Get free advice on how to start or grow a business from experienced Asheville and WNC business owners and professionals. Learn how to write a business plan, manage finances, market your product, and much more! Find a free workshop or seminar to sign up for below.

Experienced local business professionals who “know their way around the territory” are your instructors at every business training seminar SCORE offers. All of them are FREE. A copy of the presentation is available for you to keep and many seminars have supplemental materials, as well. You can also benefit from our free, one-on-one follow-up counseling and business consulting services to help you implement what you have learned.

Our content also includes seminars and webinars available on the SCORE.org website.

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NOTE: Please note these changes to the Women's Business Roundtable offering discussions with successful local women entrepreneurs.     

Women’s Business Roundtable 2017-2018 Schedule:  

October 19, 2017 - January 18, 2018 - April 19, 2018 - July 19, 2018 - October 18, 2018

Meetings will be held at the AB Tech Small Business Center, 1459 Sand Hill Rd. in Enka from 11:30-1:00PM 

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Creativity in Business Spring 2019

March 30, 2019, 9:00am EDT
Candler, NC

Are you an entrepreneur who is conceiving, planning or growing a business adventure that fulfills your passion and sense of purpose? Read more

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How to Find Your Customers Spring 2019

April 13, 2019, 9:00am EDT
Candler, NC, 28715

Finding customers is about understanding your markets. Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Read more

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Choice of Business Entity Spring 2019

April 24, 2019, 11:30am EDT
Asheville, NC, 28801

There are four main business entity choices: sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC) and corporation (C or S). Read more

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Marketing Your Business Spring 2019

April 27, 2019, 9:00am EDT
Candler, NC, 28715

Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to effectively and efficiently use marketing tools. Read more

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Financial Planning for Starting a Business Spring 2019

May 4, 2019, 9:00am EDT
Candler, NC

Learn how to construct an opening balance sheet, profit & loss statement, and sources & uses of cash statement for a start up (or on going business) to assist in managing the enter Read more

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Branding Your Business Spring 2019

May 18, 2019, 9:00am EDT
Candler, NC, 28715

Your brand is more than your name or your logo. It describes the value you bring to your customers and the experience you strive to give them. Read more

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Tax Tips for Small Businesses Spring 2019

May 22, 2019, 11:30am EDT
Asheville, NC, 28801

Many entrepreneurs are surprised to learn that they have to share with the government; in fact, we suggest you consider IRS to be a silent partner! Read more

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Cybersecurity for Small Business Spring 2019

June 8, 2019, 9:00am EDT
Candler, NC, 28715

Protecting yourself has never been timelier, as the Equifax credit breach exposed millions of Americans’ to identity theft. Read more

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