Category Archives: Workshops

Awaken the Leader Within: 3 Keys to Unlocking Your Ability to Influence

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January 8, 2019
7:00 am – 9:00 am

Kitsap Golf & Country Club
3885 NW Golf Club Hill Rd
Bremerton
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You are a leader, even if you do not define yourself that way! As a result, you have daily opportunities to have positive impact and beneficial influence. However, you cannot lead others well until you know how to awaken the leader energy that already resides inside of you.

Ron Rael, an expert in high quality leadership, will help you tap into this innate desire to sway others to do what is right and necessary. In his energetic, irreverent, and engaging presentation, Ron will be the sparkplug who helps you produce better outcomes with those you work with and work for.

Highlights

  • Why most people miss opportunities to have influence and impact
  • Why leading yourself is critical to leading others
  • Understanding and utilizing your leadership skill cluster

Kick off 2019 with Kitsap Business Forum. 

Doors open at 7 a.m. for morning networking. Enjoy coffee and bagels compliments of Panera Bread. The program starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9 a.m.

Kitsap Business Forum tickets are free.

[ Register today! ]

 

Zero cost federal tax deduction — business use of your home.

by Joe Heinrich, Certified SCORE Mentor

Nirvana would be that a small business owner could generate a deduction from her/his business’s taxable income at no cost. Well, that situation is available for many small business owners: the business use of the home deduction. However, not all of small business owners are taking advantage of this deduction due to not knowing about it or fearing that taking the deduction will trigger an IRS audit.

First, the facts. IRS regulations allow a business owner to take a deduction for the business use of the home, provided that the space is used “exclusively and regularly” for business purposes. The space can either be a room, a part of a room, a closet, the basement or garage, or a separate building on the home’s lot.  Continue reading

Your concerns are important to us.

Kitsap SCORE is working with other organizations to create a series of business roundtables and workshops. Each meeting will focus on issues raised by the group’s members. Presentations and discussions will be aimed at helping each member solve problems and grow their businesses.

If you were a member of one of these groups, what would you want to discuss?  Continue reading

Does your small business need an app?

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Apps are everywhere. From your phone to your tablet to even your desktop computer, businesses of all types are offering easy-to-download applications to make your life easier. (helpful workshop)

If your business runs a little better with technology’s help, you might be tempted to develop an app of your own. Or you might have been approached by a company that claims that having an app for your business will be critical for increasing sales or customer engagement.  Continue reading

Your concerns are important to us.

Kitsap SCORE is working with other organizations to create a series of business roundtables and workshops. Each meeting will focus on issues raised by the group’s members. Presentations and discussions will be aimed at helping each member solve problems and grow their businesses.

If you were a member of one of these groups, what would you want to discuss?

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Online Workshop

SSSBMake a smart start on your business idea with the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series by SCORE mentors, sponsored by Canon, U.S.A.

Watch the online workshop modules and download the free guide to get practical information and exercises that will help you determine whether starting a small business is right for you.

Take the Online Course

Are Your Ready for a Mentor?

Kitsap SCORE is here to help. Click this link to request a mentor. If you don’t happen to live on the Kitsap Peninsula, visit score.org. More than 11,000 volunteers nationwide are ready to help.

Why New Businesses Should Incorporate or Form an LLC

Summary

After developing your idea of what product or service that your business will offer,  a critical next step is to decide on how you will structure your business.

Join SCORE and The Company Corporation to learn more about this critical next step.

View This Pre-Recorded Webinar

Discussions topics include:

  • Benefits of incorporating?
  • What is an LLC? Why has it become such a popular entity?
  • Differences between forming a corporation (C-corp or S-Corp) and an LLC
  • Preparation of Articles of Incorporation
  • Tax implications of each business format
  • Business structure for your company
  • Compliance issues

Presenter: The Company Corporation
Duration: 1 Hour
Host: SCORE Association

About The Company Corporation

The Company Corporation is a long-time, SCORE sponsor. Through their sponsorship, The Company Corporation brings entrepreneurs a number of start up resources including the How to Really Start Your Own Business workbooks & webinars and the 10 Steps to Form a Business interactive guide.