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Funding, Online Marketing and Beyond Friday, October 7, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM PDT SCORE’s Funding, Online Marketing & Beyond will cover topics to help you grow your business.  If you need help in securing funding, getting your online presence up to speed and want to gain a better understanding of how to manage the financial health of your business this is a perfect workshop for you.

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Collaboration – 3196 S Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Business Plan Workshop Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM PDT

The workshop starts with the basic elements of a business plan, moves on to talk about the essentials of marketing your business, connects these marketing basics to developing a sales forecast and then finishes with how to determine if your venture is or will become profitable.  Starting a business?  Been running a business but are you too busy to know where it is going?  Need to get a loan or find investors?  You need a business plan!

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Union Bank Community Room – 995 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Marketing with Technology Workshop Friday, October 14 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM PDT

SCORE’s Marketing with Technology Workshop will help you better understand today’s internet technology to reach your target market. You will also learn how to identify your unique selling position and to clearly and effectively communicate your message via websites, keywords, SEO and blogs to reach your customers and make sales!

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America’s Job Center of California – 880 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401


Starting a Business Workshop – October 19, 2016 9:30AM to 12:30PM PDT

This workshop provides an overview of the business basics every aspiring entrepreneur needs to know. If you are thinking of starting a business, or have just started one, this workshop is a perfect fit. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of getting started, business operation basics, business plans, and how to use and understand financial reports.

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America’s Job Center of California – 880 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401



Attend Our Virtual Conference!

SCORE and Verisign have partnered to offer the “Power Up Your Small Biz: Technology Trends” Virtual Conference. This event is a half day of learning with 8 informative webinars on how you can leverage technology to meet your goals. You’ll hear from a number of industry experts, including ComplyRight, AT&T, Verisign and more, as they share their insider tips for simplifying your efforts, securing your data and growing your business.  Learn how marketers, advertisers and business owners can continue to reach the right customers in the moments that matter: when they are actively shopping for your product or service or just gathering information for future buying decisions.  Dex Media has teamed up with Google for this vital webinar on the newest ways small businesses are using paid search to acquire new leads and customers.  Sign up Now!

October 6: Rules of Thumb with Fast Company’s Co-Founder Alan Webber 

Brought to you by Fast Company magazine co-founder Alan Webber, this webinar offers practical advice for working smarter, growing and succeeding in a time of dramatic, unpredictable change.  When the old rules don’t apply, don’t work and don’t help, we need to write our own rules to make sense and offer guidance going forward.  Learn down-to-earth rules of thumb that you can use in work and in life—and how to write your own rules for yourself and your business.   Register Now

October 20: New Overtime Rules Start December 1! Is Your Business Ready?

New overtime rules for employees go into effect December 1, 2016. Under them, more than 4.2 million workers will be eligible for overtime pay. Please join us for this timely webinar to learn what the rules are, how they will affect your business, and what you can do to be prepared.  Presenter Tammy Tyler, with Paychex, is one of the nation’s leading experts on this fast-emerging topic. Ms. Tyler will discuss how federal overtime regulations are changing, identify which employees may be impacted, and then offer tips for what small businesses can do to comply with the new rules. Register Now