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 (more details coming soon...)

Simple Steps to Improving Business Cash Flow -- January 24 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Cathie Tardy. Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  Many small businesses do not have a cash flow plan and are not aware of all the cash flow strategies to help their business thrive. Learn the best ways to manage and improve cash flow so you and your business are well positioned to take the next step.  Learn more & register here.

Build Your Website for the Results You Want -- February 21-- 9am-12pm.  Presenters: Joe Wellborn and Karim Ardalan. Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  A good website is an essential small business marketing tool.  It should grab visitors' attention, pull them in, and motivate them to take the actions you want.  How can you do this with little or no technical or marketing experience?  Join us to build a professional website that gets results. Learn more & register here. 

Create a Winning Workforce: Motivating Employees & Resolving Conflicts -- March 14 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenters: DJ Heckes & Vic Berniklau. Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  Strategic planning, competitive intelligence and product development may seem like the keys to a successful business. The reality is that profitability is tied directly to satisfied customers. Learn the concepts and tactics of creating and supporting motivated, committed employees in this interactive workshop.  Learn more & register here.

Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business -- April 18 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenters: Larry Donahue. Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  Legal issues are often put on the back burner. Failing to do some basic legal planning can result in costly mistakes, impaired growth and even the untimely collapse of the company.  Learn about protecting corporate shield and personal assets, key employee issues, copyrights, contract basics, reducing the risk of litigation, and more!  Learn more & register here.

Accounting Solutions & Secrets from a QuickBooks Queen -- May 16 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Sheryl Brown. Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).

Proven Practices to Attract and Retain Customers -- June 20 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: DJ Heckes. Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).

ABCs of Building Your Business -- July 17 -- 6:30pm-9:30pm.  Presenter: Vic Berniklau.Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).

Managing Tax Law Changes to Maximize Your Profits -- August 22 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Jared Collins. Location: REDW Kiva Room.

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. 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 step before meeting with one of our mentors.  The session is free, but please register by clicking on a date.  Upcoming dates 2/4, 2/20

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: 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21, 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: 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, 6/25, 7/23, 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 11/26.