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

On this page you’ll find instructor-led training offered in a SCORE office or online. You can also find interactive courses to help you learn new business strategies.


For Specific information on the individual courses - Call SCORE at (610) 376-3497

Nonprofit Management & Leadership Series

ZCAR 341 - 1119
Cost: $50.00

Sessions2-hours per class, Tuesday & Thursday
evenings 6pm-8pm for 3 sessions – September 19, & September 24 & 26

Today, what non-profit organizations do is vast, diverse, and invaluable to American life. Non-profits are the primary drivers of social change and the providers of a wide array of goods and services to a diverse group of individuals. However, if non-profit organizations are to effectively serve their client base, maintain their impact, and support ongoing relevance, they must demonstrate leadership in all aspects of their offerings. This course has been developed as a series of workshops covering several subjects pertinent to the common operations and management of non-profit organizations. The subject matter will include modules in such areas as communications, finance, governance, marketing, strategic planning, alliance building, social media and technology integration. The series will be moderated by a combination of SCORE counselors and subject matter experts (SME’s)..


How to Start Your Own Business Sessions

ZCAR 303 - 1119
Cost: $120.00

Sessions: 2-hours per class, Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6pm-8pm for 8 sessions (4 weeks) –
October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, & 24

According to a recent study by the Small Business Administration (SBA), in any given year about 7% of the U.S. working age population is actively engaged in efforts to start a business. This is the American dream. Many people aspire to become entrepreneurs but don't know how or where to begin. Developed and taught by a panel of SCORE counselors and local business professionals with direct, small business experience, this workshop provides strategies and insights on how to get started and how to sustain commercial momentum. The curriculum for this course is designed to help the budding entrepreneur understand the practical aspects of basic business principles, vitally important to both start-up and newly established enterprises - organization, sales, marketing, accounting, finance, legal, insurance, social media, business buying/selling and business planning.

Electronic Workbook provided.
Printed Workbook available upon request for additional fee.


ZCAR 402 - 1119
Cost: $60.00

Sessions: 2-hours per class, Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6pm-8pm for 4 sessions (2 weeks) – October 29, 31, November 5 & 7

It's no longer a want but a need to use online marketing for your business. This series of classes will look at the most innovative tools, tips, and techniques to take advantage of implementing online marketing for your business. During the eight-hour class (4 sessions for 2 hours), we will devote time to information you about the changes happening in social media marketing. We will look at live video, pod-casting, watch parties, and groups. This will be the best 360 minutes you will devote to your business marketing.

Electronic Workbook provided, only


ZCAR 344 - 1119
Cost: $50.00

Session: 2 hours per class, Monday evenings 6:00pm-8:00pm for 3 weeks – November 11, 18, & 25

Planning is your guide through its growth. This three-week hands-on course is a must for anyone starting a business or nonprofit, and/or buying, financing, or refinancing a small business. Taught by SCORE counselors, this step-by-step process will help you:

  1. move ideas from your head to paper in an organized, clear, and convincing manner;
  2. identify those key points that can make or break your chances of success;
  3. discover what critical points business lenders or private investors typically focus on; and
  4. avoid the most common mistakes in business planning and analysis.

Electronic Workbook provided.
Printed Workbook available upon request for additional fee.

QuickBooks Online Training & Accounting Concepts for the Small Business Owner

ZCAR 343 - 1119
Cost: $80.00

Sessions: 6 classes, 2-hours per class, Wednesday evenings 6pm-8pm and Saturday mornings 10am-12noon for 3 weeks – October 23 & 26, October 30 & November 2, & November 6 & 9

Additional $109.00 for printed Textbook, eBook & eLab license & Trial Software.
Payable to Berks Schuylkill SCORE the first evening.

In this hands-on classroom format, students will learn the step-by-step processes to manage the bookkeeping and accounting functions for small businesses using QuickBooks Online.

QuickBooks Online is the most popular US cloud-based accounting application for small to mid-sized businesses as it enhances collaboration with accounting professionals and remote workers, provides access from any Internet mobile device and integrates with a myriad of cloud-based applications that help business owners manage processes such as customer relationship management (CRM), inventory tracking, e-commerce, construction management and point of sales systems.

This course will weave accounting concepts through each training segment in order to help students understand the accounting processes QuickBooks Online performs behind the scenes when entering common transactions. In addition, students will have real-world exercises to reinforce accounting concepts. Best practices for using QuickBooks Online and an emphasis on the underlying accounting principles will be highlighted in the class.


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HOW TO REGISTER for Local Events

By Mail:

Print out the Workforce and Economic Development/
Community Education Registration Form.

Mail to:
Cashier’s Office,
Reading Area Community College,
P.O. Box 1706,
Reading, PA 19603




By Phone:

Call (610) 607- 6235
(610) 607- 6231

Register with VISA, MasterCard or Discover.




In Person:

At Berks Hall, Room 107,
RACC, 10 South 2nd Street,
Reading, PA.

Mon. & Thurs. 8am – 4:30 pm;
Tues. & Wednesday 8am – 6:30 pm;
Friday 8am – 4:00 pm.

VISA, MasterCard or Discover registration accepted.

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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