• Business Workshops & Mentoring

    Thinking of starting or expanding your business?

    We have the resources and mentors to assist you in gaining knowledge and marketing to reach your goals. Reach out to admin@jeffcountychamber.org for more information.

    Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE provides free and confidential one-on-one business mentoring. SCORE also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners. Our partnership is with the Greater Seattle SCORE chapter, one of the most dynamic and highly-skilled chapters in the nation.

    The Chamber’s commitment is to assist this community in re-imagining and revitalizing by investing in our community, and to strengthen the area by creating opportunities to assist our businesses in rebounding and sustainable growth. Our SCORE partnership is created to do just that.  Our educational classes and Workshops have been growing in the last few years, however, alone we cannot assist all levels of business on an ongoing basis with the specific target classes is not feasible. However, with this partnership we are excited to be able to fill that niche.  

    Upcoming SCORE Workshops

    Financial Basics for New Small Business

    Wednesday, July 5th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT

    You’re starting a new business or are just bought a business. Great!! But . . . You’re worried about what your sales will be. Or if you can make a profit and how you will manage your cash flow. And the worst of it all, you’re all alone in your business!! If you need help in any of these areas, this workshop is for you!

    Digital Marketing to Grow Your Business

    Thursday, July 6th, 9:00am - 11:15am PT

    Leveraging the internet to grow your business is now fundamental for all business. This workshop will help you determine what digital marketing techniques are right for your business and how to get started. It will also provide you many ideas to optimize these digital marketing techniques so you can really drive your sales to new levels.

    Building a Formal Business Plan

    Tuesday, July 11th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT

    You’re seeking a loan from a bank or potential investors and you need to supply them with a written business plan. Or you just want to ensure you’ve covered all your bases before you launch a new business with your own money. This workshop will allow you to create a detailed, formal business plan document which will satisfy all your needs!! 

    Tax Essentials for New and Existing Business Owners

    Wednesday, July 12th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT

    You've started a new small business, or you've been in business for some time. Great! Yet you feel you may not be reporting and paying all your taxes properly. Look no further! Here's a workshop that provides you the essential information about Federal, Washington & local taxes you need to know for your business, plus how to report and pay them!

    QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know

    Thursday, July 13th, 9:00am - 12:00pm PT

    Want to get started the right way with QuickBooks Online? Want to learn the basic skills within QuickBooks Online so that you know you’re recording your business transactions properly? Want to know why QuickBooks Online is an excellent choice for small business accounting? Look no further as this workshop is exactly what you need!!

    Buying of Selling an Existing Business Step by Step

    Friday, July 14th, 9:00am - 12:00pm PT

    You want to buy a business and become a small business owner. Great!! But how do you find one to buy? How do you avoid paying too much for the business? Where can you get financing? How do you finalize the deal? If these questions are those that are on your mind, then you need to take this workshop which has the answers to all of them!!

    Successfully Starting a New Business

    Saturday, July 15th, 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

    Starting a new business can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Is your business able to conduct its affairs legally in Washington? Do you have the right insurance? What funding is available to launch your business? If you’re asking yourself any of these questions, you need to attend this workshop for start-up businesses in Washington! 

    Pricing Products and Delivering Satisfaction

    Monday, July 17th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm PT

    Nothing hurts the profitability of your business more than choosing the wrong price for your products or services. In this workshop we show you how to decide on your product and services pricing for greater profit. We also show you how to distribute your products and services efficiently, providing customer satisfaction. 

    Taking Your Website from Bad to Great

    Tuesday, July 18th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm PT

    Your business’s website is the most important online destination for your business. Potential customers decide quickly, generally within 10 seconds, while viewing the website if they want to do business with you. Your website needs to spur potential customers to action so they become “your customers”. If your website is not bringing in new customers, then this workshop is for you!

    The "New Work Life Balance" - Creating your Portfolio Life

    Wednesday, July 19th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm PT

    Have you ever considered creating a vision of what your life should look like? Here’s an executive seminar that will inspire you to do just that. The presenter, Jeff Levy, will be sharing a number of key developments and milestones that led him in that direction. Please join us for this broad-ranging and engaging session!

    Tax Saving Strategies for Small Businesses

    Tuesday, July 25th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT

    Do you want to know the 10 top tax saving strategies small business owners use to reduce their Federal taxes on their businesses and themselves? Do you want to see how other small business owners have implemented these strategies to save lots of taxes? If you answered "yes", you need to attend this workshop which is designed to save you money!

    Strategies to Identify and Reach Your Target Customers

    Thursday, July 27th, 9:00am - 11:00am PT

    You've developed a wonderful new product or service. Great! Now you need to find customers and get them to buy it. You do that by identifying your target market, creating your value proposition, marketing your brand message and then by creating a promotional plan. Learn how to do all these processes in this interactive workshop.


    Get Free Business Advice from Experienced Mentors

    Mentors can:

    • Provide expertise & practical “know-how”
    • Help you optimize your business plans
    • Troubleshoot new strategies and ideas
    • Offer you proven business tools
    • Become your trusted small business advisor
    • And more

    The next success could be yours!

    In 2020 SCORE mentors helped start 45,027 businesses, create 74,535 non-owner new jobs and 119,562 total new jobs.

    Mentoring works. Small business owners who receive 3 or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

    • Let the Chamber help identify your small business needs and desired support and schedule your free mentoring session with a SCORE mentor. Since SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), our mentoring services are free, regardless of the number of times you visit a mentor.
    • You can meet with one or several mentors via email, video, phone or online chat.
    • Our mentors are experienced in all aspects and stages of business development, whether you’re thinking of starting a business or growing your existing company.

    You can continue your relationship for 1 or more sessions and for the life of your business at NO COST to you. And reap great awards.

    What is better than one very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneur working to make a business highly successful? How about two very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneurs working on your business ownership goals? That is what SCORE offers to all small business owners: mentors who work alongside entrepreneurs to realize their small business ownership dreams.

    Get Chamber Membership Credit for Participating

    To assist you in making the decision to invest your time in educational endeavors we are providing this access along with up to $50 in membership credit for up to 3 workshops you take within a year through our partner, SCORE.   If you are currently a member, we will credit you with those funds toward your next annual membership investment and for non-members wishing to join the chamber these credits can apply to your initial investment or a renewal. All participating in this program have access to the Chamber incubation program as well as the Community Development Fund projects.

    How do I Participate in this Program?

    Fill out the inquiry form below. We'll help connect you to the mentoring and/or workshops that best meet your needs. Then, after you take the classes, just copy us with the completion notices from SCORE and you are good to go!

    View current workshops at Seattle SCORE.