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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. The core of these workshops is a universal curriculum based on the SCORE BusinessWorx universal planning model which will also provide a foundation for consistent counseling services and common counseling resources. We recommend the following 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, recovery or growth
  • Your highest impact business challenges: Problems, needs or opportunities

Step 2: Select the best workshop

  • SCORE counselors can help you maximize your education experience
  • Register early and confirm your attendance for the applicable workshops
  • Arrive on time, register, participate in the program and network with other attendees

Step 3: Apply what you have learned

  • Connect with a SCORE counselor to help apply what you have learned to your business
For a printout of scheduled profit and non-profit workshops click here.

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For-Profit Workshop Courses

An indepth workshop for those entrepreneurs that what to start a for-profit business; to stablize their business, or to grow their business.
Simple Steps Workshops  

An indepth workshop for those entrepreneurs that what to start a for-profit business; to stablize their business, or to grow their business.
Day Air - Simple Steps Assessment Seminar
(Tuesday, September 29, 2015)

Assessment Seminar

This is the first Simple Steps Information and Assessment Session. 

Click here for the information about the assessment session topics. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Day Air Credit Union
3501 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH 45429

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Monday, September 7, 2015.

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

Day Air - Simple Steps Business Start-Up
(Saturday, October 03, 2015)

Business Startup

This seminar is designed for budding entrepreneurs that have dreams of starting their own for-profit business or non-profit organization. Click here for the information about the Business Start-Up session topics.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM - NOON
Day Air Credit Union
3501 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH 45429

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Friday, September 11, 2015.

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

Day Air - Simple Steps - Business Recovery
(Saturday, October 10, 2015)

Business Recovery

This highly successful series of three group mentoring sessions is designed for existing business owners that need to stablize their existing business. Click here for the information about the Business Recovery sessions topics.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM - NOON
Day Air Credit Union
3501 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH 45429

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Friday, September 18, 2015.

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

Day Air - Simple Steps - Business Growth
(Tuesday, October 06, 2015)

Business Growth

This highly successful series of three group mentoring sessions is designed for existing business owners that need to grow their existing business. Click here for the information about the Business Growth sessions topics.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Day Air Credit Union
3501 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH 45429

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Monday, September 14, 2015.

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

The Vineyard Church - Simple Steps Assessment Seminar
(Wednesday, September 30, 2015)

Assessment Seminar

This is the first Simple Steps Information and Assessment Session. 

Click here for the information about the assessment session topics. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Vineyard Church
4051 Indian Ripple Road
Beavercreek, OH 45440

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

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

The Vineyard Church - Simple Steps Business Start-Up
(Wednesday, October 07, 2015)

Business Startup

This seminar is designed for budding entrepreneurs that have dreams of starting their own for-profit business or non-profit organization. Click here for the information about the Business Start-Up session topics.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Vineyard Church
4051 Indian Ripple Road
Beavercreek, OH 45440

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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

The Vineyard Church - Simple Steps Business Recovery
(Wednesday, October 21, 2015)

Business Recovery

This highly successful series of three group mentoring sessions is designed for existing business owners that need to stablize their existing business. Click here for the information about the Business Recovery sessions topics.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Vineyard Church
4051 Indian Ripple Road
Beavercreek, OH 45440

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

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

The Vineyard Church - Simple Steps Business Growth
(Wednesday, October 14, 2015)

Business Growrh

This highly successful series of three group mentoring sessions is designed for existing business owners that need to grow their existing business. Click here for the information about the Business Growth sessions topics.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Vineyard Church
4051 Indian Ripple Road
Beavercreek, OH 45440

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

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 what to start a for-profit business.
Dreaming of Starting a New Business?
(Saturday, September 05, 2015)

Small Business Start-Up Orientation

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:

  1. Provides general business perspectives
  2. Provides a realistic marketplace perspectives - External business impact
  3. Provides realistic business start-up perspectives
  4. Helps attendee to evaluate their personal business leadership DNA
  5. Introduces the balanced business model concept to support new business start-up
  6. Identifies the key steps in the business start-up process
  7. Provides and introduction to the business start-up planning process
  8. Introduces the SCORE universal business planning model
  9. How to use the planning to identify start-up best practices and core business principles
  10. Prepares attendee for the new business start-up series of four paid group counseling sessions

Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM - Noon
Dayton Metro Library - Wilmington-Stroop Branch
3980 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, OH 45429

FREE  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

How to protect your PC and keep your identity secure on the Internet

How to protect your PC

Workshop Description: A general overview of good security practices to protect your computer from virus and hacker attacks and to protect your identity when using the internet.   Attendees will achieve an understanding of how to use hardware and software protection methods, user behavior to avoid attack; how to deal with a security problem if one occurs; and security items to consider when purchasing a computer system.

Topics Covered:

  • Types of Threats to your computer and data
  • How you can protect your computer system and identity
  • The cost and time to get protected versus recover from an attack
  • How to determine if you have a problem
  • What to do if you have a problem
  • Where to go for help when you need it
  • Discussions to have with your family or staff to prevent problems

What You Will Learn:

  1. Determining the security status of your computer system using the CT checklist.
  2. Establish 5 levels of protection for your computer system
  3. Set an update

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

Introduction to Web-Based Marketing and Website Design

Want to Harness the Internet?

Target Audience: Entrepreneurs who have a dream for their for-profit business or non-profit organization but do not have a clear understanding of how to economically market their organization.

Workshop Description: A practical "How-To" overview of web-based marketing and determine how it fits your organization. Time for individualized question and answer discussion with experienced marketers.

Key Audience Benefits: Attendees will: achieve an understanding of how to incorporate web-based marketing to generate sales, limiting the cost of marketing using on-line methods, and when it is most effective to use a professional. A worksheet is provided that contains key web links to resources needed to effectively market online.

Expected Outcomes: This workshop will provide a broad overview of web-based marketing that will provide you with an understanding of:

  1. Marketing basics used in web based marketing,
  2. The steps to create a professional looking website,
  3. The role of your website as the foundation for economical marketing,
  4. How to increase site traffic and the search engine ranking of your website,
  5. How to evaluate the performance of your website, and
  6. Incorporating social media into your web based marketing.

Expected Outcome: Attendees will acquire the knowledge and information to make educated decisions about what types of digital marketing are most effective for their type of new or existing business and what it will cost.

Note: Four additional paid group sessions make up this series: advanced website creation, creating a website using Wordpress, effective search engine optimization and analytic tools, and using social media marketing.


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

Entrepreneurs Start-Up Business Orientation

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


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

Social Media and Email Marketing

Supercharge your small business sales using internet based marketing

This workshop is designed to help e small businesses and nonprofit organizations effectively use email and social media marketing to build closer relationships with customers and supporters.  This is a workshop for beginners in online marketing who want to accomplish more in less time - with a small budget.  Topics covered will include:

1.  What type of content to use in your campaigns;
2.  How to get more people to read your messages;
3.  How to get more action- or reaction to your promotions;
4.  Why using images on social media networks creates higher engagement; and
5.  Why your content should be mobile-friendly.

You’ll learn what it means to run effective email and/or social media marketing campaigns and what tools you can use to measure the success of your efforts without spending lots of time or money.

Participants will leave with a worksheet of ideas for timing their messages, how to write a winning subject line,  what kinds of offers to try and how to approach their next outreach project.

Presenters:

Carlos Scarpero.  Carlos’ company, Mr. Leads, provides a wide assortment of internet marketing services.  

Art Helmstetter, SCORE digital marketing trainer.  Owner B2BPlanner Ltd.


 

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/Growth Workshops

Education for executives and employees that want to recover or grow a successful business.
Need to Stabilize a Struggling Business?

Simple Steps to Small Business Recovery Orientation

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 business recovery perspective and identifies the recovery process and what is required for building an effective tactical recovery plan.

Key Audience Benefits:

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

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

Want to Grow a Successful Business?
(Saturday, October 17, 2015)

Simple Steps to Small Business Growth Orientation

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, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM - NOON
Dayton Metro Library – Wilmington-Stroop Branch
3980 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, OH 45429

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Friday, September 25, 2015.

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

Want to Improve Bottom-Line Business Productivity?

Small Business Management, Finance, HR, Operations, and Production Orientation

Workshop Description:

This free workshop provides basic insight into the key elements of back-office business functions such as administration, human resources, finance, operations and production. It introduces the business operations planning process and how it can imact business goals, objectives and stakeholder expectations.

 Key Audience Benefits:

  1. Introduces the balanced business model concept to support back-office operations
  2. Introduction to the SCORE universal business planning model - Business Operation
  3. How to use the planning model for business assessment. Assessing current back-office challenges (Problems, needs and opportunities)
  4. How to use the planning model for planning. Identifying back-office challenge solutions, best practices and core business principles
  5. Introduces the tactical planning mind map
  6. Introduces the back-office budgeting process
  7. Prepares the attendee for the two part planning workshop series designed to prepare a back-office business operations plan.

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

Want to Increase Your Front-Office Business Performance

Small Business Marketing, Sales, and Service Orientation

Workshop Description:

This free workshop provides basic insight into the key elements of front-office business functions such as strategic and tactical marketing, promotion, initial, transition and lifecycle sales, and customer service. It introduces the business performance planning process and how it can impact business goals, objectives and stakeholder expectations.

Key Audience Benefits:

  1. Introduces the balanced business model concept to support front-office performance
  2. Introduces the SCORE universal business planning model - Business Performance
  3. How to use the planning model for business assessment. Assessing current front-office challenges (Problems, needs and opportunities)
  4. How to use the planning model for planning. Identifying front-office challenge solutions, best practices and core business principles
  5. Introduces the tactical planning mind map
  6. Introduces the front-office budgeting process
  7. Prepares the attendee for the two part group counseling series designed to help the attendee to prepare a front-office business performance plan.

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 either tactical business recovery or strategic growth plans through top-line --- marketing, sales, distribution, promotion, advertising, and customer service solutions.
Selling or Transitioning Your Business

Workshop Description: An interactive discussion on selling or transitioning you privately held business.  The emphasis is on planning for future events that may occur including selling a business, transitioning to partners or family members, unplanned transition due to disability or death, and financial and tax planning issues.  The discussion will focus on what you should do to protect your assets and assure the maximum financial benefit from your business. Time for questions will be provided.  Specific legal or financial advice will not be provided at this seminar. 

Expected Outcomes: This workshop will be beneficial to business owners, partners, spouses and children of business owners, and advisors to businesses including lawyers, accountants and business consultants. 

This workshop will provide a broad overview of the following issues:

  1. Valuation of a business
  2. Organization structure to smooth business transitions.
  3. Selecting the right team of advisors for your situation
  4. Tax and financial planning to balance risk and return
  5. Key steps in planning and executing a business transition

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 Planning Orientation
(Saturday, October 24, 2015)

Business Planning

Targeted audience: Existing business owners, executives or managers that want to learn how to build and implement effective business plans that can drive realistic business goals and objectives while meeting stakeholder expectations.

Workshop description: This free workshop provides some basic business and realistic marketplace perspective while identifying traditional and contemporary business success factors. Part two of this 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 force of impact
  3. Provides and introduction to the business planning process
  4. Introduction to the SCORE universal business planning model
  5. How to use the planning model for business assessment.   Assessing current business challenges (Problems, needs and opportunities)
  6. How to use the planning model for planning. Identifying challenge solutions, best practices and core business principles
  7. Introduces the tactical planning mind map
  8. Introduces the budgeting process
  9. Prepares the attendee for the three part planning workshop series designed to prepare a formal business plan.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00 AM - Noon
Washington-Centerville Library
111 Sprig Valley Road
Centerville, OH 45458

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Friday, October 2, 2015.

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

Want to Increase Sales, Revenue, and Profits?
(Wednesday, November 04, 2015)

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 workshops
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Washington-Centerville Library
111 West Spring Valley Road
Centerville, OH 45458

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

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

Want to Increase Sales, Revenue and Profits?

Next Generation Sales Orientation for Small Business

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 workshops

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

Winning or Losing in Business Today?
(Wednesday, October 07, 2015)

Small Business Success Orientation

Targeted Audience:

This Workshop curriculum is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who are dreaming about starting a new business and current business owners, operators, executives and managers who want a realistic assessment of their current business situation.

Workshop Description:

This workshop is designed to give potential new business start-up entrepreneurs and existing business owners a fresh perspective on today’s experienced based marketplace and a realistic assessment of their current business situation.

Key Audience Benefits:

  1. Provides a realistic marketplace perspective;
  2. Profiles today’s experience generation consumer;
  3. Focuses on defining small business;
  4. How to measure small business success;
  5. How to assess your current situation assessment; and
  6. Prepares attendee for one of the three simple steps orientation programs
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM - Noon
Washington-Centerville Library
111 West Spring Valley
Centerville, OH 45458

FREE Workshop -- Registration process starts on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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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