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

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2019 Workshop Program -- next up!

Proven Practices to Attract and Retain Customers -- June 20 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: DJ Heckes.  Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  When it comes to attracting and retaining customers, it is all about relationship selling!  Learn how to build trust, commitment, distinction and performance through targeting the right audience, understanding what customers really want, listening and engaging with your customers, and delivering on your promise.  Ms. Heckes is Owner/CEO of EXHIB-IT!, President of NAWBO, and is a certified SCORE mentor.  Learn more & register here.

ABCs of Starting & Building Your Business -- July 17 -- 6:30pm-9:30pm.  Presenter: Vic Berniklau.  Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  If you have dreamed about starting your own business, this workshop will help you take next step!  Learn the elements of a good business idea, how to know if your idea will be embraced by the marketplace, and whether it will be profitable. This valuable overview will help you improve your chances of success before investing any resources!  Mr. Berniklau is a certified SCORE mentor Learn more & register here.

Managing Tax Law Changes to Maximize Your Profits -- August 22 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Jared Collins, CPA.  Location: REDW Kiva Room.  Do you know all the ways to save under the Tax Cuts & Job Act (TCJA)? We will cut through the jargon and give you important details about the 20% tax deduction for self-employed individuals and their flow-through entities, including how to change taxable income to maximize the 20% deduction. Put more money in your pockets today!  Mr. Collins is a Tax Supervisor at REDW, LLC, and is a certified SCORE mentor.  Learn more & register here.

Perfecting Your Pitch -- September 19 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Joanie Griffin.  Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).

Smart Strategies for Funding Your Startup -- October 24 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Dorian Rader.  Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).

Create a Successful Marketing Plan for 2020 and Beyond -- November 21 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Diane Villegas.  Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).

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

Ongoing Sessions

First Session

See dates below, 12:00pm-2:00pm.  Location:  SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  This session is a valuable first step for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  You will learn about SCORE and all our small business resources and services.  We will help you clarify why you are going into business, the nature of your capital and the role of your business plan.  Accounting and marketing concepts and their relationship are discussed.  First Session is an important first step before meeting with one of our mentors and/or before attending Next Step for Startups. The session is free, but please register by clicking on a date.  Upcoming dates6/6, 6/19, 7/11, 7/24, 8/1, 8/14, 9/5, 9/18, 10/3, 10/16, 11/7, 11/20, 12/5, 12/18

Next Step for Startups

See dates below.  Held weekly: First Tuesday (12-1pm, SCORE Main Office), Second Thursday (6-7pm, Rio Rancho Loma Colorado Library), Third Monday (9-10am, SCORE Main Office), Last Wednesday (2-3pm, SCORE Main Office). Has your business generated revenue for less than a year?  If so, you're probably a startup!  As a startup small business owner, you will have many questions about running a business. From idea stage to business success, get the feedback you need by attending Next Step for Startups. Held weekly, this one-hour Q&A format session with your peers is facilitated by SCORE mentors. Next Step for Startups is open to SCORE Albuquerque startup clients who have attended First Session. Attend once or as often as you want. It's free -- but please register by clicking on a date. Upcoming dates: 5/29, 6/4, 6/13, 6/17, 6/26, 7/2, 7/11, 7/15, 7/31, 8/6, 8/8, 8/19, 8/28, 9/3, 9/12, 9/16, 9/25, 10/1, 10/10, 10/21, 10/30, 11/5, 11/14, 11/18, 11/27, 12/3, 12/12, 12/16

Ask the Expert:  One Hour of Q&A -- Marketing

See dates below, 12:00pm-1:00pm.  Location:  SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  Bring your questions.  It's time to work on your business.  Looking for expert answers to your questions about marketing?  Bring your questions (and your lunch) to this interactive Q&A style session, held every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Facilitators:  DJ HeckesDiane VillegasThe session is free, but please register by clicking on a date.  Upcoming dates:  6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/19

Ask the Expert:  One Hour of Q&A -- Business Funding & Alternative Financing

See dates below, 12:00pm-1:00pm.  Location:  SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  Bring your questions.  It's time to work on your business.  Looking for expert answers to your questions about access to capital for your small business?  Bring your business funding and alternative finance questions (and your lunch) to this interactive Q&A style session, held every 4th Tuesday of the month. Facilitators (rotating):  Kent Paul, Jim Byrd, Michael Altamirano, Stephanie Skaggs, Jim Scott, Reese Gateley.  The session is free, but please register by clicking on a date.  Upcoming dates:  5/28, 6/25, 7/23, 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 11/26