September is National Preparedness Month. Do you and your
employees know what to do if a disaster hits? Join SCORE and the American
Red Cross's Thomas Heneghan to learn about the Ready Rating program. The Red
Cross program helps businesses prepare for and survive natural disasters
and other emergencies. Learn how to create a business emergency plan,
what elements yours should include and more.
Multiply the power of your digital marketing plan by
developing a complementary print marketing plan. SCORE mentor Simon Mahler
will show you how to engage with new clients and customers by print
marketing that builds credibility and a professional reputation. Discover
how the combination of print and social media can translate to business
growth and more profits.
When Dave Holt and Patrick Bosse left their jobs at a
marketing agency to strike out on their own, little did they imagine in
only one year their startup would grow to multiple offices and employees.
To help get a handle on the bookkeeping aspect of running a company, the entrepreneurs
turned to SCORE.
"Our mentor [Bob Elliot] came in, looked over our
books and gave us tips and insights into how to document transactions and
keep everything straight." -- Dave
Connect with a mentor
today and let us help you create your success story.
According to many surveys small business owners are not
prepared to accept the new credit cards embedded with chips. As the October
1 deadline fast approaches, we'll discuss how EMV-cards reduce fraud and
help protect your small business. Migrating to EMV technology is not
difficult or expensive, but ignoring the change can cost you.
Join this webinar to learn why EMV technology is crucial for your small
business and steps you can take to make the switch.
Exactly How Many Spudnuts Does Tadough’s Make a Day? Feat: Tadough's Kitchen Managers Scott and Kevin Pekin, IL - By now you’ve seen the re-branding of our beloved Pekin classic: the spudnut. Taking place last March, the rebranding to “Tadough’s” sparked some big questions about Central Illinois’ favorite potato flour-based donut and the future of its legendary legacy. Here’s when Jacqueline and Rick enter the spudnut story. Last March Jacqueline saw opportunity when she heard the business was up for sale. An original Pekinite, Jacqueline and her father Rick are committed to maintaining the Pekin icon and want to bring a long-standing household name into the next generation of business development. “We’ve more than doubled our production of donuts made daily,” says Jacqueline . While the business has historically been known to sell out as early as 6:00 and 7:00 a.m., Jacqueline and Rick aim to keep doors open until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Rick,
Ever Dream of Opening a Bar? A #PekinRestaurantWeek Special Feature Pekin, IL- Chris, Eric, and Ryan didn’t. But a plot twist to a dream dating back over 14 years ago helped a vision become a reality in 2021: The Bunker Indoor Golf Lounge. What is an “indoor golf lounge” exactly? The Bunker hosts indoor, large-scale golf simulators: a big city offering in our Midwestern, small town of Pekin. Oh, and there’s a full-service bar to boot. “We’re really lucky to have great golf courses in Pekin, and now we can enjoy indoor golf too,” says part-owner Eric. Eric lays out the history of the idea and explains he has wanted to open a golf simulator hang-out spot for over a decade, but the technology- and price- just wasn’t there yet. Eric continues, “I toured a lot of simulators in the Chicago area and then was waiting for the right opportunity.” Eric and business partner Chris checked out many property locations over the years, including the old dance and tumbling building on
The Pekin Women's Leadership Network empowers women to become effective leaders by providing essential skills and strategies for professional and personal growth. A variety of carefully tailored programs are designed to support women in all phases of their careers. Why is this program needed? Although women have made great strides in achieving equality, a leadership gap continues. In 2013, 20 women serve in the Senate, and only 78 women serve in the House of Representative. Overall, women hold 98, or 18.3% of the 525 seats in the 113th U.S congress. Locally, the statistics are even worse, with only 1 woman serving on the Pekin City Council. The business world does not fare much better, with only 22 women CEO's in the Fortune 500. Our focus is on helping young women develop the skills and abilities necessary to succeed and flourish in their chosen career paths. Sessions scheduled for the 2013-2014 series include: November 1st - Women in Politics - Rep. Cheri Busto