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Change in Workshops

Jun 18 2015 4:52PM

Please note:

Each workshop requires a minimum of three registrants. If you are enrolling a day or two before the workshop is scheduled, or plan to enroll at the door, please contact the SCORE office to find out if the minimum registration criteria has been met.  If you register at the door, there is an additional $10 charge.

Telephone:  509-353-2821

E-mail:  scorespokane@gmail.com

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Constant Contact Workshop -- FREE

May 18 2015 2:33PM

Grow Your Business with Email Marketing & Social Media:
Strategies for Small Businesses & Non-Profits

 

Spokane SCORE and Constant Contact are hosting a free workshop

 

A Free Workshop Coming to Spokane on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time:  9 am - 12 noon

Location:  801 W Riverside Ave, Suite 444

Spokane, WA 99201

Cost:  FREE

 
Dramatically increase  your business or non-profit using the power of email marketing and the most popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. You'll discover how email marketing will help you capture leads, reach out to current and potential customers, attract prospective donors, encourage referrals, promote events and more with very little time and effort!

Key concepts that we will cover:

  • Why business use of social media is exploding - and why you should be using it in your business
  • Why email is a critical social media marketing partner
  • Creative sign-up tools to build your email list
  • How to measure your email marketing success
  • An overview of the five most popular networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest
  • Discover which of these networks may be best for your business, and why

- BONUS -

"What can I say?" - Tips about creating content for your email

"Push" strategies to "pull" more vistis to your website

  • Why business use of social media is exploding - and why you should be using it in your business!

  • SEO - it's not about Keywords anymore - the new rules

  • How to guarantee that your business will move DOWN in Google's ranking - and the easy fix!

  • An overview of the five most popular networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest

  • Discover which of these networks may be best for your business, and why

  • Facebook's big change to business pages

  • Why many (most?) of your FB "Likes" may never see your posts

  • Why your email list can be a gold mine, and really awesome sign-up tools to build it

  • Why your social media campaign & Constant Contact email marketing make a great team

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Intended Audience: This workshop is most suitable for the beginner-to-comfortable small business marketer who wants to learn about the positive impact of social media marketing campaigns and others who might be looking for new ideas or a quick refresher.

 

Rick Hogan | Presenter

Rick is a social media marketing coach, seminar facilitator, conference speaker, retired marketing professor and an Authorized Local Expert with Constant Contact.  He teaches his clients how to prepare social media marketing strategies to maximize customer engagement and online effectiveness.  

If you would like to know more about Rick Hogan, please visit his LinkedIn Profile or visit his website at HoganMultimedia.com.

 

 

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Spokane SCORE Chapter Meeting

May 14 2015 8:43AM

Spokane SCORE Chapter Meeting

May 19, 2015

1:00 - 2:30

801 W Riverside, Suite 444

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New at Spokane SCORE

Apr 30 2015 1:00PM

New Workshops Coming in May

 

Build Your Business

New year, new business! SCORE Business experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King present back-to-back presentations at Spokane Valley Library. Chuck takes you through simple steps to starting a new business during the first hour, and get the scoop on social media for business from Josh during the second hour. Come to one or both seminars, depending on your business needs.

Space is limited. Registration required. Please click on the class names below to register.

Workshops are free.

North Spokane Library 

1:00-3:00 pm

May 5, 2015

 

SPOKANE VALLEY

1:00-3:00pm
May 7,2015

12004 E Main Ave,

Spokane Valley, WA 99206

 

Moran Prairie Library 

1:00-3:00 pm

May 12, 2015

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business (1-2pm)

Getting Started with Social Media for Business (2-3pm)

Tags: business, local business, SCORE, small business, social media

FREE

How to Look at  Business Through the Eyes of the Customer

In the chaos of running a small business, some details are overlooked. Such as, how are your customers looking at your business? What is the first impression your business gives your customers? Whether you have a physical location or do business online, this workshop will help you look through the eyes of your customer to find the best ways to present your business.

Cost: $40 with advance registration and $50 at the door.

 $15 for an additional person from the same company

Date: May 20, 2015

Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: 801 W Riverside, Suite 444

                   Spokane Wa, 99201

 

Spokane SCORE Chapter Meeting

May 19, 2015

1:00 - 2:30

801 W Riverside, Suite 444

 

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Social Media for Small Business 301

Feb 20 2015 11:50AM

Spokane SCORE Chapter Meeting

March 17, 2015

1:00 - 2:30

801 W Riverside, Suite 44

 

Social Media for Small Business 301

This is a hands on workshop.  Please bring your web friendly device: laptop, tablet, cell phone, etc.

 

This workshop is the third in a series of social media seminars designed to help small business owners. The workshops teach, step by step, how to become comfortable using social media for small business.

This workshop has been developed for users who are comfortable using Facebook for both their personal and business needs, but are looking to begin developing a strategy. Additionally, this seminar covers Twitter and LinkedIn strategies for your small business.

After attending this workshop, you will have step by step instructions on how to build a Social Media Strategy to begin marketing your small business on social media sites.

Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
SAVE $35 -
Pre-Register for any 4 Workshops for Only $125!  

DATE:   Wednesday, March 18


TIME: 1:00 - 3:00
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

REGISTER HERE

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Social Media for Small Business 201

Feb 11 2015 10:01AM

Next Spokane SCORE Chapter meeting is Tuesday, February 17 from 1:00 - 2:30.  We'll meet in the training room at 801 W Riverside, Suite 444.

 

Social Media for Small Business 201

Workshop February 18

This workshop is the second in a series of seminars aimed to walk users through the process of learning social media and the applications for business. This course builds upon the 101 seminar by beginning the process of introducing the business tools offered by Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
 
This workshop is a fit for you if you don’t have a Facebook Business Page, of if you have just set one up and need help understanding how to use it. It is also a fit if you are unsure how to set up a Twitter account and/or LinkedIn profile for your business.  
Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
SAVE $35 -
Pre-Register for any 4 Workshops for Only $125!  

DATE: Wednesday, February 18, 2015


TIME: 1:00 - 3:00
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

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Social Media 101

Jan 22 2015 8:15PM

Social Media for Small Business 101


Entry Level Class - part of SCORE's new workshop series on Social Media and Business

This workshop is specifically tailored to people just starting out with social media and social networking. This is an entry level, or beginner seminar. Sites we will explore include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. What you'll learn in this workshop is how to become comfortable using your own Facebook profile, how to set up a Twitter account, and how to use LinkedIn.

This entry level class is a fit if you have just started your personal Facebook account but have no idea how to use it, if you don't have a Twitter account and if you don't have a LinkedIn profile.

Social Media for Small Business 101 helps you build a foundation for using social media for your business. The key to being successful on social media sites is to understand how they work on the personal side, before exploring how to use them for business.

Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
SAVE $35 -
Pre-Register for any 4 Workshops for Only $125!  

 

DATE:  Wednesday,  January 28


TIME: 1:00 - 3:00
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

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Build Your Business

Jan 7 2015 5:58PM

Build Your Business

New year, new business! SCORE Business experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King present back-to-back presentations at Spokane Valley Library. Chuck takes you through simple steps to starting a new business during the first hour, and get the scoop on social media for business from Josh during the second hour. Come to one or both seminars, depending on your business needs.

Space is limited. Registration required. Please click on the class names below to register.

SPOKANE VALLEY
Tuesday, Jan 27 1-3pm

12004 E Main Ave,

Spokane Valley, WA 99206

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business (1-2pm)

Getting Started with Social Media for Business (2-3pm)

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Spokane SCORE Workshops Resume in January

Dec 17 2014 12:10PM

Spokane SCORE Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, January 20 from 1:00 - 2:30. 
801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane , WA 99201

Spokane SCORE Workshops Resume in January

For dates and times, visit our workshop page. 

Regular "How to" Series:

 
    How To Start a New Business
    How To Write a Business Plan  
    Small Business Marketing and Sales   
    QuickBooks Financial  Management

 

Social Media and Small Business Series:
Social Media for Small Business 101   
Social Media for Small Business 201   
Social Media for Small Business 301
 
 
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SEWEDA Workshops

Sep 23 2014 11:20AM

SCORE in partnership with *SEWEDA is presenting workshops

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Colfax Library: 102 S. Main Colfax, WA

 

3:30-5pm  The Six Marketing Must-Haves Every Small Business Should Have
6:30-8pm  Social Media for Small Businesses

$15 per person

Signup by calling Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 or emailing Kristie Kirkpatrick at kirkpatr@colfax.com

 

*South East Washington Economic Development Association

 

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Building a Business Class Web Site

Jun 18 2014 2:34PM

Building a Business Class Web Site 

(or refreshing the one you have)

Postponed

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.

Postponed
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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Mar 20 2014 1:00AM

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

The workshop will provide an introduction to identifying and protecting a business’s intellectual property.  Topics will include how to conduct a cost benefit analysis to determine when protection costs are justified.  Patents, trademarks, copyrights and other types of intellectual property will be explained together with the methods used to protect them.

The workshop participant will learn what can be protected, what protections apply, and how to budget protection costs to determine whether the costs are affordable and justified.
 

Presented by John Meline, Esq. 

John is an experienced patent attorney with IT and engineering experience. John’s expertise is primarily in patent preparation, prosecution, strategy and licensing, but includes trademark and other IP and general practice experience.

John assists businesses of all sizes in protecting and growing their intangible assets to their maximum potential while staying within budget.
 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Registration: 8:00 am

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

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

Register Here

 

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Spokane SCORE Workshops on Hiatus

Nov 29 2013 4:47PM

Spokane SCORE Workshops on Hiatus

Spokane SCORE Workshops will resume their regular schedule on January 8, 2014.  We will begin again with "How to Start a New Business", followed on successive Wednesdays by "How to Write a Business Plan", "Small Business Marketing and Sales", and "Quickbooks Financial Management."  

Spokane SCORE wishes you a happy holiday season, and we'll see you in January. 

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Social Media for Small Business Workshops in November

Nov 5 2013 4:59PM

Social Media for Small Business 201

Workshop rescheduled to Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DATE: Wednesday,  November 20, 2013


TIME: 1:00 - 3:00
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

REGISTER HERE

 

Social Media for Small Business 301

Workshop rescheduled to Thursday, ,  November 21, 2013

DATE: Thursday, ,  November 21, 2013


TIME: 1:00 - 3:00
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

REGISTER HERE

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Aug 22 2013 1:58PM

Social Media for Small Business 201

This workshop is the second in a series of seminars aimed to walk users through the process of learning social media and the applications for business. This course builds upon the 101 seminar by beginning the process of introducing the business tools offered by Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

This workshop is a fit for you if you don’t have a Facebook Business Page, of if you have just set one up and need help understanding how to use it. It is also a fit if you are unsure how to set up a Twitter account and/or LinkedIn profile for your business.  

Cost: $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door.
SAVE $35 -
Pre-Register for any 4 Workshops for Only $125!  

DATE: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
TIME: 1:00 - 3:00
LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444
Spokane, WA 99201

REGISTER HERE

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