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March

Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This workshop explains different pricing models and how to set prices, calculate costs and assess competitors. Learning about pricing & the impact that it has on the success of your business from determining your price to implementing your price & strategy.
Speaker: Presented by Lisa Hutson, Director, SBDC
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: International Trade
NAFTA Seminar with Dan Ujczo Canada is the largest trading partner of the United States with over $750B two-way trade annually. In addition, Canada is the number one destination for Ohio goods & services having the lion share of over 40% among all Ohio trading partners; $21B in 2015. The attendees will benefit from the information provided by one of the top experts in the field, Dan Ujczo, "Of Counsel and Cross-Border Business Development Director" 8:00 - 8:30 Registration and breakfast 8:30 - 10:30 Seminar On the Agenda: The Market Opportunities - As presented by U.S.-Canada and NAFTA trade Before, at, and behind the border - Legal considerations for engaging in North American Trade Business Travel and Immigration - Issues related to NAFTA The Future - NAFTA under the Trump Administration Tickets for this event are $25/person and include breakfast For Questions Please Contact: Mousa Kassis Director, Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network mhkassis@ysu.edu (330) 941-2145
Speaker: Dan Ujczo, "Of Counsel and Cross-Border Business Development Director"
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Installing a WordPress Theme (part 2 of 6): This class will discuss how to select, install, and modify a website theme. Understanding how to harness the power of WordPress will help you master your WordPress.org website. Bring along your laptop and your passwords so you can access your WordPress site.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 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: Presented by SBDC Advisors
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 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 pay by credit/debit or bring a check or money order payable to the Ohio Secretary of State.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
The event address is Piqua Chamber of Commerce 326 N Main St. Piqua OH. New and pre-venture entrepreneurs will benefit from this FREE workshop. Focus will be on the business idea, logistics of a business and an organized pathway toward success. Steps in starting your own business, learn new techniques and how to take action on the many decisions facing small business ownership will be covered: business plans, business structure/choice of entity/name registration, legal matters, business insurance, accounting and taxation, marketing, small business banking and loans, how to register your business with the Secretary of State. Many resources available for small business success will be shared
Speaker: Lori Minnish Certified Business Advisor
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Financial Analysis
Knowing what costs you will incur as a business owner is critical to running a successful business. Learn how to project your start-up costs, your potential sales figures, costs and estimate your potential profits. For existing businesses, learn how to develop a budget to keep your business on track.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 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: SBDC Advisor
Thursday, March 30, 2017 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 record keeping forms and accounting methods. We’ll explore the differences and connections between record keeping, accounting, and financial management and learn about the requirements of a record keeping 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.
Friday, March 31, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Excel Part 2 Training When: Friday, March 31, 2017 9:00AM-3:00PM Where: Ohio University-Voinovich School, The Ridges, Building 22, 1st Floor Computer Lab, Athens, OH 45701

April

Monday, April 03, 2017 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, April 03, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Financial Analysis
TBA
Speaker: Presented by Suzie Dills, SBDC Advisor
Monday, April 03, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Pre-business 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
Monday, April 03, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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, April 04, 2017 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Topic: International Trade
Prior to exporting medical devices, companies must receive approval and clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, medical devices that are legally marketed in the U.S. may be exported to anywhere in the world without prior FDA notification or approval. Depending on which section of the FD&C Act a firm is exporting under, it may need to request an export permit letter, export certificate or it may need to submit a simple notification. During this special training, companies will receive in-depth information on how to export legally marked and approved devices. In addition to application process for export certificates, permits, as well as steps in submitting simple notifications.
Speaker: Various industry experts
Location:
Fee: $ 95.00
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
GETTING TO KNOW YOU In this class we will teach you how to set up a way for people to sign up to get information from you. Understanding how to harness the power of WordPress will help you master your WordPress.org website. Bring along your laptop. Don't forget to bring along your passwords so you can access your WordPress site.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
This session is designed to provide the essential information you will need to help start your business.
Speaker: Larry Brown, Certified Business Advisor
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 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, April 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, Center Director, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, phone 419-559-2210 or email bauxter@terra.edu.
Speaker: Bill Auxter
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Customer Relations
"Hands-on Marketing Workshops". Bring your laptop and get help drafting blog posts & designing images. Our first workshop will be on using Canva to design social media posts.
Speaker: Lindsay Sims, Founder/CEO - Customer Boom
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Get Your Business Online is a fast and easy way for small businesses to get online. While 97% of consumers look online for local products and services, 55% of small businesses do not have a website. Get Your Business Online provides small businesses with a free website as well as free tools, training, and resources to help their business succeed online. 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) Please note: This class takes place in a computer lab. A $10 administrative fee is required when registering. You must be registered no later than April 4, 2017. This class is located at Lakeland's Holden University Center in room 118.
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
In this project-centered course you will use the Business Model Canvas innovation tool to identify and communicate the nine key elements of a business model: Customer Segments, Value Proposition, Channels, Customer Relationships, Key Resources, Key Activities, Key Partners, Revenue Streams, and Cost Structure.
Speaker: Katie Van Dyke, Director CSU SBDC
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Pre-business 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, April 05, 2017 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 is free, but advance registration is required in order to issue parking passes and ensure adequate seating and training materials. To register, please call 330.375.2111, or email info@akronsbdc.org .
Speaker: Jim Griggy, CBA for the Summit Medina Business Alliance, and Mark Hansel, Lender Relations Rep for the Cleveland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
We will be discussing Branding consistency, Personal selling and Social Media techniques to increase sales. You will learn how to implement these sales techniques for both brick and mortar and on- line business models. The is a $20.00 fee to attend this training session. Click on the PayPal link for payment. paypal.me/SbdcSpringfield/20
Speaker: Mollie Smith, owner of Olligraphics Graphic Design and Printing, Lindsey Evans, owner of 16th Floor Media an on line media marketing company and Chuck Moorman a Xerox certified personal selling professional.
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, April 06, 2017 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, April 06, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
TBA
Speaker: Presented by Lisa Hutson, Director, SBDC
Friday, April 07, 2017 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.
Friday, April 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Advance Word 2013 Class is free but you must register. Register via email sbdc@ohio.edu or call 740-597-1460 When: April 7, 2017 9:00AM-3:00PM Where: Ohio University-Voinovich School-Building 22, The Ridges, Athens, OH 45701 This training is intended for advance Word users. The training will be provided by Carleen Dotson, Training Specialist/Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center. The objective of the training will be to guide users in the following areas of utilizing Word: using Mail Merge, Objects and Backgrounds, Working with Forms, Long Documents, Using Images in a Document, Inserting Content using Quick Parts, Controlling Text Flow, Creating Customer Graphic Elements
Monday, April 10, 2017 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, April 11, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Intellectual Property
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Elements of Business-Accelerate Your Business For Free: Legal, Accounting & Insurance When: April 11, 2017 9:00AM-12:00PM Where: Ohio University-Zanesville Campus, Elson Hall, Room W112, 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701 Class is free, but you must register. Register via email: sbdc@ohio.ed or call 740-597-1460
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 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, April 11, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Strategic Planning
TBA
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
Alternative lenders specialize in utilizing overlooked sources of collateral such as real estate or even outstanding invoices to secure the loan. They are typically more flexible than banks when it comes to repayment schedules and loan approval and often provide cash much faster than their traditional banking counterparts.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
WIDGETS, PLUGINS, AND STRESS In this class we will teach you how to choose a plugin and work with widgets without stressing out. Discover the vast array of plugins available to you and how to select the good from the bad and how to install a plugin and a widget. Understanding how to harness the power of WordPress will help you master your WordPress.org website. Bring along your laptop. Don't forget to bring along your passwords so you can access your WordPress site.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 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, April 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, Center Director, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, phone 419-559-2210 or email bauxter@terra.edu.
Speaker: Bill Auxter
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 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: Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisor
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 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, April 12, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Free Constant Contact Webinar-Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media When: April 12, 2017 12:00PM-1:00PM Email sbdc@ohio.edu to register or call 740-597-1460
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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) As seating in this workshop is limited, there is a 5.00 non-refundable registration fee.
Fee: $ 5.00
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Today's Topic: Low Cost and No Cost Marketing Tools You Can Use to Grow Your Business Bring your lunch to the SBDC and learn something new! Small Business Topics. Webinars will be shown from 12N-1P.
Friday, April 14, 2017 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Looking for advising that is construction-industry specific? Joe Lopez has been a powerhouse in the construction business for more then 23 years, focusing lately on the design, fabrication and installation of architectural metal products, metal cladding and rainscreens. Well versed in the best practices of contracting, certifications, bidding, job estimation and much more, Joe Lopez is here to meet with you 1-on-1 to discuss your specific business needs. Call 216-281-4422 to schedule your individual appointment.
Friday, April 14, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Social media is changing how businesses talk to customers. But social media is changing too! Did you know that when you make a Facebook post, less than one person out of 100 will see it? How do you make it work effectively for your business? Online Marketer Bob Turner will explain how you can make social media marketing work for you.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
HOW TO ADD CONTENT In this class you will learn how to add and modify photos, videos, and written content on your website. Understanding how to harness the power of WordPress will help you master your WordPress.org website. Bring along your laptop. Don't forget to bring along your passwords so you can access your WordPress site.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing. What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing: What it really is (and isn’t) What it can do for your business. And the five easy steps you must take to harness the power of the inbox! o Grow a healthy list o Create great content o Customize a beautiful, mobile-friendly template that matches your brand o How to get your emails opened o Tracking your results. From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing.
Speaker: Diane Helbig, author, speaker, and radio host, Seize This Day, President
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Have you ever spent money on a Facebook ad but didn't achieve your expectations? Are you curious how to use Facebook Ad Campaigns? This class will teach you how to take your brand, product or service to the next level through Facebook ads. You will learn the following: -Setting expectations and goals -Which ad type to choose and why -Creating audiences -How to organize ad groups -How to create your first ad -How to test for success Register for this class and set up your individualized, 1 on 1 advising session where you will actually create your effective and efficient Facebook Ad Campaign for your business. Call 216-281-4422
Speaker: Cole Worley, SCW Marketing
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Advanced Microsoft Excel Training-Class is Free, but you must register. Register via email: sbdc@ohio.edu or 740-597-1460 When: April 19, 2017 9:00AM-3:00PM Where: Hocking College-Logan Campus, 30140 Iles Road, Logan, OH 43138 This training is intended for advanced Excel users. The training will be provided by Carleen Dotson, Training Specialist/Business Advisor the Small Business Development Center. The objective of the training is to will be to guide users in the following areas of utilizing Excel: Customizing the Excel Environment, Creating Advanced Formulas, Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting, Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables, Visualizing Data with Basic Charts, Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables, Slicers, and PivotCharts, Working with Multiple Worksheets & Workbooks Simultaneously, Sharing and Protecting Workbooks, Automating Workbook Functionality.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 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, April 19th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, 604 W. Washington Street, Sandusky. To register, contact Bill Auxter, Center Director, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, phone 419-559-2210 or email bauxter@terra.edu.
Speaker: Bill Auxter
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Constant Contact Webinar-Look Great in the Inbox: The 7 Don'ts of Email Design When: April 19, 2017 12:00PM-1:00PM Register for Webinar via email: sbdc@ohio.edu or call 740-597-1460
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 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, April 20, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
In this session we will create financial projections Step by Step to get your Business Plan Bank Ready! Projected financial statements covered are 12 to 24 months Cash Flow, 3yr Cash Flow, Profit and Loss, and 3 yr Balance Sheet. Participants MUST work with Business Advisor prior to attending as prerequisite work need to be completed. Registration is by phone only. Prerequisites - Business must be registered with the state. - Business plan Draft completed with financial assumptions completed (We will help with this.) - Existing Owners - Project cost list or Executive Summary with description of how loaned funds will be utilized. - Start-Up Owners MUST have Start-up cost project list.
Speaker: SBDC Urban League Business Advisor - Felicia Townsend Ivey
Thursday, April 20, 2017 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: $ 10.00
Thursday, April 20, 2017 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: Michelle Bozak - SBDC Advisor
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
You bring your lunch and we will provide the education. Each week we will cover a different topic that will help you and your business gain knowledge and accelerate growth!
Speaker: SBDC Staff
Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Business Plans: 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: Lisa Hutson - SBDC Director
Friday, April 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Learn How to Make Effective Presentations with PowerPoint & Prezi Class is free, but you must register. Register via email sbdc@ohio.edu or call 740-597-1460 When: April 21, 2017 9:00AM-3:00PM Where: Washington County The Career Center-Adult Technical Training, 21740 SR 676, Marietta, OH 45750 This course will present the trainees with the experience of using PowerPoint to create presentation materials to showcase their business. The 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!
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