SCORE Spokane volunteers are real-world professionals with time- tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses like yours succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, technology, management and business plan preparation.

    Services offered by SCORE include: 

    • Free face-to-face business counseling/mentoring
    • E-mail counseling/mentoring
    • Workshops

    Spokane SCORE Workshop Series

    How to Start a New Business

    How to Write a Business Plan

    Small Business Marketing and Sales

    QuickBooks Financial Management


    Workshop Cost:  $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door,
    $15 for an additional person from the same company.
    Save $35 -- only $125 pre-paid for the four workshop series.

    LOCATION: SBA Training Room
    801 W Riverside, Suite 444
    Spokane, WA 99201

    To sign up, visit scorespokane.org/workshops.php





    SCORE Small Business Resource Guide for Businesses in Spokane, North Idaho, Eastern and Central Washington. In addition to local, regional and national contacts, the guide includes a starting a business checklist, helpful articles, business planning and legal information, resources, and how and where to go to get a business loan and what your need to have. Check it out! (This is 54 pages/3 meg - please allow time to download)

    Your local SBA - Serving Washington AND North Idaho - Locations, area Resource and Lending Partners. The SBA office has recently downsized, and may not always be open during regular business hours. It is a good idea to call before you go downtown. Most information is now available online.

     The Spokane Public Library is a quick and reliable way to get answers to your business related questions.  Rather than spending valuable time trying to track down information, turn that task over to the information professionals and keep your focus on making your business efficient and profitable.



    Support America’s Small Business
    Your ongoing support of SCORE, mentor’s to America’s Small Business helps ensure sustainability and  increased opportunities for entrepreneurs, and  small business owners.  Your tax deductible donation ensures that Spokane SCORE will remain as a  generous resource and piece of the nation’s fabric,  today and for generations to come.

    Make YOUR choice TODAY! Let your gift have the greatest impact with YOUR philanthropy.

    Join more than 1,000 donors who have added SCORE as one of their charities of choice



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Jun 18 2014 2:34PM

Building a Business Class Web Site

Building a Business Class Web Site 

(or refreshing the one you have)


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

8:30 am - 12:30 pm


The workshop will cover the basics you need to get started.

  • Creating a web site plan covering the five core pages every web site should have.
  • Establishing a realistic budget to meet your web site objectives.
  • Tips for choosing a web site name that will get found online.
  • Choosing a web hosting service.
  • Choosing how you'll build your web site.
  • Examples of web site design using WordPress.
  • Tips for search engine optimization.
Bring your lap tops or other devices and be prepared to work. 


Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door. 

SAVE $35 - Pre-Register for any 4  Workshops for Only $125!  

DATE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
TIME: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

Presented by Jennifer Ferrero

Jennifer is co-founder and owner of Switch Up Web & Marketing.

Switch Up received the 2013 Silver Award for Best Web Business from Inland Business Catalyst.  Jennifer has been intimately involved in Web marketing and design for over 15 years.  She is a Communications Consultant for the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing.

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How To Start a New Business

How To Start a New Business


Step-by-step consideration of legal, tax, insurance, accounting, business planning and funding topics which need to be addressed to successfully start a business. Are you really ready?

Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
Veterans attend FREE!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Repeats June through November on the 1st  Wednesday of the month.

Registration: 8:00 am

Class: 8:30am -12:30pm
Location: 801 W Riverside, Suite 444

SAVE $35 - Pre-Register for 4 of the Workshops for Only $125! 


We Help Small Businesses Like Yours

Since it's inception in 1964, SCORE has been  a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses build a strong foundation in order get started, grow, and achieve business goals through education and mentorship. SCORE's 364 chapters hold events and workshops across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.  Headquarted in Herdon, Virginia, SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).