Get Started on QuickBooks Online and Other Free SCORE Webinars in May

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SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties is offering the following free webinar events in May.

On Thursday, May 5, small business owners will learn about “Getting Started With QuickBooks Online.”

The webinar, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., is an overview of the setup and basic transaction entry in the QuickBooks Online software.

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.

Using QuickBooks® Online effectively enables you to improve cash flow, increase profitability and, for non-profits, better manage programs and funding.

You will learn about:

  • 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 is a SCORE workshop presenter and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience helping businesses grow by improving financial control. 

Prior to 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.

This program is being presented in partnership with The Kennett Library.

Click here to register.

Launching your eCommerce Store the Right Way

On Wednesday, May 11, you are invited to join the webinar, “Launching Your eCommerce Store the Right Way.

The webinar, 10 to 11 a.m.., will be hosted by Joshua Irons, CEO of River Avenue Digital.

The future of eCommerce is incredibly bright, especially in these changing times. But, starting an eCommerce business and launching your store can be stressful and demands many steps and decisions that need to come together at the right time. 

Whether you want to build your own eCommerce website or work with an experienced web developer, this webinar will cover the steps and decisions needed to launch your online store the right way.

This presentation will get you off to a powerful start. In this webinar, we will talk about:

  • selecting the right platform to build your store 
  • marketing your store correctly
  • making sure you’ve considered the logistics of inventory and shipping.

You will end up with a roadmap to follow for success that will help you save your business a lot of time, money, and headaches.

About the presenter:

Josh Irons is the CEO of River Avenue Digital, a digital-first, full-service marketing agency that helps small businesses find new clients and build relationships with their current clients.  A seasoned leader and dedicated mentor of talent, he has more than 20 years of experience using digital and offline marketing tactics to grow brands and revenue for both small and large companies.

This program is being presented in partnership with The Chester County Library.

Click here to register.

Reach Customers Online With Google

Learn how Google Search works and the ways people might find your business online. In this Thursday, May 12, noon to 1 p.m. workshop, you will be taken through the latest Google tools and search engine optimization strategies for building your online presence and engaging more customers on Google.

Topics covered include: 

  • Google Search & SEO
  • Google My Business
  • Smart Campaigns
  • Google Ads

During this webinar, we will discuss:

– How Google works

– Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices

– Introduction to free tools to help your business appear online

– Google Business Profile and being found on Google Search and Maps

– Advertising your business on Google

Hosted by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon, SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties, Susquehanna SCORE, and Grow with Google.

Click here to register

SCORE Presenter Frank P. Farmer: How to Start and Operate a Small Business

On Thursday, May 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., you can participate in a free webinar by Frank P Farmer, “How to Start and Operate a Small Business.”

This webinar reviews:

  • business planning
  • 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)

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

About the presenter:

A graduate of Widener School of Law and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Frank P. Farmer, Jr. has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1980.

Located in Kennett Square, but providing services throughout the Delaware Valley region, Frank’s practice, concentrates in the area of small business transactions, which includes the representation of individuals and business entities; starting, operating and/or buying/selling small businesses.

His services include, but are not limited to, 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.

Click here to register.

Quick Ways to Improve Your Website: A Better User Experience and More Conversions

On Tuesday, May 17., from 2 to 3 p.m., learn 18 key ways to ensure that you are providing the best “user experience” possible for your website visitors and potentially driving more conversions in the process. 

Join presenter Mike Simays to learn how to improve your website’s user experience.

You only have a few seconds to grab the attention of your website visitors and convince them to stick around.

That first impression can be the difference between getting a new customer – or not! Your website should be professional, trustworthy, and address the needs of your customers.

Whether you have an existing website or are in the process of developing a new one, implementing these valuable tips will ensure a better and more engaging user experience for your customers.  

Mike Simays owns Customer Journey Pros, a digital marketing agency in Chester Springs.

He specializes in Google advertising, website development, copywriting, and general marketing support to small businesses and nonprofits.

He is also experienced in maximizing customer engagement through marketing automation, search engine optimization, conversion rate optimization, customer relationship management, and website design. 

Mike has a Marketing degree from the University of Vermont with additional professional development through the University of Illinois and Penn State University.

This program is being presented in partnership with The Tredyffrin Library.

Click here to register.

How to Gain More Customers with a LinkedIn Company Page

Join a LinkedIn presentation with live demos Thursday, May 19, 6 to 7 p.m., if this sounds like you:

  • Need to know how to build your LinkedIn company page?
  • Want details on how to create your banner and logo images?
  • Understand the differences from your personal profile?
  • Learn about special features you can use
  • Need strategies and tips to leverage your company page to:
    • Build awareness?
    • Gain authority?
    • Grow your business?
  • Would you love some free analytics?
  • Know how to engage your employees?

Join for a presentation with live demos so you leave with takeaways and actionable items whether you are a solopreneur, consultant, small business owner, side gigger, or are thinking about becoming one.

About the Presenter

Lynne Williams, Ed.D. is a SCORE workshop presenter and the Executive Director of the Great Careers Groups, which provides career education and networking as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Lynne writes ATS resumes and LinkedIn profiles. As a weekly blogger, she is also a contributing author to Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love along with the late Dick Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute?. Connect at www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewilliams and on Clubhouse @LynneWilliams and visit the website. The organization was #1 on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Business Networking Associations in Dec 2020. Upcoming speaking topics: http://bit.ly/CareerTopics 

Click here to register.

Introduction to Payment Processing

On Tuesday, May 24, 10 to 11 a.m., this webinar will take the mystery out of payment processing and show you that there are choices on how to protect your business while saving money.

Topics to be covered:

  • Payment history “Credit cards? Who thought of that?”
  • Payment process “Who and What makes a payment work”
  • Payment pricing models “Be aware of your transactions costs”
  • Payment options “Take payments where your customers want to pay”

About the presenter

David Pomeroy has been in the communication, print, email, and fintech profession for 25+ years. He currently holds a position with BKZ Consulting Partners as a Business Development executive. Day-to-day practices lead him to secure new business, support existing customers, partner with great organizations, and answer the phone. David holds multiple technology degrees and certifications.

Click here to register.

Using YouTube to Grow Your Business

Let’s talk about YouTube! Are you thinking of creating a YouTube Channel? Are you currently using YouTube for your business?

Not sure how to get started or how to build your channel?  Join this webinar on May 25, 10 to 11 a.m.

Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

This webinar will discuss

  • Why you should have a YouTube channel
  • How to set up a YouTube channel
  • What’s important to fill out when uploading a video
  • Having good creative and how to target and measure the results
  • Hands-on demo of features discussed during the webinar

Join Grow with Google trainer Randi Penfil for this hour-long webinar.

Hosted by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon, SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties, Susquehanna SCORE, and Grow with Google.

Click here to register

About SCORE

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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