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April 2014 SCORECard Newsletter - Great Info for Small Business in Rochester!

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SCORECard, the eNewsletter for Small Business in Greater Rochester, NY    April 2014


The Numbers Game       


When it comes to figuring out your pricing, determining your accounting system and trying to keep a handle on cash flow, you can count on SCORE to keep you on top of your game


We're here for the life of your business                             

   Find a Mentor Today!  

Linda Ranslow, Editor   

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Greater Rochester SCORE

100 State Street, Rochester, NY


 Upcoming Workshops   Click to see full list 


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SCORE offers low-cost workshops designed to provide practical business information for the current or prospective business owner in both for-profit and not for-profit businesses.    

April 16, Strategic Marketing on the Internet 8:45-3:30PM WEDNESDAY 
Rochester Business Alliance (RBA)  Info & To Register
Online presence is essential, learn how to improve yours. 
April 21, 28, May 5, 12, Starting a Small Business 7:00-9:00PM MONDAYS Rush Henrietta High School  Info &To Register
This workshop provides a broad overview for the start-up business.    
May 14, Starting a Small Business 8:45-3:30PM WEDNESDAY
Federal Building  Info & To Register
Starting a business? This workshop is for you!

Learn how to attract more customers to your website.

May 21, Understanding Google Analytics  8:45-12:30PM WEDNESDAY Rochester Business Alliance (RBA) 
Info & To Register
Learn how to make the most out of Google Analytics.

May 29, ***FREE WORKSHOP*** Business Research  6:45-8:45PM THURSDAY Penfield Public Library  
Info & To Register
Attendees rate this workshop EXCELLENT! 

Small Business Financials 

8 Steps to Better Forecasting 

The future is always brighter for those who can correctly predict it. With proper planning and research, a company's chances for success increase exponentially. On the flip side, how much will it cost your business if you miss the warning signs ahead and create unreliable forecasts? In eight easy steps, VISA and SCORE can help you meet your goals and make your financial forecast clearer.   


They've Got Your Number 

How to find a good accountant  

Even if you're a math-minded person, there are many good reasons to outsource your accounting, including freeing up your valuable time. Find out why you need a good accountant on your team, how to find one to fit your needs and what questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line.

Instant Tax Relief   

Last-minute Tax Strategies for Business Owners 

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 1:00PM EDT   

It's not too late to learn some last-minute tax strategies to help you save money. Join this informative webinar by Dominique Molina, national tax planning expert and president of The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches,  to learn how to slash your audit risk, rescue lost deductions for thousands in savings, the most powerful strategy for tax savings and more.


Let's Get Real   

Cash Flow: The New Financial Reality    

In today's business environment, profits alone are not enough. Your financial statements may show strong gross margin figures, but no cash. Get your cash flowing with small business expert Ritchie Sayner's three strategies for boosting cash flow including cutting expenses, increasing sales and decreasing inventory.


Small Business Success Story: Every Dog Has Its Day   

SCORE's Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business    

"Working with my mentor has provided a foundation to help my business grow. They have worked on every aspect of my business from my business plan, to financial planning, to finding a building, to HR issues, marketing, meeting with bankers with me, to negotiating my lease, introduced me to my accountant, and more.

Megan Prather

Dogtown Cincinnati 


Grow your business with guidance from a SCORE mentor.



Hot Resource!  

Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery    
Need a form to figure out your startup expenses? What about your cash flow statement or break-even analysis? Find the forms you need in SCORE's comprehensive library of financial templates. 
Download forms for free, then make an appointment with a SCORE mentor to go over the details.

Brought to you by SCORE, America's free and confidential source of small business mentoring and coaching. SCORE is a nonprofit association of more than 13,000 volunteer business experts. SCORE offers free mentoring and low-cost workshops nationwide. A resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE has helped more than 9 million small business clients since 1964.

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Check out these FREE SBA sponsored presentations:

FREE Surety Bond Guaranty Approval Program - Webinar  

Tuesday, April 15, 10-11:00am  



FREE Market Research 

Tuesday, April 22, 3-4:30pm 

Location:  Roch. Central Library 



FREE Local Economic Development Resources  

Tuesday, April 22, 9-10:30am 

Location:  Ontario, NY  

FREE SBA Office of Advocacy Roundtable
Wednesday, April 23 8:30-10am
Location: High Tech Rochester
FREE SBA WOSB Federal Contract Program Workshop
Thursday, April 24, 10-Noon
Location: 47 S. Fitzhugh Street
13th Annual SOHO Rochester
Wednesday, April 2nd
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

This is the 13th year for the only Rochester business show customized for Small Business and SOHO (which stands for small office, home office) owners, managers, employees and entrepreneurs of companies with 30 employees or fewer. The show is also open to anyone who is looking to start a business.
NY Businesses owned by disabled Vets get boost   
Gov. Cuomo announced a statewide goal of setting aside 6% of state contracts for small businesses owned by veterans with service-connected disabilities.


Sponsor Info  


The Bank of Castile 

Canandaigua Nat'l Bank 

Citizens Bank 

City of Rochester 


First Niagara Bank 


Genesee Regional Bank 

Lyons National Bank 

M & T Bank  

Reliant Credit Union 

Rochester Area Community Foundation  

Rochester Business Alliance


The Upstate Bank    

Wayne County IDA   

NY State Senators 

Joseph E. Robach   

NY State Assemblymen  

Joseph Morelle 


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Greater Rochester SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.