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Sep 03rd, 2013 to Sep 09th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
380 East Parkcenter Blvd

After completing this workshop participants should be able 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
Sep 03rd, 2013 to May 07th, 2014 | 11:45am - 01:00pm
Where
2302 West Main Street

Major Sponsor for this Roundtable is First State Bank of Newcastle!

Lunch is paid for by First State Bank of Newcastle!

FREE Lunch and Presentation; RSVP by Monday, September 2, 2013 by noon;

Please RSVP: Susan Rezanina at 307-261-6520 or email susan.rezanina@sba.gov

Sponsored by: First State Bank of Newcastle, Small Business Administration and a special thanks to Newcastle Chamber of Commerce.

Sep 04th, 2013 to May 07th, 2014 | 11:45am - 01:00pm
Where
104 S. Wolcott

Succeeding In Business

  • Do you own your own business?
  • Are you thinking about starting a business?
  • Do you manage a business?
  • Are you interested in networking with others in your community?
  • Or maybe the presentation this month sounds interesting to you?

Please RSVP by noon on TUESDAY,Sept. 3, 2013 to: Brittany Bertagnole at 235-4260 or Brittany.Bertagnole@fib.com

Sponsors:

First Interstate Bank

U. S. Small Business Administration

Sep 04th, 2013 to Sep 25th, 2013 | 05:00pm - 07:00pm
Where
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
<p>The four sessions will be held consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm. beginning April 10, 2013. As part of the course, you will receive an overview of DC's employment laws as they apply to small businesses, including: Hiring, Firing, and Performance Management; Employee Compensation and Classification; Wage and Hour Laws; Distinction between Employees and Independent Contractors; and Employment Discrimination  </p> <p>The course will be taught by employment law experts with experience dealing with small businesses.  It is designed for sole proprietors, members of business partnerships, general managers and owners of LLCs. The sessions will take place at the offices of Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.  (One block from Metro Center on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.) There is a $25 charge for the series to cover the cost of materials. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, DC SBDC and the DSLBD.</p>
Sep 10th, 2013 to Sep 16th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
380 East Parkcenter Blvd

An introduction of key fundamental business concepts including: Customer Value, Business Plans, Research Resources, Legal and Regulatory Concerns, Taxation, Liability, Financial Statements, Marketing and Strategic Planning Tools for small businesses.

After completing this workshop participants will be better prepared to:

  • Create a business plan
  • Choose a business structure
  • Identify ways to obtain financing
  • Understand basic accounting
  • Generate marketing ideas
  • Recognize the role of Human Resources
  • Articulate your value proposition

Sep 11th, 2013 to Oct 02nd, 2013 | 05:00pm - 07:00pm
Where
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
<p>The four sessions will be held consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm. beginning April 10, 2013. As part of the course, you will receive an overview of DC's employment laws as they apply to small businesses, including: Hiring, Firing, and Performance Management; Employee Compensation and Classification; Wage and Hour Laws; Distinction between Employees and Independent Contractors; and Employment Discrimination  </p> <p>The course will be taught by employment law experts with experience dealing with small businesses.  It is designed for sole proprietors, members of business partnerships, general managers and owners of LLCs. The sessions will take place at the offices of Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.  (One block from Metro Center on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.) There is a $25 charge for the series to cover the cost of materials. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, DC SBDC and the DSLBD.</p>
Sep 11th, 2013 to Dec 11th, 2013 | 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Where
351 West University Blvd.
<p align="left">Fast Trac—Growth Venture provides a practical, hands-on, and common sense approach to getting the skills you need to grow successful business ventures. Experienced business instructors and a variety of community  experts (CPA’s, bankers, marketing experts, etc.) teach the course.</p> <p align="left">Learn How To</p> <p align="left">Use your financial statements</p> <p align="left">Hire wisely</p> <p align="left">Manage your risk</p> <p align="left">Market more effectively</p> <p align="left">Increase sales</p> <p align="left">Manage and increase cash flows</p> <p align="left">This entrepreneurial training is an 11-week course focused on solid business principles and strategies. It is designed for entrepreneurs who wish to start a new venture, overhaul and expand their business, or take their  business in a new direction.</p> <p align="left">Class sessions will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. $500 course fee, $400 for second attendee sharing a book. You may qualify for Custom Fit training assistance, which can pay up to 40% of your total training cost. Contact  Custom Fit at (435) 586-2899 to determine eligibility. Turning in a complete business plan (that meets specified requirements) at the end of the course can earn a refund of up to $100 of your registration fee.</p> <p>*Please call if you have questions (435) 865-7707</p>
Sep 12th, 2013 to Sep 12th, 2013 | 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>
Sep 17th, 2013 to Sep 23rd, 2014 | 09:00am - 09:00am
Where
380 East Parkcenter Blvd

Topics discussed include: Credit Criteria, Preparing a Loan Application, Credit Factors, Determining your financing needs, Alternative Financing, What a lender looks for and the next step in accessing capital as a small business.

This workshop will better prepare you and your business when approaching commercial lenders.

After completing this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Understand the SBA loan process
  • Understand the different types of SBA loans
  • Prepare a solid loan package
  • Identify what banks look for in an applicant
  • Locate available grant programs
  • Determine eligibility for SBA programs

Sep 17th, 2013 to Sep 17th, 2013 | 09:30am - 03:00pm
Where
UMA Bangor Campus
<p>A 60-hour course in business planning. The following topics are covered in depth: your customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects, and more. At the end of the class, you will have a completed business plan. There are also 3 monthly follow-up networking sessions at the completion of the class. Class size is limited to 15. You must complete an application, come to the orientation, have an individual interview, and be accepted into the class.</p> <p>This course qualifies for 3 Pass/Fail credits from the University of Maine at Augusta upon approval of your completed business plan and payment of a small processing fee. New VenturesTM is pre-approved for unemployment insurance recipients.</p> <p>Applications are due Friday, September 13. Orientation is Tuesday, September 17.</p> <p>Women, Work, and Community adheres to the University of Maine System's policy and shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.</p>

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