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Union Institute & University - satellite of SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League
Union Institute & University

Phone: Phone: 513-487-1155
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District Director: Karla Boldery

Comprehensive business management and education services.
Free, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling and low- or no-cost training.

  • Strategic Planning
  • eCounseling
  • Technical Assistance
  • Quality-Based Assessments
  • Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
  • Loan Packaging Assistance

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Friday, April 24, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Small Business Development Series - Session One (" The Resources Network " ) is designed to introduce small business owners and future entrepreneurs to available resources on the local, state, and federal levels. This seminar will be presented by professionals in the banking, business development assistance, franchising opportunities, and procurement industries. Please register in advance as seating is limited.
Speaker: SBA Glenn Clevenger, HCDC Pat Longo, MBAC Charolette Harris GCMI Trcey Hayes FranNet Todd Pfister Bad Girl Venture SCORE Jim Stahly Ohio SBDC District Director Karla Boldery

Marketing Planning

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
This class will help you with your social media and market research needs with regard to you business
Speaker: Luis Carlos Diaz, Market Research and Social Media Professional / Owner of Digital Nexus LLC

Business Planning

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This class will help you with how to write a business plan , you will need a 2 gig flash drive for this class.
Speaker: Dr. Everette Gregory Business Adviser Ohio SBDC, Ayanna Terry Business Adviser Ohio SBDC


Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session will help you with to understand the importance to choosing a right team for your business.
Speaker: Andrea Costa Laden, BHMK Law Alex Alvarez CPA Owner Business Management Services LLC Stephanie Smith VP Fifth Third Bank Eric Thompson Eric S. Thompson Insurance & Financial Services

Human Resources

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 5:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This class will help you strategically select your staff , Ways to effectively bring them on board Methods to assess and evaluate performance Tools for engaging and retaining staff
Speaker: Shamina Smith , Miami University


Friday, June 19, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This class will help you with your social media an marketing strategies but is being taught in spanish
Speaker: Ohio SBDC District Director Karla Boldery MBI , CBA

Access to Capital

Friday, June 26, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
In this class it will help you find information about all the different lending resources that are available in the tri-state
Speaker: Glenn Clevenger, SBA ; Allen McConnell, ODOD Ohio State loans; Angie Howard, HCDC; Nancy Kellum ECDI ; Eric Denson , City Loans, Michael Leahr GCMI; Stepanie Smith , Fifth Third Traditional Bank Loans, Stephanie Rousseau, Cincy Payprotecc
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