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Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
100 North Sixth Street
Are you interested in expanding your market share, increasing revenues, growing your business? Have you considered selling to the government? If not, let SBA and the Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MN PTAC) show you why you should!
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
Fourth & Battery Building
Fundamentals of federal taxes for small business owners including types of entities, record keeping requirements, accounting methods, car and truck expenses, depreciation, and other small business resources. * Attend Virtually * Participate from the comfort of your home or office via AT&T Connect. As a virtual attendee you can view the presentation on your computer and use your phone to listen and ask questions. (1) Log on to: https://connectmeeting.att.com (2) Enter Meeting number: 8888582144 (3) Enter Access code: 1789554 (4) Follow the prompts; choose second (lower) box option, “Web Participant Application” (5) Choose “Call Me” for the Audio Connection and enter your phone number without dashes (6) Answer the phone when it rings (7) When prompted, press 1 on your phone to join the workshop
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
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>
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
801 W. Riverside Avenue
FREE workshop <p> Considering investing in a business instead of returning to the corporate world? <p> Wondering if you can start a business while keeping your corporate job? <p> Learn the pros and cons of: <p> Start ups<p> Buying an existing business <p> Franchise Ownership<p> Straight talk & questions answered:<p> How much money do I need?<p> How do I find the right business for me?<p> How can I manage the risks? <p> Presented by Charlie Magee of FranNet
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 04:00pm
Where
24 School Street., 7th Floor
<p><strong>BYB: Developing a Marketing Plan: One-Day Boot Camp - CWE Boston - March 13</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>As an entrepreneur, everything you do is a marketing opportunity. As more challenging competition and technical tools become the norm, it is essential to reach potential customers and develop loyalty in ways that are practical, convincing, clear, and urgent.  In this one- day workshop, you will:</p> <ul> <li>  Understand market research and how to identify and quantify your target</li> <li>   Know how social media, direct mail, and data mining can work for you</li> <li>   Learn simple approaches that you can employ in promoting your business over and over again</li> <li>  Develop a tailored plan that you can start immediately, no matter how small your budge</li> </ul> <p><em>Registration is required. Partial scholarship may be available to those who qualify</em></p> <p>*<em>Please bring any current marketing materials you have for your business that you would like to share, get feedback or improve. (Advertisements, logos, brochures, business cards.).</em></p>
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
1904 E. Chicago
This workshop will better prepare you and your business when approaching commercial lenders. Topics will include: * Credit Criteria * Preparing a Loan Application * Credit Factors * Determining Your Financing Needs * Alternative Financing * What a Lender Looks For
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
600 Forbes Avenue
Learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. See how public programs will help when commerical banks are unable assist your firm. Become knowledgeable in how to move your goods overseas and understand crucial export documentation such as letters of Credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Grant information will also be available. This is the second session of a 5-part certification program. In order to receive the certificate attendees need to register and attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions. Each workshop is $59 or you can choose to register for all 5 for $275
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
100 North Sixth Street
Are you interested in expanding your market share, increasing revenues, growing your business? Have you considered selling to the government? If not, let SBA and the Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MN PTAC) show you why you should!
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
2350 Broadhollow Road
What you need to know when starting a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business. Pre-registration is required.
Mar 13th, 2014 to Mar 13th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
2798 Overseas Highway
Join SBA at the Dominate Your Industry Online workshop! This workshop will show you how to: develop an online marketing strategy; dominate search engines; create video marketing; maximize offline marketing. Guest speaker is Todd Paton, President of Paton Marketing and Miami SCORE counselor.

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