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Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 09:00am
Where
380 East Parkcenter Blvd
<p> </p> <p>Topics discussed include: <i>Credit Criteria</i>, <i>Preparing a Loan Application, Credit Factors, Determining your financing needs, Alternative Financing, What a ‘lender looks for’ </i>and the next step in accessing capital as a small business. </p> <p>This workshop will better prepare you and your business when approaching commercial lenders. </p> <p> </p> <p>After completing this workshop participants should be able to: </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>  Understand the SBA loan process </li> <li>  Understand the different types of SBA loans </li> <li>  Prepare a solid loan package </li> <li>  Identify what banks look for in an applicant </li> <li>  Locate available grant programs </li> <li>  Determine eligibility for SBA programs </li> </ul> <p> </p>
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
365 Canal Street
The Louisiana District Office is hosting a training on the SBA's Mentor Protege Program and on requirements for Joint Venture Agreements. Areas to be covered include: eligibility requirements for mentors and proteges; benefits to mentors; benefits to proteges; business development requirements; when joint venture agreements are permitted; requirements for joint venture agreements; rules of affiliation; what SBA considers as a part of our analysis; reasons for decline of agreement;
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
700 Catalina Dr
"Financing options for your home based business" The presenter will review the following information for you to consider: ·How Lenders View your Business (Understanding what lenders look for in your business) · Understanding Credit · Securing Loans for Home Based Businesses This workshop is designed for those small home based businesses in need of financing to move your business forward.
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 10:30am
Where
180 Old Colony Ave.
Developing Early Customer Engagement", presented by Chris This may seem simple, but you need to give customers what they want, not what you think they want. And, if you do this, people will keep coming back." - John Ilhan, Crazy John's A great idea, a sport pitch deck and a winning smile will take you as far as the door of the conference room. In order to convince most important audiences that your start up stands a chance of success, you need to build, engage and develop a community of early, committed customers. This workshop will give attendees actionable advice and direction on how to research, identify, understand, build and expand their community of early adopters. Doing so successfully will help young companies build the traction, credibility and momentum that is critical to attracting the attention of investors, partners, potential employees and future prospects.
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
28237 La Piedra Road
Cost: $15 if register online by 03/10, $25 at the door, Lead Generation Strategies – Finding New Customers: In this workshop learn how to utilize and implement your online business assets (website, email, social media, etc...) to capture the attention of more of your best prospects. Primary objective of your online presence should be to increase your awareness and visibility in the marketplace for those looking for the solutions that you, your company, your products and services provide
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:30am
Where
721 19th Street
<p>Federal Contracting Certifications This class covers the 8(a), HubZone, and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) federal contracting certifications. Topics include the eligibility, requirements and benefits of each certification program.</p>
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
601 SW 2nd Ave
Learn how the SBA's 8(a) Business Devlopment Program may help your business grow and expand. Find out about the qualifications and process of becoming getting 8(a) certified. Learn about another other certifcation program Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
3390 Harbor Blvd.
Cost: $35 if pre-register by 03/10, $45 at the door, Pre-registration Recommended, Selling Techniques that Work: The 5% solution….it’s about being in front of someone who can buy your product or service whether they just walked into your store or you flew across the country to meet in their office. Only 5% of the sales time is spend in direct contact with the prospective buyer. What do you say first? Hint…it’s not “How are you”. Howe do you get their attentions? What happens when they bring up an objection? This workshop will help you learn the skills to get past these hurdles
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
200 Civic Center
Cost: FREE, Pre-registration Required, Top Five Ways to Market Your Business on a Budget: Discover the secrets of High tech, Low tech and No tech marketing• Learn how to create a killer database of people eager to buy your products and services • Find out how to get leads coming to you every day• Take advantage of "magic moments" to make the big sale• Turn your contacts into cash • Learn proven techniques to accelerate your business growth—now
Mar 11th, 2014 to Mar 11th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
380 E Parkcenter Blvd.
Participants will learn to: * Use Social Media effectively * Choose the Right Social Media Tools * Create a Facebook Page * Create/Manage Twitter & LinkedIn accounts * Apply the consumer decision buying process * Develop a game plan for implementation

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