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Keys to a Successful Black Owned Business Startup

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m., join this live webinar to learn how to bring success to new businesses in the Black community.

If you’re an entrepreneur with a good idea, learn how to plan your start-up business and succeed in your industry.

Get SCORE tips from this educational webinar, presented by Owner & CEO of PKJ Consulting Phyllis Johnson, where she will break down your plan.

In this webinar you will learn the keys to starting your business including:

  • Basics of a Business Plan
  • Understanding the Market
  • Startup Capital
  • The Importance of Networking and more

This webinar is brought to you by Equitable Foundation.

Phyllis Johnson launched PKJ Consulting in 2015. PKJ Consulting is an Accounting & Consulting Services company for small businesses that provides accounting, bookkeeping, consulting, taxes, payroll, consulting, and startup services.

Click here to register.

SCORE Tips: How to Create ‘Killer Content’ for Social Media and Your Website

Come out for a Feb. 23 Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn how to create “killer content” for social media and your website.

The seminar, hosted by SCORE presenter Judity Lee, will take place at Midway Arches, 600 E. Chestnut Street in Coatesville.

We’ve all heard that “Content is King,” but what does that mean? Original content is what Google and all search engines are looking for when they rank websites and social media sites.

The more original content you have on your social media and your website, the higher your business will rank in organic searches of the World Wide Web.

This SCORE seminar will show you where professional content creators go for ideas, information, photos and videos, and then put it all together to create original content.

Even if you do not consider yourself to be a writer or artist, you can learn how to create content that will engage prospects and optimize your business’s ranking on search engines (SEO). That “killer content” also will raise your visibility in the marketplaces.

About the Presenter: Judith Lee provides SCORE seminars at libraries and Chambers of Commerce in Chester and Delaware counties. Judith is a highly experienced communications professional who has focused on Social Media as an effective and affordable tool that “levels the playing field” for small businesses.

Her clients include small business owners, health care professionals, and non-profit groups.

Click here to register.

This program is presented by SCORE Chester & Delaware Counties and the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce. 

SCORE Tips: Quick Ways to Improve Your Website: A Better User Experience and More Conversions

On Thursday, Feb. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m., join presenter Mike Simays in this live event Zoom webinar to learn how to improve your website’s user experience.

You only have a few seconds to grab the attention of your website visitors and convince them to stick around.

That first impression can be the difference between getting a new customer – or not! Your website should be professional, trustworthy, and address the needs of your customers.

Learn these SCORE tips from Mike Simays as he shares 18 key ways to ensure that you are providing the best “user experience” possible for your website visitors and potentially driving more conversions in the process.

Whether you have an existing website or are in the process of developing a new one, implementing these valuable tips will ensure a better and more engaging user experience for your customers.  

Mike Simays owns Customer Journey Pros, a digital marketing agency in Chester Springs.

He specializes in Google advertising, website development, copywriting, and general marketing support to small businesses and nonprofits.

He is also experienced in maximizing customer engagement through marketing automation, search engine optimization, conversion rate optimization, customer relationship management, and website design. 

Mike has a Marketing degree from the University of Vermont with additional professional development through the University of Illinois and Penn State University.

Click here to register.

Video: Funding and Financing Your Black-Owned Business

Learn how to be attractive to lending partners, funding options to consider, develop your business pitch to smartly leverage financing options to grow your business.

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Starting a Business in 2022: What to Know

Entrepreneurism is on the rise across America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans registered 4.3 million new businesses in 2021 — a 24 percent increase from 2019.

Make sure you know how to start a business with these simple SCORE tips.

11 Ways to Find Your First Customer

Whether you’ve just started your small business, are in the early stages of operation, or are still in the planning phase, it’s never too early to think about how you’re going to attract your first customers and clients.

Here are several ideas to help you find your customers.

Self-Employed Quarterly Taxes: What You Need to Know

If you work for yourself, don’t put off paying your taxes until April. You’ll likely need to settle your tax bill every quarter if you own a business (or are otherwise self-employed). Failing to keep up with your obligations can result in penalties and interest.

Here’s information that will help you.

SCORE Tips: Set Your 2022 Financial Business Goals in Five Easy Steps

The best way to ensure success for your business is to plan ahead. Make sure you’re financially prepared for 2022 by setting attainable financial goals for your small business.

These five easy steps are offered in these SCORE tips.

Video: Business Bookkeeping Basics

In this educational webinar Phyllis Johnson, owner & CEO of PKJ Consulting, breaks down the bookkeeping process into simple terms so that you can begin keeping track of your numbers and move your business forward.

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About SCORE

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer business experts. It is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.

Make a difference as a SCORE volunteer.

Since 1964, it has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs nationwide.

SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has been operating since 1985. It has 100 dedicated volunteers today. They provide confidential mentoring at no charge. They offer business seminars, workshops, and webinars to benefit the local community.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Find out more about SCORE by clicking here.