Learn from the experts with SCORE’s small business training workshops.

On this page you’ll find instructor-led training offered in a SCORE office or online. You can also find interactive courses to help you learn new business strategies.

SCORE is dedicated to assist entrepreneurs from start-up through the successful management of their business. The Workshop and Seminar program provides an educational opportunity for all elements of the business plan plus special topics the more effective management of the business. From the initial development of the business idea with ways to better research the marketplace and competition through the legal decisions for organization type or financial statement development, we offer workshops throughout the year. Additionally, educational workshops on how to build a website using Weebly or Wordpress, develop a social media plan and how to use mobile devices to more effectively manage you business and how to develop a Facebook marketing campaign are examples of workshops we offer. We add workshops throughout the year on relevant topics important to business owners. Be sure to check regularly on the new workshops that we will be offering.

The workshop and seminar program is listed in the local workshop section of the Central Virginia SCORE website and through email announcements. If you wish to be included in the notifications, please contact us and we will add you to the list. The workshops are held locally at various locations both during the day and in the evenings. Some Workshops and Seminars are free and some have a nominal fee of about $25. If there is a fee, all proceeds are used to support further programs for our clients and local entrepreneurs. We are a non-profit organization and no payment is made to anyone in our chapter. All efforts are volunteer and all monies go back into our programs and expenses to operate.

Local Event

Tax Reform Bill Impact on Small Business

November 14, 2018, 1:00pm EST
Charlottesville, VA, 22902

The Tax Cut & Jobs Act of 2017 in now the Law, What impact will it have on small business, what things do you need to adjust now to ensure optimum benefit to your business, Please Read more

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Business Valuation
Live Webinar

August 23: Unlock Your Potential with an Accurate Business Valuation

August 23, 2018, 2:00pm EDT

Join us to gain insights from leading industry experts on how valuation affects exit strategies, retirement, and the unique family dynamics that business owners face. Read more

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CRM System
Live Webinar

October 23: Increase Your Cash Flow with a CRM System

October 23, 2018, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, CRM expert Gene Marks will discuss how CRM systems can help your business increase sales, profits and cash flow. Read more

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Social Media Graphics
Live Webinar

October 30: Simple Social Media Graphics - Make Your Posts Visual

October 30, 2018, 11:00am EDT

This webinar will discuss the images you can create and share through social media, branding your visuals, how to get started designing and more. Read more

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Brand Marketing
Live Webinar

November 1: Instagram Brand Ambassadors- The Future of Social Media Marketing

November 1, 2018, 1:00pm EDT

Attending this session you will learn how small businesses bring in more customers, beyond relying on just word of mouth, and drive sales, engagement and reach. Read more

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Startup Strategies
Live Webinar

November 8: Practical Strategies for Starting a Successful Business

November 8, 2018, 11:00am EST

This webinar will provide you with expert advice on the basic and essential elements necessary for launching and operating a successful business. Read more

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Credit Strategies
Live Webinar

November 8: Smart Credit Strategies for Small Business Owners

November 8, 2018, 12:30pm EST

When you join this webinar, you'll learn simple strategies for building strong business credit, how small business lenders view personal credit scores and more. Read more

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Make Your Website Work for You
Live Webinar

November 8: Make Your Website Work for You

November 8, 2018, 12:30pm EST

Attend this webinar and learn how to create a search-friendly site that’s useful for customers and supports your business goals.   Read more

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Hiring Tips
Live Webinar

November 8: Hiring Hazards- How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Legal Landmines

November 8, 2018, 1:45pm EST

This session presented by ComplyRight will examine the biggest legal landmines when hiring, with practical pointers on navigating a safe and compliant hiring path. Read more

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Email Marketing
Live Webinar

November 8: Every Contact Matters- The Value of Your List

November 8, 2018, 1:45pm EST

The way you communicate with your customers has a significant impact on your success. It’s time to rethink how your message is being consumed. Read more

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Loan Questions
Live Webinar

November 8: Small Business Loan Applications- Why Are They Asking Me That?

November 8, 2018, 3:00pm EST

This presentation will talk about a dozen or so questions you need the answers to, before you start looking for a small business loan. Read more

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