August 2019
Local Rochester Workshops
Business Insurance 101     
Tuesday, August 13, 2019,  6:00pm-8:00pm  * * FREE Event * *    
A Client Sues You - Are You Protected?   Having business insurance is an essential part of your business success - being prepared for unforeseen circumstances. Liability and Property Coverage is something you need to consider so that you are adequately protected.  This workshop will cover:  what 1st and 3rd party liability is; how to protect your greatest asset; risks you may not have thought of; and protecting your business.  
Location: Pittsford Spiegle Community Center, 35 Lincoln Road, Pittsford, Room 204 
Business Model Canvas: Your One Page Business Plan  
Tuesday, August 20, 2019  6:00pm-8:00pm   * * FREE Event * *   
Guided by SCORE Mentor, Scott Ladin, this interactive workshop will have you create a business canvas - a one page business plan that will help get you or keep you on track to start, grow or scale your business.
In this workshop, you will: create a Business Canvas for YOUR specific business; discover who your customers and your collaborators are; discover your path to success; build your business tasks; and identify opportunities to grow your business or enter a market. 
Location: Pittsford Spiegle Community Center, 35 Lincoln Road, Pittsford, Room 204
Accounting, Record Keeping & Taxes for Small Business  
Wednesday, September 25, 2019  8:45am-3:30pm   Fee: $49  
Highlights of this workshop include: accounting & record keeping, overview of financial statements, independent contractor reporting, business entities from a tax perspective, employee vs. independent contractor, types of records to keep, employee reporting, types of accounting methods, and NY State tax overview.
Location:  Five Star Bank - City Gate (Next to Costco), 395 Westfall Road. 

How to Use Public Speaking to Grow Your Business

Learn why public speaking is an effective tool for small business owners, and how it can help you grow your brand and business.

August 8 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

In this webinar, you 'll learn resilience-building tools,  and how to use them to bounce back after a business setback or disappointment.

August 22 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

This webinar will cover the basics of social media marketing for small business owners and share tips for keeping up with the ever-changing social platforms. -Sponsored by Deluxe Corporation

End the Year in Good Legal Standing

August 27 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

In this webinar, participants will learn key internal and external compliance requirements to review and other necessary legal to-do's for small business owners take care of before 2019 comes to a close.

A Practical Approach to Small Business Budgeting

August 29 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

This webinar will outline the best ways to organize your finances, and how to choose the best budgeting format for your unique business goals.

SCORE helps you succeed!
Check out one of our latest success stories.
Small Business Success: Access Advocates
After 17 years as an architect designing ADA-compliant buildings, Hank Falstad started the program ACCESS Watchdogs in Wheelchairs, allowing people with disabilities to report on buildings in the lodging industry that failed to meet ADA standards. In 2012, Watchdogs in Wheelchairs evolved into Access Advocates. Through Access Advocates, people with disabilities can make complaints about specific buildings, and Access Advocates audits the building and takes legal action on behalf of the individual who reported the building. The work of Access Advocates is improving accessibility across the country, one building at a time.
How SCORE helped:  SCORE mentors helped Falstad develop the basic structure for his business, preparing him to rebrand as Access Advocates. Mentor Bob Cushman helped Falstad with marketing and partnering with law firms and lawyers.

In 2018, Access Advocates worked on over 150 cases. Falstad's goal is to work up to 1,000 cases per year.

Now Connect With Your Own Mentor
SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Because of this, our mentoring services are free, regardless of the number of times you visit a mentor.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
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