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Coastal Community Capital partners with local organizations like SCORE and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to offer year-round training workshops that help you run your businesses smarter, faster and more efficiently. These workshops – many of which are free to attend - provide the expertise, tools and networks you need to take your business to the next level. Sessions cover a range of topics, from branding, financing and succession planning to customer service, bookkeeping and social media marketing.

Oct 16, 2018 - April 2, 2019

SCORE UPPER CAPE BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES 18-19

Learn tips, techniques and skills for improving your small business in this free, informative workshop series led by SCORE Cape Cod.

This free business workshop series is presented by SCORE, in partnership with Coastal Community Capital, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and the Upper Cape Cod Chambers of Commerce. Financial sponsors are Cape Cod Five Foundation and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC).

Tuesday, October 16
GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Location: Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, 20 Academy Lane, Falmouth
An overview of the most popular social media networks, general guidelines on posting, and using basic analytics to gauge effectiveness of your social media efforts.

Tuesday, November 6
MARKETING: IT’S MORE THAN ADVERTISING

Location: Mashpee Public Library, 64 Steeple Street, Mashpee
Covering the key introductory principles of marketing, the workshop will help you understand how to leverage your brand and integrate all aspects of marketing to get and keep customers.

Tuesday, November 27
NETWORKING LIKE YOUR BUSINESS DEPENDS ON IT...IT DOES

Location: Cape Cod Five-Sandwich branch, 85 Route 6A, Sandwich
This workshop will provide practical tools that you can use to expand your sphere of influence and grow your business.

Tuesday, January 15
HOW CAN I FUND MY SMALL BUSINESS?

Location: Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne
It’s always challenging for business people to locate funding for starting or growing a business, or for working capital needs. Learn about the various funding sources that may be available for small businesses on the Cape.

Tuesday, February 26
SETTING GOALS THAT WILL CHART YOUR PATH TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

Location: Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, 20 Academy Lane, Falmouth
To maximize your chance of success in business, you need to have clearly established goals, and a means to effectively measure the performance of your business in advancing those goals. In this workshop, we will discuss the best system for these essential processes.

Tuesday, March 19
THE 4 PILLARS OF AN EFFECTIVE WEBSITE

Location: Mashpee Public Library, 64 Steeple Street, Mashpee
Discuss the four parts of what makes a GREAT website – strategy, best practices, creativity, and the sanity check.

Tuesday, April 2
SIMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS LIFE: ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS, BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE PRACTICES THAT WORK

Location: Cape Cod Five-Sandwich branch, 85 Route 6A, Sandwich
Covering accounting systems to simplify your business life, simple bookkeeping techniques and the critical importance of maintaining good practices regarding your accounts receivable.

Free to attend; 8:30 to 10 a.m. at various locations on the Upper Cape (see above). 
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Oct 18, 2018 - April 11, 2019

SCORE LOWER/OUTER CAPE BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES 2018-19

Learn tips, techniques and skills for improving your small business in this free, informative workshop series led by SCORE Cape Cod.

This free business workshop series is presented by SCORE, in partnership with Coastal Community Capital, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and the Lower/Outer Cape Cod Chambers of Commerce. Financial sponsors are Cape Cod Five Foundation and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC).

Thursday, October 18
BUSINESS PLANNING: THE SIMPLER WAY

This workshop will explore a simplified means of business and strategic planning through the use of the Business Model Canvas.

Thursday, November 8
HOW CAN I FUND MY SMALL BUSINESS?

It’s always challenging for business people to locate funding for starting or growing a business, or for working capital needs. Learn about the various funding sources that may be available for small businesses on the Cape.

Thursday, December 6
WHAT DO THEY WANT? MANAGING MILLENNIALS AND POST-MILLENNIALS

Best practices and procedures for managing younger employees effectively, and what pitfalls you should try to avoid.

Thursday, January 31
BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Learn tools to achieve gold medal customer service that will yield committed buyers and repeat customers, and be the basis for customer referrals.

Thursday, February 7
NETWORKING LIKE YOUR BUSINESS DEPENDS ON IT...IT DOES

This workshop will provide practical tools that you can use to expand your sphere of influence and grow your business.

Thursday, March 14
GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

An overview of the most popular social media networks, general guidelines on posting, and using basic analytics to gauge effectiveness of your social media efforts.

Thursday, April 11
SETTING GOALS THAT WILL CHART YOUR PATH TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

To maximize your chance of success in business, you need to have clearly established goals, and a means to effectively measure the performance of your business in advancing those goals. In this workshop, we will discuss the best system for these essential processes.

Free to attend; 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham. 
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Oct 24, 2018 - March 27, 2019

SCORE MID CAPE BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES 2018-19

Learn tips, techniques and skills for improving your small business in this free, informative workshop series led by SCORE Cape Cod.

This free business workshop series is presented by SCORE, in partnership with Coastal Community Capital, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and the Mid Cape Cod Chambers of Commerce. Financial sponsors are Cape Cod Five Foundation and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC).

Wednesday, October 24
WHAT DO THEY WANT? MANAGING MILLENNIALS AND POST-MILLENNIALS

Best practices and procedures for managing younger employees effectively, and what pitfalls you should try to avoid.

Wednesday, November 14
BUSINESS PLANNING: THE SIMPLER WAY

This workshop will explore a simplified means of business and strategic planning through the use of the Business Model Canvas.

Wednesday, November 28
SETTING GOALS THAT WILL CHART YOUR PATH TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

To maximize your chance of success in business, you need to have clearly established goals, and a means to effectively measure the performance of your business in advancing those goals. In this workshop, we will discuss the best system for these essential processes.

Wednesday, January 23
THE 4 PILLARS OF AN EFFECTIVE WEBSITE

Discuss the four parts of what makes a GREAT website – strategy, best practices, creativity, and the sanity check.

Wednesday, February 13
RECRUITING, HIRING AND ON-BAORDING EMPLOYEES

This workshop will cover the best practices for the entire process of locating and hiring good candidates for your business.

Wednesday, March 6
WHY AM I NOT FOUND ON GOOGLE?

The discussion will include strategy, best practices, and how to hire a professional if SEO is the right choice for their organization. Take home powerful tips you can implement immediately to help get found.

Wednesday, March 27
HOW CAN I FUND MY SMALL BUSINESS?

It’s always challenging for business people to locate funding for starting or growing a business, or for working capital needs. Learn about the various funding sources that may be available for small businesses on the Cape.

Free to attend; 9 to 10:30 a.m. All workshops will be held at the Bridgewater State University – Cape Cod, MacArthur Building, 1175 Route 28, S. Yarmouth. 
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