SCORE Business Workshops

Upper Cape Chambers of Commerce Short Courses with S.C.O.R.E.

The Mashpee Chamber recognizes the Mashpee Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) for their support as sponsor of our educational workshops.

Workshops are organized and presented by S.C.O.R.E. of Cape Cod

Upper Cape Region Fall ’19 – Winter ‘20 Workshop Schedule

1. WHY AM I NOT FOUND IN GOOGLE? Web Veteran Dale Shadbegian leads a discussion on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or “how to get found in google”. The discussion will include strategy, best practices, and how to hire a professional if SEO is the right choice for their organization. Attendees will take home powerful tips they can implement immediately to help them get found.
DATE: OCTOBER 29. LOCATION: FALMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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2. ALL THOSE HR THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NEED TO DO. No matter what size company you run, chances are that at some point you will face an HR issue that exposes your business to risks of financial, reputational and other loss. This workshop will explore the top ten HR practices that are relatively simple to manage and go a long way to guarding against these risks. Participants will leave this workshop with a list of the basic steps they should be taking to avoid legal trouble on the HR front.
DATE: NOVEMBER 19. LOCATION: UPPER CAPE TECH
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3. GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. Effective use of social media is a must for businesses in today’s world. This workshop will cover a number of basic social media tools for small businesses. Topics will include an overview of the most popular social media networks, general guidelines on what will be attractive content on those networks and how to post it, and how to use basic analytics to gauge effectiveness of your social media efforts. Participants will leave this session with a number of tips and tricks for the effective use of social media, including on content and posting.
DATE: DECEMBER 3 LOCATION: MASHPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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4. 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. In this workshop, we will cover the various funding sources that may be available for small businesses on the Cape. Participants will leave this workshop with a good understanding of where they might go for business financing and what kinds of financial assistance might be available to them.
DATE: JANUARY 14 LOCATION: KEITH YORK CONFERENCE ROOM, STONEMAN OUTPATIENT CENTER 2 JAN SEBASTIAN DRIVE, SANDWICH
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5. MARKETING—IT’S MORE THAN ADVERTISING. Marketing is the part of your business that drives revenue. 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. Participants will come away with the tools needed to set marketing objectives and tactical concepts that will help successfully execute against those objectives.
DATE: JANUARY 28 LOCATION: FALMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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6. CYBERSECURITY – HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR WEAKNESSES BEFORE A CYBERCRIMINAL DOES: News reports on Data Breaches are becoming commonplace on the evening news. To conduct business in today’s world, we are becoming more and more reliant on the internet, electronic commerce, and communicating electronically (either through Social Media or Email). Knowing what you can do to secure your environment and how to respond to a cyberattack before an attack happens makes a big difference on the lasting effects of an attack. Participants will learn how to identify strengths and weaknesses and what they can do to secure their environment.
DATE: FEBRUARY 25 LOCATION: UPPER CAPE TECH
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7. THE 4 PILLARS OF AN EFFECTIVE WEBSITE. What makes a GREAT website? Web Veteran Dale Shadbegian leads a discussion in four parts – strategy, best practices, creativity, and the sanity check. Attendees will walk away with research based tips on how to get the most out of their website.
DATE: MARCH 10 LOCATION: MASHPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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8. NETWORKING LIKE YOUR BUSINESS DEPENDS ON IT…IT DOES. To grow your business, you need to grow your network. This workshop will provide you with the practical tools that you can use to expand your sphere of influence and grow your business. Participants will leave this session with specific tools that they can use to plan, execute and follow-up on their next networking opportunity.
DATE: MARCH 31 LOCATION: KEITH YORK CONFERENCE ROOM, STONEMAN OUTPATIENT CENTER, 2 JAN SEBASTIAN DRIVE, SANDWICH
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