SCORE Free Webinars: HUBZone Certification and More

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SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties is offering the following free SCORE webinars and workshops in September.

HubZone Certification Proces and Updates

The HUBZone certificate is designed to help small businesses in urban and rural communities connect with federal contract dollars. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply through this free webinar offered Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.

Becoming a certified diverse supplier can open your business to receive government and corporate contracts as a part of government efforts to ensure businesses like yours can play a more significant role in our economy.

In this webinar, we will be covering The Historically Underutilized Business Zones Certification. The HUBZone certificate is designed to help small businesses in urban and rural communities connect with federal contract dollars.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the HUBZone certification program has changed
  • What the program requirements are, and if your business meets them
  • How to apply and what the application process looks like

About the presenter:

Takeisha Hodge is the Program Manager of Certification and Outreach with the HUBZone Program. For over 17 years in HUBZone, Takeisha has demonstrated strong leadership qualities to foster high collaboration and productivity levels by effectively communicating with her team, providing extensive training, motivating, and building healthy relationships with colleagues.

Takeisha manages the HUBZone Early Applicant Engagement Initiative. She works very closely with the federal government, Small Business Development Centers, and Procurement Center Representatives to get ‘procurement ready’ firms certified as HUBZone Small Business Concerns (SBC’s). Equipped with strong knowledge of the program, Takeisha provides hands-on training relating to the initiative’s mission, the application process, and eligibility criteria to the participating resource partners.

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Live Q&A: Expert Solution and Advice for Hispanic-owned Businesses

Join up for an hour-long Q&A session Thursday, Sept. 15,1 p.m., in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month as we support and recognize Hispanic entrepreneurs and business owners across the United States.

According to The International Society of Logistics, Latino business owners grew by 34% in the U.S. over the past 10 years.  To help continue that growth and recognize the Hispanic communities, we have invited a panel of small business experts, SCORE mentors, dedicated to answering your questions about starting, managing, and maintaining a business.

Why should you attend this event? Many Hispanic entrepreneurs are turning to SCORE for help and, like them, you can too.

  • “I was attempting to gain a better understanding of my financial records and improve my managerial skills. Not only did Les Babcock help me with my financial statements, he also helped me with my taxes, legal obligations, marketing strategy, insurance and business planning. We also worked on my personnel needs and developed an employee handbook.” Arturo Guillen, Arturos Mexican Restaurant
  • Jackie Mendive, owner of Empanadas on the Go, came to SCORE to understand how to put a business together. SCORE mentor Brian Jarvis helped Mendive with everything from the legal framework to creating the LLC, to bookkeeping. Most importantly, says Mendive, he helped her with branding and marketing. “Brian Jarvis was instrumental in helping me set up shop,” she says.

About the presenters:

William A. Nicolai is a retired global financial controller that managed all aspects of financial reporting, financial planning, analytics, budgeting, cash flow planning, and backroom operations. Having worked internationally, he understands logistics, customs compliance, regulations and contractual obligations. Having lived many years in Latin America, he appreciates different cultures and understands user requirements and tendencies.

Sebastian Latashen believes that a professional should share his knowledge and tools to his community to add value to organizations, no matter what size they are. For all these reasons, he combined his professional career with an academic part and another one in the Argentine media. Now, recently arrived in the United States, he intends to continue along this path and believes that SCORE can help him to follow it.

Ricardo Casas is experienced in marketing, business plans, market analysis, retail site selection, business operations, financial management, customer acquisition and retention. He has been CEO of small and medium companies, worked for large multinational companies and has extensive international experience.

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SCORE Webinar: Business Types and Models That Are Recession-Resistant

Is this the right time to consider starting a business? In this webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m., we will look at past recessions and break down the different business types and models considered ‘recession-resistant.

Is this the right time to consider starting a business? With a possible economic downturn on the horizon, it might depend on the type of business you want to start.

In this webinar, CEO of Frannet Jania Bailey, will look at past recessions and break down the different business types and models that survived and are considered ‘recession-resistant.’

You will learn:

  • What business trends did we see in past recessions
  • What business concepts, types, and models that thrive during economic downturns
  • Three key takeaways for your business

About the presenter:

Jania Bailey, CFE, is the CEO of FranNet, 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. Bailey 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.

This webinar is sponsored by FranNet.

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SCORE Webinar: 2022 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

With the final quarter of the year still ahead, learn what actions you can take that can favorably impact your bottom line and your tax bill for 2022.

In this webinar offered Thursday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m., learn what actions you can take that can favorably impact your bottom line and your tax bill for 2022.

Learn about big changes made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, and other legislation, as well IRS pronouncements, that relate to your employees, your customers, your equipment, and your operations

Whether you work with a CPA or go it alone, learn which tax breaks apply to you and how to nail them down now before times runs out.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Year-end actions to reduce your 2022 tax bill
  • Best business practices to avoid problems with the IRS
  • Strategies for potential tax changes still to come
  • Necessary actions to get ready for 2023

About the presenter:

Barbara Weltman is the founder of Big Ideas for Small Business, Inc., which publishes Idea of the Day® and the e-newsletter Big Ideas for Small Business®.

She is an attorney, a trusted professional advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs, and a prolific author of important books such as J.K. Lasser’s Small Business TaxesJ.K. Lasser’s Guide to Self-Employment, Home Business Magazine’s Home-Based Business Start-Up Guide, Smooth Failing, and 500+ Big Ideas for Small Business

She is also a guest blogger for several sites. She has been named one of the 100 Small Business Influencers in the nation and a winner of numerous awards for her blogs. She serves on the advisory board for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. Find her on www.BigIdeasForSmallBusiness.com and @BigIdeas4SB.

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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 SCORE 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 webinars and SCORE Chester and Delaware County by clicking here. 

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