Find a Center: 


Home | Business Help | Toolbox | Local Centers |  Centro Latino | Training | Newsletter | IC

Events/Workshops

 
  
    

July

Sunday, July 31, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Interested in a New Career? Thinking of starting your own small business and not sure where to start? Or have you always had the dream of owning your own business? Then this webinar is for you! Included will be information on all the resources that are available for your business needs. On-line seating is limited so you must register for the sessions. Anyone thinking about starting their own business or expanding an existing business would benefit from this informational session. This session is also good for any Veterans looking to start their own business and looking for resources to do so. Our Business Start-Up Webinar will give you an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as: • Starting a Business • Banking Expectations • Name Registration • Licensing • Taxes • Zoning • Business Entities • Employees • Insurance
Speaker: Cindy Voorhies and Joe Belinsky
Location: Online

August

Monday, August 01, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Start-Up
An introduction to resources and the necessary requirements for starting your business in Ohio. Learn about vendor licensing, tax requirements, patents and all the fundamentals for your business plan. Participants leave with a "Starting Your Business in Ohio" kit.
Monday, August 01, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Management/Leadership
Preventure seminar covering resources available in northeast Ohio, some of the legal considerations involved in starting a business, general business planning, and some of the financing options available.
Speaker: Holly Bolinger
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Specifically a digital marketing strategy - are you using the right channels to reach your audience? Tracking where you spend your money and the return on your investment is how to build a successful marketing plan.
Speaker: Teri Clapper, founder of Merit Marketing Services
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
You googled a local business and without a single click you see the address, phone number, hours of operation, a picture and a map! Wow! How did they do it? How can you do it? Learn how to use Google My Business to put your business info on Google Search and Maps
Speaker: Tom Bender, Canton SCORE Counselor
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
This class is set up for this individuals who are interested in the start up process of starting your own business.
Speaker: Ayanna Terry
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Planning
Small Business Basics is a free, two hour seminar that answers your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business, Wednesday, August 3rd, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corp., Conference Room, 8043 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor. To register, contact Bill Auxter, Director, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, phone 419-559-2210 or email bauxter@terra.edu.
Speaker: Bill Auxter
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Do you have it all figured out? The idea is rock solid, the funding is ready and the sales plan is poised to be launched... Really? If you are in business or looking to start a business, you have to have a plan. Without it, you significantly reduce your chance of success. Whether you need a business plan to find funding or just get your company organized, you will find this seminar invaluable to your planning process.
Speaker: Kim Woodbury, CBA
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Prebusiness conference covering resources available in Northeast Ohio, some of the legal issues and concerns facing entrepreneurs, business planning, and some of the financing options available.
Speaker: Holly Bolinger, Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
The fundamentals for those interested in starting their own business or for those who have recently started a business, whether a commercial lease or a home-based operation. Learn about the planning process, initial financial projections, ownership options, review of the required forms, licensing, loan options and additional funding availability. Participants will receive the business plan outline during the session.
Speaker: SMBA Counselor Jim Griggy and SBA Rep Mark Hansel
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Specifically a digital marketing strategy - are you using the right channels to reach your audience? Tracking where you spend your money and the return on your investment is how to build a successful marketing plan.
Speaker: Teri Clapper, founder of Merit Marketing Services
Thursday, August 04, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
DOYO Live is a digital marketing and interactive design conference being held in Youngstown, Ohio. This event is dedicated to educating marketing, design, business and sales professionals on marketing. This event will feature Joe Pulizzi, Founder of The Content Marketing Institute and Content Marketing World. Joe is recognized as one to the Top 50 digital marketing influencers in the world and he will keynote DOYO Live and give a lively presentation on content marketing. DOYO Live will feature 15 breakout sessions with 90% of the speakers residing in the Youngstown, Ohio area. These breakout sessions will have a variety of topics that will benefit marketing, design, business and sales professionals. In addition to the two keynote speakers, 15 breakout sessions. DOYO Live will feature a thought leadership panel to discuss trends in marketing and design, as well as workshops on social media, branding, design and content marketing strategies. Follow us on Twitter @doyolive Like us on Facebook at DOYO Live Love us on Instagram @DOYOLive
Fee: $ 225.00
Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Whether you're pitching for funding or media Coverage, it's critical that your pitch stand out from the crowd. Learn to articulate your business proposition effectively. There is a $20 non-refundable fee per attendee. There is a one-time opportunity to reschedule to attend the next session if for some reason a participant is unable to attend on the initial date registered.
Fee: $ 20.00
Friday, August 05, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Create a Business Plan that delivers results! Whether you’ve been in business for years or managing a start-up, get a fresh perspective on your finances, budget, customers and marketing. This is NOT your traditional Business Plan seminar with pages of narrative plugged into a template. Come away with: *A list of goals and strategies, *A market analysis specific to your industry, *Demographic information, *An understanding of how to calculate financial projections, *A To Do List and *User friendly worksheets that will set the stage for the best year ever! Afterwards, schedule your free follow up business counseling session(s) with one of our experienced Business Advisors to help further guide you on your individual business plan. Included with the cost of this class is a flash drive with market analysis for your specific business. Once registered please provide us with your NAICS code or a specific business description by calling 440-525-7706. This class will be held in a computer lab, and use of a computer will be required. Basic Microsoft knowledge is recommended. We also strongly suggest that if you are a pre-venture business or recent start-up, you should first attend our FREE On BASE Start-Up Business Training Class before attending this class. The cost is $99 non-refundable (fee includes flash drive with market analysis, worksheets, all other materials and usage of computer). You must be pre-registered by 8/4/16 before 4pm. This class is held in building C, room 1009.
Speaker: Jim Gray, Business Advisor for the SBDC and Owner of JPG Advisors, LLC and Cathy Walsh, Director of the Lake/Geagua SBDC
Fee: $ 99.00
Friday, August 05, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Note: Training will take place at Tri County Adult Career Center, 15676 St Rt 691, Nelsonville, OH 45764 This course will present the trainees with the experience of using PowerPoint to create presentation materials to showcase their business. This course will also introduce Prezi, which is an alternative to the conventional PowerPoint program. Prezi is an online presentation program with some very exciting features.
Friday, August 05, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: 300 Madison Avenue, Suite 200 Toledo, OH 43604 Learn the basic steps to starting a business from filing with the State, to opening a business bank account and getting a vendor's license. Basic bookkeeping and business plan tips will be provided as well as a look at the most common mistakes new businesses make and how to avoid them. All classes MUST have a minimum of five participants or the class will be cancelled
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
All too often, businesses aren’t aware of the Ohio BWC dynamics that provide opportunities to make running a business easier. Missing these opportunities can even work against you making an easy process far more difficult. This session is designed to highlight several of the most recent updates at the Ohio BWC, and provide relevant information designed to assist you in staying compliant, and controlling workers’ compensation costs. This session will include information on BWC basics, Money Saving Opportunities, Prospective Billing, E-Accounts, True-up, Successorship Liability, Other States Coverage, and some real life examples of what happens when things go wrong. • BWC Overview • Workers’ Compensation Primer • Rating, Rebate, and Grant Programs • Prospective Billing Overview • Added Value of E-Accounts • Completing the “True-Up” Process • Identifying W/C M&A Issues With the (AC-4) Request for Business Transfer Information Form • Understanding Other States Coverage for employees working outside the state of Ohio • Real examples of when this go wrong
Speaker: Mark Clendenin, Regional Business Development Manager at Ohio Bureau Workers' Compensation
Fee: $ 12.00
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Technology
Event will take place at Huntington Bank on 3rd Street, Downtown Marietta Ohio
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
During this interactive and highly intense full-day session participants will learn to make the decisions that will help them take action to grow their business. Participants will learn to develop: 1. An attractive business concept 2. A strong organizational focus 3. A lasting customer relations strategy 4. A plan for creating profitable operations There is a $99 non-refundable fee per attendee (fee includes workbooks). There is a one-time opportunity to reschedule to attend the next session if for some reason a participant is unable to attend on the initial date registered.
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Introduction to Entrepreneurship Are you thinking about starting a business? Have you recently launched a business? This workshop will introduce the steps in starting your own business. You will discover if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You will learn the following: - Why you need a business plan - The Components of a business plan - The different types of businesses - How to register your business through the Secretary of State's web site - The basics of budgeting, tracking expenses and pricing - Plus more!
Speaker: Beth Gantz, SBDC Advisor
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
**Site Location: 6501 Market Avenue, Middletown, OH 45005 Atrium Hospital Campus just off Rt. 122 and Union Road
Speaker: Mark Frederick, BizFlo
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Planning
Small Business Basics is a free, two hour seminar that answers your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business, Wednesday, August 10th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, 19 W. Market Street, Tiffin. To register, contact Bill Auxter, Director, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, phone 419-559-2210 or email bauxter@terra.edu.
Speaker: Bill Auxter
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
This session is designed to provide valuable information on the business financial planning process, which is a fundamental component of starting and sustaining a successful business. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive business counseling services in a small group setting. Topics include: Personal Finance; Budget Development; Business Banking Options; Determining appropriate funding sources This session is ideally for those that have attended Start-Up Tuesday and registered for Market Research Overview Sessions, or have attended counseling sessions with a Business Advisor
Speaker: Larry Brown, SBDC Business Advisor
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Financial Analysis
All too often small business owners receive a set of financial statements from an accountant or bookkeeping service, from an untrained employee, or directly from an accounting software package without the benefit of any knowledge of what the numbers actually mean. Later, they are surprised by events that could have been foreseen if they knew how to look at their own financials. This two-hour presentation demonstrates some basic financial analysis techniques using meaningful comparisons and financial ratios.
Speaker: SMBA Counselor Jim Griggy
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Computer Systems
Use Quick Books simply, without all the bells and whistles, with the ability to grow into using more features as your bnusiness grows. Learn how to use the check register to start tracking your income and expenses.
Speaker: Lynn Abrams-Spilker
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
What's on your web marketing checklist? How do you view the idea of internet marketing? Are you comfortable with it? Or do you find it daunting?
Speaker: Stoney DeGeyter, Author of the book "The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist."
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Las redes sociales le brinda la habilidad de interactuar regularmente con seguidores, construir una marca y una audiencia, así como adquirir nuevos clientes. Es una herramienta poderosa capaz de producir pistas, generar ventas, aumentar la visibilidad con poco o ningún presupuesto. Este taller le ayudará a comenzar o mejorar sus esfuerzos de marketing en las redes sociales. Obtenga conocimientos sobre el diseño de perfil, cómo crear contenido valioso, entender las plataformas más populares y la forma de relacionarse con sus clientes y otras personas en las redes sociales.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Debido a la gran demanda de esta sesión, confirmaremos su participación a través de correo electrónico. Necesitaremos su confirmación con 1 día de anticipo con el fin de mantener su asiento reservado. Por favor utilice un correo electrónico actual en el cual usted revisa regularmente.
Speaker: George Pimentel
Friday, August 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Create your company's books from scratch. Learn how to use this accounting software to create meaningful financial statements; profit and loss reports; budgets and forecasts to grow your business; track sales; set up an inventory and process invoices, checks, payments and more. You will learn some of the features available in QuickBooks Basic, Pro, Premier and Accountant Edition. Fee includes use of laptop computer, breakfast station, 2 break stations and lunch in Conference Center dining room.
Speaker: Stacey Trump, Certified QuickBooks Instructor
Fee: $ 149.00
Friday, August 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Record Keeping * Financing * Importance of a business plan * Resources * and more. This class is located in Building T, room 209.
Monday, August 15, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Interested in a New Career? Investigate a New Career as an Entrepreneur! If you have ever considered owning your own business or are in the early stages of starting a business, register for this information session. New Business Start-Up is an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing. New Business Start-Up sessions have a $20 materials fee, and you must register at least 2 business days in advance. Call 330.308.7434 to register.
Speaker: Joe Belinsky, CBA
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Human Resources
Are you thinking about hiring your first employee but don't know where to start? Do you know if you can afford to hire someone to work in your business? Let us help you. We can answer your questions and help your business grow.
Speaker: Michele Hicks, owner of Lighthouse HR and Lisa Hutson, director of the SBDC at LCCC
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This course is a beginners guide to getting your business online using digital advertising. We will explore Google ads and Facebook, the two most common advertising platforms. And how to know if your investment is doing your business any good.
Speaker: Teri Clapper, founder of Merit Marketing Services
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: 300 Madison Avenue, Suite 200 Toledo, OH 43604 Learn the basic steps to starting a business from filing with the State, to opening a business bank account and getting a vendor's license. Basic bookkeeping and business plan tips will be provided as well as a look at the most common mistakes new businesses make and how to avoid them. All classes MUST have a minimum of five participants or the class will be cancelled
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
This class is designed to help you with all essentials you will need to help start your business.
Speaker: Ayanna Terry, Ohio SBDC Business Advisor/ CBA
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Small Business Basics is a free, two hour seminar that answers your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business, Wednesday, August 17th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky. To register, contact Bill Auxter, Director, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, phone 419-559-2210 or email bauxter@terra.edu.
Speaker: Bill Auxter
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Create a free website through Google in just 60 minutes during this hands-on and fast moving interactive workshop. Participation prerequisites are as follows: 1. An established a gmail account 2. You must know your gmail account password 3. The website is free but to complete publishing activity participants will need to have a credit/debit card (participants can finish this step later if preferred, however, know that the credit/debit card will not be charged)
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Part I of Financial Accountability Series participants will learn how to how to complete and understand the business Cash Flow Statement. Part II of Financial Accountability Series is an interactive workshop focused on calculating profit and pricing. You will learn the importance of pricing your product or service for profit.
Speaker: Eric Anderson: MPG Management
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
The New Business Information Session is a three hour, free seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business. Presentation will consist of an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing.
Speaker: Pat Newcomb, Certified Business Advisor
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Other
This cohort is for businesses that provide cleaning services such as: Janitorial, Flooring/Carpet cleaning, Property preservation, etc. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive business consulting services in a small group setting. Speakers and discussions will be geared specifically to best practices, issues, and concerns relevant to these related industries.
Speaker: Tony Griffin, PTAC Procurement Specialist
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Computer Systems
Basic and & Intermediate class will cover: Customers Vendors Chart of Accounts Set up
Speaker: Lynn Abrams-Spilker
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This course is a beginners guide to getting your business online using digital advertising. We will explore Google ads and Facebook, the two most common advertising platforms. And how to know if your investment is doing your business any good.
Speaker: Teri Clapper, founder of Merit Marketing Services
Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Strategic Planning
You are in business but sales are flat or it’s time for you to expand your business but you do not know where to start. GrowthWheel is a visual toolbox for decision-making and action planning for start-up and growth companies. It helps entrepreneurs build their businesses through a simple action-oriented process that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work. Participants will start with a 360 degree screening of their business to better focus growth efforts, dive into worksheets that correlate to their areas of opportunity and finish with a 30-60-90 day plan.
Speaker: Jason Estremera
Friday, August 19, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Create your company's books from scratch. Learn how to use this accounting software to create meaningful financial statements; profit and loss reports; budgets and forecasts to grow your business; track sales; set up an inventory and process invoices, checks, payments and more. You will learn some of the features available in QuickBooks Basic, Pro, Premier and Accountant Edition. Fee includes use of laptop computer, breakfast station, 2 break stations and lunch in Conference Center dining room.
Speaker: Stacey Trump, Certified QuickBooks Instructor
Fee: $ 149.00
Friday, August 19, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Learn if entrepreneurship is right for you Receive an entrepreneurial resource guide Hear the stories of other Entrepreneurs 50+ years of age Ask questions and get answers
Speaker: TBA
Monday, August 22, 2016 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This session is only open to those that have attended a Start-Up Tuesday Session, SBDC Information session, or Counseling session with an SBDC Business Advisor This session is designed to provide valuable information on conducting Market Research, which is a fundamental component of developing a successful business strategy. Topics include: Market Assessment; Industry Analysis; Competitive Analysis
Speaker: Albert Hallenburg, Cincinnati Public Library
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Do you need a website for your small business? Do you have a website, but need to update it? Learn the basic steps to building a website for your small business. The following course will include these topics: Setting objectives, organizing your website, developing content, choosing a content management system, a web host, a template/plugins, and maintaining your website – and more! Entrepreneurs at any stage of business ownership are encouraged to attend, including start-ups, established businesses and inventors.
Speaker: Carol Palichleb, Palicor Communications
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Small businesses need resources to start, grow and sustain. Gain insight to marketing planning and strategies through media and e-commerce. Seminar 5 in the series of 6. Each individual monthly seminar will help you enhance the start-up and/or growth of your small business.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Esta clase es perfecta para el inicio de negocios o empresarios con una idea. Los participantes utilizarán el modelo de negocio canvas para pensar lógica y estratégicamente sobre su concepto de negocio. Vamos a trabajar a través del modelo de negocio canvas y los participantes se irán con una sólida comprensión de su idea de negocio o empresa.
Speaker: Randy Cedeño
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Legal Issues
Come prepared to register your business with the State of Ohio. A representative will discuss the different types of legal structures and assist participants with completing the forms for registering their business in the State of Ohio and obtaining a Federal EIN number. In order to attend the workshop there are a few things you must do: 1. You must have selected your business name and checked at the following website (copy and paste it into your browser) to be certain the name is available: http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/pls/bsqry/f?p=100:1:0::::: 2. You must be prepared to pay the business registration fee. 3. You must bring a check or money order payable to the Ohio Secretary of State.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
The seminar will cover business plans, tax information, permits, licensure and other start-up topics.
Speaker: Christine Dailey
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Small Business Basics is a free, two hour seminar that answers your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business, Wednesday, August 24th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Terra State Community College, Building A, Room 312, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont. To register, contact Bill Auxter, Director, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, phone 419-559-2210 or email bauxter@terra.edu.
Speaker: Bill Auxter
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Computer Systems
With the Bells and Whistles: Inventory Employees Time Savings Apps
Speaker: Lynn Abrams-Spilker
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Other
Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. This panel discussion will provide insight into creating an effective board and help board members understand their role to become strong stewards of our organizations.
Speaker: Panel of Experts
Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Whether you're a start-up or an existing business looking for financing, a well written business plan can help set the course for your business' success. This class will walk you through the different sections of a business plan and give each participant a chance to work on their plan in class. Templates and tips for completion will be provided. (Includes materials and light refreshments) All classes MUST have a minimum of five participants or the class will be canceled
Fee: $ 40.00
Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
A presentation by the Small Business Administration (SBA) . You will learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about SBA loans, such as: • What is the U.S. Small Business Administration? • How do we help small Businesses get access to capital? • What are the qualifications you need to get an SBA-backed loan? • What lenders are offering SBA-backed loans? • What information will I need to provide? • Is it possible for a startup to get an SBA-backed loan?
Friday, August 26, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Join us to discover how to customize QuickBooks to your business. Learn to track sales orders, use credit cards, perform a year-end close and import and export customer and vendor lists. Master special transactions, including bad debts, petty cash and automatic bank transactions, plus NSF checks, customer deposits and more. Emphasis will be placed on inventory and payroll features. Prerequisite: A basic understanding of QuickBooks or QuickBooks I. Fee includes use of computer, breakfast station, 2 break stations and lunch in the Conference Center dining room.
Speaker: Stacey Trump,Certified QuickBooks Instructor
Fee: $ 149.00
Friday, August 26, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
In this class you will learn how to do Accounting, Fund Accounting, Business Processes, How to budget and keep inventory and accounting for your business.
Speaker: Juan Castro The JCC Group Business & Technology Consultants
Fee: $ 69.00
Friday, August 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This class will help you with your marketing & E-Commerce questions you may have in regards to your business.
Speaker: TBD
Friday, August 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Technology
Speaker: Ken Saunders, Search Engine Experts, LLC
Friday, August 26, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: International Trade
Agenda items include: Introduction to Exporting, Appalachian Export Grant, Export Assistance Resources and Is Your Business Ready?
Speaker: Kelly O'Bryant
Small Business Development Centers of Ohio U.S. Small Business Administration America's Small Business Development Center Network Ohio Development Services Agency
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Ohio SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, call the Ohio SBDC at 614-466-2711 or (800) 848-1300 ex. 6-2711.
Site Content © 2016, Ohio SBDC