November 2018
Upcoming Local Workshops 
* * FREE EVENT * * SBA Sponsored: Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans and Military Families     
Thursday, November 18, 2018  7:45am - 4:30   
The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship is excited to host a one day basics of entrepreneurship workshop.  Join us to get the information you need to help make your business a success.
Location: RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE) , 40 Franklin Street
Rochester, NY, 14604

* * FREE EVENT * * Google: Reach Customers Online & Get Found - Search & Maps    
Tuesday, November 13, 2018  9:00am - Noon  
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using a free business listing, search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, and online advertising.  We'll introduce some tools that can help, including Google Analytics and Google Trends.
Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps.  Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing, and take advantage of a free website.
Location: Five Star Bank- City Gate, 395 Westfall Road (next to Costco) 
* * FREE EVENT * * SBA Sponsored: Ontario County Small Business/Lender Matchmaker 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018  9:00am - 11:00am   
Do you want to meet with local lenders regarding financing your business? An exclusive opportunity for small businesses to meet with lenders, government and small business financing experts.  Small business participants have the opportunity to meet one on one with area participating lenders to discuss their financing needs.
Location:  Pioneer Library, 2557 State Rt. 21, Canandaigua
* * Fee: $49 * * 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
    More Information on all our workshops & To Register
Join us for Small Business Success Virtual Conference!
This exciting event offers nine educational webinars, business mentoring, virtual sponsor booths, networking chat rooms and a resource center. Hear from industry experts, including Google, OnDeck, ComplyRight, Kimco, Nav and more. 

Register now to get the information you need to succeed as a small business owner - for free.
Upcoming Webinars
Instagram Brand Ambassadors: The Future of Social Media Marketing

Nov. 1 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT
Do you want micro influencers to promote your small business?

In this webinar, we will discuss how working with micro influencers leads to better ROI than working with big-name Instagram influencers.

Five Marketing Tips to Attract More Local Customers

Nov. 15 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT
Looking to boost your local search results with a better online presence? 

Join this webinar, presented by Deluxe, to learn online strategies for attracting new customers.

HR 102 - A Small Business Guide to Managing Employees 

Nov. 29 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT
Do you need help with managing your employees?

This webinar, presented by Paychex, will cover rules, regulations and best practices on a range of topics that affect your employees, such as benefits, compliance and healthcare.

SCORE helps you succeed!
Check out one of our latest success stories.
A Detroit School for Digital Technology (DSDT) was born out of founder Jamie Kothe's desire to use the Detroit tech boom to bring gainful employment to locals. Starting out as a film school, DSDT is now a hands-on trade school, teaching principles of technology, digital media and digital graphics to Detroit locals. Kothe projects that 94 percent of DSDT graduates will find jobs or opportunities for further study in Detroit within six months of graduation.

How SCORE helped: Kothe worked with SCORE mentors David Broner, Kevin Kelley and Dan Brophy on everything from employee management to loan applications. She says, "Having a SCORE mentor can help you to recognize holes or gaps in your business most small business owners have blinders to and not enough time to analyze."

DSDT is the 2018 SCORE Award winner for Outstanding Tech and Innovative Small Business, presented by FedEx. 

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.