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February

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
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, February 21, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
You know you shouldn’t decorate your house if the foundation is falling in, or the old line from the good book about building a house on sand, right? Same holds true when it comes to marketing your business – you need to create a strong foundation before you go doing any kind of advertising or marketing. After all, running an ad to drive traffic to a bad (or no) website isn’t smart. Or, promoting the “best cheeseburger in town” when it’s not and the customer service is bad will just leave a bad taste in the mouth – literally. So, at this lunch n learn, learn from marketing and brand experience expert Rodger Roeser, owner of The Eisen Agency, on how to create a strong, distinct and fully branded foundation that will hold up to most extravagant (or modest) marketing ideas and plans. 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: Rodger Roser, The Eisen Agency
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) Class-learn about types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service. When: February 21, 2017 2:00-4:00PM Where: Lancaster/Fairfield County Chamber of Commerece, 109 North Broad Street, Suite 100, Lancaster, OH 43130 Register via email- sbdc@ohio.ed or call 740-597-1460
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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: Suzie Dills, SBDC Advisor
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Please arrive at 5:15 to allow time for registration. The seminar will cover business plans, tax information, permits, licensure and other start-up topics. Registration is in Suite 1155 of The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University. Parking is available at meters surrounding the building (free after 6pm) or at a YSU Parking Deck ($5)
Speaker: Jason Heyman
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
QuickBooks Level 1 Training When: Wednesday, Febrary 22, 2017 9:00 AM-3:00PM Where: Hocking College Energy Institute, 30140 Iles Road, Logan, OH 43138
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Automate Your Marketing
Speaker: Karen Leonard, Chief Marketing Officer, IGV
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Address of Deerfield Administration Bldg, 4900 Parkway Drive, Mason, Oh. 45040
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Small Business Basics is a free, two hour seminar that answers your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business, Wednesday, February 22nd, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Terra State Community College, Building D, Room 115, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont. 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
Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Topic: International Trade
Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Materials: Major Global Markets-Regulatory Compliance – EU, Canada, China, India and South Korea Attend this training to receive Global Regulatory updates: Learn about the compliance measures to ensure your export transactions are completed successfully from beginning to end. Learn about upcoming deadline in EU REACH registration, South Korean REACH requirements, Regulations in China and Canada. Increase your knowledge on labeling and proper steps to author and maintain material Safety Data Sheet for new and existing product line. Learn ways to identify the right logistics partners, Collaborate and Plan to ensure on effective, efficient international shipments and global supply chain. Speakers: Authoring, Maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheet, Labeling of Chemicals and Canadian Regulations for U.S chemical exporters -Jackie Foster, B.Tech., Regulatory Specialist- Intertek Scientific & Regulatory European Union: REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances) Regulation -John M. Zindar, Partner-The European-American Business Organization, Inc. (EABO) Logistics and Supply Chain in Practice -Michael G Saul, Director of Supply Chain, Sherwin Williams South Korean and China Regulations and other Asian Market Regulations & Opportunities -KARIN F. BARON, MSPH-Senior Regulatory Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., The Acta Group Regulations in India -Vinita Bahri-Mehra, Asia-Pacific Team Leader-Kegler Brown Moderator: -John F. Lewis, Jr. President & CEO, BioOhio Who should attend: - Business Development Executives - Sales managers - Shipping manager - Export Coordinator - Sales coordinator WHEN: February 23, 2017. Start time: 8:00am End time: 2:30pm. WHERE: Akron, Ohio - 526 S Main St, Akron, OH 44311 QUESTIONS: Call International Trade Assistance Center-Program Coordinator Ucee Faenza Ph: 216.687.4797 Email: u.faenza@csuohio.edu
Fee: $ 95.00
Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
BUILD YOUR WEBSITE From nothing to a website in a day. Bring your laptop and we will walk you step-by-step through the process of getting your website up and running. You will need to bring your laptop computer and a credit card, as in-class purchases will be required. Estimated in class costs $200. Hiring a website designer to create your site starts at $3200 so walking away from the Intensive with a working site for less than $500 ($249 class fee and est. $200 in-class purchases) is a deal. An excellent precursor is the 5 Ws of Websites class offered January 28, 2017. There is a $249.00 non-refundable fee to attend this class.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
In this session we will create financial projections needed in business plans and for loan purposes Step by Step. Financial statements covered are 12 to 24 months Cash Flow Projections, 3yr Annual Cash Flow Statement, Projected Profit and Loss, and the Balance Sheet. Participants MUST have prerequisite work completed. As so, registration is by phone only. Prerequisites - Business must be registered with the state. - Business Plan Draft Completed with financial assumptions completed - 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 listing.
Speaker: SBDC Urban League Business Advisor - Felicia Townsend Ivey
Thursday, February 23, 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!
Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
SBA Basics and Access To Capital Attend this free, one hour program to learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration, how we assist entrepreneurs, and the programs we offer. After attending this program you will understand whether you are eligible for an SBA loan and how to go about applying for one. We will also spend some time talking about how lenders evaluate the creditworthiness of businesses, so that you can understand the process and put yourself in the best position for approval.
Speaker: Raymond Graves
Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
Attend this free, one hour program to learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration, how we assist entrepreneurs, and the programs we offer. After attending this program you will understand whether you are eligible for an SBA loan and how to go about applying for one. We will also spend some time talking about how lenders evaluate the creditworthiness of businesses, so that you can understand the process and put yourself in the best position for approval.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) Class-learn about types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service When: February 23, 2017 2:00-4:00PM Where: Farmers Bank, 640 East Main Street, Pomeroy, OH 45769 Register via email- sbdc@ohio.edu or call 740-597-1460
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) Class-learn about types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service. When: February 28, 2017 10:00AM-12:00PM Where: Ohio University Small Business Development Center-The Ridges-Building 19, Athens, OH 45701 Register via email sbdc@ohio.edu or call 740-597-1460
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Blog 101: Tips and Tricks to get started! 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: Presented by SBDC Staff
Tuesday, February 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 of 99.00 3. You must be prepared to pay by credit or debit or bring a check or money order payable to the Ohio Secretary of State.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
This workshop is designed to provide guidance on preparing taxes for Small Businesses.
Speaker: Gina Pinto Williams, Liberty Tax Service

March

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 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, March 01, 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, March 1st, 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, March 01, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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. LOCATION : Lorain Learning Center 201 West Erie Lorain, OH 44052
Speaker: Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisor
Wednesday, March 01, 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.
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.
Wednesday, March 01, 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
Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This workshop helps entrepreneurs learn how they can gain a degree of control with their owned, earned and paid online presence.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson, Director SBDC
Friday, March 03, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
QuickBooks Level 1 Class When: Friday, March 3, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM Where: Ohio University, Voinovich School, The Ridges, Building 22, 1st Floor Computer Lab, Athens, OH 45701 The class is free, but space is limited. Please register via email: sbdc@ohio.edu or call 740-597-1460.
Monday, March 06, 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, March 06, 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
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Attracting Local Customers in The Digital Age: Practical tactics and tips to improve your online visibility in 2017. Attend our free, two-part, hands-on seminar and learn from the wisdom of the LocalBizGurus how to improve your business' online presence across all digital platforms. Get found above your competition today!
Speaker: Aaron Garfunkel and Nachum Langsner of LocalBizGuru - LocalBizGuru is a local digital marketing agency located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Our expert digital marketing solutions help local businesses attract targeted traffic to both their websites and brick and mortar locations.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This session will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. When the session is done you’ll have a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives. You’ll learn what a “campaign” is and what to write about and offer in that campaign. You’ll be given some simple but powerful tips for how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible. And you’ll see that there are some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing customers and supporters as well as expand your reach to new prospects.
Speaker: Diane Helbig, author, speaker, and radio host, Seize This Day, President
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 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
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
En los negocios, todo es importante todo el tiempo. La pregunta clave: ¿En que nos enfocamos ahora? GrowthWheel es una herramienta que da una vista de 360° a su empresa. Nos ayuda enfocarnos en dónde tomar decisiones y tomar medidas.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
Do to you know your customer? We will discuss how to identify your target market. 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: Presented by SBDC Staff
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
This session is designed to provide the essential information you will need to help start your business.
Speaker: Ayanna Terry, Certified Business Advisor
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
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 process 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 Minnich, Certified Business Advisor, SBDC
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
This class IS NOT in the Market Avenue Building. Go to the Professional Building across the street, Entrance #2.
Wednesday, March 08, 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, March 8th, 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, March 08, 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, March 08, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Join us to meet local lenders, including banks and micro lending institutions as well as the Small Business Administration, about business financing options.
Wednesday, March 08, 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, March 09, 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
Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Today's Topic: Raising Money For Your Business Bring your lunch to the SBDC and learn something new! Small Business Topics. Webinars will be shown from 12N-1P.
Thursday, March 09, 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
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
QuickBooks Level 2 Training When: Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 MA-3:00 PM Where: The Career Center (Washington County), 21740 State Route 676, Marietta, OH 45750
Friday, March 10, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing Planning
This workshop helps entrepreneurs learn how they can gain a degree of control with their owned, earned and paid online presence.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson, Director SBDC
Monday, March 13, 2017 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, March 13, 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: SBDC Advisor(s)
Monday, March 13, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Human Resources
Are you thinking about hiring your first employee but don't know where to start? Do you know if you can afford to hire someone to work in your business? Let us help you. We can answer your questions and help your business grow.
Speaker: Michele Hicks, owner of Lighthouse HR & Lisa Hutson, Director, SBDC
Monday, March 13, 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, March 14, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
In this seminar we will have resources that are available to you in your small business. Local, State and Federal economic development offices will be represented.
Tuesday, March 14, 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, March 14, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Have an Instagram Business Page already? Learn how to integrate Instagram advertising into your business and use hashtags more effectively. 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: Presented by SBDC Staff
Tuesday, March 14, 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
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
The class will be taught in Spanish: This workshop is designed to provide guidance on preparing taxes for Small Businesses.
Speaker: Gina Pinto Williams, Liberty Tax Service
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
SEO TACTICS This class pulls back the curtain and lets you see what drives customers to websites. Learn some easy to use SEO Tactics that will help your site gain traffic.
Wednesday, March 15, 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, March 15th, 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, March 15, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
Appropriate for anyone who plans to start a business. 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. Also good for those who have been in business for less than 1 year.
Wednesday, March 15, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 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
Friday, March 17, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
QuickBooks Level 2 Training When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:00AM-3:00PM Where: Ohio University-Voinovich School-The Ridges, Building 22, 1st Floor Computer Lab, Athens, OH 45701
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning
WEBSITES & WORDPRESS This class will go over what you need to buy, what you don't need, and an easy way to protect your privacy. We will help you understand the WordPress Dashboard including how to customize it, make changes to how your site looks, and basic security. 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, March 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Attracting Local Customers in The Digital Age: Practical tactics and tips to improve your online visibility in 2017. Attend our free, two-part, hands-on seminar and learn from the wisdom of the LocalBizGurus how to improve your business' online presence across all digital platforms. Get found above your competition today!
Speaker: Aaron Garfunkel and Nachum Langsner of LocalBizGuru - LocalBizGuru is a local digital marketing agency located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Our expert digital marketing solutions help local businesses attract targeted traffic to both their websites and brick and mortar locations.
Tuesday, March 21, 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: Beth Gantz & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisors
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up
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: Presented by SBDC Staff
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Beginning Excel Training When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:00AM-3:00PM Where: Hocking College-Logan Campus, 30140 Iles Road, Logan, OH 43138 The class is free, but spaces are limited and you must register to attend. Register via email: sbdc@ohio.edu or call 740-597-1460.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
Attend this free, one hour program to learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration, how we assist entrepreneurs, and the programs we offer. After attending this program you will understand whether you are eligible for an SBA loan and how to go about applying for one. We will also spend some time talking about how lenders evaluate the creditworthiness of businesses, so that you can understand the process and put yourself in the best position for approval.
Speaker: Raymond Graves, U.S. SBA Lender Relations
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Address of Hamilton Township Municipal Building - 7780 State Route 48, Hamilton Township, Ohio 45039
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Small Business Basics is a free, two hour seminar that answers your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business, Wednesday, March 22nd, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Terra State Community College, Building D, Room 115, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont. 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
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning
Create a Business Plan that delivers results! Whether you’ve been in business for years or managing a start-up, get a fresh perspective on your finances, budget, customers and marketing. Get the tools and guidance needed to write your business plan in this 4 hour workshop. Come away with: 1) A list of goals and strategies, 2) A market analysis specific to your industry, 3) Demographic information, 4) Ways of marketing your product or services, 5) Competitive Analysis, 6) An understanding of how to calculate financial projections and other financial statements, 7) A Bankers perspective, 8) How to put together a formal business plan, 9) User friendly worksheets that will set the stage for a great year! Included with the cost of this class is a flash drive with market analysis for your specific business. Once registered please provide us with your NAICS code or a specific business description by calling 440-525-7706. Laptop computers will be provided in this class to view all data for class. We strongly suggest that if you are a pre-venture business or recent start-up, you should first attend our FREE On BASE Start-Up Business Training Class before attending this class.  Seating is Limited. Coffee and Water will be provided. Presented by: Jim Gray-Owner of JPG Advisors, LLC & Business Advisor for the SBDC, Cathy Walsh, Director of the Lake/Geauga SBDC. Organized by the Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College.
Fee: $ 99.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Access to Capital
In this session we will create financial projections needed in business plans and for loan purposes Step by Step. Financial statements covered are 12 to 24 months Cash Flow Projections, 3yr Annual Cash Flow Statement, Projected Profit and Loss, and the Balance Sheet. Participants MUST have prerequisite work completed. As so, registration is by phone only. Prerequisites - Business must be registered with the state. - Business Plan Draft Completed with financial assumptions completed - 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 listing.
Speaker: SBDC Urban League Business Advisor - Felicia Townsend Ivey
Thursday, March 23, 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: Presented by SBDC Staff
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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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