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Dayton SCORE Workshops

Dayton SCORE offers a variety of free and fee-based business courses to meet your current situation and greatest business challenges. At the core of these workshops is a universal curriculum based on the SCORE BusinessWorx universal planning model which also provides a foundation for consistent counseling services and common counseling resources. We recommend the you follow a simple three step process to help structure the most beneficial educational experience for your needs.

Step 1: Evaluate your current education needs

  • Your current business situation:
    • Start-up, launch, and first year of operations;
    • Stabilize, position, and recover a struggling business; and
    • Compete aggressively and grow a successful business.
  • Your highest priority business performance or business operations challenges:
    • Problems that need to be solved to survive, stabilize, and recover;
    • Needs that need to be met to compete aggressively and grow; and
    • Opportunities that can be leveraged to speed or enhance the start-up, recovery, or growth process.
Step 2: Select the best workshop

  • SCORE counselors can help you maximize your education experience through individual counseling;
  • Register early and confirm your attendance for the applicable workshops; and
  • Arrive on time, register, participate in the program and network with other attendees.
Step 3: Apply what you have learned

Because most of these workshops are “basic orientation” or a specific subject matter in nature we strongly recommend that after you have attended your chosen workshop, that you contact your local SCORE office to learn more about how your local SCORE volunteers can help to maximize your workshop experience through additional workshops, webinars, counseling services and valuable resources.

For a printout of scheduled profit and non-profit workshops click here.


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Dayton SCORE presents: Small Business Simple Steps to Success Series

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Small Business Simple Steps to Success Series
(Tuesday, May 24, 2016)
Small Business Simple Steps

A unique opportunity: This unique four week series presented by Dayton SCORE integrates proven business principles, contemporary business strategies into a powerful business planning process designed to successfully launch new business start-ups, stabilize and recover struggling existing businesses and to help successful ones to compete and grow.

Bring your laptop and prepare to engage: A $125.00 value, this FREE SERIES deploys a proven, interactive curriculum designed to engage you in a simple step process to becoming a successful, new business entrepreneur or a better existing business owner, leader or manager while investing in your personal development.

Start-up Track           Recovery/Growth Track

 Discovery                    Discovery

The first session will start buy sharing on some realistic marketplace perspective on today’s Experience-driven marketplace while helping you to discover your business DNA and your current business situation (Start-up, recovery or growth).

Feasibility                   Assessment

The second session will focus on a more detailed look at todays sustainable business structure and the key business performance functions of the front-office and operations functions of the back-office of today’s business. You will learn to focus on the highest priority challenges (problems, needs, opportunities) facing your new or existing business and equip you solve those challenges through a proven planning process.

Planning                     Planning

In this session, using the proven Dayton SCORE BusinessWorx contemporary business planning model, you will begin to scale the model to your business size and type and focus it on your specific challenges and solutions.

Planning                     Planning

In this session you will transfer your business challenges to the business plan and identify viable solutions and strategies designed to impact those challenges.

Launch                        Implementation

In the last session you will finish your start-up, recovery or growth plan and learn the key elements to a successful plan implementation. You will finish the series with a working start-up, recovery or growth plan and a valuable planning model that you can use to meet your business goals for years to come.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
The Event Connection
4140 Linden Avenue
Dayton, OH 45432


Online Registration

For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

   Current Situation: Business Start-up Workshops

Education for entrepreneurs that want to start a for-profit business.
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Small Business Start-Up Orientation
(Saturday, May 21, 2016)
Dreaming of Starting a New Business?

Targeted audience: This Workshop curriculum is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who have a dream of starting a new for-profit business or non-profit organization and do not have a clear understanding of where to begin and how to proceed.

Workshop description: Part one of this free workshop provides some basic business and realistic marketplace perspective while identifying traditional and contemporary business success factors. Part two of this highly interactive program provides additional new business start-up perspective and identifies the start-up process and what is required for building an effective start-up plan.

Key audience benefits:

•     Provides general business perspectives

•     Provides a realistic marketplace perspectives - External business impact

•     Provides realistic business start-up perspectives

•     Helps attendee to evaluate their personal business leadership DNA

•     Introduces the balanced business model concept to support new business start-up

•     Identifies the key steps in the business start-up process

•     Provides and introduction to the business start-up planning process

•     Introduces the SCORE universal business planning model

•     How to use the planning to identify start-up best practices and core business principles

•     Prepares attendee for the new business start-up series of four paid group counseling sessions



Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10:00 AM - Noon
Dayton Metro Library - New Lebanon Branch
715 West Main Street
New Lebanon, OH 45345


Online Registration

For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

Small Business Start-Up Orientation
(Thursday, August 11, 2016)
Dreaming of Starting Your Own Business?

Targeted audience: This Workshop curriculum is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who have a dream of starting a new for-profit business or non-profit organization and do not have a clear understanding of where to begin and how to proceed.

Workshop description: Part one of this free workshop provides some basic business and realistic marketplace perspective while identifying traditional and contemporary business success factors. Part two of this highly interactive program provides additional new business start-up perspective and identifies the start-up process and what is required for building an effective start-up plan.

Key audience benefits:

•     Provides general business perspectives

•     Provides a realistic marketplace perspectives - External business impact

•     Provides realistic business start-up perspectives

•     Helps attendee to evaluate their personal business leadership DNA

•     Introduces the balanced business model concept to support new business start-up

•     Identifies the key steps in the business start-up process

•     Provides and introduction to the business start-up planning process

•     Introduces the SCORE universal business planning model

•     How to use the planning to identify start-up best practices and core business principles

•     Prepares attendee for the new business start-up series of four paid group counseling sessions


Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6:00- 8:00 PM
Dayton Metro Library - Wilmington-Stroop Branch
3980 Wilmington Pike
Dayton OH 45429


Workshop -- Registration process starts on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

   Current Situation: Business Special Workshops

Education for entrepreneurs relationing to special one-time workshops.
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The Small Business Development Series
(Wednesday, May 11, 2016)
Resource Training Series

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers ( SBDC), the Columbus District Office of the SBA, SCORE, and Ohio Development Service Agency is offering this free Resource Training Seminar Series. Each individual seminar is designed to enhance the setup and/or growth of your small business concern. 

Day, Date, Time

Program Title / Subject

Wednesday

May

11

9:00-12:00

Starting Right and Beyond

(Legal, Accounting, Insurance)

Wednesday

June

15

9:00-12:00

Access to Capital

(Building Banking Relationships)

Wednesday

July

13

9:00-12:00

Credit Report/Credit Score

(Improving Money Management )

Wednesday

Aug

10

9:00-12:00

Small Business Marketing

(Media & E- Commerce )

Thursday

Sept

15

9:00-12:00

Small Business Procurement

(Opportunities & Certifications)

 

May 11 Starting Right and Beyond

This seminar explores in depth the legal items critical to the small business person from how to form your business to pursuing your business. Next is a presentation about the accounting and tax issues facing the small business person. Wrapping up the session is a discussion of the insurance issues and requirements.

NOTE:  If you registered for the inital April 13th seminar, you do not have to register again. 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 9:00 AM - Noon
Barry Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
230 Webster Street
Dayton, OH 45402


Online Registration

For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

Business Tune-Up
(Wednesday, May 18, 2016)
Examine the Critical Processes in your Business

Is your business poised to reach the next level of performance?

Have you taken the time to step back from the daily burden to ask how is the business performing? 

Are you keeping up with the rapid changes in the marketplace and technology? 

If you’re not sure you have considered all the elements that will get you to that next level, then you should join with Dayton SCORE and tune up your business!  We will examine the critical processes in your business with you to identify where it would help to update your game plan. 

Dayton SCORE will provide free of charge and mentor to work with you to update your plan!  How can you turn down free help, expert analysis, and a free lunch. 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Presidential Banquet Center
4572 Presidential Way
Kettering, OH 45429


Online Registration

For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org


   Current Situation: Business Recovery Workshops

Education for existing business executives that need to stabilize and recover a struggling business.
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   Situation: Business Growth Workshops

Education for existing business executives that want to compete and grow a successful business.
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Small Business Growth Orientation
(Saturday, July 09, 2016)
Want to Grow a Successful Business?

Workshop Description:

Part one of this free orientation workshop provides some basic business and realistic marketplace perspective while identifying traditional and contemporary business success factors. Part two of this highly interactive program provides additional business growth perspective and identifies the growth process and what is required for building an effective strategic growth plan. 

Key Audience Benefits:

  1. Provides general business perspectives
  2. Provides a realistic marketplace perspective - External business impact
  3. Provides business growth perspective
  4. Helps attendee to evaluate their personal business leadership DNA
  5. Introduces the balanced business model concept to support business growth
  6. Identifies the key steps in the business growth process
  7. Provides and introduction to the strategic business growth planning process
  8. Introduces the SCORE universal business planning model
  9. How to use the planning model for business growth assessment - needs and opportunities
  10. How to use the planning model for strategic business growth planning - solutions (strategies)
  11. Prepares attendee for the business growth series of four paid group counseling sessions

Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10 AM - Noon
Dayton Metro Library - Huber Heights Branch
6160 Chambersburg Road
Huber Heights OH 45424


Workshop -- Registration process starts on Friday, June 17, 2016.

For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

Small Business Growth Orientatiion
(Monday, July 18, 2016)
Want to Grow a Successful Business?

Workshop Description:

Part one of this free orientation workshop provides some basic business and realistic marketplace perspective while identifying traditional and contemporary business success factors. Part two of this highly interactive program provides additional business growth perspective and identifies the growth process and what is required for building an effective strategic growth plan. 

Key Audience Benefits:

  1. Provides general business perspectives
  2. Provides a realistic marketplace perspective - External business impact
  3. Provides business growth perspective
  4. Helps attendee to evaluate their personal business leadership DNA
  5. Introduces the balanced business model concept to support business growth
  6. Identifies the key steps in the business growth process
  7. Provides and introduction to the strategic business growth planning process
  8. Introduces the SCORE universal business planning model
  9. How to use the planning model for business growth assessment - needs and opportunities
  10. How to use the planning model for strategic business growth planning - solutions (strategies)
  11. Prepares attendee for the business growth series of four paid group counseling sessions


Monday, July 18, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Dayton Metro Library - Trotwood Branch
651 East Main Street
Trotwood OH 45426


Workshop -- Registration process starts on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

   Highest Impact Challenges: Business Performance Workshops

Education to support business start-up, tactical recovery or strategic growth business plans through top-line --- leadership, marketing, sales, distribution, promotion, advertising, and customer service business functions and strategies designed to acquire customers, increase sales, revenue, profit, customer service and employee productivity.
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Social Media Marketing Is Not Free Anymore!
Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing is an execellent way for small and local businesses to advertise, but it is continually evolving, which makes it difficult to keep up to date. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have become billion dollar businesses that now require “boosts” and ad revenues from businesses that use them for marketing. This workshop will teach you how to get the biggest bang for your investment of time and money in online marketing. There are winners and losers in online marketing - Be one of the winners.      

You Will Learn How To:

    • Leverage social media more effectively by using your website and other online listings   
    • Get the right people online to see and buy your product or service
    • Save a LOT of money by carefully targeting pay per click banner advertisements
    • Complete Linked-In, Facebook, and Twitter business pages and profile

You Should Attend If You Are:

Responsible for growing your company;

Trying to figure out how online marketing can work for you

Working with a limited marketing budget

Workshop Leaders:

Art Helmstetter, Dayton SCORE,  Certified SCORE Mentor


For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

Next Generation Sales for Small Business
(Saturday, June 04, 2016)
Need to Increase Sales and Revenue?

Workshop Description:

This free workshop provides basic orientation to the Next Generation - Buyer Experience selling process. It introduces the buyer perspective selling process and identifies the four types of selling and the steps to increasing sales performance in today′s highly competitive marketplace.

Key Audience Benefits:

  1. Provides an introduction to selling to today′s experience based consumer
  2. Introduces the four types of selling
  3. Identifies the four types of seller and buyer profiles
  4. Highlights the buyer - seller compatibility process
  5. Introduces the next generation seller success factors (20% and 80% factors)
  6. Highlights the natural buying and universal selling process alignment conept
  7. Highlights the steps in the next generation - buyer perspective selling process
  8. Discusses the selling process scaling process
  9. Identifies the selling steps success factors
  10. Prepares the attendee for their applicable sales strategies workshopsNe

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00 AM - Noon
Dayton Metro Library - Miami Township Branch
2718 Lyons Road
Miamisburg OH 45342


Workshop -- Registration process starts on Friday, May 13, 2016.

For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

   Highest Impact Challenges: Business Operations Workshops

Education to support business start-up, tactical recovery or strategic growth business plans through bottom-line – management, human resources, finance, operations and production business functions and strategies designed to prevent or reduce costs, manage and control expenses, improve efficiency and produce quality offerings.
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Small Business Executive Technology Briefing Conference
Information (Computers/data) and Communications (Phones/voice) Technology (ICT) Alignment Workshop

Seminar Duration: 2 Hours (Free Lunch and learning)

Technology WorkshopTargeted Audience: Existing business owners, executives and/or information and communications technology (ICT) managers that wish to align their current ICT infrastructure to their business to support survival, recovery, competitiveness or growth. ICT alignment integrates voice and data technology and network solutions with software and applications to help companies meet business priorities (goals, objectives and initiatives) and harness business challenges (problems, needs and opportunities

Seminar Description: This free lunch (provided) and learn workshop provides basic perspective into why ICT alignment is mission critical in today’s volatile business landscape and experience loyal consumers. It also identifies the ICT, small business alignment process and the steps to effectively fine-tune, upgrade, enhance or replace your existing ICT infrastructure.

Key Audience Benefits:

  1. Hear from a local marketplace expert – ICT industry insights
  2. Hear from a local marketplace expert – ICT user perspectives
  3. Defines information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure
  4. Why is ICT alignment mission critical in business today?
  5. Insights into today’s marketplace demands and experience-loyal consumer expectations
  6. How to asses information and technology challenges
  7. Identifies a proven ICT alignment process (applying solutions to ICT challenges)
  8. Isolates key ICT alignment buying objectives and decision criteria
  9. What to expect in a new ICT infrastructure installation and ongoing management
  10. How to align technology features with business goals, objectives and initiatives
  11. Introduces a proven ICT alignment partner

Expected Outcomes: Attendees will walk away from this seminar with a clear understanding of how information and communications technology alignment can impact there business at multiple levels of the organization and help it to compete aggressively and prosper. Each participant will receive a free ICT Alignment Guide and other valuable resources to help them with the alignment process.

Workshop Presented By:

ComNet

NOTE:  Do not call the Event Connection to register – register on this website.


For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

Basic Trademarks Information
(Tuesday, May 17, 2016)
Trademarks Information

Workshop Description: Designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks, the workshop will review trademark basics, including the difference between federal registration, state registration and common law marks. The mechanics of searching will be demonstrated using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)  web site and the USPTO trademark database Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).

Date and Time:  Tuesday, May 17th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Registration: All workshops are held in Library Lab, Dunbar Library, 2nd fl. Rm. 241/242.

Seating is limited for the workshops

Call 937.775.3521 to register or  online:

http://libraries.wright.edu/events/

Ran Raider Ran.raider@wright.edu 

 
For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org

 


For more information about SCORE workshops or mentoring services, visit our website at www.daytonscore.org, call us at 937-225-2887, or send email to score@daytonscore.org



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