SCORE offers small business workshops


“How to Start and Operate a Small Business”
April 2013 and May 2013

How to Start and Operate a Small Business”Workshop sponsored by Victory Bank
Workshop Dates:Session I –   Monday, April 22 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Legal, Tax and Accounting considerations in

setting up a new business

Session II –  Monday, April 29 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM

The Business Plan and The Business Loan Representatives from the Victory Bank to help you in loan applications

Session III – Monday, May 6 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Marketing and sources of Market information

Session IV – Monday, May 13 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Its All About Profit – What are the results that you want to achieve in running your business

Instructors: Scott Cass;  Ralph Clemmer; Donald Havas; Laurie Kercher (Victory Bank); Jeff Kofsky; David Megay, Esq; Scott Rakowski, CPA and Carolyn Wiker – to speak on Sources of Information in Session I. 

Cost: Each workshop will cost $25. A manual for business plans cost $20. Special price of $100 is offered for the 4 courses plus the manual

Location:  All Workshops to be held at the Home Office of Pottstown SCORE, 244 East High Street, Suite 102, Pottstown, PA 19464, Easy access to the rear of old New York Plaza Building – 244 East High St. Free parking is available.  Registration begins at 6:45 PM each evening

 How to sign up:

      1.  Online at

Click on workshops in left column. Registration is located at bottom of screen

2.  Call office and leave a message at 610-327-2673

3.  Download brochure on internet at and drop off at office

Hurry and sign up today!

SCORE – What is it??
SCORE is an nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow, and succeed nationwide. It provides counseling on small business start-up procedures and on problems in existing small
businesses. Its services are confidential and FREE.
Pottstown SCORE is located at 244 East High Street, Suite 102 and covers the Tri-County area for counseling and educational workshops. We have many counselors who are experts in Business planning, Business strategies, Sales, Marketing, Management advice, computer technology advice, banking, finance, insurance and communications. 

SCORE meetings:What You Need to Know
The local SCORE meets the first Monday of each month at the SCORE office.  If you would like to help others in business you may call our office at 610-326-2673 to volunteer as a counselor.

Victory Bank Sponsors Spring Workshop for Small Businesses

This news about upcoming workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs comes to us from Pottstown SCORE, counselors to America’s small business community.  (

Are you an entrepreneur who would like to learn practical, real-life information on how to start and operate a business?  If so, be sure to sign up for Pottstown SCORE’s spring workshop series, “How to Start and Operate a Small Business.” This seminar, sponsored by Victory Bank, is scheduled to be presented from 7:00 to 9:30 pm on four consecutive Monday evenings beginning on April 22.  All classes will be held at the SCORE office, Suite 102 in the New York Plaza Building, 244 High Street, Pottstown. There is ample free parking in the lot behind the building.  Use the entrance from the parking lot to access the SCORE office.

This workshop series, presented by SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is for those who are considering starting a business as well as those who are currently operating a small business.  All courses are taught by experienced members of SCORE and outside practitioners recognized as experts in their specific fields.

The workshop sessions are as follows:

  1. Sources of Information and the Legal, Tax and Accounting Considerations in setting up a business, April 22
  2. The Business Plan and the Business Loan, April 29
  3. Sources of Market Information, Marketing, May 6
  4. It’s All About Profit, May 13

The instructors for this workshop series are local business partners and experienced SCORE counselors.  Tap into their expertise to gain practical, real-life information on how to start and operate a small business.  The instructors are as follows:  Scott Cass, Owner, eScott Marketing, LLC; Don Havas, President of Applied Technology and Sciences, Inc; Jeff Kofsky, President of Higher Vision Coaching and Counseling; Laurie Kercher, Vice President and Commercial Relationships Manager of the Victory Bank, Wyomissing office; David Megay, Esq., Attorney with O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei; Scott Rakowski, CPA of Rakowski and Company; Ralph Clemmer, chairman of the Board of Evans-Hauseman& Richard, Inc.; Carolyn Wiker, Head of Adult Services at the Pottstown Public Library.

Registration begins at 6:45 pm, and all classes start promptly at 7:00 pm.

Each session costs $25.  A manual on preparing a business plan will be available for $20.  A special price of $100 is offered for the 4 classes as a package, and this includes the manual.  As an added bonus, there is a 50% discount off the workshop fee for each additional person. Victory Bank customers have an opportunity to apply for a free scholarship for the workshop by contacting the bank.

This has been an extremely successful and well-attended workshop.  Early paid reservations guarantee a seat.  For more information or to register, call the Pottstown SCORE office at 610-327-2673 or register online at


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