Workshops & Events

Learning opportunities for small business operators of Northern Michigan, and those who would like to be, are held free of charge on the following dates. Unless otherwise indicated, all events are held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the McGuire Community Room at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Avenue in Traverse City.

Each of these valuable workshops is brought to you at no cost due to the support of The Bank of Northern Michigan, Fifth Third Bank, First Community Bank, Huntington Bank, mBank, Traverse City State Bank and the Traverse Area District Library.

Just click on the title of the Workshop or Workshops that spark you interest in order to reserve your seat.

Please note that attendance must be limited to the first 50 registrants, so please notify the SCORE office if your attendance plans should change.

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August 11 How to Get a Smart Start for Your New Business?
If you're an aspiring entrepreneur looking for the real story about starting and operating a business this workshop is for you.
  • Learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • Learn the steps to starting your business.
  • Learn the Pros and Cons of owning your own business
  • Get an overview of business planning, licensing and regulatory issues, finance, marketing, and much more
Whether you're just begining to consider starting your own business or you've already taken the first steps in that journey, join us for this comprehensive discussion of what's ahead.
September 8 Three Steps to Savvy Business Planning
A solid business plan is your road map to growth and success, and preparing that plan is one of the first and most important steps in reaching your goals as an entrepreneur.
  • Learn why a business plan is so important, especially if you're seeking a loan or other funding.
  • Learn what to include in your business plan.
  • Learn how to begin preparing a business plan that meets your needs.
If you're just thinking about staring a business, or you're already in the early stages of that start-up, this workshop is for you.

SCORE Workshops & Events are held at the following locations:

  • The offices of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, 202 E. Grandview Parkway in Traverse City;
  • The Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Avenue in Traverse City;
  • The Northwest Michigan College AeroPark Campus, 2600 Aero Park Drive in Traverse City;
  • and at other venues in Northwest Michigan as appropriate.

Please consult the appropriate event registration details for the exact location.

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