Learn How to Start a Small Business and Other Free SCORE Webinars

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

How to Start and Operate a Small Business

In this Tuesday, June 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m. webinar, learn what you need to start and operate a small business.

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 Farmer 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: 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.

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

Click here to register.

Sell Online With E-Commerce Tools

In this Wednesday, June 22, 2 to 3 p.m. webinar, learn how to sell online to customers, the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify, and how to list your products on Google. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

Learn how to sell your products online. We’ll walk through listing your products for free with your Google Business Profile and Merchant Center.

In this webinar workshop, we’ll:

  • Discuss the Products tab in Google Business Profile
  • Introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and a product feed
  • Show you how to connect an E-Commerce website (using Shopify as an example) to the Merchant Center

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

Click here to register.

Is Entrepreneurship for you?

On Monday, June 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and again Monday, July 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m., learn about the various aspects of business ownership during these in-person workshops.

Small business ownership comes in many forms. From starting a business, purchasing a franchise, or buying an existing business, there are some things you should consider; some questions to ask.

Whether you are considering starting a new business, turning your side gig into a full-time job, or trying to earn an income from your hobby, this workshop is for you!

This presentation will help you answer:

  • Do I have the personality to “build my dream business”?
  • How do I get started?
  • What should I know before “jumping” in?
  • Where can I go for support? 

About the presenter

Jerry Francis spent his career in sales and marketing, working in distribution/channel development for multiple product lines, with small entrepreneurs and major distributors for a Fortune 50 company. Jerry is a SCORE volunteer, serving as a Mentor, Presenter, Board Member, and former Chair.

The June 27 workshop will take place at the Widener University Leslie C Quick Center, 1304 Walnut St., Room 107 in Chester.

The July 11 workshop will take place at the Pennsylvania Career Link Chester County office, 479 Thomas Jones Way Ste 500 in Exton.

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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