SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer business experts. It is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.

Make a difference as a SCORE volunteer.

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. It has 100 dedicated volunteers today. They provide confidential mentoring at no charge. They 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).

Find out more about SCORE by clicking here. 

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