Savannah Technical College Partners with SCORE to Offer FREE Business Survival E-learning Series

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Savannah Technical College’s Professional Continuing Education department and SCORE have created free weekly webinar workshops to support area businesses starting May 22. SCORE mentors and STC faculty and staff will lead workshops.

“We are proud to have our Savannah SCORE Business Mentors partner with the Savannah Tech faculty and staff to bring this series of webinars to our community,” said Michael Siegel, certified mentor and chapter chair for Savannah SCORE. “This co-sponsored program is a great example of SCORE and STC’s shared commitment to support our local small businesses, especially during this incredibly challenging time.”

The one-hour workshops will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays. Advance registration is required at Free sessions include:

Pivot: Growing Your Business Now (May 22)

E-Connect: Virtual Business Ops & Customer Engagement (May 29)

Managing from the Heart: Building Teams in Crisis (June 5)

Moving Targets: Strategic HR in a Pandemic (June 12)

Business Continuity: Maintaining Effective Operations (June 19)

At the initial workshop on May 22 led by Siegel, participants will learn what to do now to help your business survive; how to create a “SMART” plan of action; how to assess market threats and opportunities; how to assess your cash flow, reduce expenses and streamline operations; and how to reimagine, transform and adapt your business.

Siegel has been a SCORE mentor since 2013 and has served as the chair of the Savannah chapter of SCORE since October 2017. During his 40-year career in the healthcare industry, Siegel was the owner of a successful homecare company, served as the chief information officer of several large healthcare organizations, including Memorial Health, and headed up a successful healthcare consulting firm. He “retired” in 2015, but is busier than ever with his volunteer work and his nature photography hobby.

STC’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both traditional and online classroom settings. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match local employer’s needs. For more details about other classes visit:

SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, is a non-profit organization funded by congressional grants and private donations. It is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and business counseling. SCORE members volunteer their time and considerable business expertise to help coach the next generation of entrepreneurs.