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Small Business Resources

Savannah Technical College is dedicated to serving your small business, and on this page you will find resources designed for you and your business to help you operate, compete and grow. We know that running a small business can be difficult and that your needs are unique, so we have proudly partnered SCORE Savannah and the United States Small Business Association to ensure our resources meet your most pressing needs. We hope to see you at one of our free or affordable learning events very soon!

Upcoming Free, LIVE, Online Workshops

Business Launchpad – Savannah Black Chamber – “How To Write An Effective Business Plan” and “Know Your Numbers – Fundamentals of Financial Management”

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2020  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – ONLINE WEBINAR-  FREE TO ATTEND
PRESENTED BY: Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce and Savannah Technical College
This is Part 2 of Savannah SCORE‘s Popular “Business Launchpad” Series – At this Live Online Workshop you will 1) learn why every business needs a Business Plan and how to create a great one in only 10-12 pages, and 2) learn how to understand and use essential financial reports to successfully manage your business. This is a joint effort by Savannah SCORE, the Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce, and Savannah Technical College.
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Business Launchpad – Savannah Black Chamber – “Marketing Fundamentals, Digital Marketing, and Social Media”

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2020  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – ONLINE WEBINAR-  FREE TO ATTEND
PRESENTED BY: Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce and Savannah Technical College – Sorel Ferrer
This is Part 3 of SCORE‘s popular “Business Launchpad” Live Online Workshop series. At this workshop, you will learn the importance of an effective marketing strategy, how to create your Marketing Plan, and Best Practices for mounting a Digital Marketing Campaign and harnessing the power of Social Media to help your business grow and succeed. This is a joint effort by Savannah SCORE, the Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce, and Savannah Technical College.
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BizPitch Savannah 2020 Information

SCORE “BizPitch Savannah™ 2020” Press Release

Application Availability Announcement

 

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 3rd ANNUAL “BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™” ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETITION

Savannah SCORE Offers Opportunity to Win Over $10K in Cash and Services to Launch New Businesses

(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique, exciting new product or service? Then consider becoming a “BizPitch Savannah™ 2020” entrepreneurial competition contestant. A kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank”, “BizPitch Savannah™” offers aspiring local entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and win over $10,000 in cash and free professional services to help launch their new businesses.

Michael Siegel, Savannah SCORE Chapter Chair said, “We are so pleased to be presenting “BizPitch Savannah™” again this year. This is a really exciting and fun event that promotes entrepreneurism and the importance of small business in our community and gives our contestants a chance to realize their dream of owning their own business. “

Online applications will be available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com starting Friday, September 18. To be eligible to compete, the business must be a new start up or, if an existing business, a Savannah-Chatham County business license much have been obtained after May 1, 2019. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and agree to locate their business within Savannah/Chatham County.  Applications will be accepted through midnight, Friday, October 2. A $25 non-refundable application fee is payable at the time the application is submitted.

Eight finalists will be announced on Wednesday, October 14 and invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges at the “BizPitch Savannah™ 2020” event on Friday, November 6 at The Creative Coast, 2 E. Bryan Street, Savannah. Three winners will be selected to receive the $10,000 in cash and free services.

2019 “BizPitch Savannah™” winners, Maria Vaughan and Michael Wedum, Co-Founders of COR Compost, said, “We were so thrilled to have such an opportunity to not only participate in an amazing competition, but to also receive the wonderful resources given to us to help us jump-start our journey into creating a successful business.”

Competition rules and the online application form are available starting on Friday, September 18 at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

“BizPitch Savannah™ 2020” is presented by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring and educational programs for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. The event is made possible through the generous support of these Sponsors and Donors:

BB&T/Truist

The Creative Coast

Wells Fargo Advisors

Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC)

Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA)
City of Savannah Economic Development Department

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
HunterMaclean

Buy Local

Savannah Downtown Business Association

GSU’s Business Innovation Group

Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.

Ad Specialty Services

Stafford Media Group

Kenkel Design
Georgia Speech Services

ProspectBoss.com

 

For more information, please contact Savannah SCORE at bizpitchsavannah@gmail.com.

Available Online Courses

Start your Own Small Business | (6-week course, 24 hours) Learn how to transform your passion and talent into a viable small business. This course will teach you about financing, marketing techniques, employee management, policy writing, and time management – everything you need to know to start your very own small business.

Creating a Successful Business Plan | (6-week course, 24 hours) Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This course will guide you through all the major components of writing a business plan and you’ll emerge with your first draft in hand.

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring | (6-week course, 24 hours) Discover how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ and create a personalized plan without clearing out your bank account. This course will help you master cost effective marketing strategies the provide results with hands-on activities and real-world examples.

Accounting Fundamentals (6-week course, 24 hours) Gain a solid foundation of accounting within this online course.  Learn essentials of double-entry bookkeeping as you learn to properly analyze and record receivables, payables, payroll, taxes and common banking activities within professional accounting documents. 

Introduction to QuickBooks| (6-week course, 24 hours) Manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently using QuickBooks Online. This course will give you hands-on experience recording income and expenses; entering checks and credit card payments; tracking your payables, inventory, and receivables; and much more

Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus | (Self-Paced, 12 month access, 100 hours) In this course, you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online Plus by completing two monthly accounting cycles. In the first lessons, accounting for selling service items will becovered. In later lessons, both service items and inventory items that are sold will be covered. Preparing payroll and creating a new company will also be included. Prior to taking this course, you should be familiar with the accounting cycle and how it is related to a business. While no prior knowledge of QuickBooks Online is required, it will be beneficial to have an understanding of accounting principles. 

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