A service brought to you by your local SCORE Chapter serving San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley.  We offer Face to Face Mentoring Sessions, Workshops and On-line Resources.   All our Chapter services are Free to our clients.  Call (805) 547-0779 or Email us to set up an appointment.


Face to Face Workshops

Starting a Business SLO Workshop – January 18, 2017 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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Held at America’s Job Center of California – 880 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo


Business Plan Workshop SLO Saturday, January 21, 2017 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 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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Held at Union Bank Community Room 995 Higuera Street (Rear entrance) San Luis Obispo


Online Webinars

Hiring Your First Employee: – Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT  Hiring your first employee. It’s a major milestone, an investment and a risk all wrapped up in one! The key to a successful, snag-free hiring process requires understanding of the legalities, as well as a tried-and-true action plan.  ComplyRight’s Jaime Lizotte will present step-by-step guidance on: What to consider before you hire, how to develop an efficient hiring process, the do’s and don’ts of recruiting, tips on screening and interviewing, and mandatory record keeping and tax reporting with new hires. Click here to register.

The How, Why and ROI of Social Selling – Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT.  Are you struggling to generate sales from your social media efforts?  “Technology Therapist” Jennifer Shaheen can help. In this webinar, she will discuss the strategies that work — and the hype to avoid — so that the time and effort your company invests in social selling generates more leads, prospects and customers. Join us to learn: which social platforms are best for your business, how to extend social selling beyond social media, what tools you need to be successful, why it’s important to train your staff to sell in a social world and how to track the return on your time investment. Click here to register.Workshops 2ndHalfJanuary 2017