Akron SCORE, the free mentoring program for new and existing businesses, will present free workshops in June 2017 at two Akron locations and a Medina location. The workshops offer practical guidance to help new businesses get started and existing businesses improve their operations and profitability.

All workshops are conducted by professional counselors certified by SCORE, the non-profit Small Business Administration-affiliated organization. The workshops will be conducted at the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at The University of Akron, Goodwill Industries and the Medina County University Center.

Workshops at the Taylor Institute include the following, all held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.:

■ June 13 -- Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan,

■ June 20 -- Fundamentals of Financial Management,

■ June 21 -- Intellectual Property Issues Businesses Need to Know

Workshops at Medina County University Center include:

■ June 14 -- Drive New Business with Social Media (9 to 11 a.m.)

■ June 21 -- Email Marketing: 30 Ways to Grow Your Email List (9 to 11 a.m.)

■ June 28 -- Email Marketing: Shorten Your Sales Cycle -- Automate Your Marketing (9 to 11 a.m.)

Additional workshop details are available on the SCORE website at www.akron.score.org. Individuals and companies interested in attending can register at the website or by calling 330-379-3163. A full schedule of workshops will be conducted throughout 2017.

Founded in 1965, Akron SCORE serves Medina, Portage, Summit and Wayne counties in Ohio, and is comprised of 63 mentors skilled in a wide variety of business disciplines. In 2016 the chapter conducted 104 workshops and supplied 2,175 client services. Akron SCORE is located in the Summit County Building at 175 S. Main St., Suite 204. The office can be reached at 330-379-3163.