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Overview of Small Business Workshops and Events

Northern Illinois SCORE maintains an active workshop schedule directed at small businesses just starting up, as well as businesses desiring to branch out more.  Please review the details of each workshop carefully.  We encourage you to register early, as some workshops reach capacity quickly.  Workshops times, locations, and fees are noted on the detailed workshop pages.  Click on the link in the far right column to be taken to that registration page.

Workshops Facilitated by SCORE Volunteers or Business Partners
Workshop Description Next Offered Details & Registration
eBusiness Now Technology

Popular Workshop
Starts November 2013

In this 5 week series, SCORE clients will learn how to 1) Adopt Technology, 2) Create a Roadmap for Their Technology, 3) Build An Effective Web Presence, 4) Grow More Sales by Using Technology, and 5) Improve Cash Flow Using Technology
 5 weeks beginning mid-November 2013.

See detailed page for all session dates.
For FREE Session #1, register online here, or email us at address below, or call
For Sessions #2 through #5,  register and pay online here,
RU Ready to Be An Entrepreneur

Popular Workshop
Summer 2013 Offerings Subject to Demand.  Call if Interested.
If you have ever dreamed of starting or owning your own business, now might be the time to take action!  Join Northern Illinois SCORE and several Northern Illinois local libraries to find out what it takes to become an entrepreneur, and what steps you need to take to pursue that dream. In this 1 hour presentation at the dates and times listed below, we will explore:
 * What it takes to be an entrepreneur
 * Common myths and realities of entrepreneurship
 * The basic critical steps you need to take to get started
 * Where you can get help and resources available to you
Dates and Locations Vary; May 2013 and thru the summer; See details page FREE, register at
RU Ready to Be An Entrepreneur
Simple Steps To Starting Your Business Series of 5 Workshops

Popular Workshop
Begins Approximately mid-September 2013
This 5 series workshop is an "must attend" for anyone thinking of starting a new business.  Topics include: assessing your entrepreneurial readiness, business concepts, marketing planning, financial projections, and funding your business.

This 5 series workshop is offered multiple times per year.  See Simple Steps To Starting Your Business details here.
Offered beginning in September 2013

See detail workshop page for all session dates
For FREE Session #1,
email us at address below, or call
For Sessions #2-#5, go to Simple Steps To Starting Your Business page.
Using Quickbooks; the Basics
To Be Determined
In this 2.5 hour workshop, Rockford Datacraft's Monica Glenny facilitates a workshop on how the small business can use Quickbooks. To Be Determined; Not Scheduled at This Time FREE, register at
Using Quickbooks; the Basics page.


Events Held in Cooperation with Local Businesses and Chambers of Commerce
Event Description Date Scheduled Details & Registration
The SCORE business roundtables are open to new and existing businesses and are completed FREE.  Roundtables are facilitated by SCORE and help by cooperation between SCORE and the Winnebago County Planning Commission.  Each month's topic is different, and everyone has a chance to participate and contribute to the discussion. 

Join the group and learn from each other. The meeting place and times are listed on the web page.  Click the link in the last column of this row for more information.
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month from 7:30 am to 9 am. No Roundtables Until About September 2013
Register below:


If you are encouraged by, and wish to help support SCORE at no cost to you - then consider adding a link from your web site back to the Northern Illinois SCORE web site.  For instructions, go to our link-back-to-SCORE page.

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