Start Off Summer Right With These Helpful SCORE Workshops

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Fall SCORE webinars can light your way to fall business success.

SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has free SCORE June programs, including webinars and workshops, to help your small business reach its potential.

Finance Basics for New Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, June 7, from 6 to 7 PM, at the Chester County Library and District Center, learn about various options to finance your business.

Financing is one of the most important components to starting and maintaining a business. The number one question that most new business owners ask is how and where? This seminar will dive into finance options and creative ways to secure financing for business owners.

About the Presenter

Saneria Henderson, Branch Leader for Truist Financial Corporation, is responsible for managing all aspects of the Branch, including driving branch performance through leading, coaching, and managing business development, small business expertise, development, and strategy. She also ensures compliance with internal controls, operational procedures, and risk management policies. 

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Entrepreneurship: Is It for You?

On June 12, from 10 to 11:30 AM, at CareerLink PA Chester County, find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Whether you are considering starting a new business, turning your side gig into a full-time job, or trying to earn an income from your hobby, this workshop is for you.

Small business ownership comes in many forms. From starting a business, purchasing a franchise, or buying an existing business, there are some things you should consider; some questions to answer.

This presentation is designed to introduce you to various aspects of business ownership to help you answer:

  • Do I have the personality to “build my dream business”?
  • How do I get started?
  • What should I know before “jumping” in?
  • Where can I go for support? 

About the Presenter

Jerry Francis spent his career in sales and marketing, working in distribution/channel development for multiple product lines, with small entrepreneurs and major distributors for a Fortune 50 company. Francis is a SCORE volunteer, serving as a Mentor, Presenter, Board Member, and former Chair.

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How to Start and Operate a Small Business

On June 21, from 6 to 7:30 PM, at the Chester County Library and District Center, learn how to start a small business.

You have come to the right place, if you are in the early stages of thinking about starting a small business, or even, if you have started up your business, and realized you missed a few things. If you are thinking about “becoming your own boss” this is a chance to get an overview of the things you need to know.

Join attorney and SCORE presenter, Frank Farmer in a discussion of the ‘nuts and bolts” issues that should be considered when starting and operating a small business.

Farmer will discuss topics including the need and usefulness of developing a business plan; selecting a business organizational structure; fictitious name registration; licensing; hiring employees vs. independent contractors; obtaining tax identification numbers and other related topics (as time permits).

About the Presenter

A graduate of Widener School of Law and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Frank P. Farmer, Jr. has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1980. 

Located in Kennett Square, but providing services throughout the Delaware Valley region, Farmer’s practice concentrates on the area of small business transactions, which includes the representation of individuals and business entities; starting, operating, and/or buying/selling small businesses. 

His services include, but are not limited to, incorporation services and registration of fictitious names; preparation and review of leases, contracts, employment agreements, shareholder/operating /partnership agreements; representation of buyers/sellers of businesses, conflict resolution, and problem-solving.

Presentation Partners

This program is being presented in partnership with the SBDC Kutztown, SBDC Widener, SBA, and Small Bussiness Assistance Center.

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Marketing Basics for New Entrepreneurs

If you are considering a new business or looking to promote your new start-up, there are things to consider when getting the word out. Come out June 21, 6 to 7 PM, to this presentation at the Chester County Library and District Center.

Marketing Basics – a Survey of all the Marketing Topics you MUST consider if you’re planning or starting up a new business, including:

• Marketing Message

• Target Market

• Competitors

• Differentiation

• Customers

• Branding

• Pricing 

• Website

• Social Media

• Email

With leads for where to get more information and how to get a free SCORE Mentor.

About the Presenter

Dave Gebhardt is a SCORE mentor with more than 35 years of marketing experience helping businesses get found, get leads, and get sales.

He has extensive expertise in digital marketing, lead generation, website development, sales, branding, event planning, content creation, and thought leadership positioning. He looks forward to sharing his skill set to help small businesses succeed.

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Funding Nonprofits: “Smilin’ & Dialin’ “: It’s Not That Simple

For nonprofits to be successful it may come down to fundraising and the ability to attract and retain contributors. 

Join this online interactive program on June 20 from 6 to 7:30 PM to learn more.

This interactive presentation is designed to cover 4 main areas: 

• What are the key steps to planning and implementing a nonprofit fundraising campaign that can move its mission forward?

• What are the tools and tactics that will put a nonprofit on a solid path for successful fundraising?

• What are the similarities in for-profit marketing and management and nonprofit planning and financial goal setting?

• How do nonprofits promote a culture and essential messaging for cultivating, attracting, and retaining its donors/grantors?  

About the Presenter

Jack Luke started with SCORE as a workshop presenter in 2018 and since 2022 has supported chapter clients as a Subject Matter Expert (Nonprofits).

With close to 25 years as a nonprofit executive and consultant for small and midsized NPOs, Luke also has business and entrepreneurial experience in consultative sales, financial services, manufacturing operations, and business communications for 30 years in the Philadelphia region.

He has served on the board of several nonprofits including his current position on the human services NPO advisory board. Luke has a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, La Salle University School of Business and is an alumnus of St. Joseph’s University Haub School of Business.

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SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer business experts. It is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals with a variety of SCORE new year tools like webinars and workshops.

Make a difference as a SCORE volunteer.

Since 1964, it has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs nationwide.

SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has been operating since 1985. It has 100 dedicated volunteers today. They provide confidential mentoring at no charge. They offer business seminars, workshops, and SCORE webinars to benefit the local community.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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