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About SCORE Workshops

Workshops are designed to educate on topics that are major areas of concern for a new business, or for an existing business trying to expand.

SCORE teaches how to start your business, market your products or services, set up accounting practices, establish legal counseling, obtain bank financing and more.

Workshops are presented by SCORE volunteers in cooperation with Rock Valley College and the Small Business Development Center.
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Simple Steps To Starting Your Business Workshop Series

What is Simple Steps To Starting Your Business?

Simple Steps To Starting Your Business is a series of 5 business workshops designed to help potential new business owners to reach a "go" or "no go" decision for their business idea.  There are six things the 5 series business workshops address:

  • Defining and evaluating the business idea
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Identifying the best ways to fund the business start-up
  • Turning the business idea into action using powerful tools and templates
  • Continuing the idea with useful, helpful business mentoring sessions
  • Connecting with other like minded entrepreneurs

Simple Steps To Starting Your Business Workshop Schedule and Topics

All Sessions beginning September 12 through November 7  have been cancelled due to low enrollment.  Next possible offering in 1st quarter 2014.

Session Topic Date/Time Location Cost
1 Basics; "Are You An Entrepreneur?" Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EIGERlab Classroom West FREE
  Registration Required.  Attending Session #1 does not obligate you to continue with #2 thru #5!
2 Business Concepts Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EIGERlab Classroom West
Marketing Planning Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EIGERlab Classroom West
4 Financial Projections Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EIGERlab Classroom West
Funding Sources Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EIGERlab Classroom West

Listen to past participants of the Simple Steps to Starting Your Business workshops here.

 All Sessions beginning September 12 through November 7  have been cancelled due to low enrollment.  Next possible offering in 1st quarter 2014.
Note:  Registration Here Does Not Obligate You to Continue
  Session #2 is September 26; Session #3 is October 10; Session #4 is October 24; Session #5 is November 7, 2013.
No. Attending     Spouses are encouraged to attend
Date & Time:   Sept 12, 5:30 to 8:30 pm  Can't Make Sept 12; Call me; I'm interested
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More About the Simple Steps Program and the Individual Workshops . . .

Session #1 "Are You An Entrepreneur?" is designed to help the workshop attendee determine whether he/she is prepared to begin their new business start-up.  In other words, a "go" or "no go" decision.

If a decision is reached to continue with sessions 2-5, the workshop attendee will learn the steps needed to implement a plan of action in Sessions #2-5. 

  • The best learning experience for the workshop attendee will be if Sessions 2-5 are taken in order with full attendance;
  • Attendees will not complete complex assignments like target market plan or financial projections within the workshop; homework is part of the program;
  • Mentoring by SCORE counselors between workshops is encouraged and intentional; makes homework easier;
  • Face-to-face sessions, even after Session 4 - will be required;
  • At the closing end of Session 1, you decide whether to continue with Sessions 2-5;
All Sessions beginning September 12 through November 7  have been cancelled due to low enrollment.  Next possible offering in 1st quarter 2014.
Simple Steps To Starting Your Business Payment Options:  Use either the $120 option or the 2 payment option of $65 each.  Note that selecting the $65 option includes an implied commitment to continue with the 2nd payment and participation in the program as scheduled.
What: Sessions 2, 3, 4,5 Sessions 2,3 Session 4,5
Where: EIGERlab Classroom West
605 Fulton Ave., Rockford, IL 
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EIGERlab Classroom West
605 Fulton Ave., Rockford, IL 
Location
EIGERlab Classroom West
605 Fulton Ave., Rockford, IL 
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Due By: September 26, 2013 September 26, 2013 October 22, 2013
Cost: $120 $65 $65
Register & Reserve Your Seat Here:
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