by Jim Martin
During 2015, SCORE will hold four more SimpleSteps workshops, which will provide would-be entrepreneurs and start-ups with pertinent information, helpful links and guidance on what it takes to successfully start a business in Santa Cruz County. These workshops will be presented in a lecture format, running for approximately two and a half hours. The next of these workshops will take place on Wednesday, April 22, starting at 6:30pm. The others are scheduled for June 10, September 16, and November 4. All dates are Wednesdays. See the web site www.santacruzcounty.score.org for specific times and locations.
We will also run four entrepreneurial panel discussions, with panelist drawn from Santa Cruz County SCORE members and invited local entrepreneurs and experts from the business community. Panelists will be encouraged to interact with the audience, sharing their experiences and expertise on what it takes, from a personal and business perspective, to become a successful entrepreneur. The first entrepreneur panel workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 11, starting at 6:30pm and will run for approximately two hours. The panelists will be Dr. Brent Haddad (Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, UCSC), James Richards (Founder and CEO of Sunbank Solar), Robert Singleton (CMO and co-founder of Civinomics) and Charlie Wilcox (Co-owner of Marianne’s Ice Cream). The other panes will be held May 20, August 14, and November 14, with panelists to be named later. Again, details regarding starting times and locations can be found at our web site.