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Portland District Office  - September 24, 2018

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SCORE Meet the Mentor Events Return to Beaverton and East Vancouver


Learn How the Power of Mentorship Can Help Propel Your Business' Success

Join us for two opportunities to connect with SCORE Mentors in Beaverton and East Vancouver. Business mentors and SBA representatives will be on hand to make introductions, learn about your business concerns, and provide free assistance.

Where ever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, these events will be a great occasion to meet with business advisors from Portland SCORE and Vancouver SCORE who can provide you with information designed to enable you to succeed and thrive in today's challenging business climate.

Meet the Mentor in Beaverton 

Thursday, September 27, 2018
9 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
12600 SW Crescent Street, Suite 160
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Reserve your spot

Meet the Mentor in East Vancouver

Friday, September 28, 2018
10 – 11:30 a.m. PDT

Cascade Park Community Library
600 NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684

Reserve your spot

Protecting Your Business from Cyber Threats - Live Webinar Tuesday, September 25

Cyber attacks on computer screen

The Threat is Real. Is Your Business Protected?

Take advantage of this free webinar to help you learn how to define information security for your organization, understand common threats and discover current technologies being used to reduce information security vulnerabilities.

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10 – 11 a.m. PDT

Register for the Webinar

Put the Some of the Most Powerful Research Tools at Your Fingertips

Research charts and graphs

Vancouver SCORE, in partnership with the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer a free 90 minute seminar to acquaint entrepreneurs and business owners with the use of some of the most powerful business research tools available today from your own computer at home or work.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 5:30 – 7 p.m. PDT

White Salmon City Council Chambers
White Salmon Fire Hall
220 NE Church Street
White Salmon, WA 98672

Reserve your spot


More Upcoming Events for this Week.

September 25 - Introduction to SBDC Orientation (Portland SBDC - PCC Willow Creek Campus)

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services.

September 25 - Going Into Business Seminar (Linn-Benton SBDC)

In just one session, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

September 26 - How to Start a Business: A Step by Step Guide (Tillamook Bay SBDC)

The best Small Business 101 course you will ever take! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. 

September 26 - Mastering Grants: How to Be Successful Year After Year (Willamette SCORE)

Learn best practices to help you research, select, plan and write winning proposals that support your mission. Table discussion and realistic activities to enhance you skills in grant fundraising and budgeting. 

September 26 - LinkedIn: Build an All-Star LinkedIn Profile (Mt. Hood SBDC)

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website?

September 26 - CÓMO EMPEZAR UNA EMPRESA, Corvallis (Linn-Benton SBDC)

Dirigido a emprendedores. En el mismo se presenta información básica sobre lo que se necesita para poner en marcha y ejecutar con éxito una pequeña empresa en Oregón, sus reglas, regulaciones, financiación, comercialización, fijación de precios y sobre todo lo que implica convertirse en propietario de un negocio.

September 27 - Learn Away Thursday: How Solid Is Your Exit Plan? (Treasure Valley SBDC)

Your business is important to the vitality of this community. It makes sense for you as a business owner to strategize about the kind of future your business will have after you are gone; and then work through that strategy to make it a reality.

September 27- Master Instagram Marketing and Instagram Ads (Lane SBDC)

Marketing your business on Instagram is an important tool in your marketing plan. Topics include: using Instagram stories for your business page; creating a marketing game plan; attracting the right followers and much more.

September 27 - 1 Simple Trick to Learn Who is Visiting Your Website (Mt. Hood SBDC)

Learn how to use a free tool to understand your website audience better. Where are they coming from? How did they find you? Are they using smart phones? How long do they spend on your site? All these questions can be answered quickly and easily using visual charts in Google Analytics.

September 27- One Page Marketing Plan You Can Actually Use (Willamette SCORE)

Learn how to keep your business focused on budget and building a consistent message throughout the year with expert advice from Gary E. Smith of Lane Community College's Small Business Center.

September 28 - Introduction to SBDC Orientation (Portland SBDC Cascade Campus)

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

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