Store Owner Series

This series of FREE workshops provides valuable training for small businesses located in Philadelphia on topics that are practical and relevant for a business owner at any stage. We also provide opportunities for businesses to network with other small businesses in their local community.

We offer workshops at Community College of Philadelphia's three Regional Center locations in Northeast, Northwest and West Philadelphia, as well as at our Main Campus and in South Philadelphia. We also partner with local community organizations to bring select topics into the neighborhoods for added convenience. You have the option of choosing the location and training that are most convenient for you.

Choose from the following workshops:

MARKETING

Learn online and offline marketing strategies to help promote your small business

 

CAPITAL & CREDIT

Learn about different types of business financing and the importance of personal credit

 

BOOKKEEPING

Understand your balance sheet, income statement and cash flow

 

RESOURCE EVENT

Discover training, financing and coaching services to help you grow your business

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

Learn how to develop an effective social media strategy that will engage customers

FACEBOOK

Learn how to maximize Facebook and develop an ad campaign

ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

Learn about different accounting software that will make bookkeeping easier

CITY TAXES

A representative from the Revenue Department will explain city taxes and credits

 

GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE

A Google trainer will teach you how to promote your business online.

SEO STRATEGIES

Get customers to find your business and website online

 

COMMERCIAL LEASING

Learn how to negotiate and understand your lease

BRAND IDENTITY

Learn how to communicate with the right graphics and message

 

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

5 Things to Do Today to Stay in Business Tomorrow: Legal and Risk Tips for Business 

October 4, 2022 | 2 p.m.

Through real life examples, Power Up Your Business legal and risk instructors will go over the five major issues that new and early-stage businesses encounter as they try to grow their business. The objective of this workshop is to set a sound legal structure for small businesses and make sure they mitigate their risk.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Understanding City Business Taxes

October 13, 2022 | 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to navigate the business tax system in Philadelphia. This is a 101 workshop for all businesses in Philadelphia.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps
Presented by SCORE Philadelphia and Grow with Google

October 18, 2022 | 11 a.m.

Want your business to be found online? Need to figure out how to manage your business on Google Search and Maps? This is the workshop for you. Join us to learn how to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. We will highlight the importance of verifying and how to use your Google Business Profile effectively.

In this session, we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Business Profile
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use your Business Profile to connect with potential customers
  • Tips, tricks, and what’s new!
  • Hands-on demo 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Know Your Business Financial Numbers

October 27, 2022 | 2 p.m.

What is your breakeven point? How many items do you need to sell to become profitable? How does time effect a service-based business? Learn methods to determine the breakeven point for your business.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Determining How to Price Your Product or Service

November 15, 2022 | 2 p.m.

This workshop covers the essentials needed to properly price your product or service.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Leveraging Your Year End Business Goals and Processes

December 6, 2022 | 2 p.m.

Learn how to get your business in order by the end of the year to create future growth.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

1751 Callowhill Street | Philadelphia, PA 19130

Starting the Road to Generational Wealth—MEDWeek 2022

October 4, 2022 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SCORE Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Community College of Philadelphia's Power Up Your Business program, is sponsoring four free workshops focusing on starting and growing your business—the first steps in creating inter-generational wealth.

Register in advance for this in person event 

SCHEDULE:
Building Your Brand | 9 – 10 a.m.

Learn how your brand can make your business stand out and make an impact in your community. You can build your brand by:

  • Finding Your Voice
  • Developing a Mission Statement
  • Articulating Your Vision
  • Delivering Value
  • Creating Awareness

The workshop is presented by SCORE mentor and workshop speaker Wayne Hunter.

A Path to Building a Family Legacy-Business Ownership through Franchising | 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., concurrent session

Focus will be on the advantages and wealth-building potential of business ownership, how franchising is a viable option, the pros and cons of franchising, exposing the myths of franchising, share franchise success stories, and where and how to start exploring your options. This presentation is designed to be an interactive discussion as well as include a Q&A session at the end.

The workshop is presented by SCORE mentor and subject matter expert Jack Wilson.

Startup Basics | 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m., concurrent session

What do I need to do to start a successful business? How do I avoid the traps which lead to failure? How do I keep on the right side of the law? Money, money, money! How do I manage all the ins and outs? What are my first steps for starting a business? Am I ready to start a business?

This workshop is essential for those thinking about starting a business or anyone who has a business idea but needs assistance in getting focused and organized.

 The workshop is presented by SCORE mentor and workshop speaker Daniel Garlen.

Sourcing the Capital for Your Business | 1 – 2 p.m.

The goal of this workshop is to prepare you to get the funding that you need to start your business or to grow and expand it. This is an interactive seminar where you will share your objectives with the presenter.

The workshop will walk you through the basics of:

  • Bank Lending
  • Venture and Angel Capital
  • Alternative Financing Strategies
  • Private Investors

You will leave the workshop with an understanding of what banks and investors are looking for when providing capital to small businesses.

The workshop is presented by SCORE volunteer Tiara Durham.

NORTHWEST REGIONAL CENTER

1751 Callowhill Street | Philadelphia, PA 19141

WEST REGIONAL CENTER

4725 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19139

NORTHEAST REGIONAL CENTER

12901 Townsend Road | Philadelphia, PA 19154

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA AT CONSTITUTION HEALTH PLAZA

1930 South Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA 19145