Small business owners can always use some guidance and expert advice on how to make their businesses even better and SCORE is there to help. Here are the top 5 SCORE webinars so far in 2022 that can help your business grow.
Finance and Capital
Get expert insight into the small business grant landscape, things to consider, where to find funding, and more.
The pandemic and economic relief efforts have led to more grant opportunities than ever for the nation’s small businesses. With the main federal relief programs now over, small businesses are seeking out other funding opportunities that may be available to them.
This workshop by Brian Pifer will help you understand the small business grant landscape, things to consider, where to find funding, and more.
- The different types of grants available to small business owners
- Tips for crafting your grant application
- Other free and low-cost capital options for your business
- Question and answer period
About the presenter
Brian Pifer is vice president of programs and research for Small Business Majority. He oversees the Entrepreneurship Program and the Venturize.org platform, which deliver key education and resources to entrepreneurs.
Brian oversees Small Business Majority’s Entrepreneurship Program and Venturize.org platform, which deliver key education and resources to entrepreneurs.
Planning and Strategy
What is a business plan, what does it need to include and why is it so important to create one? In this webinar, learn how to approach your business plan and how to build it.
The first step to starting a business is just the same as starting anything else. It begins with creating a plan. But what is a business plan, what does it need to include and why is it so important to create one?
Jania Bailey, CFE, CEO of FranNet, has helped thousands of people make the leap from Employee to Entrepreneur.
In this webinar, Jania will show you how to approach your business plan and how to build it.
You will learn:
- Why it’s essential to have a business plan
- We will cover the necessary information for an effective Business Plan
- Who will request to see the Business Plan
This webinar is presented in partnership with FranNet.
FranNet assists individuals with the entire franchise process – from franchising an existing business to purchasing or selling a franchise.
FranNet is committed to providing continuous marketing, business and operational support so that they may be looked upon as the most knowledgeable, professional and successful franchise consultants in the industry.
About the presenter
Jania Bailey is considered the most respected voice in the franchise consultant industry in North America.
Bailey has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and franchise industries. She has served for 6 years on the Executive Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA) and currently serves as Chair of the IFA Membership Committee.
Learn about the tax advantages, disadvantages, and structuring options of filing your business as an LLC.
Filing an LLC provides small businesses with some of the advantages of incorporating while preserving simplicity through minimal compliance formalities. For example, business owners who operate LLCs aren’t personally liable for business debts. But is that benefit alone enough to form an LLC for your business?
Join Nellie Akalp, CEO and Founder of CorpNet.com, for a fast-paced yet in-depth discussion about LLCs, sharing insight for your next discussion on selecting this entity for your business.
- The benefits of forming an LLC
- Describe tax advantages, disadvantages, and structuring options of the LLC
- Determine the differences between a member-managed and manager-managed LLC
- Name the compliance requirements for LLC owners
- Recall the steps to form an LLC
About the presenter:
Nellie Akalp, CEO, CorpNet, is a passionate entrepreneur, business expert, professional speaker, author, and mother of four.
What mindset do you need to be an effective marketer? Ramon Ray will guide you through the key principles you must focus on before leveraging marketing tactics.
Join SCORE and small business expert and entrepreneur Ramon Ray for a fresh and new 4 part series. We’ll take you through the ultimate marketing essentials you will need for your business to be a success.
Workshop 1: Your Marketing Mindset.
What mindset do you need to be an effective marketer? Ramon will guide you through the key principles you must focus on before leveraging marketing tactics.
In this webinar you will learn:
- Who is your perfect customer?
- Do you know them better than they know themselves?
- Billion-dollar brands are not your competitors.
- The power of winning in small markets.
- Follow-up, frequency and engagement are your tickets to successful marketing.
About the presenter:
Ramon Ray, founder of SmartHustle.com, is an entrepreneur and author. Get to know more about Ramon at www.RamonRay.com.
This final workshop in the list of top SCORE webinars asks what mindset do you need to be an effective marketer? Ramon Ray will guide you through the key principles you must focus on before leveraging marketing tactics.
Starting a business is not easy, but successfully building a business that brings in profit is even more difficult. So how can you grow your solo business into a profitable brand that will enable you to live the life you want to live?
Join successful entrepreneur Ramon Ray, who has started four companies and sold two, as he shares his journey and best tips with you. Here are some topics Ramon will be covering:
- The power of FOCUS to grow
- How and why to delegate to others
- Time management – how to “get more hours” out of your power
- Why selling cheap is NOT good
About the presenter:
Ramon Ray is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of several books, including Celebrity CEO. He’s the founder of SmartHustle.com. Get to know more about Ramon at www.RamonRay.com.
These top SCORE webinars are only a small sample of what’s available.
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 SCORE webinars to benefit the local community.
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