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August

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 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Other
Hear from Nate Green with The Montrose Group, LLC as he addresses the key elements of the new TIF programs.
Speaker: Nate Green, The Montrose Group, LLC
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: Alex Alverez 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: Luis Carlos Diaz, Market Research and Social Media Professional / Owner of Digital Nexus LLC ,Michelle Hummel Web Stategy Plus, CEO, & Kendra Ramirez , Rebekah Leitner
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
Monday, August 29, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:00 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 30, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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, August 30, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
In this seminar you will learn what the Internal Revenue Code will not teach you. The instructor will guide you through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies that minimize your tax liabilities, maximize your cash flow and keep you on track to your financial goals. Learn the different ways to prepare your taxes based on your business legal structure. Find out how to get money out of your business with as little tax consequence as possible. Understand the most common business expenses. Determine how to maximize your cash flow and stay on track to your financial goals. Optimize financial opportunities to be found in existing as well as recently altered tax laws. This is a brown bag lunch and learn so bring your lunch if you choose and explore your possibilities!
Speaker: Scott Shields, CPA at Shields Blice & Company CPAs Inc.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Join us for a 6 Week Course. Our new hands-on workshop empowers you to grow your business or turn your idea into a business! This course is designed to help clients focus on the operations and essentials of starting and growing a business. Clients will develop a deeper understanding of their finances, pricing, and knowing the importance of their numbers. Clients will examine their market and marketing plan using tools to help with decision making and action planning for startup and growth companies. At the end of this course, clients will have a clearer vision so they can move forward to the next step to grow their business.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson, Director SBDC
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, August 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

September

Tuesday, September 06, 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, September 06, 2016 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent and pivot your business model. This class is perfect for startup business or entrepreneurs with an idea. Participants will use the Business Model Canvas to think logically and strategically about their business concept. We will work through the Business Model Canvas and participants will leave with a solid understanding of their business or business idea. You will also have a few extra copies to take as homework.
Speaker: Jason Estremera
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
This class will help you with all your start up business questions
Speaker: Ayanna Terry
Tuesday, September 06, 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 - 9/6, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Part 2 - 9/13, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Part 3 - 9/27, 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 visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bizstartnow-registration-19937657069
Speaker: Ariana Ulloa
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Learn how to manage and track your financials using QuickBooks. QuickBooks is a financial software all small businesses need. From tracking expenses to creating reports, this workshop will get your financials on track.
Speaker: Raymond Blackwell, Bravura Accounting Soulutions LLC
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, September 07, 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, September 7th, 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, September 07, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
A $10 non-refundable payment is made at www.cantonsbdc. org. Click on Orientation Class, Registration, Choose Wayne County and choose a date. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
Speaker: Holly Bolinger, Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, September 08, 2016 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Topic: International Trade
Are you shipping a product to a foreign country? Do you have step by step guidelines to ensure everyone in your company follows international trade compliance measures? During this workshop, you will learn methods to determine export compliance risks and steps to ensure proper procedures are in place. Learn how to write customized trade compliance manual for your company. Who should attend: •Business Development Executives •Sales Managers •Customer Service Managers •Shipping Managers •Sales Associates •Customer Service Associates
Fee: $ 95.00
Thursday, September 08, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Planning
In the words of Winston Churchill, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” The failure rate of small businesses is over 60% inside of five years! If you want to decrease your chances of becoming one of the statistics, you must create a plan to achieve your business goals. In this session the Ohio SBDC will lead you through the key components of a working business plan. We will discuss: the executive summary the business and product description organizational structure the marketing plan business financial statements funding requests. Presenter: Jerome W. Jones is a Business Consultant with The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College and Managing Member of The Danash Group, LLC. Prior to working with the Danash Group, he served as VP of Lending with the Economic and Community Development Institute. He has held other small business development positions including the Vice President of Business Services at Telhio Credit Union where he was responsible for the business loan department, Vice President of Community Development Lending for Key Bank, and a senior loan officer for Community Capital Development Corp. Jones is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional and attended Jackson State University and Franklin University. This is an overview of a longer 6 week course TO REGISTER: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-plan-the-tool-that-drives-your-business-registration-27111269537
Thursday, September 08, 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 & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisors
Thursday, September 08, 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, September 08, 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, September 08, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
The Recordkeeping for a Small Business workshop provides an overview of record keeping and is designed to help participants understand how record keeping can benefit their small business. Come learn the ways businesses keep vital records of their activities and track their day-to-day transactions in traditional accounting. Understand the structure, content, and application of a variety of recordkeeping forms and accounting methods. We’ll explore the differences and connections between recordkeeping, accounting, and financial management and learn about the requirements of a recordkeeping system. We’ll discuss the sources of documentation: income, purchases and business expenses. Some of the challenges we’ll cover include separation of business and personal finances; bank and credit card account reconciliation; petty cash, and purchase authorization.
Speaker: Presenter: Adrienne Heard, CBA.
Thursday, September 08, 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
Friday, September 09, 2016 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
A Three Hour Crash Course Marketing Seminar For Start-Up Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Willie Davis, Author, Entrepreneur
Fee: $ 20.00
Friday, September 09, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
One of the biggest challenges for small businesses today is access to capital. This workshop will give you an update on financing trends facing small businesses, with a focus on new resources, including marketplace and online lenders. This is a great opportunity for small business owners with established companies to ask questions and learn more on how to access working capital and to learn tools to take their business to the next level. Sergio Rodriguera Jr. is Chief Strategy Officer at The Credit Junction. Sergio oversees all business development and digital marketing for the firm. He is a former Professional Staff Member on the Committee on Financial Services in the U.S. House of Representatives and Special Advisor to the Undersecretary at the Department of Treasury. His expertise is in banking regulations and capital formation. For more information on The Credit Junction: www.thecreditjunction.com TO REGISTER: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/financing-your-growth-access-to-capital-for-your-small-business-registration-26975292827
Monday, September 12, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Other
This cohort is for businesses that provide salon services such as: Hair Salons, Barbershops, Estheticians, Nail Technicians, 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 Monday of the month through December 2016. To Register please contact SBDC Business Advisor Ayanna Terry at aterry@gcul.org.
Monday, September 12, 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
Monday, September 12, 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
Monday, September 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 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: 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 the Technology building, room 106- across the street from Main campus. You must be pre-registered, no walk-ins.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Other
As a result of this workshop, participants will have an increased awareness for the risk of fraud in the workplace, be able to recognize red flags for fraud and understand several key internal controls necessary to prevent employee embezzlement. The program is interactive and fast-paced, and utilizes a combination of lectures and case studies.
Speaker: Cynthia Allen - CPA Cain & Associates Investigative Accountants, Inc.
Tuesday, September 13, 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, September 13, 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. To Register please contact SBDC Business Advisor Ayanna Terry at aterry@gcul.org.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
So, you need a business plan and the thought alone is enough to stop you before even starting. Most people have seen more business plans and templates than they care to and are turned off by the idea of creating a 20-30 page document. Let’s work together to get your plan started and finished in a matter of no time. Participants will be walked through the most important elements of the business plan and leave with a great start to the foundation of their business. Ongoing business support is provided through one-on-one counseling.
Speaker: Jason Estremera
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 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, SBDC Director and Certified Business Advisor
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 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: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mbe-fbe-dbe-certification-workshop-registration-20019674385
Speaker: Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! You need to know what type of customers to target, where to find them, the size of the market for your product or service, and to identify your competition. The Dayton Metro Library provides several resources that can help you answer these questions. Come join the Library’s Business Specialist who will demonstrate how you can use these resources to: Identify potential customers in the B2B and B2C arena; Find information on consumer demographics; Access reliable information on market size and critical trends; Identify and research your competition; Mine business publications for valuable information; Analyze potential business locations You will take away tips to help formulate a clear description of the opportunity for your business. . Free resources will be emphasized, but we will also touch on some fee based services that may be helpful for those with the budget.
Speaker: Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Specialist Dayton Metro Library
Wednesday, September 14, 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, September 14th, 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, 1 sessions ending Saturday, September 24
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, September 14, 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. These sessions will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month through December 2016. To Register please contact SBDC Business Advisor Ayanna Terry at aterry@gcul.org.
Wednesday, September 14, 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: Jim Griggy, CBA, at the Ohio Small Business Development Center (OSBDC) at the Summit Medina Business Alliance (SMBA) and Mark Hansel, Lender Relations Rep for the Cleveland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: International Trade
Currently exporting? Interested in exploring international trade? Join us for a breakfast networking and information event at Scribbler's Coffee House in Geneva, OH on Thursday September 15th from 8-9:30AM hosted by The Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network at YSU and TEGAM. Topics include: Export Ecosystems Market Research Opportunities Export Assistance Grants Ohio Export Internship Program Compliance Assistance
Speaker: Mousa Kassis
Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Technology
So you are thinking about Crowdfunding as a way of raising capital but want to know more about it? 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 16th have changed the way startups can raise capital. This has accelerated the growth of crowdfunding platforms that can raise larger amounts of capital in return for an equity investment. In this two-hour seminar we will review the different types of crowdfunding, and discuss the key factors to pay attention to in crowdfunding: Choice of platform, Platform fees, Project duration, Dollar goal, Rewards, Video, Promotion, Fulfilment
Speaker: Bob Cohen, CEO, Braintree Development Center
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
The most important aspect of a business plan is to serve as a guide during the life of your business. It is the blueprint of your business and will serve to keep you on track. This workshop will not only teach you how to write a business plan, it will show you the value of having a business plan and keeping it current.
Speaker: Brian Walters, MBA, CBA, and Mark Hansel, Representative for the Cleveland District Office of the SBA, Dept. of Economic Development/Lender Relations
Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 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
Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 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. para registrarse: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/como-empezar-su-propio-negocio-base-start-up-workshop-registration-19955031035
Speaker: Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
Learn to pitch your business to investors in 10 simple slides - and get to know what investors are really looking for. Bring your lunch along and learn over lunch hour!
Speaker: Katie Van Dyke, Director, CSU SBDC
Friday, September 16, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Learn more about the Small Business Administration: How does the SBA lending process work? What are eligible and ineligible applications for SBA-backed financing? What programs are available either directly or indirectly through the SBA that can benefit my business? What are the current trends with interest rates? What are the SBA-financed resources that can help my business? Find out the answers to these and many more related questions.
Speaker: Glenn Clevenger SBA Director
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
GrowthWheel® is a toolbox for decision-making in startup and growth companies. It helps entrepreneurs and business advisors Get Focus, Set Agenda, Make Decisions and Take Action. GrowthWheel® is based on the philosophy that there are just four core disciplines that are critical to the development of a company: •You need to have an overview to maintain a holistic perspective and understanding of the development. • You need to make progress by keep focusing on the actions that make a difference for the development of the company. • You need to maintain the passion which is one of the most important resources of an entrepreneur and the reason for high productivity. • You need to build a community around the company and find areas where other people can help you by means of their specific competencies that you do not yet have yourself.
Speaker: Jason Estremera
Tuesday, September 20, 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 20, 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: TBD
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, September 21, 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, September 21st, 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, September 21, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Wednesday, September 21, 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
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.
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