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SCORE - For the life of your business
Greater Rochester
BizSuccessTips - October 2014
Business Survival 101
Learn how to protect yourself from the common pitfalls entrepreneurs face when starting or growing their small business. Connect with a SCORE mentor to learn from their experience and increase your chances for success.


Starting A Small Business Series
Webster (Schroeder HS): 4 Week Series
Starts Oct 7: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$55 Register Here
How To Write A Business Plan
October 8  8:45 AM - 3:30 PM at RBA
 $45  Register Here
Leasing Small Business Space
Oct 14: 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM at RBA
$25  Register Here
Understanding Google Analytics
Oct 16: 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM at RBA
$25  Register Here
Starting & Operating a Restaurant
Oct 21: 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM at RBA
$25   Register Here
Strategic Marketing on the Internet
Oct 22: 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM at RBA
$45  Register Here
Setting Up Basic Quickbooks
Oct 23: 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM at RBA
$25  Register Here
Keeping Your PCs & Data Safe
Oct 28: 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM at RBA
$25  Register Here
Starting A Small Business Series

Four (4) Week Series
Begins October 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brighton High School


The First Five Years

A whopping 50 percent of small businesses do not survive the first five years of business. Why? Most of the time it can be blamed on poor planning, especially when it comes to financial forecasting. Find out what five items you need to know about to help you through the first five years.



The Perfect Agent
Many entrepreneurs miss one of the most important steps in protecting their businesses: picking the right registered agent. Selecting the right registered agent will ensure your business is being handled with the expertise your business deserves. Join this webinar to learn the ins and outs of registered agents and how to select the right one for your business. 
Protecting Growth
What's holding your small business back from growth? According to a survey of small business owners by Hiscox, 31 percent of entrepreneurs are hampered by government regulations, 23 percent cite a lack of available funding or support, 12 percent have trouble finding the right employees and 8 percent have been held back by natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods. Get 4 tips to avoid these obstacles to your growth.



Email is more important than ever - to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective.


SCORE client Gina Pinto Williams
Gina Pinto Williams Receives SCORE Award
"I believe that education provides options and options provide empowerment, SCORE has helped me identify problems and research competition in the industry. Dennis and my team of mentors have been very helpful by giving me homework and guidance. I feel very privileged that I found SCORE." -- Gina Pinto Williams

All 3 of Gina's Liberty Tax franchises have proven to be successful. The Norwood Liberty Tax office has ranked as one of Liberty Tax Top 10 franchises since its second year and this year was ranked sixth of 4,500 Liberty Tax franchises nationwide. Gina was also recognized by SCORE as the 2014 Outstanding Franchise Small Business.

Connect with a mentor today and let us help you create your success story.



Winning Plan

Owning a business is one of the classic American dreams. If you are committed to taking your new or existing venture to the next level, then having a winning business plan is essential. Join us for this webinar to learn the fundamentals of writing an effective and winning business plan.


We have all witnessed the devastating effects Mother Nature can cause throughout the year. As we look ahead to the winter weather Season, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by colder temperatures and frozen precipitation. If your organization is affected by adverse weather conditions, how well will you be prepared to serve your customers? Join this webinar to learn practical, low-to-no cost tips to mitigate the risks posed by winter weather.

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