Check Out These Upcoming SCORE Webinars for Business Owners

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SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties are offering the following upcoming free SCORE small business webinars.

The Basics of E-commerce – How to Establish Your Online Presence

Learn the importance of having an online presence, how to build a website, increase online traffic and compare online advertisements at this Tuesday, Nov. 29 webinar starting at 1 p.m.

Having an online presence is a necessity for businesses of all sizes and types to stay competitive, but luckily it’s easier than ever before to build a digital brand.

There is no excuse for entrepreneurs not to take advantage of being online, all it takes is a few clicks of a mouse, and any business can set up a basic website and a social media presence.  

In this webinar, an expert presenter will explain the value of E-commerce, the online advertising options available to small businesses, and how to build traffic to your website and create sales.

You will learn:

  • How to identify your real online competitors 
  • How to establish your online presence 
  • How to use SEO to reach your desired clients 
  • How to compare advertising options

About the presenter:

Stan Booth has over 20 years of E-commerce experience growing a small business from a local shop to selling products in all 50 states through the internet in the early 90s.

Booth has been a SCORE volunteer for eight years, serving as a mentor and the webmaster at the Dallas chapter. As a SCORE mentor, Booth has mentored clients in multiple states and presented workshops on SEO, E-commerce, and building business websites. 

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How to Finance a Start-Up

In this Dec. 1 webinar from 10 to 11 AM, learn about available options for financing your new business.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration

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HAVE YOUR BEST SALES YEAR EVER: How to Avoid Unpaid Consulting

Closing a sale is a skill that all entrepreneurs need. This seminar Dec. 6 points out common pitfalls and provides a proven sales process you can implement tomorrow. 

You will understand how to avoid pitfalls that may result in lost sales. As an entrepreneur, your consulting time is very valuable. The proven sales process covered in this interactive presentation puts you in control in order to achieve positive results.

About the Presenter:

Robert Sinton is a SCORE Workshop presenter and the Co-Founder and President of Sandler Training at The Training Center For Sales and Business Development headquartered in Philadelphia.

For the past 22 years, he has helped small, mid-sized, and Fortune 1000 companies overcome their frustrations and disappointments by addressing training and implementing more effective and non-traditional sales, sales management, leadership, and executive coaching techniques, strategies, and initiatives.

Prior to his business consulting career, Bob had over 15 years of experience in production, operations, sales, and management in the service and construction industries. 

He brings his ‘real world, in the trenches’ attitudes and behaviors which enable his clients to realize the success they desire and deserve.

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Introduction to Payment Processing

This Dec. 8 webinar, 10 to 11 AM, will take the mystery out of payment processing and show you that there are choices, how to protect your business while saving money.

Topics 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.

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Customers and Competitors: Getting the Inside Data

Wondering how to get the data needed to drive your business decisions toward success?

Are you an aspiring or current small business owner wondering how to get the data needed to drive your business decisions toward success?

Join this in-depth walkthrough webinar of the ReferenceUSA database Dec. 13, 10 to 11 AM, available through the Chester County Library.

Using easy-to-read, custom visualizations, it provides the data needed to answer business questions like:

  • Where should I locate my business?
  • Who are my competitors?
  • Who are my potential customers?
  • What are my best advertising strategies?

This workshop will also provide a brief summary of other business resources available for free through the Chester County Library.

About the Presenter

Sam Bardarik is a SCORE volunteer and the Business and Career Librarian at Chester County Library.

She connects community members to the best databases, guides, books, community organizations, websites, and other resources available for starting or growing a business, navigating the job search, and building career skills.

Click here to register.

How to Start and Operate a Small Business

If you are thinking about “becoming your own boss” this Dec. 13 webinar from 6 to 7:30 PM is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know.

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.

Farmer 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 on 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 Business Assistance Center.

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Video as a Competitive Advantage

Discover how to get the most from that incredibly powerful video production tool in your pocket – the cell phone.

If you’re not using video in your business right now to attract and retain your ideal customers, there’s a good chance the competition is. Learn how to get in on that advantage with this Dec. 14 webinar from 10 to 11 AM.

Many entrepreneurs assume that creating compelling video content will be far too expensive and time-consuming. 

This program will dispel both myths and arm you with the knowledge to win with video right now.

Learn how to get over the mental barriers that prevent you from putting yourself on video – such as hating the sound of your own voice.

Find out why scripts are almost always a terrible idea. And discover how to get the most from that incredibly powerful video production tool in your pocket – the cell phone. 

About the Presenter

A documentary filmmaker by trade and at heart, Pat Taggart believes that every company has a unique story to tell, and doing so via video is the most impactful way to do so.

Pat’s concept of creative simplicity, an unscripted, conversational approach designed to yield authenticity, has guided nearly two decades of work with organizations in all stages of growth. He currently leads the team at align5 Films.

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

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