• Upcoming SCORE Workshops & Programs

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    Nonprofit Marketing
    Saturday, May 11
    9 a.m. - noon
    Cornerstone Alliance
    80 W. Main St, Benton Harbor, MI

    This workshop is intended to give an overview of marketing best practices for nonprofit organizations of any size. The marketing concepts and best practices are applicable to nonprofits at any phase of growth. Learn from best-in-the-business case studies of major nonprofits:
        Strategies and tactics for nonprofits
        Consistency is key
        Why you need a “voice”
        Engage with donors and supporters
    Speaker: Cheri Bales, M.A., is chief marketing strategist with Hannah/Gold Communications, LLC, a Certified SCORE Mentor, and the marketing chair of SCORE.She is a small business owner and adviser.
    The fee for the workshop is $25 which includes course materials.
    This workshop is limited to 35.


  • SCORE Live Webinars, Free training for small business owners

    CLICK HERE to register!

    4 Steps to Improved Productivity in Your Business
    Thu, May 16, 2019 1:00 PM EDT
    Presenter: Jennifer Dawn, Founder of Best Planner Ever
    This extended 90-minute webinar will walk you through a powerful four-step process to supercharge your productivity and gain forward momentum on your most important life and work goals.

    Career in Transition? Consider Franchise Ownership
    Tue, May 21, 2019 1:00 PM EDT
    Presenter: Jania Bailey, CEO of FranNet
    Join us for this detailed webinar where you will learn business and franchising basics, such as the pros and cons of buying your own franchise business and more.

    Create Infographics to Turn Your Data into a Powerful Marketing Tool
    Thu, May 23, 2019 1:00 PM EDT
    Presenter: Dinah Ramirez with Easel.ly
    This webinar will discuss how to create an infographic story about your data that’s engaging and powerful to reach your business goals.

    Nextgen Retail: Integrating On and Offline for the Perfect Customer Experience
    Thu, May 30, 2019 1:00 PM EDT
    Presenter: Angel Cicerone
    This session will take you through easy-to-implement omni-channel ideas that provide a frictionless and perfect experience for today’s customer.

  • Sponsored by SCORE, SBDC.

    This free online conference (May 7 and 8; 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET), offers exclusive educational webinars, mentoring sessions, networking opportunities and downloadable resources.

    Hear from industry experts including Visa, Constant Contact and Square about the latest business trends and best practices. This is a great resource. Check it out for yourself and REGISTER for FREE.

  • The Business Model Canvas
    Tuesday, May 14
    3-5 p.m.
    SCORE Office
    1126 Gull Road, Kalamazoo

    The Business Model Canvas helps entrepreneurs visualize, design, and build their business model from the ground up by identifying key elements of your business including your value proposition, operations, target audiences, and finances.You'll learn:
        9 key building blocks of a business
        How to develop a simple roadmap for your business
        Tools to continue refining your business direction

    Speaker: Steven Cummings is a business executive with over 30 years of experience. Under his leadership, companies have achieved double digit operating profits and double digit growth over multiple year periods.
    The fee for the workshop is $30 which includes course materials.
    This workshop is limited to 10.