Free Online Business Courses

Do you have a great business idea?

Have you thought about going into business for yourself? You owe it to yourself to find out how others have taken that path to success. No experience is needed for these workshops. Invest in yourself and your future. Sign up for this four-part series. Workshops are offered online via ZOOM, free of charge.

SCORE: Basics of Bookkeeping

Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This seminar covers accounting basics that every small business owner should know. Learn your responsibilities for taxation and record-keeping to ensure you are in compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. Register at

Marketing with a Bang

Wednesday, August 19, from 1-2 p.m.. Learn the basics of marketing, common approaches and tactics, how to determine your target market, brand messaging, competitor analysis, and ways to develop strategies to be successful. Led by Sharon Oxendine, Diector of the Western Women’s Business Center. Register at

SCORE: Financial Planning for Starting a Business

Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn how to construct an opening balance sheet, profit & loss statement, and more. Identify and compute key financial metrics to track a company’s financial health and solvency. Register at

SCORE: How to Find Your Customers

Saturday, September 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need. Suitable for those starting a business as well as those with an established business. Register at

SCORE: Marketing Your Business

Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Discover how to effectively use marketing tools. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment, and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Suitable for those starting a business as well as those with an established business. Register at

For more information on any of these courses, please visit or call (828) 398-7950.


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