Welcome to SCORE Cape Fear Region's February Newsletter
SCORE Cape Fear Collaborates....
SCORE Cape Fear is fortunate to have a wide range of great resource partners in our region.
We collaborate with local Chambers of Commerce, universities and community colleges, Biz Journal and StarNews, and business development organizations, to bring mentoring, education and opportunity to start-ups and existing small businesses.
Here's What's Coming Up in February and March

Feb 2nd: Visit the SCORE booth at the Cape Fear Cares Volunteer Fair, where locals looking for volunteer opportunities can meet with area nonprofits to see what’s available.
When: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Wilson Center, 703 N. Third St., Wilmington, NC.
Cost: Free admission
More Info.

Feb 5th: SCORE Panel Discussion: How To Sell Your Products/Services
Learn proven techniques to sell your products or services; ideas that work best for products sold at the retail level or online; and tips on how to sell consulting services.

When: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport, NC.

Cost: Free to members and non-members


March 21st: SCORE Panel Discussion: How To Sell Your Products/Services
When: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 1 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington, NC
Cost: Free to Chamber members; $15 for non-members.
More info to come in our next newsletter.

March 21st: Five-part Workshop: Simple Steps to Starting Your Business
When: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Cape Fear Community College, Union Station (Building U), Room 529, 502 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC.
Additional dates: March 28, Apr. 4,11,25

March 27th: Visit the SCORE booth at Wilmington Biz Expo
When: Exhibit Hall is open 1:30-7:00 PM
Where: Wilmington Convention Center
515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC.
Cost: Free with discount code (see our March newsletter)
More Info.

GET TO KNOW......The SCORE Library
Hope you browsed through the Resources for Women Entrepreneurs on the SCORE website, as highlighted in last month's newsletter. This month we take a look at eGuides.

Did you know there are 92 eGuides listed on the SCORE site, including one on 12 Steps to Starting A Restaurant; one on Business Planning Tools for Nonprofits; and two on Government Contracting? Check them out, there's something for every business owner or entrepreneur.
Save Money and Time By Automating Your Finances
WEBINAR: Feb 12th at 1:00PM
Managing your money as a business owner can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be so stressful. Join the Webinar and learn about:
  • Setting money aside for taxes
  • Seeing clearly where your money is going
  • Specific types of accounts to set up
  • Creating an auto investment plan
  • How to pay yourself first

Is Crowdfunding Right for You?
Our latest infographic shows that small businesses raised over $1 billion through crowdfunding in 2018. Click here to learn more about crowdfunding types and best practices for small businesses.
SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Because of this, our mentoring services are free, no matter how many times you visit a mentor. Contact SCORE today to connect with your own mentor.