December 2018
Upcoming Local Workshops 
Accounting, Recordkeeping & Tax Issues for Small Business  
Thursday, December 6, 2018  8:45am - 3:30pm   
Highlights: 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 NYS sales tax overview.
Location:  RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE), 40 Franklin Street
Rochester, NY, 14604
* *  Fee: $49 * * 
    More Information on all our workshops & To Register
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  • How are you making a big impact?
  • How would you use $20,000 to make an even bigger impact in the lives of your customers and community?
Startup 101 - What You Need to Start Your Business

Dec. 4 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT
How can you make your startup business successful?

In this webinar, learn crucial first steps to getting your business off the ground, including how to validate your business idea, write an effective business plan and identify your target customers. 

Holiday Consumer Trends and Insights to Increase Your Retail Sales

Dec. 6 @ 11 a.m. ET  / 8 a.m. PT
How can you take advantage of holiday consumer trends?

This timely webinar, presented by FedEx, will cover trends to help your business capitalize on consumer behaviors now - and throughout the year.

Ask the Experts: Live Q&A With the Masters of Marketing

Dec. 13 @ 2 p.m. ET  / 11 a.m. PT
What marketing questions keep you up at night?

This Q&A session with Seth Godin and Ramon Ray is a full hour dedicated to answering your marketing questions - LIVE. Submit your questions via the registration form or send them in during the event. 

Gain More Positive Online Reviews ... and Manage the Negative Ones

Dec. 18 @ 11 a.m. ET  / 8 a.m. PT
Are you ready for more five-star ratings?

Join this webinar to learn how to get more positive reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp - and how to handle negative reviews.

The Nuts & Bolts of Podcasting for Business Success

Dec. 20 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT
How can you launch a podcast to promote your business?

Join this webinar to learn how to quickly and easily produce a podcast that will advance your marketing goals.

SCORE helps you succeed!
Check out one of our latest success stories.
Success Story
Randy Choi and Billy Thompson are among the 15 million Americans who suffer from a condition called hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Tired of sweating through their clothes daily, Choi and Thompson came up with their own solution. The two entrepreneurs invented Thompson Tee, a line of undershirts and T-shirts for men and women that trap excess sweat, preventing the appearance of sweat stains.

How SCORE helped: Thompson says he and Choi first turned to SCORE because, "We were broke!" With help from SCORE mentor John Pietro, Thompson and Choi have built their business to more than $10 million in sales. Pietro has advised the two entrepreneurs on "loans, distribution channels, manufacturing reps, marketing seminars" and more, says Thompson. 

Thompson Tee is the 2018 SCORE Award winner for Outstanding Diverse Business, presented by AT&T.

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, no matter how many times you visit a mentor.