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SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop 9:00 am
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States
IRS Small Business Tax Workshop Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with...
CE: QuickBook User Certification 5:30 pm
CE: QuickBook User Certification @ Collin College Courtyard
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CE: QuickBook User Certification @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
Course Description A QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) is an individual who has learned how QuickBooks  works and wants to prove their skills to the world. This course is designed to help prepare  you for the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Exam from Certiport. In this class...
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SCORE: How to Create More Leads and Close More Deals 9:00 am
SCORE: How to Create More Leads and Close More Deals @ Greater Irving-LasColinas Chamber
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SCORE: How to Create More Leads and Close More Deals @ Greater Irving-LasColinas Chamber | Irving | Texas | United States
Tighten Up Your PITCH and IMPROVEYour Close Ratio!! BY ATTENDING the SCORE Dallas WORKSHOP…..  171207 How to Create More Leads and Close More Deals  We will explain the importance for all businesses, in particular small/midsize businesses, to have two compelling and non-salesy sales message to capture and hold...
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business 11:00 am
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States
How to Fund Your Small Business This class is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover: Sources of funding Lender requirements Other funding considerations  
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SCORE: Grant Research and Development ($75 lunch included) 10:00 am
SCORE: Grant Research and Development ($75 lunch included) @ Bill Priest Center Room #2002
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SCORE: Grant Research and Development ($75 lunch included) @ Bill Priest Center Room #2002 | Dallas | Texas | United States
Strategic, and specific grant  writing helps align the identified  needs of a nonprofit (and its  clients) with funding sources,  whether foundations, government  agencies, corporations or  individuals. This workshop offers a guide to the technical details of grant writing, an increasingly crucial method for raising money...
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SCORE: How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) 5:30 pm
SCORE: How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) @ J. Erik Jonsson Dallas Central Library
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SCORE: How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) @ J. Erik Jonsson Dallas Central Library | Dallas | Texas | United States
171025 How to Write an Effective Business Plan (FREE) The Dallas SCORE chapter is presenting a workshop on writing business plans. Come join us as we take you through the 8 sections of the business plan and what you have to do in order to...
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SBDC: How to Start a Small Business 11:00 am
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States
How to Start a Small Business It’s back to basics! If you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin, then this class is for you. This class will address many of the questions you should ask yourself before beginning the process...
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Red – Collin SBDC Classes

Blue – Collin College Continuing Education Classes

Green – Dallas SCORE Classes

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Sep
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SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States

Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business 

All businesses start with the intention of becoming successful, and most of those businesses start with a product or service that could get them there, but after a few years, many of those same businesses struggle to find success. How could this be? One main reason could be that they started without a marketing budget or plan. They don’t understand marketing and they don’t understand how important marketing is in making their business a success. This class will cover:

Marketing basics

Driving awareness of your business, product or service

Elements of a marketing plan

Goal planning

Marketing budget planning

Online marketing, including search and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Tactics including a focus on social media planning

Innovation and Ideation

After taking this class, you should understand the basics of marketing, the definition of an impression, the goals of an impression and the types of general tactics that you can use to help drive awareness. You should be able to develop your own marketing strategy with goals, tactics, timelines and costs. You should understand the basics of search, SEO and social media. Finally, you should understand the importance of ideation and innovation for the future success of your business.

Presented by: Steve Shalosky│Business Advisor 
Collin Small Business Development Center

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How to Develop a Business Plan @ Collin College Courtyard
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4 – 3 hours classes (12 hours total)  Tues-Thurs. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Course Description:
 
Learn to prepare and carry out a successful business plan. Topics include developing a mission statement, conducting market analysis, developing marketing strategies, preparing financial projections and estimating capital resource requirements. You will get hands-on guidance in launching a business from the drawing board and a review of funding sources.
 
Course Objectives
1. Develop a mission statement. 
2. Conduct market analysis. 
3. Develop marketing strategies. 
4. Prepare financial projections and estimate capital resource requirements. 
5. Launch a business from the drawing board.
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Sep
27
Wed
How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) @ Hyatt Place - Allen
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In order to evaluate your business success, acquire money from lending institutions, and inform interested parties about your business you MUST have a business plan.

 

A well defined Business Plan includes:

 
  • Executive Summary
  • Business Description & Vision
  • Definition of Market/Customer Base
  • Products & Services
  • Organization, Management & Daily Operations
  • Employee Job Descriptions & Training
  • Marketing & Sales Strategy
  • Financial management

 

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Sep
28
Thu
Web Marketing Class @ Irving Chamber of Commerce
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Web Marketing Class @ Irving Chamber of Commerce  | Irving | Texas | United States
We will cover a brief introduction to search engine optimization, then… 
  • Audit your website (bring your laptop)
  • Show you Techniques to Improve your social and web traffic
  • Teach you how to Improve your digital footprint
  • Create Steps to get your message on the front page of Google /Bing
Essential information for any business today.
 
Only $50/person! Register NOW!!
 
 
Come early and network with your fellow businesses.
Registration opens at 8:30am the day of the event.
 
You must pre-register!
SCORE is a resource resource partner with the SBA

 

Why is my website not generating leads? What should my website be doing? (over 70% of all non routine purchases today start with a web search)

We will cover a brief introduction to search engine optimization then: Audit your website -Techniques to Improve your social and web traffic -Improve your digital footprint -Create a better message.

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Oct
3
Tue
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States

IRS Small Business Tax Workshop

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner?
This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.

Presented by Henry Harris, CPA
of Altland and Harris Financial Group, Inc.

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Oct
5
Thu
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States

How to Fund Your Small Business

This class is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover:

  • Sources of funding
  • Lender requirements
  • Other funding considerations

 

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Oct
10
Tue
How to Promote and Market Your Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Promote and Market Your Business @ Collin College Courtyard  | Plano | Texas | United States
4 –  3 hour classes (12 hours total)  Tues/Thurs 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Course Description:
 
Learn what makes your customers buy. Use mailings, Internet, publicity and other media to get your message out. Measure results and get return on investment. Create a mini-marketing plan. Align business goals with marketing goals. Create a brochure layout with key messages.
 
Course Objectives
1. Gather marketing intelligence. 
2. Analyze the competition. 
3. Position your company and products for competitive advantage. 
4. Select the channels for your sales message. 
5. Create compelling messages. 
6. Create brochures. 
7. Integrate direct mail with publicity, advertising, Internet, and trade shows. 
8. Create strategic alliances. 
9. Create a sales forecast. 
10. Write a marketing plan.
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How to Start and Operate a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to Start and Operate a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard  | Plano | Texas | United States
4 – 3 hour classes (12 hours total) Tues/Thurs 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Course Description
 
Gain insight into operating and owning your business. Learn business planning, capital formation, marketing planning, cash flow planning, tax compliance, insurance and legal planning.
Course Objectives
1. Operate and own your business. 
2. Employ business planning practices. 
3. Understand capital formation. 
4. Employ marketing plans. 
5. Employ cash flow planning. 
6. Follow tax compliance guidelines. 
7. Employ insurance and legal planning.
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Oct
11
Wed
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States

How to Start a Small Business

It’s back to basics! If you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin, then this class is for you. This class will address many of the questions you should ask yourself before beginning the process of starting a new business.

Why start a small business?
• What are your goals?
• What are your strengths?
• What are your values?
• How do you work?

The workshop will also cover the process of starting a business:

Starting a business
• How to analyze feasibility of your idea
• How to prepare business plan
• Selecting legal form
• Sources of capital
• Business licenses and permits
• Sources of information

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Oct
14
Sat
SCORE: Starting a Successful Business @ Central Market Preston-Royal (Upstairs conference room)
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
SCORE: Starting a Successful Business @ Central Market Preston-Royal  (Upstairs conference room) | Dallas | Texas | United States

The Workshop provides essential guidance to the Entrepreneur establishing a successful, profitable business. 

We focus on the key elements of your Business Plan, the most important tool you’ll have as you begin your quest.  Know yourself (what IS your business, why is this right for you, and are you ready to start);  Marketing Research & Sales (Pricing); Operations (Record keeping); Legal Structure; Taxes; Brief Accounting Terms for Non-accountants and how to evaluate your business with financial forecasts in a way you can understand, such as Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow, Break Even Analysis); Sources of Financing or Funding for you . 

What YOU need to do next to get started.   

All Instructors are Certified SCORE Mentors.

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