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Take a look at the sidebar on the right side of this page (or scroll down on your phone). Look for NEWS BY CATEGORY. You can select a category in the pull down menu or in the category cloud. If you’re looking for something more specific, there’s a search box below the cloud. If you still can’t find what you need, scroll up in the sidebar and CONTACT US by phone or email. Of course, you can always request a face-to-face meeting with a mentor. We’re here to help.

Aug. 21 – 24: Week-Long “It” Webinar Series


SBA resource partner Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC) offers an upcoming webinar series for aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. These webinars are open to veterans and non-veterans, too.

Visit these links to reserve your spot at each webinar:

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time.

Find your personal business mentor.

mentoring boosts revenue

Get the help you need to start or grow your business.

Kitsap SCORE provides free and confidential business advice to entrepreneurs working to launch a new business or grow their existing businesses in Kitsap County, WA. Our volunteer mentors have extensive experience from a broad range of industries and specialties to help you. And we meet with business people all over Kitsap County… Port Orchard – Poulsbo – Bremerton – Kingston – Silverdale – Bainbridge Island

Click here to find your personal mentor.

Bring your lunch and join us…

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Unleash the power of video for
social media marketing.

August 24 – Poulsbo

Speaker: Laurance Price, Founder/Director of
Priceless Productions… pricelesspro.com

Topic: If you’re thinking about advertising your business
on social media using video, there are six important things
to consider before you get started.

Presented by Kitsap SCORE
Hosted by the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce
19735 10th Avenue NE, Suite S100, Poulsbo
Thursday, August 24 | Noon to 1:00 PM

Free to Chamber members and SCORE clients.
Bring your lunch and join us!

RSVP Today

Roundtable discussion coming soon…

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Unleash the power of video for
social media marketing.

August 22 – Silverdale

Presented by: Kitsap SCORE

Speaker: Mike Barnet, owner of
I Heart Kitsap… iheartkitsap.biz

Topic: If you’re thinking about advertising your business on
social media using video, there are six important things
to consider before you get started.

No charge for Chamber members and SCORE mentees.


Hosted by the
Silverdale Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, August 22 | 7:30 to 9:00 AM
Hop Jack’s | 3171 NW Bucklin Hill Rd


Our first Open Exchange/Mini Business Expo
was a huge success!

“We met some fantastic community members at the first annual Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce mini-expo. Thanks to everyone who chatted with us at our table, learned more about KCMT and who signed up for our mailing list.” ~ KCMT

Only 4 tables still available for September 13th.
Reserve your table today!
RSVP today by calling our office at 360-779-4999


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Ask SCORE: What’s the best way to use social media for my small business?

You can bring out the human side of your business on social media.

Social media gives small businesses an interactive way to connect with prospects and customers, yet many businesses struggle with building relationships via the platforms they’re using. They fail to make their brands “human” on social media.

According to nationally known social media professional, Rachel Strella of Strella Social Media, “People relate more to other people than to a logo or brand image. This can give small businesses and solopreneurs an advantage over bigger businesses.”

Taking the human approach is successful for one simple reason, relationships are built on trust.  Continue reading

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