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.
SCORE WORKSHOPS AT RACC - FALL 2019
For Specific information on the individual courses - Call SCORE at (610) 376-3497
Nonprofit Management & Leadership Series
ZCAR 341 - 1119
Sessions: 2-hours per class, Tuesday & Thursday
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
Sessions: 2-hours per class, Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6pm-8pm for 8 sessions (4 weeks) –
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.
MARKETING USING ONLINE MARKETING
ZCAR 402 - 1119
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
A PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS OR NONPROFIT
ZCAR 344 - 1119
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:
Electronic Workbook provided.
QuickBooks Online Training & Accounting Concepts for the Small Business Owner
ZCAR 343 - 1119
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.
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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Print out the Workforce and Economic Development/
Community Education Registration Form.
Reading Area Community College,
P.O. Box 1706,
Reading, PA 19603
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