Orange County Chapter 465

Workshops

Submit your answers below to take our SCORE Workshop Survey and you will be gifted a free 60 minute video on “How to Get Business Funding”, for helping us create the next series of workshops.

Do you currently own a business?

SCORE offers low-cost business training workshops and seminars for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. Workshops and seminars are open to all U.S. citizens over the age of 18. Training topics range from: writing a business plan to e-commerce to marketing, depending on the current needs of our business community. Workshops also offer an opportunity to interact with other local small business owners. Please review our workshop calendar below to learn more about upcoming training sessions. Register on-line and save. By registering online, you’ll also be able to receive the latest workshop information, class cancellations, and more.

All workshop presenters are practicing professionals including accountants, bankers and business managers from diverse businesses and industries who have years of industry and business experience. To register, click the registration link in the content below, or contact the Orange SCORE office at  (845) 457-9700 .

Workshops will be held at:
Orange County Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center
30 Scott’s Corners Drive
Montgomery, NY 12549

Series of 10 Sessions All Together

Each Tuesday from
6pm to 7:30pm

Each attendee must register independently, in order to attend the workshop. You will receive a confirmation email with registration information.  You will pay one price for all session, whether you attend all sessions or not. There will be no refunds or partial refunds for sessions not attended.

‘Start Your Business With These SCORE Small Business Workshops’

  • Session 1
    HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
    If you’ve ever wanted to start a business and wanted to know what it takes to make it happen, this session will guide you through the process. You’ll learn if your idea is a good one, and how to make it a reality. If you don’t know which type of business to start, you’ll discover the best types based on today’s latest trends and proven business models.
    Presenter: Edison Guzman
    [Click here to register]
  • Session 2
    MARKETING, ADVERTISING & SALES
    Develop a successful marketing plan to implement the right advertising and sales tactics perfect for your business. Discover how to target your market better than your competition.
    Presenter: Edison Guzman
    [Click here to register]
  • Session 3
    HOW TO CREATE A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN
    Understand the what and why for a business plan and how to create one that gets you money. Included: an overview of a business plan.
    Presenter: Charlene Finerty
    [Click here to register]
  • Session 4
    CHOOSING THE BEST LEGAL STRUCTURE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
    What are the legal entities for a business? What is the difference between sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and LLCs? Find out which holds the best tax advantages for your business, and why.
    Presenter: John Rosenberger
    [Click here to register]
  • Session 5
    WHERE TO GET MONEY TO START YOUR BUSINESS
    Grants, loans and other financing options available for new businesses. Discover what lenders look for when you’re looking for money.
    Presenter: Mike Mazzuca
    [Click here to register]
  • Session 6
    ALTERNATIVE FINANCING FOR YOUR BUSINESS
    Hard money, angel investors, and venture capital when you can’t get or don’t want traditional funding. Learn how to find them, what they want to see, and how to approach them.
    Presenter: Eric Egeland
    [Click here to register]
  • Session 6
    BOOKKEEPING FOR YOUR BUSINESS  
    NYS sales tax and liability. Bookkeeping 101 tips and techniques. Information on what constitutes business expenses, as well as tips on organizing your records to keep the IRS happy if you ever get audited.
    Presenter: Kim Petro McCrum
    [Click here to register]
  • Session 7
    INSURANCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
    Having the right insurance for your business can mean the difference between failure or success. Discover which insurance  coverage is mandatory for your business and which will help you sleep better at night.
    Presenter: Greg Hogan
    [Click here to register]
  • Session 8
    WHY A FRANCHISE MAY BE BEST FOR YOU
    Discover if purchasing a franchise is the right business decision for you. Learn about the different types of franchises and what’s involved in acquiring one.
    Presenter: Frank Dunne – FranNet
    [Click here to register]

  • Session 10
    HOW TO USE THE INTERNET TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS
    What are the key ways to use the web to market your products and services. You’ll discover how to use social media, email marketing, SEO, and much more.
    Presenter: Edison Guzman
    [Click here to register]