SCORE: August News

How to Use Public Speaking to Grow Your Business

Learn why public speaking is an effective tool for small business owners, and how it can help you grow your brand and business.

The Secret Sauce to Success- The Entrepreneurial Mindset

August 1 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

Discover the most important skill you need to make your business a success: the entrepreneurial mindset! In this 90-minute interactive webinar, attendees will learn how to use their frame of mind to accelerate their business goals.

Building Resilience After a Business Setback

August 8 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

In this webinar, you'll learn resilience-building tools, and how to use them to bounce back after a business setback or disappointment.

SCORE Peoria is offering this free workshop
Getting Started with Facebook for Business (Beginner Level)
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
Fondulac Bank - Fondulac Room (Clock Tower Place)
201 Clock Tower Dr. East Peoria, IL 61611
Facebook advertising is one of the best ways to use your advertising dollars effectively. In this introductory level workshop, Tammy Finch, founder and CEO of Web Services, Inc., will show you how to set up a Facebook page for your business, how to target your audience, and cover how to find content for your page. In September, Tammy will return with a more advanced workshop to discuss Facebook Marketing Strategies.

This workshop is FREE, but registration is required.
Call SCORE Peoria at 309-676-0755 or register online by clicking here.

Simple Social Media Must-Do's for Small Business Owners 

August 22 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

This webinar will cover the basics of social media marketing for small business owners and share tips for keeping up with the ever-changing social platforms. -Sponsored by Deluxe Corporation

End the Year in Good Legal Standing

August 27 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

In this webinar, participants will learn key internal and external compliance requirements to review and other necessary legal to-do's for small business owners take care of before 2019 comes to a close.

A Practical Approach to Small Business Budgeting

August 29 @ 1 p.m. ET  / 10 a.m. PT

This webinar will outline the best ways to organize your finances, and how to choose the best budgeting format for your unique business goals.

SCORE helps you succeed!
Check out one of our latest success stories.

Small Business Success: Access Advocates

After 17 years as an architect designing ADA-compliant buildings, Hank Falstad started the program ACCESS Watchdogs in Wheelchairs, allowing people with disabilities to report on buildings in the lodging industry that failed to meet ADA standards. In 2012, Watchdogs in Wheelchairs evolved into Access Advocates. Through Access Advocates, people with disabilities can make complaints about specific buildings, and Access Advocates audits the building and takes legal action on behalf of the individual who reported the building. The work of Access Advocates is improving accessibility across the country, one building at a time.

How SCORE helped: SCORE mentors helped Falstad develop the basic structure for his business, preparing him to rebrand as Access Advocates. Mentor Bob Cushman helped Falstad with marketing and partnering with law firms and lawyers.

In 2018, Access Advocates worked on over 150 cases. Falstad's goal is to work up to 1,000 cases per year.

SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Because of this, our mentoring services are free, regardless of the number of times you visit a mentor.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for more than 50 years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and thanks to our network of 10,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at a very low cost.

Find out more about our mission, vision and values here.

SCORE Peoria - 403 N. E. Jefferson St., Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309.676.0755 - email:

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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