SCORE

Cottage Food Industry Workshop

This program is designed for those already with a cottage food business or for those who wish to start your own food business in your kitchen.
Key concepts include:

  • Check list for starting your food business
  • Product and production information
  • Labeling requirements
  • Selling to the public
  • Licensing requirements kitchen safety and requirements, packaging requirements
  • Business start up issues like organization, marketing, social media and financing.

Sponsored by SCORE-a volunteer non-profit that provides free business counseling, mentoring resources, and support at any business life cycle stage

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, October 6 -
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Community Room

Where's It Hanging? Keys to Selling More Art

'Where's It Hanging? Keys To Selling More Art' is a training session for artisans, creators, and handicrafters.  

The purpose of this program is to think about art in business terms and to market your creative works so you can sell them.  We will look at marketing art and engaging customers in a new and dynamic way!

 
Join us on Monday, March 30 from 7:00-8:00 PM as Steve Feinman, District Director for SCORE, provides insight and tips to the creative community so that your hard work and creativity can find a home.  

No registration required. 

Franchising 101 With SCORE

Franchising is an alternative for would-be entrepreneurs who have little previous business experience but who want to dive into the world of business ownership.  However, is it the right choice for you?  Join us on Monday, October 6 from 7:00-8:30 PM as the business experts from SCORE talk about the details of financing including choosing the right one, location and financing.  No registration required.  

Understanding Financial Statements

If you are a small business owner or manager, financial statements can be a constant source of stress if you are not financially literate. Join us on Monday April 7 from 7:00-8:00 PM as we invite SCORE to explain what financial statements are, understand what they say and mean, and how to use them to start, manage, and grow your business. No registration required.

March Counseling Sessions with SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not 
sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on 
Thursday, March 13 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from 
SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and 
receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned 
professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please 
contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

How to Really Start Your Own Business

In this program presented by SCORE, you’ll find topics ranging from testing your business idea to creating a plan, structuring your company, and building a successful team. Use the tips and tactics from to increase your knowledge of cash control, financial  management, funding a business, building business credit, and many other vital topics for new entrepreneurs. 

Join us on Monday, March 3 from 7-8:30 PM.  No registration required.

Financing Options For Your Small Business

Together with SCORE, representatives from the Michigan Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) and TCF Bank will offer insights into the requirements for various types of loans and alternate financing methods at this workshop. Join us Thursday, October 24 from 6:30-7:30 PM. No registration required.

Counseling Sessions With SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on Thursday, February 14th from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional. To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa.

Back to Business School

CPL's Back to Business School is a great educational opportunity for local businesspeople and entrepreneurs. The following sessions are available:

Registration is now open: space is limited.

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