September 21, 2017

Learn to Soar 3.0


Would you like to learn how to get your business certified as women- or minority-owned so you can compete for government contracts?

Members of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association are invited to “Learn to Soar 3.0,” a free seminar and networking event for small business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

The Greater Rochester Chapter of SCORE is offering this event, which begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. at Monroe Golf Club, 155 Golf Ave., Pittsford.

One of the workshops offered will share the advantages of having your business certified. Virginia Smith, director of the local Small Business Administration Office, and Travis Miller, business opportunities manager with the Rochester City Schools Modernization project, are two of the presenters.

Miller will talk to participants about the opportunities for businesses to be hired to assist in the multi-million dollar renovation of local schools.

Other workshop topics will include:

  • Crowd Funding: What it is and How it works
  • How to Seek Economic Development Resource Support
  • Power of Peers – Peer Sharing to Solve Business Problems
  • Managing Your Sales Effort
  • Sales Process and Closing Techniques
  • Demystifying Commercial Real Estate

Attendees can choose three workshops to attend. The event includes morning pastries and coffee, a free box lunch, and plenty of time for networking. The program will feature an interactive panel discussion with experienced local small business owners.

Pre-registration is required for this event and can be done at SCORE.

The Rochester chapter of SCORE is a volunteer organization with more than 80 experienced business professionals serving Monroe and surrounding counties. These professionals offer one-on-one business advice and mentoring for new and existing businesses, in addition to SCORE offering a robust schedule of workshops at low cost. SCORE is also part of a national network of 11,500-plus volunteers in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.