Get the know-how you need with SCORE workshops

Learn from the experts with SCORE’s small business training workshops. SCORE Chicago offers over 200 workshops and seminars annually at either nominal or no cost at multiple locations throughout Chicago.

Downtown Workshops

Chicago small business workshops offer in-depth training on a broad range of business topics. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or are facing the challenges of being in business, we have a workshop that can help you. Workshops are offered at our Downtown Chicago office. Read more

Suburban Seminars 

Our business training seminars offer topical and timely information on subjects of interest to budding entrepreneurs as well as established business. They are usually co-sponsored with a partner, making them free to you. Seminars are offered at various locations throughout the suburbs. Read more

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How to Really Start your Own Business - city 10/19

October 19, 2018, 8:45am CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, what are the first steps you should take? Read more

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FREE Customer Service is Key to Business Success 10/22 - city

October 22, 2018, 11:45am CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

One element of every successful business is Customer Service. It's importance should never be underestimated. Read more

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A Plan for Successful Business - city 10/23

October 23, 2018, 8:45am CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

This workshop covers the essential elements of business plan development. Read more

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10/23/18 Social Media 101 suburb EVANSTON

October 23, 2018, 7:00pm CDT
Evanston, IL, 60201

You have probably heard of social media. You may even understand the value social media can bring to your business. Now wondering how to start? Read more

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The Nuts and Bolts of the New Tax Reform Act of 2018 city 10/24

October 24, 2018, 9:00am CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

The Tax Cuts and Job Act became law on December 22, 2017. Read more

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10/24/18 Federal Income Taxes For Your Business - suburb NILES

October 24, 2018, 7:00pm CDT
Niles, IL, 60714

Seminar discusses entity selection and the implications of each type of entity. Read more

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Human Asset Strategy - city 10/29/18

October 29, 2018, 8:45am CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

Successfully hiring, retaining and leading good employees are key strategies to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Read more

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Digital Marketing to Grow Your Small Business 10/29 - city

October 29, 2018, 1:00pm CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

You will leave with a strong understanding of: what keywords are and how you can research them, how Google evaluates and ranks websites, what SEO is (and isn’t) and if it makes sen Read more

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Business Ownership Exploration 10/30 - city

October 30, 2018, 9:00am CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

Business Ownership Exploration provides information about going into business for yourself through franchising and why it is an affordable way to open your own business. Read more

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Digital Marketing to Grow Your Small Business - city 11/1

November 1, 2018, 8:30am CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

You will leave with a strong understanding of: what keywords are and how you can research them, how Google evaluates and ranks websites, what SEO is (and isn’t) and if it makes sen Read more

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Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn 11/2 - city

November 2, 2018, 1:00pm CDT
Chicago, IL, 60661

A two-hour interactive workshop on how to maximize your LinkedIn account as an entrepreneur. Read more

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