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Akron SCORE announces September workshops

Published: September 9, 2016 12:02 PM

Akron SCORE, the free mentoring program for new and existing businesses, will offer several workshops in September, including two sessions of the comprehensive Simple Steps program. Akron SCORE's workshops offer practical guidance to help new businesses get started and existing businesses improve their operations and profitability.

The September schedule includes:

/ Fundamentals of Financial Management, Sept. 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing in the Polsky Building.

/ Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing in the Polsky Building.

/ Introduction to Intellectual Property, Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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/ Introduction to Patents and Patent Searching, Sept. 17 from 10:15 a.m. to noon, at the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

/ Marketing Techniques for Success, Sept. 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing in the Polsky Building.

/ Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, six-week series beginning Sept. 21 and continuing each Wednesday until Oct. 26, at the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing in the Polsky Building.

/ Starting Your Own Business, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing in the Polsky Building.

/ Starting Your Own Business, Sept. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Midpoint Campus Center in Brunswick.

All workshops are free and are conducted by professional Counselors certified by SCORE, the non-profit Small Business Administration-affiliated organization. The workshops focused on intellectual property and patents are co-sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Simple Steps is a comprehensive six-week program that covers a variety of business topics including finances and marketing. The sessions also include one-on-one counseling to evaluate new business ideas. This series is intended for those who are committed to starting a business and attendees must agree to attend all six sessions.

Additional workshop details are available on the SCORE website at www.akron.score.org. Individuals and companies interested in attending can register at the website or by calling 330-379-3163.

Founded in 1965, Akron SCORE serves Medina, Portage, Summit and Wayne counties in Ohio, and is comprised of 70 mentors skilled in a wide variety of business disciplines. In 2014 the chapter conducted 86 workshops serving 2,700 clients. Akron SCORE is located in the Summit County Building at 175 S. Main St., Suite 204.


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