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Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 10:00am
Where
100 Cherokee Blvd
Certain parts of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be effective this year, and many aspects of the new law are still unclear. As a business owner, you will want to know how this healthcare policy impacts your business. If you are confused about the changes, costs, or your role, you should attend this workshop directed at explaining the provisions of Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act. Speaker: Jacqueline Merritt, SBA
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 04:00pm
Where
100 Rockafeller Road, Room #4038
For more description on this particular event contact the NJ Small Business Development Center at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 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 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
555 Beale St.
Procurement Training Assistance 101 covers how to do business with the local government entities, the State of Tennessee and introduces the basics of Federal Government Contracting. Also included are the overviews of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantaged Business Program and Historically Underutilized Business Zone, (HUB Zone) initiatives. All attendees will receive material that contains information necessary to become certified in order to qualify for government contracts.
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
801 R Street
<p>There has never been a better time for you to do business with the Federal government, the world’s biggest purchaser of goods and services. If you are exploring opportunities that exist for your business or have just started selling to Federal agencies, this free workshop is for you.</p> <p>Learn how to make your way through the procurement process and compete effectively for your share of the Federal government’s business.  There will be an overview of SBA’s various contracting programs including the 8(a) Program and HUBZone Program along with contracting information for women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program will also be discussed at the workshop.</p>
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
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>
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
1111 Kapolei Parkway
If your business buys, sells, grows OR has agriculture or agriculture related products or services, this is the workshop for you. Fresh and value added Hawaii-grown and Hawaii-made products from a variety of local industries including, but not limited to, dairy, eggs, fish (marine or freshwater), livestock (cattle, goats, sheep, swine, poultry), organic, flowers and specialty crops (For the definition of specialty crops, please see http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/scbgpdefinitions), and value-added (manufactured, processed) and more. • Loans for working capital – Export Express • Trade Shows • How to ship your product safely • Finding new Markets in Australia and Canada Come find out about the Hawaii State Department of Agricultural services for Hawaii’s small business. Get free market research and updated information on today’s export opportunities. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. SBA‘s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Please call the SBA at 541-2990 to make arrangements.
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
80 Union St.
Come learn about financing options and services available to Maine’s innovative technology businesses. MTI, Bangor Savings Bank and MaineStream Finance will review the funding and support services available to all types of businesses. If you are a start-up or an existing business interested in funding to develop innovative products, processes, or services, you won’t want to miss this workshop.
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
330 N. Brand Blvd.
<p align="center"><strong>HUBZone / 8(a) Workshop</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Los Angeles District Office</strong></p> <p align="center">U.S. Small Business Administration will be conducting</p> <p align="center"><strong>FREE</strong> Preparation Workshops from 9:00 am –11:00 am</p> <p align="center">Workshop will be at Los Angeles SBA District Office located at 330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200, Glendale, CA 91203</p> <p> </p> <p>Each year, thousands of companies have expanded and grown thanks to their participation in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) and 8(a) Business Development Programs. Join us for a two-part training program that will cover<strong>:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Program eligibility and compliance requirements</strong></li> <li> <strong>Benefits of becoming certified</strong></li> <li> <strong>Tips on the application process</strong></li> <li> <strong>Resources the SBA Los Angeles District Office can provide</strong></li> </ul> <p>The mission of the HUBZone program is to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development by providing contracting opportunities to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities. You will also learn how SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. With a federal government mandate to award 23 percent of prime contracts to small businesses, come learn how you can gain a competitive advantage through these certifications and register today!</p> <p><strong>PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED</strong>, please contact Beatriz Devis at (818) 552-3223 or via email at <a href="mailto:beatriz.devis@sba.gov" title="Email">beatriz.devis@sba.gov</a> with the following information:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Name of Attendee</strong></li> <li> <strong>Company Name</strong></li> <li> <strong>Address</strong></li> <li> <strong>Phone</strong></li> <li> <strong>Number of Years in Business</strong></li> <li> <strong>Email Address</strong></li> </ul> <p>You will receive a confirmation notice. Picture identification is required of all attendees. Please check-in with Security on the 1st floor. No walk-ins; class space is limited to 40.</p> <p>The 2014 Schedule is as follows:</p> <ul jquery1385492433269="580"> <li jquery1385492433269="583"> January 16, 2014</li> <li jquery1385492433269="584"> February 20, 2014</li> <li jquery1385492433269="585"> March 13, 2014</li> <li jquery1385492433269="586"> April 10, 2014</li> <li jquery1385492433269="587"> May 15, 2014</li> <li jquery1385492433269="588"> June 12, 2014</li> </ul>
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
Where
2828 North Central Avenue
<p>Looking to bid on a construction project?</p> <p>Does your federal contracting proposal require a performance bond?</p> <p>Need a bond to furnish labor, equipment, or supplies used in the performance of the contract?</p> <p>Why you should attend:</p> <p>SBA Surety Bond Program was developed to assist small businesses seeking contracting opportunities that require bonding:</p> <p>• Types of Bonds Available – Performance, Bid, and Payment</p> <p>• Eligibility – Find out if you qualify or eligible for a surety bond</p> <p>• Agents and Sureties - Get AZ contact information for those that offer this program</p> <p>• Counseling –Surety Bond Specialist, SCORE, SBDC’s, and Women Business Centers</p> <p>• Learn about Recovery Act Program enhancements.</p> <p>These seminars will feature presentations from experts in this industry and will be supported by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and the Arizona Contractors Association. Registration: (602) 745-7230.</p>

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