SCORE Events in March Can Help Small Businesses Succeed

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SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has SCORE events in March, including webinars and workshops to help your small business find its potential.

Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business Owners

On Tuesday, March 21, starting at 1 PM, get familiar with the essential bookkeeping tasks for your small business so you can manage your money effectively.

For small business owners, bookkeeping can be a daunting task. However, understanding bookkeeping basics is crucial for making informed financial decisions, paying taxes, and ensuring your business’s long-term success.

In this webinar, expert presenter Phyllis Johnson, owner, and CEO of PKJ Consulting will cover everything you need to know about bookkeeping basics for small business owners.

You will learn:

  • Why bookkeeping is so important
  • How to set up a bookkeeping system that works for your business
  • Understanding and tracking income and expenses
  • How bookkeeping can make tax season easier
  • Tips for streamlining your bookkeeping process

Live attendees will receive free business resources and a link to this webinar recording.

Click here to register.

Leanstack Canvas–Business Plan on a Page

On March 22, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, learn how this business plan on a page can help you overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed when you start a new business.

Leanstack Canvas is a 1-page business plan template that helps you deconstruct your idea into its key assumptions. It replaces elaborate business plans with a single-page business model.

Business plans take too long to write, are seldom updated, and are almost never read by others, but documenting your hypotheses is key. Leanstack Canvas solves this problem using a 1-page business model that takes under 20 minutes to create. 

Sign up now to create a business model that will be read by more people, be more easily updated, and let you focus on building your business – faster.

About the presenter

John Hess is a SCORE mentor volunteer and a professor at West Chester University where he teaches finance and entrepreneurship. 

He has more than 25 years of experience driving transformational change in senior leadership roles with global responsibility at Fortune 50 banking companies. Hess is a public speaker and consultant on banking and systems topics as well as a township planning commissioner. 

He has a BS degree from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Rutgers University.

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LIVE EVENT: Finance Basics for New Entrepreneurs

On March 23, from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Chester County Library and District Center, find out where to go if you need money for your new business.

Financing is one of the most important components to starting and maintaining a business. The number one question that most new business owners ask is how and where? This seminar will dive into finance options and creative ways to secure financing for business owners.

About the Presenter

Saneria Henderson, branch leader for Truist Financial Corporation, is responsible for managing all aspects of the Branch including Driving Branch Performance through Leading, Coaching, and Managing Business Development, Small Business Expertise, Development, and Strategy.

She also ensures compliance with internal controls, operational procedures, and risk management policies. 

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From Recipe to Revenue – How to Start a Successful Food Business

On Thursday, March 23, starting at 1 PM, whether you’re looking to open a restaurant, manufacture food products or start any other food business, find out how to set yourself up for success.

Are you thinking of starting your own food business, but don’t know where to begin? Whether you want to launch a food truck, open a restaurant, be a personal chef or caterer, manufacture food products, or start a ghost kitchen, there are many factors to consider when starting out.

In this webinar, expert presenter Suzanne McGrath, SCORE mentor from the Washington, D.C. chapter, will take you through the essential steps and things to consider when starting a food business.

You’ll learn:

  • The details people overlook
  • Affordable ways to start
  • Licensing and other regulatory matters to consider
  • Why starting small and building up might be the strategy for you

Live attendees will receive free business resources, a copy of the slide deck, and a link to this webinar recording.

Click here to register.

Using Digital Marketing to Grow Your Business

On March 28, from 10 to 11:15 AM, this program will provide an overview for building a marketing strategy that takes advantage of online tools to attract customers.

Gaining and retaining customers is the lifeblood of your business. Digital marketing: social media, video, and email are vital tools in your arsenal.

This program will cover some of what is available and show you how to build your marketing strategy around tools that work.

About the presenter

A SCORE volunteer and nationally recognized speaker, Karl Stearns presents his programs to a wide array of industries.

With a focus on business management, marketing, and sales training, he has helped thousands of attendees to plan and implement strategies to gain new customers, retain existing customers, and grow their businesses. 

His previous SCORE presentation, “Maximizing The Customer Experience,” based on content from his Mastermind Business Advisor programs, was well received.

Click here to register.

How to Analyze Your Headlines for LinkedIn, Emails, and Blogs

On March 28, 11:30 AM to 1 PM, Join this webinar to learn about the online tools that will help you get your customer’s attention.

Do you want to learn about an analyzer to improve your overall LinkedIn headline score, engagement score, and impression score?

Do you need some tips to improve your email open rates based on the subject line?

Do you want some tools to improve your blog titles to make them more appealing?

This webinar will do live demos and provide resources and there will be time for a Q&A.

About the presenter

Lynne Williams, Ed.D. is the executive director of the Great Careers Groups, which provides monthly online career education events.

She writes ATS resumes and LinkedIn profiles for job seekers based on keywords using data-driven decision-making. She is also writing her doctoral dissertation on the topic of LinkedIn for job seekers.

Click here to register.

LIVE EVENT: An Evening for Small Business: Solutions for Current Challenges

On March 28, from 5 to 7 PM, at Lathem Hall at Widener University, learn valuable information on matters affecting the small business communities and be introduced to organizations that can assist local small businesses. 

SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties, The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Chester Business Association, and Widener University SBDC present, “An Evening for Small Business: Solutions for Current Challenges” presented in the Learn–Meet–Network format.

Panel discussions will provide real-world examples for tackling small business challenges followed by networking with a business card exchange.

Click here to register.

How to Get WBE Certified

On March 30, 10 to 11 AM, this live online program is for anyone interested in Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification, whether you’re just getting started or are already well underway in the process.

This webinar is for anyone interested in certification, whether you’re just getting to know us or are already well under way in the process.

 The session will cover:

  • The eligibility requirements so you can know if certification is right for you
  • The process, costs, documents required, and what to expect
  • The benefits and opportunities available to certified women-owned businesses

WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses and is recognized by hundreds of major corporations and government agencies with supplier diversity programs. We’ll show you how to gain this prestigious certificate and use it to build your business.

About the presenter

Colleen LaCoss is the director of Certification & Business Development with the Women’s Business Enterprise Center – East.

She has the pleasure of assisting over 1,700 certified business owners in our local tri-state region to maintain their certification and use it to grow their business network.

LaCoss has spent her career managing strategy, events, and membership services for various non-profits, and loves working in a place where women are empowered to change the world.

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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 with a variety of SCORE new year tools like webinars and workshops.

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.

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