Small Business Basics

SCORE, “Mentors to America’s Small Business,” is proud to bring you a practical workbook to help you pursue your business ideas. Small businesses in America account for 50 percent of the private workforce, which makes personal entrepreneurship a vital component of the American economy. SCORE, in cooperation with Sony, presents this guide for anyone who seeks to put their ideas and dreams into action. 

Developing a Business Plan

For a business to be successful and profitable, the owners and the managing directors must have a clear understanding of the firm's customers, strengths and competition. This course will take you through the step-by-step process of developing a business plan.

Creating A Strategic Plan

This free online business workshop will help you create a strategic plan for your company. It provides the components needed to implement a strategic plan such as: a mission statement, goals, objectives and an action plan.

Analyzing Your Competition

This workshop will show you how to gather competitive intelligence, provide case studies, and help you set yourself apart from the competition.

3 Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line

In this SCORE webinar, you will learn a simple system you can use to understand your numbers, control your cash flow and boost your bottom line.

General Small Business Workshops & Seminars

If you are ready to start or have just started a New Business, we recommend the Business Essentials Workshop. If you have an idea, but are not sure if it might make a good business, we suggest Should I Start a Business. If you are familiar with setting up a business, but need help on your Business Plan, take Write a Business Plan. There are also classes on being a Consultant, buying a Franchise, and Buying or Selling a Business. You might also be interested in the Simple Steps series of seminars described elsewhere.

Spokane SCORE Offering Strategic Planning -- Two Chosen

Two nonprofit organizations have been chosen for Spokane SCORE's strategic planning opportunity.  They are Crescendo Community Chorus and the Spokane Center for Independent Living.

The Spokane Chapter of SCORE is offering a unique opportunity to nonprofit organizations in 2018. SCORE will provide strategic planning facilitation services to 2 nonprofit organizations free of charge. The facilitation will be performed by a SCORE counselor who has 40 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership and consulting.

2018 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) co-sponsored a three-day virtual conference during National Small Business Week, Tuesday, May 1 through Thursday, May 3, 2018. The webinars are all available on-demand.