SCORE offers workshops mentoring entrepreneurs, small business owners

ST. GEORGE – SCORE small business mentors, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center, have introduced a new business planning workshop to aid start-up entrepreneurs.

The workshop, titled “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business,” helps entrepreneurs test a small business idea and begin planning a start-up. Included is a free “Start-Up Basics” workshop focused on business concept development and the nuts-and-bolts of launching a new business. Participants will go through exercises to help plan for business success and receive a complementary “How to Start a Business in Southern Utah” guide. Free and confidential mentoring sessions are also offered as a follow-up to the workshop.

“The workshop will help entrepreneurs understand the crucial components of starting a business,” said Jim Roberts, SCORE Southern Utah chapter representative. “Helping small business owners test their ideas and complete some initial planning for their start-up is essential to achieving success.”

The first workshop will be held Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Dixie Business Alliance building. Following workshops will be held the first Monday of each month. For more information or to register, contact Southern Utah SCORE at 435-652-7791, 435-652-7741 or sutah.score@scorevolunteer.org.

SCORE has over 25 volunteer business counselors in Southern Utah, mentoring entrepreneurs with business start-ups as well as assisting existing businesses with day-to-day challenges such as finance, information technology, marketing and sales. SCORE and Small Business Development Center services are free and confidential.

Event details and contact information

Date: Jan. 7

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Dixie Business Alliance, 1071 East 100 South, University Plaza Building C, Suite C7, St. George

Admission: Free

Contact: Southern Utah SCORE – 435-652-7791, 435-652-7741 or sutah.score@scorevolunteer.org.

Submitted by: Southern Utah SCORE

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3 Comments

  • STG Freelancer December 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Where is the line between freelancing and being a small business owner (Web Development, SEO/SEM, Social Marketing, etc…)?

    Are they one in the same, just different flavors?

    How about from a legal perspective?

    Sounds like a good conference to attend!

  • Paul Campbell December 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Freelancing and owning your own business are the same thing. The workshop on Jan 7th would be a great place to start to move forward. Following that, face to face mentoring with experienced and successful SCORE mentors may be a good step

    Please let us know if you’d like to attend (it is free and confidential):
    sutah.score@scorevolunteer.org

    Thanks,

    Paul Campbell
    Co-Chair

  • Pamala Englert December 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I appreciate very much that SCORE is available in our community. It truly is a great resource for small businesses, and particularly for start-ups. Thank you.

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