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Nov 26th, 2013 to Nov 26th, 2013 | 09:00am - 10:00am
Where
125 South State Street, Room 2222
<p>Are you interested in doing business with the government?  Plan on attending this training on 8(a), HubZone, and other contracting/procurement programs.</p>
Nov 26th, 2013 to Nov 26th, 2013 | 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Where
<p>The HUBZone office offers eligibility assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CENTRAL. </p> <p>You are invited to call 1-888-858-2144 Access code 3061773#. </p> <p>This is an interactive conference call where HUBZone staff will present a specific eligibility topic followed by a general question session. </p> <p>Firms seeking specific status of its application or answers about the supporting documentation requested, need to E-mail the SBA HUBZone Business Opportunity Specialist working on the application because that person would be in the best position to provide individual assistance. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
Nov 26th, 2013 to Nov 26th, 2013 | 05:00pm - 08:00pm
Where
1265 Asylum Avenue
<p>This 13 week course is a practical, hands-on business development program that utilizes facilitated learning, business experts as guest speakers, textbooks and electronic business plan templates.</p> <ul> <li> Define your business model</li> <li> Reseach your market</li> <li> Identify and reach your target customer</li> <li> Develop marketing and sales strategies</li> <li> Develop financial statemenets and strategies</li> <li> Develop an operational plan</li> </ul> <p>Business advisers will coach entrepreneurs through the development of a complete business plan to operate their business and/or seek financing. One-on-one appointments with advisers are available throughout the course.</p>
Nov 26th, 2013 to Dec 10th, 2013 | 05:30pm - 07:30pm
Where
3375 Armar Drive
<p>Have you ever wondered if you were really ready to start your own business?  Here is your chance to find out at a class that is taught by proven winners.</p> <p>SCORE's esteemed "How to Really Start Your Business" Seminar is unique.  You get a lecture series on all critical aspects of starting or running a business.  Additionally, you benefit from examples throughout.  "Real-Life" examples from people who have "been there and done it well".  Winners all.  There's more:  Free follow-on mentoring, and if your wish, 6-hours of education; continued help.  All this for $59!!!</p> <p>There is limited seating so sign up today to answer your immediate questions about starting a business.  Let me know if you need other information.  Hope to see you there!</p>
Nov 26th, 2013 to Nov 26th, 2013 | 05:30pm - 07:30pm
Where
3375 Armar Drive
<p>Have you ever wondered if you were really ready to start your own business?  Here is your chance to find out at a class that is taught by proven winners.</p> <p>SCORE's esteemed "How to Really Start Your Business" seminar is unique.  You get a lecture series on all critical aspects of starting or running a business.  Additionally, you benefit from examples throughout.  "Real-Life" examples from people who have "been there and done it well".  Winners all! </p> <p><em>There's more:  Free follow-on mentoring, and if you wish, 6-hours of education; and continued help. </em></p> <p><strong>All this for $59!!!     Register now!</strong></p> <p>There is limited seating, so sign up today to answer your immediate questions about starting a business.  Let me know if you need other information.  Hope to see you there!</p>
Nov 27th, 2013 to Nov 27th, 2013 | 08:00am - 11:00am
Where
West Hills Industrial Park
<p align="left" jquery1368034605528="607">How to Start and Finance Your Business: This monthly seminar provides an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan. Topics include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, research tools, and what to expect in financing your business.</p> <p align="left" jquery1368034605528="608">Attendees will learn:</p> <p align="left" jquery1368034605528="609"> Unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business</p> <p align="left" jquery1368034605528="610"> How to assess the feasibility of their business idea</p> <p align="left" jquery1368034605528="611"> Differences between business organization structures</p> <p align="left" jquery1368034605528="612"> How to develop a business plan</p> <p align="left" jquery1368034605528="613"> How to obtain financing</p> <p align="left" jquery1368034605528="614"> How to market their product or service</p> <p jquery1368034605528="615"> The applications and licenses needed to start their company</p>
Nov 27th, 2013 to Nov 27th, 2013 | 08:30am - 11:30am
Where
1265 Asylum Avenue
<p>This 13 week course is a practical, hands-on business development program that utilizes facilitated learning, business experts as guest speakers, textbooks and electronic business plan templates.</p> <p>Define your business model Reseach your market Identify and reach your target customer Develop marketing and sales strategies Develop financial statemenets and strategies Develop an operational plan</p> <p> Business advisers will coach entrepreneurs through the development of a complete business plan to operate their business and/or seek financing. One-on-one appointments with advisers are available throughout the course.</p>
Nov 27th, 2013 to Dec 18th, 2013 | 04:00pm - 06:00pm
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>
Nov 28th, 2013 to Nov 28th, 2013 | 08:00am - 11:00am
Where
274 Old Corvallis Rd.
<p>This is the 3rd Section of our Small Business Venture Training series and is intended to facilitate the writing of the finance section of a business plan and includes using income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements.  Students will learn how to project and evaluate the financial performance of their small business.  Also covered is a discussion of the resources available andsteps necessary to obtrain debt or equity financing for a business (taught by Julie Foster, RCEDA)  It is recommended that students have moderate fluency in MS Excel.  Prior to enrolling in this class, please contact John Schneeberger at RCEDA 406-375-9416.</p> <p>Instructor: Lisa Glenn, CPA, Galusha, Higgins and Galusha</p> <p>Instructor: Julie Foster, RCEDA</p> <p> </p> <p>When:  Thursdays, May 2 - May 10        (Five 3 hour classes)           9am - 12 Noon</p> <p> </p> <p>Price:    $150</p> <p>              $185 with 1.5 continuing education credits</p> <p>Text: <em>Entrepreneurial Small Business </em>by Katz and Green, McGraw Hill.  New text purchase price is $188, used copies cost $73 or rental is $36 (Amazon and other internet retailers).  This text was also used for Section A and B and is an invaluable, up-to-date, resource.</p> <p> </p>
Nov 28th, 2013 to Nov 28th, 2013 | 08:00am - 11:00am
Where
300 Fraser Purchase Road
<p align="center"><strong>A 5-Program Technology Boot Camp for Marketing Your Business</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>Technology Specialist Joe Polk will be presenting his five program technology series starting on March 28 and ending April 25. If you are looking to get started with online marketing or to improve the effectiveness of your current online marketing, this series will show you how. </p> <p>  </p> <p>Joe's easy to follow presentations will teach you how to:</p> <ul> <li> Put together an aesthetic and effective website.</li> <li> Make that website more visible.</li> <li> Track your visitors (aka potential customers).</li> <li> Get the word out about your business.</li> <li> Keep your computer information secure.</li> </ul>

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