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

Upcoming events (5+)

Quickbooks Desktop for Small Businesses

Keiser University


Keep track of what is going on...this is not just an accounting tool, it can help you run your business All you need to know about managing customers, selling goods & services, recording expenses, and creating reports. This workshops can help you before using QuickBooks to avoid common mistakes and potentially wasted effort and time. If you already have QuickBooks, learn the basics: invoice customers, track receivables and receive payments, enter and pay vendor bills, receive and monitor inventory, reconcile accounts, and prepare financial statements. •Learn to set up a company •Learn to work with lists •Learn to set up inventory •Learn to sell your product •Learn to invoice for services •Learn to work with bank accounts •Learn to process payments •Learn to enter and pay bills •Learn to use the EasyStep Interview •Learn to use online banking •Learn to share files with an accountant You are welcome to bring your laptop to follow along with the presentation. Individual questions about QuickBooks will be answered before and after the presentation. This workshop is suitable for entry-level and beginner users of QuickBooks. It is not designed for intermediate users. Also, it i s appropriate for the regular computer based QuickBooks version not the online/cloud version. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efvmbf5jcabf541f Presenter: Judy K. Sander is President of JKS Business Solutions, Inc., an accounting service company with over 25 years of experience serving small to medium size businesses. She is a QuickBooks Advisor and trains owners how to build the foundation of their business so they can work on their business, not in it, so they can take it to the next level. Judy is involved with the American Cancer Society, American Business Women’s Association, Tamarac Chamber of Commerce, KOLOT and Women’s Prosperity Network among others. She is a sought after speaker in the South Florida market educating people about their finances in both their business and personal lives. Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Cost: $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door. Veterans Must present their voucher before attending the workshop.

LinkedIn for Your Business and Professional Growth

Keiser University


It is not just another social media site it is a very powerful marketing tool BE LINKEDIN OR LEFT BEHIND! LinkedIn has become the largest professional networking site in the world with over 560 million users in over 200 countries. It is a significant and valuable tool for building business relationships and driving traffic to websites, company pages and more. Ms. Wemyss will educate and entertain you and increase your awareness of this incredibly popular and professional site. LinkedIn is not just another social media site it is a very powerful marketing tool that launched in 2003 and continues to grow by adding more than 2 new users per second This is a hands on workshop that is held in the computer lab. You will be able to access your LinkedIn account as part of the session. Please sign up for a LinkedIn account at https://www.linkedin.com before the class if you do not already have one. The workshop will cover: •Current Statistics & Reach of LinkedIn •Why you should care about LinkedIn •The difference between a complete vs optimized profile •5 Best Practices for Using LinkedIn Effectively •Live Demo •Q & A Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efvmbf5o5695c120 Presenter: /marketing and fundraising, Ms. Wemyss worked with the Palm Beach Zoo, Ballet Florida and Susan G. Komen for the Cure before founding DW Consulting Solutions in 2011. As *Independent LinkedIn® Specialists, Debbie and her team offer coaching on LinkedIn profile optimization and best practices for marketing to individuals, corporations, industry-specific groups and conference audiences. Coaching over 500 individual professionals and hundreds more through workshops and speaking engagements in 23 countries, Ms. Wemyss is passionate about the networking and marketing power of the world’s largest professional networking site. *DW Consulting Solutions is not with, affiliated, or endorsed by the LinkedIn© Corporation Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Costs/Fee: $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door. Veterans Must present their voucher before attending the workshop.

Business Model Canvas

NW Regional Branch Library

Have an existing business? Use this class to step back and look at your existing business model and determine future opportunities. Have an idea for a new business? Let’s lay it out so we can see how it will work. A business model canvas is a simple business planning tool that shows the key elements of your business on one page – activities, customers, suppliers, sales channels, revenue streams, etc. For entrepreneurs, owners and managers. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efx6lbl1ff1730fc 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/Fee: free

Build a Budget for Your Business

Nova Southeastern University


This hands-on workshop will give you the fundamentals that you need to build a simple budget for your business. Don't run a business without a budget to guide you and to help you make critical decisions. Learn how to forecast revenues and estimate your expenses. Putting a budget together isn't hard when you know what to do. Come to this workshop and get the knowledge needed. What's covered: •How to get organized to do a budget •Understanding the data & information you need to pull together •Picking a method - simple spreadsheet or a commercial product like QuickBooks •Forecasting Sales •Estimating Cost of Sales •Estimating Operating Expenses •Calculating Profit/Loss •Forecasting Cash Flows A good budget will show you what is coming at you. Will some months produce more expenses than revenue? If so, can you do something about it? Maybe you can move payments around. Profits from prior months can be put aside to cover the shortfall months. You might revise payment terms with customers to get a better flow of cash when you need it. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efwukam6e13004a0 Presenter: Carla Dorsey is a CPA, holds a Masters of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University & a BSBA from Ohio State University. A consultant with the Dorsey Group http://www.thedorseygroup.org.org is a Visiting Professor at DeVry University, and an Instructor at Broward College. She also held the position of Controller at Gribetz International. Ms. Dorsey is a SCORE Volunteer and mentors business men and women in finance, accounting, and general business issues. Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Fee: $35, only advance registration and payment for this event. Veterans Must present their voucher before attending the workshop. Please Note: PayPal or credit card accepted with advanced registration. No payment at the door.

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New Tax Law

Keiser University


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