SCORE – DGS101 How to do Business with the State of California

Did You Know Billions of Dollars are awarded every year to Small Business as a result of State Agencies is under Executive Order to do 25% of their procurement and contracts with Small Businesses (SB's) and 3% with Disable Veteran Owned Business Enterprises (DVBE's)?  What you will learn in this seminar: Find out […]

SCORE – Build and Leverage Credit to Get Financing & Grow Your Business

When you’re a business owner, strong credit scores can be an asset by helping you qualify for a business credit card, an SBA loan, or other types of funding that take the owner’s personal credit into account. But if you’re not careful, your business can hurt your credit scores. In […]

NorCal SBDC – Entendiendo su Reporte de Crédito y Pasos para Reparar su Crédito (Spanish Webinar)

Tema del seminario: Entendiendo su Reporte de Crédito y Pasos para Reparar su Crédito• Descripción breve del seminario: Durante esta sesión interactiva los participantes aprenderán:• Como proteger su información personal de crédito.• Como obtener y entender el reporte de crédito.• Como identificar, disputar y corregir errores en su crédito.• Como […]

SCORE – Turn your Dream into Action with the Business Model Canvas

Learn how to use the Business Model Canvas to turn your idea into action. This tool allows you to capture the key ingredients of your business idea and how it will work, on a single page using a rigorous, thoughtful process. It holds the nine essential elements needed to create […]

SCORE – DGS102 Successful Steps to Marketing Your Business to Buyers and Contractors

Attend this free webinar to learn how to market your certified Small Business or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise to state agencies and pursue contract opportunities with California state government. This webinar will feature a live Q&A session. Topics include: Find bid opportunitiesImprove your Cal eProcure profileMarket research through past purchasesSB/DVBE […]

NorCal SBDC – Financial Management for your Business

Don’t miss this exclusive webinar on understanding your financials for your business. For many entrepreneurs, understanding the numbers is one of the more challenging parts of the small business journey. This webinar is designed to help startup and existing entrepreneurs understand the most important aspects of financial management for small […]

SCORE – Explode Your Business by Getting Clients With Bigger Budgets

Time is money for business owners, especially start-ups and solopreneurs. That's why it is important to know how to attract high-paying clients who will give you the most significant turnaround on your investment. In this valuable webinar, bestselling author and USA TODAY’s small business columnist Steve Strauss will show you how […]

SCORE – Creating a Business Plan & SBA Resources

In this joint webinar, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide an overview of small business resources, while SCORE will take you through important elements of a Business Plan. You’ll learn the relevance of a business plan to the success of a small business, various parts of a business […]

NorCal SBDC Intro to Lean Startup – NSF I-Corps Method

Do you have a startup or startup idea? Are you looking for a proven method to validate your commercial market? Based on Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad methodology, in this training you’ll learn from seasoned entrepreneurs how to conduct 15 customer interviews in order to identify your top customer segment and value […]

SCORE – Social Media 101

A lot of small business owners misunderstand social media marketing. Some ignore it because they don’t really understand its power to reach so many potential customers. Social platforms can also help you increase engagement with your current customers. But there are so many social platforms—each focused on different demographics. How […]

SCORE – Your Roadmap to Success – How to Create a Business Plan

The first step to starting a business is just the same as starting anything else. It begins with creating a plan. But what is a business plan, what does it need to include and why is it so important to create one? Jania Bailey, CEO of FranNet has helped thousands […]