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2019 Workshop Program -- Next Up!

Managing Tax Law Changes to Maximize Your Profits -- August 15 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Sheryl Brown, MBA, CPA.  Location: SCORE Main Office (CNM Montoya).  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!  Ms. Brown is President of Taking Care of Business, LLC, and is a certified SCORE mentor. Learn more & register here.

Perfecting Your Pitch -- September 19 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Joanie Griffin.  Location: Brightwood College.  From ideas to ourselves, we are all constantly pitching something or someone!  You might want to pitch an idea to your boss, a product or service to a prospective client, or yourself to a prospective employer. There is an art to the pitch,  and a science to creating the perfect pitch. Take the time NOW to make your pitch resonate!  Ms. Griffin is the CEO of Sunny505 and founder of Griffin & Associates. Learn more & register here.

Smart Strategies for Funding Your Startup -- October 24 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Dorian Rader.  Location: Brightwood College.  There are many funding options in New Mexico for a new venture.  Join our interactive workshop and hear directly from investors!  Ms. Rader is the Managing Partner of NMA VenturesLearn more & register here.

Create a Successful Marketing Plan for 2020 and Beyond -- November 20 -- 9am-12pm.  Presenter: Diane Villegas.  Location: Brightwood College.  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.  Learn more & register here.

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).  NOTE: Beginning 9/5, location will change -- TBD. . 

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. 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.  First Session is also 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 dates7/24, 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).  NOTE: Beginning 8/28, all ABQ locations will change to EXHIB-IT!.

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:  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).  NOTE: Beginning 9/17, location will change to EXHIB-IT!.

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 (rotating):  DJ HeckesDiane VillegasThe session is free, but please register by clicking on a date.  Upcoming dates:  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).  NOTE: Beginning 9/24, location will change to EXHIB-IT!.

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:  7/23, 8/27, 9/24, 10/22, 11/26