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SCORE, Bucks County

Upcoming Events
Starting a Business Workshops
May 18 - Quakertown
Entrepreneurs interested in starting a business, new business owners seeking help moving their business forward or undertaking a major growth initiative can gain valuable insight during SCORE Bucks County “Start a Business” workshop.
Discussed will be the start up process and stages; defining your business offering; and how to identify your typical customer.
Safeguard Against Cyber Criminals
May 23, 2018, Webinar begins at 7 pm
Join us for Insights on Protecting Your Business Online.
Featuring Ray Cline of Libertas Consulting, who will cover a variety of computer technology security issues including: Identity Theft, Data Safety, Password Usage, and Mobile Browsing.
Register for the Cyber Security Webinar Now

2nd Annual Women Building Businesses Event
June 20th from 9  amto 1 pm Parx Casino

National Networking Expert Kelly Hoey, author of "Build Your Dream Network" will deliver a keynote address on creating the relationships you need to succees!

Lunch included; Topics include Business Plans, Startup Strategies, Growth Strategies and more...

For more information and to Register go to SCORE, Bucks County

Stayed tuned for information on future SCORE workshops, webinars and events, or visit the SCORE Bucks County Local Chapter page.
Bucks County SCORE provides business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Whether you are just thinking about owning your own business or are looking to grow your existing business, SCORE, Bucks County, offers free one-on-one counseling sessions with certified business professionals, and free or low-cost training through online and in-class educational workshops.

409 Hood Boulevard Chamber of Commerce
Fairless Hills,PA 19030
Tel: (215) 943-8850
E-mail: score570@verizon.net

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Certified Business Applications:

 PA Unified Certification Application for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Women, and Minority-Owned Businesses

US Department of Veteran Affairs Registration for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOB) and Veteran Owned (VOSM) Small Business

The Entrepreneur's Guide 

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has developed The Entrepreneur's Guide: Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania. The guide contains free services, checklists, helpful tips and procedures. The guide also lists addresses, websites, and telephone numbers for contacting business-related agencies. The guide is available as a pdf document at http://dced.pa.gov/business-assistance/small-business-assistance/entrepreneur-guide/

Beginners Guide for Starting a Business in PA
The PA Department of Revenue has published a Beginners Guide for Starting a Business in PA.The guide is filled with information about how to fulfill your tax responsibilities and tips to help you avoid common mistakes. The guide is available as a pdf.

SBA Small Business Resources Magazine
The Philadelphia District's Small Business Administration Office has published a Small Business Resources Magazine which contains information about getting started with a small business, finding the money you need, regulations, disaster recovery, and advocacy. The document is available as a pdf through SBAGuides.com

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workbook 
SCORE, in partnership with Bank of America, has developed a workbook to take your business ideas and put them into action. The workbook is available as a pdf.

PA Biz Online
A one stop tool for all those interested in starting a business is PA Biz Online (www.pabizonline.com), where doing business in Pennsylvania is just a click away. This website provides entrepreneurs “one door” access to business information. Entrepreneurs can explore financial options, download forms necessary to start or expand a business, and electronically register a business with the Pennsylvania Departments of Labor and Industry, Revenue, and State.

Commonwealth Workforce Development System
Formerly PA Career Link, at www.cwds.pa.gov employers can register to post available job openings and to search for qualified applicants (and job applicants can search for job openings right for them). A Business Resource Area has links to state and federal agencies. Employers have access to PALMIDS, the Pennsylvania Labor Market Information Database System, which provides state and county labor market data and information.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Tax Incentives 
Businesses that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be eligible for tax incentives. Businesses with 30 or fewer employees or total revenue of $1 million or less may use a CREDIT of up to $5000 per year to offset the costs of architectural adaptations, equipment acquisitions, and services such as sign language interpreters. All businesses, whatever their size, can take a DEDUCTION of up to $15,000 per year for the cost of architectural or transportation adaptations. Explanation: A tax credit is subtracted from your tax liability after you calculate your taxes, while a tax deduction is subtracted from your total income before taxes, to establish your taxable income. More information about the ADA and these tax incentives is available at the ADA Business Connection website at www.ada.gov. The ADA Information Line can be reached at 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).