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Small Business Newsletter
JUNE 2022
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Chuck Anderson
Chapter Chair
 
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE was founded in 1970 as a nonprofit volunteer organization to assist the Small Business Administration (SBA) in helping grass roots profit and nonprofit businesses to start and grow in the Miami Valley area.
Spring has arrived and our world is opening to new beginnings.

Dayton Score has launched a number of new activities for this year. Our highly successful for profit education program started in February and continues each month. Our Dayton service partners have extended the reach of Score services to a wider community.

And Dayton Score has welcomed a number of new volunteers to help us mentor
an increasing client loads.

Next month, our newsletter will begin featuring two of our mentors each month so you can be introduced to our full community of mentors.

Our team is eager to help your business soar!
Maybe this is the time for you to consider giving back to our community? This
could be your time for a new beginning. We would welcome you to our team.
Nonprofit Workshop Series

We are your biggest fan!

Helping your nonprofit grow and thrive. That’s what the Dayton SCORE Spring Nonprofit Series offered you and nonprofit.

A total of 125 amazing nonprofit leaders attended two-hour workshops focusing on:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Board of Director’s Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Financial Management (Parts I and II)
  • Volunteer Management (Parts I and II)

In their words, here’s how attendees described the experience:

  • “Very inspiring!
  • “Always learn something new.”
  • “Great seminar. But I don’t know how to get my Board to attend.”
  • “Excellent meeting, very informative”
  • “I appreciated the resources that were shared.”
  • “You guys did great!”
  • “An extra hour!”

Dayton SCORE’s incredible volunteers thank you for attending. And, indeed, we are your biggest fan!

The workshops will return in Fall 2022. Be sure to check the Dayton.SCORE.org website for the new schedule.
June Workshop Series

Website Development Tips and Tricks 

June 21, 2022, 7:00pm EDT; Online.

Covered in this workshop will be
  • Website Dos and Don'ts
  • Types of Websites suitable for your Business
  • What you need to build a website
  • Requirements checklist
  • Costs consideration
  • Measure Website Performance

REGISITER: CLICK
Launch Dayton Startup Week


Launch Dayton Startup Week is back for year 7, and we're excited to welcome everyone in-person to the Arcade to celebrate, inspire and equip our region's business owners and startup founders.

Launch Dayton Startup Week organizers are committed to building an equitable entrepreneurial community. We strive to make Launch Dayton Startup Week the largest, most diverse event in the community.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: CLICK
Success Story - Clean Inspire - Joe Lurie

I am Joe Lurie and have an online cleaning business, Clean Inspire, where customers book through my website and I contract with professional cleaners to complete the job.

My Dayton SCORE mentor (Chuck Anderson) helped me tackle significant tasks including preparing a detailed contract for a professional cleaner, creating a projection spreadsheet with goals and targets, defining and sharpening my marketing message and also making sure my business is registered with all the proper state and local agencies.

Chuck helped me move quickly through challenge areas. I had previously been
overwhelmed by a glut of undefined contracts and overcomplicated projection
spreadsheet templates, among other things. Working with my SCORE mentor
allowed me to cut through the noise and get down to the basics of what I actually needed. My goal for the business is to focus on growth and developing systems, protocols and tools to build strategic depth.

Email: hello@cleaninspire.com
Phone: (937) 709-4496
Success Story - Library for Africa

Former teacher and Dayton SCORE clients, Veleta Jenkins, and student Darius Ricks plan to build the “first” technology-focused public library in Liberia, Africa.

The idea for the library started when Jenkins asked Ricks to throw a box of old books that were sitting on her classroom floor in the dumpster. Ricks did not feel comfortable about throwing books away; and asked if he could have them instead. Ricks, a Liberian native, explained that he wanted to send the box of old teacher manuals and encyclopedias to a poor school in Monrovia, Liberia. And after he told her that a public library does not exist in his country; Jenkins did not hesitate to ask, “How can I help?”

In 2019, Jenkins resigned from teaching and founded non-profit Library for Africa, with Ricks as the co-founder. LFA provides educational resources and services to youth in Dayton, Ohio and Liberia, Africa.  She reached out to Dayton SCORE for guidance and assistance. They are fully established with their 501c3 and have attended many of Dayton SCORE’s nonprofit workshops.  The pair purchased two acres of land in Bentol City, Liberia (where the library will be built) and are working to raise funds to begin construction of the library.

Library for Africa will be hosting its 1st Annual African Extravaganza: Countries Connecting Through Education and Relationships” GALA on August 13,2022 at Sinclair Community College. The gala is a fundraiser for the future library. Speakers and guests from the United States and Africa will celebrate the occasion.


Gala tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite: https://lnkd.in/gbPmi3MM     

CONTACT: 
Veleta Jenkins |Founder & CEO, Library for Africa
P.O. Box 208 | Englewood, Ohio 45322
(937) 901-3726

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SMALL BUSINESS WEBINARS

Thursday, June 9 | 1pm ET
In part 1 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the key principles that you must know before you leverage marketing tactics.
Tuesday, June 14 | 1pm ET
Stay current by learning about the changes made to the Google Business Profile service, how to manage your account, and ways to get more reviews.
Thursday, June 16 | 1pm ET
In this webinar, you will learn how to regain work balance, create freedom and grow your business by delegating your workload and focusing on key tasks.

Tuesday, June 21 | 1pm ET
Learn why an annual budget is necessary for running and maintaining a small business.
Thursday, June 23 | 1pm ET
Brought to you by Progressive Commercial Insurance. Get an overview of a SWOT analysis and examples from well-known companies to help you create a strategic plan for your business.

Thursday, June 30 | 1pm ET
Learn the essentials of TikTok digital marketing, including TikTok SEO, hashtags, influencers, and how to optimize your profile.
SCORE provides confidential business advice through our network of 10,000 volunteer business experts. Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for more than 50 years. 

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and thanks to our network of 10,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at a very low cost. Find out more about our mission, vision and values.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
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