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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.

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Social Media for Small Business 301

May 21 2014 11:50AM

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, 

June 18, 2014


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

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Social Media for Small Business 201

May 1 2014 10:01AM

Social Media for Small Business 201

Workshop May 21, 2014

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, May 21, 2014


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

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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.

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Franchises and Business Ownership

Mar 5 2014 11:20AM

Free Workshop from Spokane SCORE and FranNet

 

Considering investing in a business instead of returning to the corporate world? 

Wondering if you can start a business while keeping your corporate job?  

Learn the pros and cons of:

Start ups

Buying an existing business 

Franchise Ownership

Straight talk & questions answered:

How much money do I need?

How do I find the right business for me?

How can I manage the risks?

 

Presented by Charlie Magee of FranNet

DATE:  Thursday, March 13, 2014

TIME:  9:00 - 11:00

LOCATION:  801 W Riverside, Suite 444

Spokane, WA 99201

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Social Media 101

Jan 13 2014 10:15AM

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 22


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

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Spokane SCORE Workshops Resume in January

Dec 11 2013 3:10PM

Spokane SCORE Workshops Resume in January

For dates and times, visit our workshop page. 

 

***One Time Only -- Tax Tips For Business Owners Workshop -- Monday, January 13.

 

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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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

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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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Veteran Fast Launch Program Ending June 30

Jun 18 2013 5:12PM

Veteran Fast Launch Program Ending June 30

After June 30, people will no longer be able to download coupons from the Veteran Fast Launch website.  If you are a veteran, or a member of the family of a veteran, please download a coupon for a scholarship to finance your SCORE workshop series.  The series is subsidized by a grant to the SCORE Foundation from the Sam Walton foundation. 

Act today, the funding period ends on June 30. Visit www.vetsfastlaunch.org and Click on "Free Workshop Series".   Enroll in the Spokane
SCORE workshop series on the Workshops page, or call 509-353-2821 or e-mail info@scorespokane.org

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SCORE Helps Veterans’ Small Businesses Succeed

Sep 6 2012 5:00PM

Veterans Fast Launch Program Ends on June 30, 2013

 

SCORE Helps Veterans’ Small Businesses Succeed
New Program offers free classes to veterans and their spouses

Spokane, WA – SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, is providing free workshops and other resources to area Veterans under the “Veterans Fast Launch” initiative.  The program aims to ease the transition for veterans returning home from service abroad.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Veterans have a higher unemployment rate than the overall US population, 11.7% vs. 9.1% for non-veterans, and the rate for those returning from Iran and Afghanistan is even higher – 15.2%. Through Veterans Fast Launch, veterans can receive free mentoring from SCORE, up to $125 in credit to attend SCORE workshops, and they are eligible for software and other services from other partners in the program.

SCORE Chapter Dave McKenzie says, “We have an obligation to offer our Veterans every opportunity to reach their goals because of their service in support of country. SCORE’s Veterans Fast Launch program provides Vets the information and education they need to successfully start and grow a small business.”McKenzie adds, “We sincerely appreciate the sacrifice made by our veterans and their families, and want them to succeed.”

Veterans or their spouses can sign up for a workshop online, and select the “pay at the door option. They can register for VetsFastLaunch at the first workshop, or sign up ahead of time at http://VetsFastLaunch.org, print the coupon received at sign up, and bring it to the first workshop they attend. Contact SCORE Chapter 180 online at www.scoreSpokane.org to request counseling or sign up for a workshop.  If you have questions, please e-mail info@scorespokane.org. Find business tips and the latest workshop information on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SCORESpokane.


About SCORE

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.

 

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