SCORE business plan workshop series scheduled

CAMP VERDE - Northern Arizona SCORE along with the Sedona, Camp Verde and Cottonwood Chambers of Commerce are again offering a great opportunity for Verde Valley small businesses. Get your new business off to a great start or bring balance to your existing business by taking advantage of Northern Arizona SCORE’s Business Plan Series.

These four consecutive workshop sessions will be held Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, and Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde.

The cost of this Workshop Series is only $90. A second person from the same company or organization may attend at no extra charge. The Workshop series is limited to 20 attendees. To register for this workshop, or to obtain more information, contact Northern Arizona SCORE at 800-410-2260, visit the Web site, www.scorenaz.org, or email N AZ SCORE at scoreoffice@scorenaz.org.

This second Comprehensive Business Planning Workshop will be presented by experienced SCORE counselors. The Business Planning Workshop is specifically designed for entrepreneurs beginning a new business venture and for those already operating a business that may need to expand and improve their existing Business Plan. This workshop consists of six general topics, including Business Basics, Defining Your Market, Financial Projections and Financial Statements, Marketing, and Creating an Operational Plan.

Currently Northern Arizona SCORE has more than 800 active clients. In 2010 Northern Arizona SCORE’s volunteer counselors participated in 910 counseling sessions and held 142 educational workshops with 1,800 clients attending the various sessions. Presently Northern Arizona SCORE is actively recruiting new counselors to improve the services provided to the small business entrepreneurs in the Verde Valley, Coconino and Mohave counties.

For those who may be unfamiliar with SCORE, it was founded in 1964 as a national organization and is the Non-Profit, volunteer arm of the Small Business Association (SBA). SCORE, with more than 13,000 mentors and 364 chapters, brings the expertise of successful, retired small business people to support and encourage small businesses within many communities across the country. Now the small business entrepreneur in the Verde Valley can benefit from this source of vast experience.

Northern Arizona SCORE is continually recruiting new counselors with business expertise to improve the services provided to the small business entrepreneurs in the greater Prescott area, the Verde Valley, Coconino and Mohave counties. To get involved and share your experience contact Northern Arizona SCORE at 800-410-2260, visit the Web site, www.scorenaz.org, or email N AZ SCORE at scoreoffice@scorenaz.org.

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