What we're about

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.

Broward SCORE, is one of the first chapters and was founded in 1964 as Chapter 17. We are a very active chapter and have more than 30 volunteers. Connect with us for informative, useful workshops, small business mentoring, special small business events and more.

Our Mission is to help entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County.

The purpose of this Meetup is to share our many workshops, business resources, and services to the Broward business community. Join us to learn, network, and grow your business!

299 East Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale,FL 33301
Tel: (954)356-7263
Fax: (954)356-7145

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Thinking of Owning a Business? . . . An introduction to what's involved.

Do you dream about starting a business? You are not alone - millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. But if you are reading this you have already taken the first steps towards turning your dream into a reality. This interactive seminar will deal with the key information you need to be considering as you move forward. Topics covered are: •Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship - The truth about business ownership •Do you have what it takes - Assessing your skills & experience •Know your options: Different types of businesses - A closer look at various ways of starting a business •Components of business ownership - Understanding the many roles you'll play as a business owner •Making it legal - The nuts & bolts of launching a new business •Business plan basics - Why you need a business plan The workshop is a solid first step. It helps you to understand what is involved in starting and running a business and your stage of readiness. This is time well spent. You will walk away with a head full of ideas for your next steps. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efwukaoz43c9ff42 Presenter: Hector Arrillaga works for Hewlett Packard leading the Software Business for Managed Print Services in the Americas. He has 23 years of experience with HP across Quality Assurance, Marketing, Sales, Services and Business Management. He has served the Graphic Arts, Consumer, Small & Medium Business and Corporate markets. Hector volunteers for SCORE as a certified mentor and advices his wife with Bright & Smart, a company dedicated to teach engineering skills to children. An executive with strong leadership skills, Hector is a Physics’ Engineer from ITESM in Monterrey Mexico, and has attended development programs in Cornell, USA; INSEAD, France and IPADE, Mexico. Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Costs: Free

'Simple Steps for Starting Your Business' 70.2

Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library

SCORE has developed a 5 part workshop series that will take you through the basics of starting up a business. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves & work with the instructors you'll come away with a good understanding of the specific challenges & opportunities you will face. You will have a financial plan, a marketing plan, and an estimation of the funding you will need to get started. As you go through the workshops a mentor will be assigned to you who will assist you as you move forward from step to step. Here's what you get: Workshop # 2: Great Idea! Sat July[masked] - Collier Library, Pompano Beach. -A10:15 PM - 1:00 PM •Getting your business idea - Steps to develop - Fine tune your business concept •Doing market research - Steps to identify your target audience & learn how they buy •Knowing your customer •Doing competitive research - How to know what your competitors are up to Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07eg25iyyx762a399b Presenter: TBA Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Please note: •This Simple Steps is free of charge.

Secrets on Building Credit for Funding

Nova Southeastern University


In this workshop attendees will learn the ins and outs of the process of creating personal and business credit as represented on the three major credit and business bureaus (Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, Experian Business, and Duns and Bradstreet). You will learn how to collapse time frames in establishing a mature credit history tin order to access to personal and business capital. Value Proposition: Most business owners do not know how to develop personal and business their credit in order to become fundable. Even with a 700 credit score an individual can be denied financing. Attendees will leave the workshop having a strong understanding of the inner workings of their personal and business credit bureaus and how their credit impacts the acquisition of business capital. In this workshop we will go through the step by step processes from registration on vendor sites, application to funding prep. We will touch on the foundation of personal credit and the necessity to have it in good standing. Once personal and business credit profiles are created, the individual will be able to apply for personal lines, vendor trade, business store cards, and business credit lines/loans and expect a high approval ratio. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efvno5o140943689 Presenter: Miguel Hernandez is the President of CFO by Design and is a Broward SCORE Volunteer. A graduate of Florida International University he has worked with small business owners to plan, organize, support and supplement their their accounting needs Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Costs/Fee: $35 for online pre-registration; only advance registration and payment for this event. Veterans: Please bring your SCORE voucher and register at the door. Please Note: PayPal or credit card accepted with advanced registration. No payments accepted at the door.

Intellectual Property - Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Law

Keiser University


As you grow your business you build value in its name, logos, trademarks, and bylines. They can be as valuable as the reputation and profit levels. Are you in a creative business? Designers, illustrators, painters, software engineers, writers, authors can all create works with long lasting value. Are you an inventor? How do establish proof of ownership of your invention? Attend this workshop and learn: •Whether or not you need protection for your intellectual property •If so, which methods are appropriate to your situation •What processes are involved •How much you can do yourself and at what point a lawyer might be needed •The timelines involved By investing a few hours in this workshop you will have up-to-date information on a key issue that you should address to decide if you need to protect or enhance the value of your business for any intellectual property that you have developed. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efwukayo6a0cb9a4 Presenter: Professor John Rizvi is a Board Certified Patent Attorney, Adjunct Professor of law, and recognized speaker in the field of intellectual property. He has over 20 years of experience in patent and trademark law and is one of the first group of attorneys ever to be Board Certified as an expert in this field. He is a recognized TED Talker and book author. Professor Rizvi perfected his craft at one of the most prestigious and revered patent law firms in the world - a firm that counts Bell, Edison, the Wright Brothers and Ford among its distinguished list of famous inventor clients. He formed his own law firm 18 years ago so that he could work directly with inventors and start-up entrepreneurs in helping them protect their ideas. Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Fee: $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door. Veterans Must present their voucher before attending the workshop. Please Note: PayPal or credit card accepted with advanced registration. Cash, credit cards or checks accepted at the door.

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Transforming Your Business Through Branding

Keiser University


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