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Are Your Small Business Hiring Practices Discriminatory?

Here's an overview of some key government rules to know when you're hiring, and some things you might be doing wrong without knowing it.

 

How to Go From Product Conception to Manufacturing: A Step-by-Step Guide

Interested in developing a product? Follow these eight steps to go from product concept to manufacturing, and ultimately, a profit.

 

Local Workshop
Networking & Social Media for the Apprehensive

Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library Community Room May 16 @ 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Networking, both in-person and online, can be the key to success as a businessperson.
 
For those of us who are apprehensive at the thought of "putting yourself out there" this is the session for you.
 

Gain confidence and overcome your fears by:

  • Knowing where to network. Exploring all networking options and understanding the value of each can help you to determine where your time and effort is best spent.
  • Networking with the end in mind. Thinking of what you want to achieve and how to achieve it can create purpose and clarity in your online and in-person pursuits.
  • Creating a set of questions. Knowing what you are going to say to others in a networking environment is the first step overcoming any apprehension.
  • Generating "doable" content.  Social Media can be overwhelming. Knowing what you can do to get the biggest result for your time is essential.
  • Putting the plan into action. In this session we will create an action plan and generate ways to begin networking right away...even during the class! 
 
Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library Community Room
May 16th 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Registration is Free but seating is limited!
 
 
Share Your Success and Expertise
Become a SCORE Volunteer

As a SCORE Volunteer You Can:

 

  • Share your success and expertise through mentoring
  • Lead workshops and seminars
  • Provide online or telephone mentoring directly from your home or office
  • Serve in a leadership capacity with SCORE
  • Serve in another capacity at SCORE (Marketing, IT, administration, finance, fundraising, HR, etc.)
  • Have flexibility with your volunteering time

 

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Webinars
Scale Your Business Through Outsourcing

April 4 @ 12 p.m.
Are you too busy to grow your business?
Join this webinar to learn what business tasks you can delegate to an outside source and how to manage these workers effectively.
Succeeding in the Gig Economy

April 9 @ 12 p.m.
How can you find long-term success in the gig economy?
In this webinar, USA Today small business columnist Steve Strauss divulges how to stay competitive in the gig economy. 
Savvy Branding Strategies to Build Your Customer Base

April 16 @ 12 p.m.
What does it take to create a brand with impact?
In this Deluxe-sponsored webinar, you'll learn how to create a memorable brand for your business. 
Create a Plan for Your Business with a Powerful "GPS"

April 18 @ 12 p.m.
How can you develop a roadmap for success?
In this session, Brian Moran, founder of Small Business Edge, will identify five steps to building a strong business.
Best Financing Options for Your Small Business

April 25 @ 12 p.m.
How can you secure financing for your business? 
In this webinar, attendees will learn how to choose the right financing type and how to prepare a funding application.
SCORE helps you succeed!
Check out one of our latest success stories. 
Business partners Adrianne Smith and Brit Harger knew their considerable experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) could benefit their community. Guided by a philosophy that every child has the right to learn, Smith and Harger started Creative Behavior Solutions, an ABA clinic serving children with developmental disabilities in Largo, FL.
 
How SCORE Helped: 
With SCORE's help, Creative Behavior Solutions has grown from a home business staffed by its two owners to a 25-employee operation housed in a 5,000 square-foot facility. "Nearly everything we've learned about business, we were guided to from [our mentors] Mats and Keith," say owners Smith and Harger.
 
In 2018, Creative Behavior Solutions was named the 2018 SCORE Awards winner for Outstanding Women-Owned Business.
Now Connect With Your Own Mentor
SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Because of this, our mentoring services are free, regardless of the number of times you visit a mentor.

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Mission, Vision, and Values
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for more than 50 years.
 
Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at a very low cost. Find out more about our Mission, Vision, and Values.
 

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
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