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Santa Clara County Placarding/Scoring Program

On April 29th, 2014 the County Board of Supervisors voted and approved the combined placarding and scoring system. The Restaurant Placarding/Scoring System includes posting colored placards (green, yellow, red) at food facilities and detailed inspection results with numerical compliance scores online.

Is Starting a Business Right for Me?

Volunteers from SCORE will talk about the necessary requirements and personality characteristics to consider before starting a business on September 10 at 6:30 PM. They will also discuss the different types of business options such as franchises.

09/20/2014 08:30 AM PDT
Small Business Fundamentals Full-Day Seminar and Workshop
Attend this full-day fundamentals workshop if you want to gain a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in business. This comprehensive class touches on most of the basics you need to know if you want to start a business and is a good review for those already in business.
09/22/2014 08:30 AM PDT
Non-Profit Seminars
Silicon Valley SCORE is offering seminars about starting and managing a nonprofit service organization or agency. The Seminars are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of essential elements to help start and grow a successful nonprofit. SCORE consultants, with nonprofit experience in Silicon Valley, present these seminars for starting and running a successful nonprofit, even in difficult times.