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.

On Tuesday, June 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 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.

Webinar: Small Business Budgeting Made Easy

On Tuesday, June 21, at 1 p.m., learn why an annual budget is necessary for running and maintaining a small business.

Having a business budget is key to working effectively as a small business owner and especially if you’re running a business with a business partner.

In this webinar you will learn how a budget can help grow your business and solve problems.

At the end of this webinar you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the budget process
  • Set realistic goals
  • Evaluate a budget
  • Measure actual results

About the Presenter:

Terry Bishop, CPA is Managing Partner of the Chicago office for Core Financial Outsourcing. He has over twenty years of expertise in outsourced B2B solutions, first by consulting with major CPG companies in international market research and then in public accounting with small businesses, entrepreneurs and larger entities in areas of accounting, finance, tax planning and other advisory services.

Over the last decade Terry has been a leader in the outsourced accounting profession by utilizing cloud-based technology to create virtual workflows and innovative outsourcing capabilities that can service clients in local, regional and national markets to operate as their outsourced Accountant, Controller, CFO and Business Partner. His industry expertise includes Professional Services, Light Manufacturing, Distribution and Lab Sciences.

Click here to register.

Webinar: Sell Online With E-Commerce Tools

On Wednesday, June 22, 2 to 3 p.m., 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 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.

How to Complete A SWOT Analysis–A Step by Step Demonstration

On Thursday, June 23, at 1 p.m., get an overview of a SWOT analysis and examples from well-known companies to help you create a strategic plan for your business.

Understanding your business as a whole using a SWOT (strengths.weaknesses.opportunities.threats.) analysis will allow you to identifying the critical factors of your business and help you create a strategic plan for a successful future.

In this webinar you will get a brief overview of a SWOT analysis with examples from well-known companies. Finally in this webinar there will be an interactive live demonstration of an actual SWOT with an attendee.

We encourge atendees to have the following information avaliable:

  • Your business’s Strengths
  • Your business’s Weaknesses
  • Your business’s Opportunities
  • Your business’s Threats

About the Presenter:

John Tile has over 42 years’ experience in industry holding various leadership positions in engineering, logistics, safety, and program management. John has also worked with international customers including; Australia, Canada, England, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand.

John can help you in areas of strategy, business planning (startups and sustaining businesses), business development, people leadership/mentoring, marketing, business financials, competitive analysis, customer relationships, safety culture, and business metrics.

This webinar is sponsored by Progressive Commercial Insurance.

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.

The Basics of TikTok Digital Marketing

On Thursday, June 30, at 1 p.m., learn the essentials of TikTok digital marketing, including TikTok SEO, hashtags, influencers, and how to optimize your profile.

TikTok is just one tool in every smart marketer’s arsenal, but to begin your TikTok journey on the right foot you need to understand TikTok SEO, hashtags, influencers, and how to optimize your profile.

During this webinar, Mike Corso, founder of Roovio, will walk you through his proprietary 8 Step TikTok Domination Method. Do not waste another minute trying to promote your business on TikTok until you join us on June 28th.

During this one-of-a-kind webinar you will:

  • Learn how to master TikTok SEO
  • Learn how the TikTok algorithm works
  • Learn everything you need to know about TikTok ads
  • Learn what kind of videos to post
  • Learn how to optimize your profile and why it is SO important

About the Presenter:

Mike Corso is a digital marketing expert and public speaker with expertise in lead generation, SEO, Google Business Profile, social media, cost per click advertising and website development. Mike grew up in Roslyn, Long island (NY) with a great family (3 older siblings) and dreams of either pitching for the Mets or performing trumpet solos at Madison Square Garden.

The baseball dream is over but music never dies @ jacktoad.com 😉 Recreational time is also spent jogging, biking, playing tennis, sailing a hobie cat, cooking and reading. Otherwise, Mike is very happily married to his 8th grade sweetheart and has 3 sons. Finally, Mike hates the fact that he has not been to Italy.

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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