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What we're about

The Southeastern Connecticut SCORE Small Business Meet Up is dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs start a business or take their existing business to the next level. At this meet up, we will have presentations at every session on topics that will help you grow your existing business or understand how to start a business. There will also be time for networking before and after the presentation. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Upcoming events (4+)

Free Workshop - Business Fundamentals #1: "What's the Big Idea?"

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to join the webinar: https://sect.score.org/fundamentals-starting-your-business

Join us for session 1 of a comprehensive 5-session Business Fundamentals series offering insights and inspiration for starting your business. In session 1, you will review whether you have a good idea and explore the feasibility of your product or service idea and how it can become a viable business. Do you have access to the operational skills (yourself and others) to manage the business to success? Attend all 5 sessions (recommended) or any individually. Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank. Remaining sessions take place 10/28, 11/2, 11/4 and 11/9.

Free Workshop - Business Fundamentals #2: "Customers & Competition"

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to join the webinar: https://sect.score.org/fundamentals-starting-your-business

In session 2 of our free 5-session "Fundamentals for Starting Your Business" series, you will explore who your customer is in more detail. We’ll discuss competition and we’ll use SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats – to help you understand how to position your business and how to compensate for aspects of your business that are being developed. Attend all 5 sessions (recommended) or any individually. Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank. Remaining sessions take place 11/2, 11/4 and 11/9.

Free Workshop - Business Fundamentals #3: "Marketing & Sales Basics"

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to join the webinar: https://sect.score.org/fundamentals-starting-your-business

Session 3 of our free 5-session "Fundamentals for Starting Your Business" series will help you understand what your Brand is, how best to reach your target audience with the most compelling messages and how, when and where to ask for the Sale - selling tactics, greater comfort selling, and the right selling process. Attend all 5 sessions (recommended) or any individually. Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank. Remaining sessions take place on 11/4 and 11/9.

Free Workshop - Business Fundamentals #4: "Digital Marketing Must-Haves"

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to join the webinar: https://sect.score.org/fundamentals-starting-your-business

Session 4 of our free 5-session " Fundamentals for Starting Your Business" series covers the essential digital requirements to run a business. You’ll walk away understanding that you do not exist without a web presence, but you don’t need to have a full e-commerce enabled site. We'll also discuss digital marketing techniques to help you get noticed by your target customers. Attend all 5 sessions (recommended) or any individually. Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank. The final session takes place on 11/9.

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