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SBDC at Lorain County Community College
The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)
Elyria

Phone: 440-366-4370
Email: Send

Center Interim Director: Lisa Hutson

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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Events

Business Start-Up

Thursday, September 03, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Overview covers basics of entrepreneurship, business planning and research, regulatory overview, financing and record keeping. This workshop will help you determine key areas to focus on as you start your business. This workshop is also a pre-requisite for pre-venture businesses to schedule a confidential one-to-one business advising session.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson/Ana Badillo/Susan Patton
Monday, September 14, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Learn the basics of business bookkeeping. Learn the basics of a Balance Sheet, a Profit & Loss Statement, keeping track of your business revenue and expenses, using accounting software vs. spreadsheets and how to set up a basic chart of accounts. This workshop is designed to help the newer business owner or pre-venture business owner organize and keep track of their financials.
Speaker: Ana Badillo - SBDC Advisor

Customer Relations

Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Being successful in sales is part art and part science. First, it is NOT about selling something. It is about the art of helping others; building relationships based on trust and understanding; being authentic, genuine, knowledgeable and focused on the needs and wants of others. And oh yes… there is the science part as well - it is indeed also about process. An 8-step process to be exact! Whether you are new to sales or a veteran – you will walk away with immediately actionable tools to increase your sales success!
Speaker: Presented by Roxanne Kaufman Elliott, President and i3 Master Coach, ProLaureate, Ltd.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Do you know if you have the right kind of insurance for your business? Do you even need business insurance? Join us for this informative session and get all your questions answered.
Speaker: Ellen "Sam" Scheer of American Family Insurance

Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Limit of 12 attendees for this NEW Business Basics Start-Up workshop! Learn the basics of business bookkeeping. Learn the basics of a Balance Sheet, a Profit & Loss Statement, keeping track of your business revenue and expenses, using accounting software vs. spreadsheets and how to set up a basic chart of accounts. This workshop is designed to help the newer business owner or pre-venture business owner organize and keep track of their financials.
Speaker: Suzie Dills - SBDC

Business Start-Up

Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Learn the basics on how to project your true start-up costs, your potential sales figures, costs and estimate your potential profits. This workshop will assist you with designing the financial section of your Business Plan.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson/Ana Badillo/Susan Patton

Legal Issues

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Do you have questions about the many legal aspects of owning and running a business. Topics include: Entity types-Sole proprietor, LLC or corporation, lease and contract issues, intellectual property-patents, copyrights and trademarks, protecting your intellectual property and naming your business or product. Entrepreneurs at any stage of business ownership are encouraged to attend, including start-ups, established businesses and inventors.
Speaker: Christopher A. Corpus, Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
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Location

The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)151 Innovation Drive
Elyria, OH 44035
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