Connect with others in the business community in low– or no-cost workshops and Q&A sessions presented by local experts.

Learn more by clicking on a workshop title or session date.

 

Our Workshops -- Next Up!

Create a Successful Marketing Plan for 2020 and Beyond.  November 20, 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Diane Villegas.  Location: Kaplan Real Estate Education.  Marketing goes beyond a campaign; it’s how you build a relationship with your customers! Learn the key components of a successful and profitable marketing plan, then build a custom plan based on the needs and budget of your small business. Ms. Villegas is the founder and owner of Big Picture Marketing Strategies. With over 20 years in the Marketing and Communications fields, her experience spans a broad range of industries including nonprofit, tourism, medical device, software, film, theater, and telecommunications.  Learn more & register here.

Special thanks to The Loan Fund, the exclusive sponsor of our 2019 & 2020 Workshop Program!

 

Our Sessions -- Next up!

First Session -- Twice per month

See dates below.  Held twice per month from 12-2pm.  Locations vary.

First Session is an orientation to a business owner's lifelong learning journey. It is a valuable first step for small business owners and entrepreneurs, especially before meeting with one of our mentors. You will learn about SCORE and all our small business resources and services.  We will help you clarify why you are in or going into business, the nature of your capital and the role of your business plan.  Accounting and marketing concepts and their relationship are discussed. The session is free, but please register by clicking on a date.  Upcoming dates11/21, 12/5, 12/19

Ask the Expert on Business Startups -- Monthly (Jan.-Nov.)

See dates below.  Held every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm.  Location:  EXHIB-IT!.

Has your business generated revenue for less than a year? If so, you're probably a startup! From idea stage to business success, get the feedback you need in this interactive Q&A style session, facilitated by a rotating panel of local startup experts including Vic Berniklau and Pete Mikelson. Held every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm. Free. Attend as often as you like, but please register. Upcoming dates: 11/12

Ask the Expert on Marketing -- Monthly (Jan.-Nov.)

See dates below. Held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm.  Location:  EXHIB-IT!.

Are you having challenges getting -- and keeping -- customers? If so, bring your marketing questions to this interactive Q&A style session, facilitated by local marketing experts DJ Heckes or Diane Villegas. Held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm. Free. Attend as often as you like, but please register.  Upcoming dates:  11/19

Ask the Expert on Business Funding -- Monthly (Jan.-Nov.)

See dates below. Held every 4th Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm.  Location:  EXHIB-IT!.

Is access to capital holding you back from growing your small business? Get the expert answers you need in this interactive Q&A style session, facilitated by a rotating panel of local funding and alternative financing experts including Kent Paul, Jim Byrd, Michael Altamirano, Stephanie Skaggs, Jim Scott, Reese Gateley.  Held every 4th Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm. Free. Attend as often as you like, but please register. Upcoming dates:  11/26