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September

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
In this intensive interactive workshop business owners are guided to develop a solid action plan with priorities, goals, and specific actions to launch a marketing campaign, obtain capital, or launch a new product or business.
Monday, September 26, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This session is 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. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive business counseling services in a small group setting. Topics include: Market Assessment; Industry Analysis; Competitive Analysis
Speaker: Albert Hallenburg, Cincinnati Public Library
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Access to Capital
We will begin the day with Registration & Networking at 8:30 a.m. light refreshments will be available. And at 9:00 a.m. the program gets underway! Included in this valuable program… Ø Local financial professionals will be on hand for a panel discussion on small business funding; Ø Bonding information and other services available at the MBAC; Ø Local, State & Federal tax information review; Ø SBDC business services overview; Ø SBDC’s Ohio Export Assistance Center overview; Ø MV PTAC will provide information & direction on selling to federal, state & local governments including certification information for SB, MBE, SWOB, VOSB, SDVOSB & HUBZone.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Unlock the secrets of how to run QuickBooks reports at the heart of your business.  Learn how a profit report works, how to track customers that owe you money, understand sales patterns and much, much more.   Optimize the software and fully utilize its tools. Topics covered in this workshop:    A number of timesaving shortcuts and concepts Key financial reports your business needs to know Frequently asked questions about QuickBooks upgrades and add-ons Q and A session afterwards Please note: Demonstrations and handouts will be provided, however, this is not a hands-on workshop.  This class is for those using the desktop versions of QuickBooks for Windows (Pro, Premier and Enterprise), NOT the Online or Mac versions.  PRESENTED BY: Scott Gregory, CPA, QuickBooks Expert and Owner of Better Bottom Line Accounting Solutions and Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College  
Speaker: Scott Gregory, CPA, QuickBooks Expert and Owner of Better Bottom Line Accounting Solutions
Fee: $ 49.00
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Small businesses need resources to start, grow and sustain. Gain insight to the opportunities and certification process to obtain government contracts. Seminar 6 in the series of 6. Each individual monthly seminar will help you enhance the start-up and/or growth of your small business.
Speaker: Jill Nagy Reynolds, Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration SBA procurement, 8a, WOSB and HubZone
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Part four of a 4 part training on Social Media and Email Marketing.
Speaker: Karen Leonard, Speaker, Chief Marketing Officer, Innovative Global Vision, Inc.
Tuesday, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
This class will help you with all your essential business start up information and questions
Speaker: Ayanna Terrry SBDC CBA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Can you describe your business to an audience in less than 2 minutes so that they would be interested in becoming a customer? If you meet someone in the elevator, are you ready to summarize quickly and simplify your process, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition? At the end of this workshop, you will have the tools to create your pitch that will either continue the conversation or at least exchange business cards or schedule a meeting with potential customers or investors.
Speaker: Beth Gantz & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisors
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Other
PowerPoint/Prezi Class No Fee Note: This training will take place at Tri County Adult Career Center, 15676 St Rt 691, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Learn how to use QuickBooks, the top small business financial/accounting software. If you plan to use QuickBooks or have just started using it, these classes are for you. We will briefly discuss some very basic accounting principles and the pros and cons of manual vs. computerized accounting. QuickBooks topics covered: Set up / Getting Started with Quickbooks Working with Lists Working with Bank Accounts Entering Sales Information Receiving Payments and Making Deposits Entering and Paying Bills Registration Fee: $65.00 TO REGISTER:
Speaker: Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Fee: $ 65.00
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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, September 28th, 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, September 28, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
The purpose of this training series is to help food entrepreneurs craft their unique brand story and grow their business! 4 Week Class: - Business Planning & Marketing - Finance & Funding - Licensing, Labeling, & Trademarking - Production & Distribution Wednesdays: September 28th, October 5th, 12th & 19th - 5:00-8:00 PM
Speaker: Beth Gantz, SBDC Advisor
Fee: $ 249.00
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: International Trade
Export is a tremendous way to balance your business, create new sales opportunities and broaden your horizons. Find out how to prepare for export, learn ways to find and enter new markets, discover how to overcome barriers/risks and more. Discover numerous free and low-cost opportunities to reach the rest of the world.
Speaker: Nate Ward, SBDC Export Assistance Network office Director, CSU
Location:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Learn how to use Apps, GPS, and Social Media to benefit your business.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Business Start-Up 101: Learn 10 basic steps to start a small business and organize a plan of action for success. Prepare for the many challenges in this session; Am I ready to start a business? Does my business make sense? How do I secure financing? What are the different types of business (Sole Proprietor, Limited Liability Company, Corporation/S-Corporation?) What taxes do I pay? What are some issues I may not have considered? Resources and tools will be shared to understand the essential key areas as you begin a small business.
Thursday, September 29, 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?
Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
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
Friday, September 30, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Marketing is the heart and soul of your business. To be successful you have to know who your best customer's are, what your customer wants and then use that information to strategically position your product or service to be recognized by, appeal to and to effectively persuade them to purchase. Come to the Market Your Way to Success series and learn how to present the best your company has to offer! Session 1 - 09/30: Identifying and Determining Your Target Market. Session 2 - 10/07: Building a Branded Message and Image that Works. Session 3 - 10/14: Developing Marketing Strategies that Sell. Session 4 - 10/21: Marketing Presentations This event is offered at "No Cost". To participate the attendee MUST commit to attend all 4 sessions. TO REGISTER: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/market-your-way-to-success-registration-20018138792
Friday, September 30, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Other
Social Media 101 Class No Fee Note: This training will take place at Tri County Adult Career Center, 15676 St Rt 691, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Friday, September 30, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Are you thinking of a new business? Do you have an existing business but it's stagnant? Do you want to grow your healthy business? Canvas it! This is the RIGHT class for you! Fun, interactive and you will leave with a complete canvas of your business! Bring your lunch along and learn over lunch hour!
Speaker: Katie Van Dyke, Director, CSU SBDC
Friday, September 30, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: International Trade
In 2015 Ohio exports to Canada totaled $20.1 billion or 40% of the state export figure. With so much opportunity for Ohio companies, join us on September 30th at the Chamber as we welcome Genevieve Dionne, Senior Trade Commissioner, and Rainer Kunau, Trade Commissioner, with the Consulate General of Canada (Detroit) and Dan Ujczo, Of Counsel, Cross Border Business Development Director with Dickinson Wright for a presentation on how you can start or grow your business with Canada.

October

Monday, October 03, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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
Monday, October 03, 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.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Management/Leadership
Agenda items include: your entity and you, contracting, labor employment issues, customer service, getting paid and what you can do to avoid these mistakes.
Speaker: Robert B Preston, III, Partner, Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh, LPA and James M. Wherley, Jr., Partner, Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh, LPA
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:30 AM to 12:00 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, October 04, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 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
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Anyone can start a business. But to start a business that succeeds and continues to flourish isn’t so easy. BizStartNow is here to get you started and moving in the right direction. The BizStartNow program is an interactive session that will allow you to address various critical areas of a business such as legal, marketing and funding. Through a blend of instruction, coaching and group activities you will begin to develop the structure for the business you've dreamed of starting. The BizStartNow sessions will be held: Part 1 - 10/4, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Part 2 - 10/11, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Part 3 - 10/18, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm BizStartNow is offered at "no cost" but is limited to 40 start-up businesses and you MUST commit to attend all three sessions. TO REGISTER: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bizstartnow-registration-19937669105
Speaker: Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Wednesday, October 05, 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, October 5th, 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, October 05, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Designed for new and pre-venture entrepreneurs. This FREE workshop is a pre-requisite to scheduling private one-to-one business advising sessions with SBDC counselors. You will discover if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. This workshop will focus on the business idea, logistics of a business, and the process of how to be successful. This workshop will introduce the steps in starting your own business, learn new techniques to make decisions and how to take actions, types of business structures, how to register your business with the Secretary of State, where to find resources, and more.
Speaker: Beth Gantz - SBDC Advisor
Wednesday, October 05, 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. Seminar to be held in the 9th Floor Conference Room #904.
Speaker: Presented by Jim Griggy, CBA, at the Ohio Small Business Development Center (OSBDC) at the Summit Medina Business Alliance (SMBA) and Mark Hansel, Cleveland District Rep for the Small Business Administration, Department of Economic Development / Lender Relations
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 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
Thursday, October 06, 2016 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: International Trade
It won’t surprise you to learn that most of the business in the world happens outside of U.S. borders. You already know that your business will benefit by finding or expanding markets in Canada, Mexico, or even farther abroad! But how can you find the expertise and funding necessary to make it happen? Attend this FREE export assistance program to learn more about realizing your dream and expanding your export reach.
Location:
Thursday, October 06, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
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
Thursday, October 06, 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
Thursday, October 06, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Management/Leadership
Speaker: Holly Bolinger
Fee: $ 10.00
Friday, October 07, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Intellectual Property
Intellectual property protection, covering: inventions, patents, trademarks and copyrights. All businesses have intellectual property in one form or another. Entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend.
Speaker: Jacob M. Ward, Registered Patent Attorney with Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller, LLC
Tuesday, October 11, 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, October 11, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Planning
Necesitas un plan de negocios y el pensamiento por sí solo es suficiente en impedir el arranque. La mayoría de la gente ha visto más planes de negocios y plantillas de lo que le gustaría y están apagados por la idea de crear un documento tan importante. Trabajaremos juntos para crear su plan de principio a fin en cuestión de poco tiempo. Los participantes serán guiados por los elementos más importantes del plan de negocios y se irán con un gran comienzo para la fundación de su negocio. Apoyo a las empresas será suministrado a través del asesoramiento uno-a-uno.
Speaker: Randy Cedeño
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Other
This cohort is for businesses that provide health and wellness services such as: Fitness, Massage Therapy, Health/Wellness Coaching, Nutrition/Dietary, etc. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive business counseling services in a small group setting. Speakers and discussions will be geared specifically to best practices, issues, and concerns relevant to these related industries. These sessions will be held the 2nd Tuesday of the month through December 2016.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Planning a Business: Why do you need one? Anyone who is starting a business or thinking about starting a business will need to have a plan. Business plans can be boring and useless if not done properly. The Business Model Canvas is designed to focus the business on the strategic elements that matter most and have the greatest impact on driving growth. Learn the business blocks (infrastructure, customers, finances, resources, etc.) of business planning. You will leave with a great start to your business foundation and a road map to success.
Speaker: Beth Gantz, SBDC Advisor & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisor
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Business Start-Up 101: Learn 10 basic steps to start a small business and organize a plan of action for success. Prepare for the many challenges in this session; Am I ready to start a business? Does my business make sense? How do I secure financing? What are the different types of business (Sole Proprietor, Limited Liability Company, Corporation/S-Corporation?) What taxes do I pay? What are some issues I may not have considered? Resources and tools will be shared to understand the essential key areas as you begin a small business.
Speaker: Lori Minnich
Location: Online
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Business Start-Up 101: Learn 10 basic steps to start a small business and organize a plan of action for success. Prepare for the many challenges in this session; Am I ready to start a business? Does my business make sense? How do I secure financing? What are the different types of business (Sole Proprietor, Limited Liability Company, Corporation/S-Corporation?) What taxes do I pay? What are some issues I may not have considered? Resources and tools will be shared to understand the essential key areas as you begin a small business.
Speaker: Lori Minnich
Wednesday, October 12, 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, October 12th, 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, October 12, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, 1 sessions ending Wednesday, October 19
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, October 12, 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, October 12, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Are you a minority business seeking to secure government contracts? Join us as well walk you through the application process to obtain the local, state and government Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certifications needed to qualify. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A WORKING CLASS AND NOT A LECTURE. Business owners will be filling out the online application for the certifying agencies that they qualify for based on the business questionnaire to be completed during class. Businesses need to have been in business for at least 3 months to qualify for any of the certifications. In order to complete the application, please bring all applicable items: PERSONAL LAPTOP, WI-FI ACCESSIBLE Business Tax Returns - 3 years (if in business less than 3 years, bring as many tax returns as have been filed) Mortgage statement for all properties Any licenses Information for both personal and business assets (value, date purchased, loan on asset) - vehicles, equipment, properties, buildings, Information on storage space, office space Personal Liabilities - lines of credit, loans, credit card balances Life insurance information Bank information - business accounts (bank, banker's name, address, phone number) Bonding information - Agent/broker name and contact information Loan information - business Asset Transfer Information Ownership investment Payroll company's contact information 3 customer references - company, contact person, address, phone, type of work/service performed and contract amount Stocks and bond information (personal asset) - Security name, number of shares Information on unpaid taxes - tax type and amount FEE: $25.00 TO REGISTER VISIT: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mbe-fbe-dbe-certification-workshop-registration-20019808787
Speaker: Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
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: Beth Gantz & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisors
Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
For aspiring entrepreneurs to establish a one-year vision The Intentional Entrepreneur, a four-hour interactive workshop, explores the entrepreneurial attitude and delves into the emotional and practical aspects of business ownership. Facilitated by certified FastTrac Affiliates, the workshop guides participants through a process of consideration, exploration, and planning. Materials and tools are provided to help aspiring entrepreneurs: Assess their entrepreneurial interest and aspirations Identify personal and professional goals Explore the steps necessary to realize business ownership Participants often leverage their experience in The Intentional Entrepreneur by enrolling in either FastTrac NewVenture or FastTrac TechVenture. Fee is $30.00 Copy and paste this link to prepay: http://go.shr.lc/2bvd37R
Speaker: Mark Lankford CBA, Associate Director Butler County SBDC
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: International Trade
REACHING THE OTHER 95% Export is a tremendous way to balance your business, create new sales opportunities and broaden your horizons. Find out how to prepare for export, learn ways to find and enter new markets, and discover how to overcome barriers and risks and more. Discover the many free and low-cost opportunities to reach the rest of the world! WHERE: Akron Global Business Accelerator 526 S. Main Street Akron, Ohio 44311 WHEN: October 13, 2016 Who Should Attend: Small and Mid size Business owners, Traffic managers, purchasing managers, sales department, shipping/receiving personnel, compliance officer, financial officer, sales managers, customer service managers and anyone involved /concerned with company's international trade activities. QUESTIONS:Call International Trade Assistance Center-Program Coordinator Ph: 216.687.4797 Speaker(s): Trade Advisors and Special Guest Speaker
Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Planning a Business: Why do you need one? Anyone who is starting a business or thinking about starting a business will need to have a plan. Business plans can be boring and useless if not done properly. The Business Model Canvas is designed to focus the business on the strategic elements that matter most and have the greatest impact on driving growth. Learn the business blocks (infrastructure, customers, finances, resources, etc.) of business planning. You will leave with a great start to your business foundation and a road map to success.
Speaker: Beth Gantz, SBDC Advisor & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisor
Friday, October 14, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Business Start-Up
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: *Self Evaluation * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Importance of a business plan * Funding sources *Free or Low Cost Business Resources *Networking and more. This class is located in Building T, room 209. You must be pre-registered, no walk-ins.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Human Resources
This workshop is designed for small business owners that have 1- 50 employees and will assist you in making sure your basic HR compliance is in order. Learn the basics and regulatory hot topics, updates on recent regulatory changes and how they apply to your business. You will learn tips on how to protect yourself and your employees by utilizing appropriate employee forms, files and employee handbooks. Sample of topics: -FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), -ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act), -Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, -IRCA (Immigration Reform and Control Act), and more. This is designed to be a small group of employers that can interact and discuss very specific issues.
Speaker: Michele Hicks - Lighthouse HR Group, LLC
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Can you describe your business to an audience in less than 2 minutes so that they would be interested in becoming a customer? If you meet someone in the elevator, are you ready to summarize quickly and simplify your process, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition? At the end of this workshop, you will have the tools to create your pitch that will either continue the conversation or at least exchange business cards or schedule a meeting with potential customers or investors.
Speaker: Beth Gantz & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisors
Tuesday, October 18, 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
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Speaker: Ayanna Terry, SBDC Business Advisor
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
This interactive class will help you learn the in’s and out’s of using Instagram for your business. Learn how to engage your audience, build followers, create content and how to use #hashtags effectively.
Speaker: Presented by Lindsay Sims of Lauren Loft Social
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
New or prospective small business owners and self-employed persons can learn about their tax rights and responsibilities by attending the next Small Business Tax Workshop. Offered free of charge, this workshop is offered by the Small Business Development Center at Kent State Tuscarawas and presented by Andy Chapman, CPA, Principal at 415 Group. Workshops are designed to provide a general overview of business taxes.
Speaker: Andy Chapman, CPA
Wednesday, October 19, 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, October 19th, 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, October 19, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Do you want to be more confident in financial literacy regarding your small business? Tons of good info and tips - and access to free resources to help support your small business as it grows!
Speaker: Katie Van Dyke, Director, CSU SBDC
Wednesday, October 19, 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, October 19, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
This session will be taught in Spanish. BASE proporciona los fundamentos de negocios para aquellos que buscan convertir sus sueños en realidad. Temas incluyen - Estructuras Legales de Negocios, Requisitos de Investigación e Impuestos, Investigación que se debe hacer, Cómo comercializar su producto o servicio, Cómo escribir un plan de negocios y Acceso a fuentes de financiamiento. TO REGISTER VISIT: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/como-empezar-su-propio-negocio-base-start-up-workshop-registration-19954939762
Speaker: Ariana Ulloa- Olavarrieta
Wednesday, October 19, 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
Thursday, October 20, 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, October 21, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Veteran’s Outreach Conference
Calling all employers: Don't miss this great opportunity to give to those who have given so much. This training will focus on increasing cultural competence of military and veteran demographics, veteran hiring resources and an overview of connecting to Ohio Means Jobs. This event is hosted by Tuscarawas County Veterans Service Commission, Ohio Department of Veteran Services and the Small Business Development Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.
Speaker: To Be Advised
Monday, October 24, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
In this intensive interactive workshop business owners are guided to develop a solid action plan with priorities, goals, and specific actions to launch a marketing campaign, obtain capital, or launch a new product or business.
Monday, October 24, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This session is 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. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive business counseling services in a small group setting. Topics include: Market Assessment; Industry Analysis; Competitive Analysis
Speaker: Albert Hallenburg, Cincinnati Public Library
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Other
So you are thinking about Crowdfunding as a way of raising capital but want to know more about it? In this two-hour seminar, we will review the different types of crowdfunding and discuss the key factors. They are: platform fees, choice of platform, rewards, dollar goal, fulfillment, project duration, promotion and videos. Crowdfunding is rapidly gaining popularity as a strategy for entrepreneurs to get capital to further their business ideas. The recent regulations about equity crowdfunding that took effect May 16 have changed the way start-ups can raise capital. This has accelerated the growth of crowdfunding platforms that can raise larger units of capital in return for an equity investment.
Speaker: Bob Cohen, CEO, Braintree Business Development Center, Mansfield, Ohio
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Strategic Planning
GrowthWheel Action Plan: A visual toolbox for decision making and action planning. This workshop will help you to focus and prioritize areas in the business. This is a great workshop for all business stages (ideation, start-up, existing, and healthy). There are three different ways to screen and discover your progress, opportunities or rate your skills. You will learn the GrowthWheel 360° Screening and create an action plan. This is guaranteed to help you make decisions and assist you to become accountable for your actions.
Speaker: Beth Gantz & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisors
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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.
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