Every Wednesday afternoon, SCORE Westchester hosts free workshops on various aspects of starting, financing and running a small business. The workshops convene from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Eastern Time at 120 Bloomingdale Road in White Plains, NY (the Department of Labor Building) on the second floor. There’s no need to register in advance, although one could, conveniently, schedule a free counseling session beforehand. (More about that, below.)
The February 7, 2007 Wednesday Workshop addressed Internet marketing. The instructors, Jim Barnett (who helped launch a wildly successful online business that sells designer fashions at cut-rate prices) and Herb Stanger (who manages the chapter website at http://www.scorewestchester.com), are both Internet gurus and seasoned SCORE counselors.
The web-savviness of the 20-or-so workshop participants ranged from inexperienced to expert, which made for some interesting exchanges. Attendees received, in addition to the instruction and discussion, informative handouts about Internet marketing and blogging.
SCORE counseling sessions are free and convenient. Face-to-face sessions can be held at a SCORE location or client’s place of business (SCORE Westchester makes “house calls”!). Clients can also receive counseling via telephone or email. To schedule an appointment, clients may phone the SCORE Westchester office at (914) 948-3907. Clients who need advice from counselors with a particular expertise may use the “Find a SCORE Counselor” tool at www.score.org.
SCORE clients, who would like to share their stories, are also welcome to apply to be interviewed on the SCORE Chapter 306 radio show on New York Radio WVOX 1460 AM. The program schedule is posted at www.WVOX.com.