Register for a Program.
Learning doesn’t stop when you open the doors of your business! Being a successful entrepreneur means you will always be seeking new ideas. SCORE’s mission is to foster small business success through mentoring and education to positively increase our community’s economic impact. Some of the ways we do that are by offering:
- One-to-one mentoring
- Business round tables
- Networking opportunities
- Educational workshops and seminars
Many of these educational resources are free or at a low, affordable cost. Explore the Susquehanna SCORE education programs below and register today!
For one-to-one, individualized assistance, take advantage of our FREE mentoring program. Most of our certified mentors have either started and run their own business, or worked at high levels in local businesses and corporations. The mentors are extensively trained and have agreed to a rigid ethics code that must be reviewed yearly and requires them to be above reproach in all areas of the program.
The mentoring sessions are offered in various formats, including one-to-one meetings, phone conversations,email or text messaging, or video conferencing. The mentors are there to serve as a resource and a support for you. Your business belongs to you and while the mentors will give their best advice, you make the final decision. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our experienced mentors will help your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.
Request a meeting with a certified mentor today. SCORE.org will connect you with the Susquehanna SCORE chapter office and quickly find you the right mentor. Then we will set you up with a mentoring session at a time, format, and location most convenient for you. Request a mentor and start changing your business today!
Business Networking Round Tables
Running a business can be competitive. Take a break from the competition and connect with other small business owners, because who else knows exactly what you are going through? During these round tables, you will have the opportunity to:
- Exchange ideas for growth
- Share solutions for common problems
- Support each other in handling the pressures of business ownership
- Explore different ways of managing your time, employee relations, acquiring finances, navigating IRS and tax issues, and how to meet payroll
- Get answers to cash flow problems and other common issues business owners face
- Discover best practices, what works, and what doesn’t
While these completely free round tables are hosted by trained facilitators and SCORE mentors, YOU drive the agenda. In addition, we are now adding targeted subject roundtables. Bring the topics and problems you would like to discuss with other small business owners for an enriching time of idea sharing. And who knows what opportunities could present themselves for your business with the connections you make along the way? Sign up today!
Currently, all of our round tables are held virtually and attendance is limited to allow participation time for everyone. The round tables are recorded and kept confidential within the host organizations.*
For a more formal and structured way to continue your business education, check out one of SCORE’s regularly scheduled workshops led by internal SCORE workshop presenters as well as many strategic partners, such as Google, Quickbooks, and othersWhether you are still trying to figure out where to begin with your small business, or you are a seasoned owner just needing a few tips, you are sure to find a workshop that meet your needs.
Upcoming workshop topics include:
- Small Business Loans
- Preparing Business Plans
- and more
SCORE workshops are offered in multiple formats, including virtual, recorded, and live, and often require a small fee to help offset the costs of the workshop. They typically last approximately an hour and provide valuable information and techniques helpful in establishing and managing a successful business.
Explore the upcoming workshops below, talk to your SCORE mentor to find out which would be most beneficial to you, and register today!
*By registering for a round table, you consent to the recording of these sessions.
November 9: Do You Have the Personal Finances to Start a Business? Step-by-Step Financial Assessment Workshop
New businesses usually don’t make a profit for 6 to 18 months. This webinar will teach you how to assess your finances and avoid financial pitfalls. Read more
In this webinar, you will learn how to evaluate your business needs, understand available capital, and the challenges businesses face when securing capital. Read more
In this session, we will help you understand what new IT is available and how it can help your business so you can make your technology decisions confidently. Read more
Are you ready to start a business? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to build a foundation of skills, experience, and support necessary to run a business. Read more
In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month, we have invited business owners and SCORE mentors to share their journeys and answer your questions. Read more