Small Business Series with SCORE


With this series, Greater Hartford SCORE will guide you through the key elements to starting and managing your small business!

Starting Your Business: How to Develop a Business Plan in Six Easy Steps
Thursday, October 6, 6:00 PM
A business plan is an essential road map for business success, but few small businesses ever complete a plan due to over-complicated approaches that entail too much theory, writing and detail. This program will give you pragmatic, straightforward tools for setting goals, developing action plans for achieving them, measuring how you are doing on an ongoing basis and adjusting accordingly. Please register.

Starting Your Business: Legal Options in Creating and Operating a New Business
Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 PM
All of us who run a small business face all sorts of challenges and sometimes we don’t know what to do first. This seminar will provide the small business owner with advice on organizational structure, regulatory compliance, contract management, litigation management and how to protect their intellectual property. Presented by Attorney Michael F. Freeman. Please register.

Managing Your Business: Using QuickBooks to Manage your Business
Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 PM
As a business owner, the primary value of QuickBooks, or any accounting software, is to provide you with the financial and management data that will help you effectively manage your business. Additionally, it should provide you with consistently accurate data for the preparation of any tax or compliance forms required by government or industry agencies. Whether you are using an outside accountant, an internal bookkeeper, or doing the bookkeeping yourself, you need to have a fundamental understanding of how the accounting software generates the numbers that make up your financial and performance reports and understand how the daily bookkeeping processes categorize the data that is used in the reports. Please register.


SCORE is a nonprofit organization that helps small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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