Upcoming SBA Events You Don't Wan't to Miss!

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Georgia District Office  - July 2022

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SCORE provides free and confidential business mentoring to start-ups and existing small businesses

SCORE , an SBA Resource Partner, has a mission to help clients establish new businesses or grow existing small businesses.  Demand for our services continues to grow each year, and now the COVID pandemic has stimulated even more men & women across Georgia to consider starting their own businesses. Since many of them are contacting SCORE for guidance and assistance, our challenge is to ensure that we have the volunteer mentors available to meet the needs of all these clients.

Across Georgia, SCORE is looking for individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of volunteer roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates.

Perhaps you would be interested in becoming a volunteer with SCORE and provide your experience & expertise to some of these would-be or budding entrepreneurs? But you are probably wondering what’s it like to be a SCORE volunteer? Rather than ask you to read descriptions of what it is like to volunteer with SCORE, why don’t you look at this short video and hear from actual members of SCORE as they talk about their experiences, and how rewarding they have been.

Giving Back More with SCORE >

If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities with SCORE, please visit the website of our Atlanta Chapter (atlanta.score.org) and click on the Volunteer button.  More than 300 current SCORE volunteers across Georgia look forward to hearing from you and would welcome you to join them!  You can help support and grow America’s Small Business community – the greatest generator of employment in the country!

Resource Partner Events

Making the Most of Email Marketing + Automation Webinar

Small Business Development Center 

According to the Data and Marketing Association (DMA), email generates $42 for every $1 spent, which is an astounding 4,200% ROI, making it one of the most effective options available for small business marketing. As a small business, email communications can be instrumental in bringing in sales and building and maintaining relationships with clients.

During this webinar, marketing expert Laura Thompson will explore options for launching an email program, ways to optimize an existing program and also opportunities for leveraging automation to support your business goals.

Monday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET REGISTER HERE

SBA Small Business Assistance Programs 

SCORE North Metro Atlanta

This Live Online Workshop will cover the SBA’s Small Business Assistance Programs: 

  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

You will receive an overview of benefits, new federal goaling targets, eligibility requirements, and certification steps for each program.

Wednesday, August 3, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Starting a Business  

Small Business Development Center

Are you thinking about becoming your own boss? Our Starting a Business webinar covers all areas that are involved in starting your own business. This class will cover important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years. Often, new business owners "don't know what they don't know". This class will equip you to be able to ask all the right questions as you are planning and forming your brand new business.

Wednesday, August 3, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Digicon Workshop 3: Email Marketing (Savannah) 

Small Business Development Center

With the growth of social media and other digital marketing avenues, it can be easy to overlook email marketing. However, this form of communication has the highest return on investment of all digital marketing tactics. During this session, we will discuss how to develop a strong contact list, how to write effective content and how to use automation to encourage sales.

Thursday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

How to Write a Dynamic Business Plan

Small Business Development Center

A customized step by step integrated action plan that is essential to the success of your business.

Who should attend: Launch (businesses 0-2 years), Growth (businesses 3-5 years), Expansion Startups (businesses 5+ years)


  • Sections of a Business Plan
  • Format of a Business Plan
  • Balance Sheet
  • Financial Projections
  • Capital Equipment List
  • Sources of Capital

Friday, August 5, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

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