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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Jun 29 2016 3:52PM

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Entrepreneurs work hard to establish their unique identity.  Yet they often overlook the importance of protecting the identity they worked so hard to create.   Often a large part of a company’s value comes from its intellectual property provided it is properly protected.  But many small business owners don’t do enough to protect their IP because they don’t know how.

 

This workshop will cover the steps necessary to establish Copyright protection; Trademark protection; Trade secret protection; and Patent protection.  Outsourcing is a growing strategy for small business owners.  Both business owners and outsource service providers will benefit from learning contract terminology that protects both the business and the contract outsource provider.

 

Presenter: Daniel M. Wadkins, Attorney Lee & Hayes PLLC.

Daniel assists clients large and small in protecting intellectual property

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August 31, 2016, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location: SBA, 801 West Riverside Ave., Suite 444

Registration: 8:00 am

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

Cost: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.

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Business Valuation Workshop

Apr 20 2016 10:42AM

 

What You Must Know About Business Valuation

Most business owners have only a vague idea of what their business is really worth.  Further, most of those who think they know are usually wrong.  This workshop will identify the key drivers of business value.  Attendees will learn the business valuation methods accepted by The American Society of Appraisers.  The information provided in this workshop will help business owners to:

• Make smart choices to enhance the value of their business

• Make informed decisions on expansion, financing, sale or acquisition     

   opportunities

• Gain insight into value drivers beyond financial statements

• Understand where their business fits into the industry landscape

 

Presenter: J. Shawn Coleman, CPA, ABV, CFP®

Accredited in Business Valuation

Griffiths, Dreher & Evans, PS, CPAs

Cost: Advance registration $25.  Without Advance Registration:  $40.

2nd Person from the same company $15

Veterans:  $15

REGISTER

 Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Location: SBA, 801 West Riverside Ave., Suite 444

 

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Essential Small Business Social Media Strategies

Apr 14 2016 10:57AM

Essential Small Business Social Media Strategies (Social Media 301)

 

Prices Slashed for a New Year's Sale -- $25 prepaid
 
EVENING CLASS -- NEW LOCATION:

5:30 - 7:30 PM,

Monday, April 18, 2016

Startup Spokane Central,

610 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

 

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: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.
 

DATE:   Monday,  April 18, 2016

TIME: 5:30 - 7:30
LOCATION: Startup Spokane Central

610 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

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Hands On Social Media for Small Business (Social Media 201)

Apr 6 2016 1:03PM

Hands On Social Media for Small Business (Social Media 201)

Prices Slashed for a New Year's Sale -- $25 prepaid
 
EVENING CLASS -- NEW LOCATION:

5:30 - 7:30 PM,

Monday,  April 11, 2016

Startup Spokane Central,

610 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

 

This is a hands on workshop.  To get the most out of this class, please bring your web friendly device: laptop, tablet, cell phone, that you will use to manage your social media channels.  Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

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: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.
 

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016

TIME:  5:30 - 7:30
LOCATION: Startup Spokane Central

610 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201


 



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Social Media Workshops

Mar 31 2016 10:22AM

Small Business Social Media for Beginners (Social Media 101)

Prices Slashed for a New Year's Sale -- $25 prepaid
 
EVENING CLASS -- NEW LOCATION:

5:30 - 7:30 PM,

 

Startup Spokane Central,

610 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

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

This is a hands on workshop.  To get the most out of this class, please bring your web friendly device: laptop, tablet, cell phone, that you will use to manage your social media channels.  Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

 

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: $25 per person with advance registration; $40 at the door.
 

DATE:   Monday, April 4


TIME: 5:30 - 7:30
LOCATION: Startup Spokane Central

610 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

 

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March News

Feb 4 2016 2:06PM

 

Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media

Marketing!
 

Put the power of email and social media to work for your business!  Spokane SCORE and Constant Contact, the world's largest email marketing company, have partnered to offer a special small business presentation, "Grow Your Business with Email + Social Media".

This workshop is open to the public and free to attend. Registration is required because space is very limited.  See details and reserve your place today!
 
Location:  Hampton Inn & Suites Spokane Valley
Cost:  FREE
DATE:  Wednesday, March 23,
TIME: 9:00am to 12:00pm

 

Small Business Social Media Series

(Social Media 101, 201 and 301)

 

This workshop is specifically tailored to people just starting out with social media and social networking. This is a series.  Platforms we will explore include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You'll learn how to become comfortable using your own Facebook profile; how to set up a Twitter account; and how to use LinkedIn.

 

Dates:  Monday, April 4, 11 and 18, 2016,

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Location: Startup Spokane Central, 610 W 2nd Ave., Spokane

Sign up for the whole series.  Save money.

Get them all for only $60.

 

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January at SCORE

Oct 28 2015 1:26PM

Prices Slashed on all workshops for a New Year's Sale -- $25 prepaid

Hands On Social Media for Small Business (Social Media 201)

Cost $25.
EVENING CLASS -- NEW LOCATION:

5:30 - 7:30 PM,

Essential Small Business Social Media Strategies (Social Media 301)

DATE:   Monday, January 25, 2016

TIME: 5:30 - 7:30
LOCATION: Startup Spokane Central
610 W 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Cost:  $25
Register

Get them all for $60.

Are you a Veteran?  SCORE welcomes you to attend any workshop for a reduced fee of $15 each.

SCORE Entrepreneur Panel Discussion  -- Free

When: January 28, 2016

Where:Startup Spokane Central
610 West 2nd Avenue, Spokane, WA, 99201

 

February  SCORE Chapter Meeting

The February Spokane SCORE Chapter meeting will be held Tuesday February 16, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30.  The meeting will be in the SBA/SCORE training room at 801 W Riverside, Suite 444.

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Social Media for Small Business 201

Sep 25 2015 10:01AM

Social Media for Small Business 201

Workshop 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

 

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:

Thursday, October 22, 2015


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

 

Next Spokane SCORE Chapter Meeting

Tuesday October 20, 2015
1:00 - 2:30 pm
SCORE/SBA Training Room
801 W Riverside, Suite 444
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Social Media 101

Sep 3 2015 7:15PM

Social Media for Small Business 101


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

 

This is a hands on workshop.  To get the most out of this class, please bring your web friendly device: laptop, tablet, cell phone, that you will use to manage your social media channels.  Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

 

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:  Thursday, September 24, 2015


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

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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

Suggestions for what to do next

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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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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