SCORE Business Workshops

“OVERVIEW FOR PLANNING AND STARTING YOUR BUSINESS” WORKSHOPSCORE Grand Rapids can provide the assistance you need to start your new business or improve your existing small business. Get started and register today for our low-cost, high-value business workshop.Some comments from our business workshop attendees:
“Very beneficial for a start-up organization. Looking forward to the start of a new business.”
“You took something that is usually difficult and not my forte or interest and made it interesting and most helpful. Thank you.”
“Very informative presentation. I learned a lot.”
“Appreciate all the information and the continued help offered is exceptional.”
“Thank you for your time and experience. I look forward to reviewing my progress with you in the near future.”
“Very helpful. Given much needed information. Looking forward to dealing with you again.”
“The workshop was very helpful in providing top level detail to starting our business plan. It was a good experience.”
“So much information and resources are available.  I had no Idea.  I plan to use SCORE for any and all questions I will have in the future.  I can’t thank you enough for the valuable information I received today.  It was well worth the investment in time and the $45.00”  “Overview for Planning and Starting Your Business” Workshop Fee:$45.00 for one or two people. One workbook is provided.Workshop Topics:
The SCORE “Overview for Planning and Starting Your Business” workshop covers all aspects of starting or improving your own business. Some of the topics include:  Steps to Get Started, Your Business Plan, Process Flowchart, Marketing Issues, Business Insurance, Business Taxes, Selecting Your Business Entity, Human Resources, Managing and Forecasting Your Financial Needs.Where our regular business workshops are held:The SCORE Office
(The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Facility)
111 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503When our regular business workshops are held:The “Overview for Planning and Starting Your Business” workshops are held the 2nd Friday and the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.Registration:
Since seating is limited, pre-registration is encouraged. Pre-register today by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page or in the menu to the left.  You then select your choice of a workshop date from the page titled “Event List”.  Note that a green dot must be shown under Status or the workshop is unavailable.
Workshop registration is available only online and requires a credit or debit card from Visa or Master Card.  The registration process is entirely on secure (https) pages.  The cost for the workshop is $45.00 for one or two persons and one workbook is provided.  Any difference in the cost will be shown on the “registration” page.
The completed and paid registration is shown on a page that can be printed for your record.  Separately an e-mail confirming the registration will be sent to the e-mail address you recorded.  If you want to view the completed order on line Adobe Reader is required before you register.  One of the printed receipts must be taken to the workshop as proof of registration.  Registration closes at 5:00PM on the day prior to the workshop.  Walk-in attendance may be allowed if space is available but requires payment by cash or check (no credit/debit cards).
Refund Policy:
Registration may not be cancelled nor refunded.  In the event you cannot attend the workshop at the time and date for which the registration was made and you inform our office via e-mail within 72 hours of the missed reservation date (with your name, address, phone number and reason) you will be permitted to transfer the registration to another workshop date.
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