Learn from the experts with SCORE’s small business training.

State-of-the-art, practical information for new entrepreneurs and small busines owners.

Below is a listing of free upcoming live webinars to keep you in the know; you can also view a larger selection of free on-demand webinars on a wide variety of topics. 

See also SCORE LIVE webinars and online workshops.

If you've been thinking about starting a business and would like to use this time to learn more, SCORE's Startup Roadmap is your guide to success! 12 free courses-on-demand give you the flexibility to focus on what you need most, in the comfort of your home.
The Southeastern Connecticut Chapter is also offering its free 5-session Business Fundamentals series via Zoom, every Wednesday at 5:30 pm, from September 30 through October 28, 2020. See below for more, or visit our Business Fundamentals web page.

Upcoming LIVE Webinars (click on the title to register):

** indicates a webinar presented by SCORE Southeastern CT Chapter; all others are presented by SCORE National Chapter

 

Sponsored by Liberty Bank
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
This workshop with Intuit ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus compares QuickBooks Desktop and Online versions. We will set up a QuickBooks Desktop company from scratch, reviewing setup preferences and decisions. If time permits, we will also view preferences for a QuickBooks Online company to help those users understand their options as well. Please have your laptop loaded with QuickBooks before joining the webinar.

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Session one explores the feasibility of your product or service idea, how it can become a business, who your customers and competitors are, your vision, strengths and more. You will establish your value to your target audience and begin to understand how to communicate it. Attend all 5 sessions or any individually.

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
In session two you’ll explore who your customer is in more detail. We’ll discuss competition (direct and indirect), and use SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats – to help you understand how to position your business. We'll look for trends that impact your market and product/service development. Attend all 5 sessions or any individually.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Session three will help you understand what your Brand is, how best to reach your target audience with the most compelling messages and how, when and where to ask for the Sale - which channels to use, selling tactics, greater comfort selling, and the right selling process. Attend all 5 sessions or any individually.

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Session 4 covers the essential digital requirements to run a business today. While technology is impossible to keep up with, you will leave this session understanding that you do not exist without a web presence, as a full site, e-commerce enabled, via Google My Business or as a company page on social networks. We will also discuss digital marketing techniques to help you get noticed by your target customer. Attend all 5 sessions or any individually.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
In the final session, we'll discuss start-up and operating costs and essential financial planning and tools. Topics include estimating real costs (direct and indirect), accounting for overhead costs, why a financial plan is important and how to use it.

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Intuit ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus will provide guidance and practical, easy-to-use tips for business newcomers to QuickBooks.

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
This workshop with Intuit ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus compares QuickBooks Desktop and Online versions. We will set up a QuickBooks Desktop company from scratch, reviewing setup preferences and decisions. If time permits, we will also view preferences for a QuickBooks Online company to help those users understand their options as well. Please have your laptop loaded with QuickBooks before joining the webinar.

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
A virtual assistant provides administrative, technical or creative assistance to a range of clients, usually from home. If you’ve been out of the work force or want a job with more flexibility and variety, becoming a VA may be for you. This webinar with Belinda Wasser of The VA Connection will cover the steps necessary to move into this growing field.

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
In this interactive and engaging presentation, award-winning brand manager Maria Miranda of Miranda Creative will offer tips, techniques and best practices for advertising your business on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
If you are thinking about starting or are now running a non-profit, understanding how to effectively manage your organization is key to long-term success. SCORE mentor Bob Potter guides you through defining a non-profit, recruiting volunteers, fundraising & events, managing board & staff, fine-tuning a strategic plan, securing sponsorships, and more.

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
This interactive webinar with Business Executive and SCORE Mentor Margo Weitekamp provides marketing fundamentals for individuals with no formal training who want to grow their business. Learn to create customer engagement, define key elements of your marketing strategy, and discuss digital ‘must-haves’ for your on-line presence. There will be time for questions and feedback.

 

A Selection of Pre-Recorded Workshops:

Many business people have an unnecessarily long sales cycle because they don't properly identify their ideal prospects and position themselves as a problem solver to their clients. In this webinar you will learn how to craft your sales message to solve challenges for clients, what the four key motivators are for any buyer, five essential tips to shortening the sales cycle, and more.
Growing your email list is one of the most important things to do for your business. In this webinar, we'll dive deep into the most importan elements of your email list.
Social media might be the last thing on the minds of time-strapped solopreneurs or freelancers. But with a well-planned strategy, even the self-employed can make the most of these powerful, and free, marketing tools. This webinar can help businesses of all sizes who need time-saving social media tips.
Can your business thrive on Facebook? Should you diversity to other social platforms? And if so, which ones? This webinar will cover the essential strategies for Facebook marketing today, the mandate to diversity, and where to invest your time and resources now.
Facebook, the world's largest social network, has a whopping 2.4 billion monthly active users. To put that in perspective, that's 30% of the population of the Earth. Your business growth and success MUST include a working social marketing strategy on Facebook. This webinar will walk you through a proven process to craft your unique Facebook marketing strategy and sell more products or services.
 
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Startup Success Virtual Conference

October 24, 2019, 12:00pm EDT

The Startup Success Virtual Conference offered 9 webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, networking chat rooms, exhibitor booths, prizes and resources. Read more

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