Get business coaching from a SCORE Mentor beginning February 6 at Schimelpfenig Library.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is the nation’s largest network of expert business mentors dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow. This spring at your Plano Public Library, they are offering workshops and mentorship sessions for those exploring their entrepreneurial dreams.
Introduction to Score
Starting, operating and growing a business is a large undertaking. Learn about SCORE resources and services, and meet mentor Don Walter at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 21 at Schimelpfenig Library.
Introduction to Writing a Business Plan
Learn the essentials of writing a business plan from Dallas SCORE representatives. This session will walk you through the eight sections of a business plan and what is needed to complete them. Get started on a business plan with this SCORE workshop at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 12 at Davis Library. See our list of additional library resources below to help write your business plan:
- How to Write a Business Plan by Mike McKeever (2019)
- The Financial Times Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan: How to Win Backing to Start Up or Grow Your Business by Vaughan Evans (2016)
- Creating a Business Plan (Lynda.com course) by Mike Figliuolo (2015)
This season you can connect with a Dallas SCORE Mentor to receive free small business advice. Highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs serve as SCORE Mentors, delivering valuable, timely and practical advice on every aspect of business. This is a free service for start-ups or existing businesses. Appointments for this free service begin February 6 and are available on Thursdays at 10 am, 11 am or noon. To schedule, call SCORE at 214-987-9491.
Be sure to browse our collection of business and career books online to help start or grow your small business
- Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business: 65 Essential Agreements, Contracts, Leases & Letters by Fred Steingold (2020)
- Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business by Paul Jarvis (2019)
- Small Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble by Bernard Kamoroff (2017)
- The Ultimate Business Tune Up: a Simple Yet Powerful Business Model That Will Transform the Lives of Small Business Owners by Rich Allen (2017)
- Hispanic-Latino Entrepreneurship: Viewpoints of Practitioners by Mark Munoz