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Monday, December 12, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Learn what it takes to have a successful start-up: Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting your business off the ground. Learn about various financing options and what banks look for when lending money, get credit ready. Learn about the local resources available to assist you in starting and growing a small business.
Speaker: Ray Graves, SBA, Michael Shepherd, JP Morgan Chase and Donna Dabbs, SBDC Urban League of Greater Cleveland,
Monday, December 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Set business goals, compare performance to industry benchmarks, and see all your key numbers in an easy-to-use dashboard so you know exactly what's going on in your business and how to plan your next year of sales. Each participant will be provided with a year subscription to Liveplan.
Monday, December 12, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Appropriate for anyone who plans to start a business or who has been in business for a year or less. Topics include business plans, business structure/choice of entity/name registration, legal matters, business insurance, accounting and taxation, marketing, small business banking and loans, and more. Registration also available under the "Events" tab of the website.
Speaker: Tracy L. Hawkins, JD - Clermont SBDC; John Sheil, Esq. - J. Arthur Sheil & Associates; Jason Dimaculangan, Acct Executive - Landmark Insurance; Eric Roth, CPA - Roth CPA & Associates
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Strategic Planning
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, you will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, you will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take your business to the next level. Learn more about the program and network with other business owners.
Speaker: Jay Fernandez, Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
LEAD GENERATION: FINDING CUSTOMERS Ever wonder why some businesses look so slick, have thousands of followers, and are blowing the socks off the competition? We'll show you how to effectively use the hottest lead tools on the market. Registration also available under the "Events" tab at the website. LOCATION: This class is being held at the Anderson Township Chamber of Commerce, NOT the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. The address is Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230.
Speaker: Tracy L. Hawkins - Clermont SBDC; Tammara York - LandShark Communications
Tuesday, December 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
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 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)
Wednesday, December 14, 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, December 15, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
A former business owner will walk you through the business planning process (including the financial section) and provide information on business entities and identifying your market niche. You'll also receive in-depth information on compliance issues such as taxes, deductions and employees. A section of this important workshop is dedicated to various funding programs and incentives.
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Agribusiness
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:
Speaker: Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta
Friday, December 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Note: This training is located at The Career Center (Washington County), 21740 State Route 676, Marietta, OH 45750 This training is intended for beginner Excel users.
Tuesday, December 20, 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, January 03, 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, January 04, 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, January 4th, 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
Speaker: Bill Auxter
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 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 . Session to be held in the 9th floor conference room #904.
Speaker: Jim Griggy, Certified Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center, and Cleveland District Small Business Administration's Lender Relations Representative Mark Hansel.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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, January 09, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
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, Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center
Fee: $ 10.00
Monday, January 09, 2017 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: *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, January 10, 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.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 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
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 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
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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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