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SCORE hosts free, LIVE webinars every week on small business tips and strategies presented by business experts and mentors. See our webinar schedule and register today!

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October 21: Starting an E-Commerce Business from Scratch on Shopify

Tips and tricks for building your business on the Shopify platform, sourcing, brand building, and more! Read more

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November 4: 2021 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

Whether you work with a CPA or go it alone, learn which tax breaks apply to you and how to nail them down now before time runs out. Read more

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November 9: Don't Fly with Blinders On - Data Fundamentals for Small Businesses

If you aren't sure how to begin or take the next step in your analytics journey, this talk will help you get started and improve how you use data. Read more

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November 11: Thinking About Buying A Franchise, Now What?

Many individuals are realizing that franchise ownership could be the pathway to the American Dream. Not sure if franchising is for you? Join us to learn more! Read more

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November 18: Navigating Your Small Business through Financial Milestones

From initial startup investments to deciding when is the right time to hire employees, business owners are constantly evaluating the impact of financial decisions. Read more

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November 30: Work Smarter, Not Harder - How to Systematically DO the Highest Value Activities in Your Business

In the face of competing demands for your time and attention, we’ll bottom line the way to actually DO “working smarter”. Read more

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December 9: Conversion-Boosting Strategies: Simple Changes that Can Help Grow Online Sales

Common reasons customers abandon carts and simple, strategic changes you can make – including user experience tips, returns solutions and more. Read more

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Copyright and Trademarks - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Copyright and Trademarks

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ever wonder if you should pursue a trademark registration for your business? Can your business use photographs without a copyright notice? This presentation covers what every small business should know about trademark and copyright law. The information will help you decide if and when you need to hire a lawyer to help with trademark and copyright issues. No previous legal knowledge is required for this session.


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Ido Tuchman is an attorney in San Diego with over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law. He will provide the information your business needs to avoid costly trademark and copyright missteps. Ido has counseled clients about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property licensing agreements. Ido has helped clients obtain hundreds of patents in a variety of technologies.

 

 
Where's the Money - For Startups - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where's the Money - For Startups

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Almost all businesses require an infusion of money at some time to start, maintain, or grow. This workshop describes various funding sources and specific criteria used to evaluate funding requests. A SCORE mentor will explain the process for SBA guaranteed loans, as well as talk about local organizations that provide loans to start-ups and exisiting businesses. Also get tips on crowd-funding, friends and family loans and equity investments from Angel Investors and when Venture Capitalists come in.

A Finance expert will help you learn about:

  • Loan Application Packaging
  • Alternate Funding Sources
  • Micro Loans, Bank Loans, Angel Investors and Venture Capital
  • Real Estate Loans
  • Working Capital for Start-Ups and Existing Businesses
  • SBA Policies and Procedures
  • What you need to do as a borrower
  • Where to go for advice

It's frustrating to go from one bank to another and not get the answers you need. This workshop will explain your options and help you to get that loan! 

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Michael Sedloff helps start-up and existing businesses turn good ideas into great profitable performance. He built Southland Equities from a one-person local start-up into a highly profitable business. After 23 years, he sold it to a national bank which was and still is the largest originator of home loans in the U.S. Michael draws from his experience in planning, strategizing, selling, managing, hiring and training employees, negotiating leases, complying with regulatory requirements and finding financing to help clients be successful. 


 
 
 
 
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QuickBooks Advanced - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

QuickBooks Advanced

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Advance Quickbooks Desktop


If you've been using Quickbooks Desktop but still want to get more out of it, this workshop will cover some of the more specialized issues/questions you may have. We will cover advanced reporting, customizing forms, time saving tips and more. There will be time to ask your questions on your issues/problems.


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Elaine Standring has been an independent accounting consultant since 2004 and has worked with Quickbooks since 1996. Elaine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from SDSU and previously worked for AKT, LLP, CPAs as their systems manager and computerized accounting system specialist. Elaine has been a SCORE instructor for over 15 years.

 
6 Steps to Choosing the Right Franchise for You - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

6 Steps to Choosing the Right Franchise for You

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Franchises provide a proven formula for running a successful business, because the franchisor can deliver a robust framework of training, operations, and client acquisition support combined with the best practices of potentially hundreds of years of experience gleaned from their network. These efficiencies and economies of scale enable franchise owners earn more, earn faster, and spend a fraction of the time, effort, and money than might be required to open and operate a similar business on their own. This class is for the empire builder, the risk-averse, and the curious!


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Laura Rau is a Career Transition Coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source, providing an educational experience for people to explore business and franchise ownership. Laura volunteers as a SCORE mentor, at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC), and other career transition opportunities.

 
 
 
 
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