For more information on the workshops please call:

Shirley Moore 
SBC Jacksonville  


Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM    

February 04, 11, 18, 25

Please arrive early for the first session to allow time for registration


Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce 
3 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Street Parking (free) or park in the lot off Bay Street behind the Chamber building for a nominal fee


Driving Directions 

SCORE Achieve Your Business Dream Workshop Series

If you have thought about starting your own business or have a business that could use a boost, the Achieve your Business Dream workshops may be the right place to start.  

This series of four interactive workshops is perfect for aspiring and emerging business owners.  They are taught by SCORE mentors with decades of business experience in the topics they teach. Our goal is to provide you with the background you need to assemble a business plan, start a business and make an existing business succeed. 

Session 1: Business Foundations – What Will Your Business Be?
Tuesday, February 04
5:30pm Registration / 6pm - 9pm Workshop

Introduction to SCORE – Who are we and what we can do for you?
Are You Entrepreneurial Material? – What characteristics and skills are needed to be successful?
Business Vision/Five Year Plan – Where do you want your business (and you) to be in five years?
Business Plan Overview – What topics should you be thinking about as you develop your plan?
Developing a Support System -- What (mostly free) resources are available to help you succeed?
Mission, Vision and Value Statements – What principles will drive your business?
Legal Structure – What are the options for setting up your business and which is best for you?

Session 2: Marketing Basics & Social Media
Tuesday, February 11
pm - 9pm


Product Development – What methods can you use to develop your product or service?
Product Pricing – What are the three basic methods of pricing and which should you use?
Distribution – How will you sell and deliver your product or service to the buyers?
Elevator Speech – Can you tell people you meet about your business in under a minute?
Website Development – What are the good (and bad) practices for building your website?

Social Media – How should you choose which social media to use?


Session 3: Financial Basics, Business Naming & Market Analysis
Tuesday, February 18
6pm - 9pm
Accounting Basics – What are the three financial statements and what do you need to know?
Industry Analysis – What industry will your business be in and do you really want to be there?
Competitor Analysis – Who will you be competing against and how will you be different?
Market Analysis -- How will you define your target market and determine its potential?

SWOT Analysis – Do you understand your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats?


    Session 4: The Business Plan, Financial Projections & Funding
Tuesday, February 25
6pm - 9pm
The Business Plan – What are the sections of the plan and what is needed in each section?
Preparing to Obtain Funding – Why would you need outside funds and how can you get ready?
Business Funding -- What sources of funding are available and where can you find them?

Financial Projections – How can you assemble three years of monthly projections?


The cost of the full series is $99, which includes all material.  Individual workshops are $30.  Reservations are required.  No refunds, but make-up sessions can be taken.