SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties are offering the following upcoming free SCORE small business webinars.
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.
Starting an E-commerce Business–Tips to Selling Online
In this Thursday, Dec. 15 webinar, you will learn the basics of e-commerce and how you can successfully find customers and sell your products online.
Are you thinking of expanding into or starting an e-commerce business and need some eCommerce help? Selling products online has some unique challenges you must know before taking your first step into e-commerce.
In this 1 PM webinar, an expert presenter will teach you the basics of selling online, tips on finding customers, how to make your online shop easy to use, and common challenges you should consider when starting an e-commerce business.
You will learn:
- Differences between offline and online
- Finding customers and convincing them to buy
- Getting orders to customers
- Payment fees, sales tax and other issues
About the Presenter:
Paul Barsley worked in the communications industry managing Marketing, HR, Finance, and Administration. He is currently the Membership Chair for Score Silicon Valley, as well as a mentor and workshop presenter.
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.
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.
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.