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Jan 09th, 2014 to Jan 23rd, 2014 | 06:00pm - 09:00pm
Where
1 Federal St.

Over 3 consecutive weeks ( three 3 hours sessions), Learn to create your Business plan and predict your Cash flow needs. Use the plan for financing, finding investors or especially operating your business.

Jan 09th, 2014 to Jan 09th, 2014 | 07:00pm - 07:00pm
Where
West Virginia Benefits from Exports! Manufacturers are experiencing significant growth through exporting. Explore why it might be an ideal time to market your products internationally. You will hear from leaders from federal and state agencies regarding the assistance they can provide your company. Receive valuable information on discovering new international customers, screening potential business leads and how to safely extend payment terms to new customers. During this half-day event you will hear from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the West Virginia Development Office, the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension partnership, experienced manufacturers, and other organizations that can help you facilitate your exports. Manufacturers help to drive West Virginia's economy, with $3.9 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2012. Last year, $1.9 billion in exports were with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners. Exports help create jobs in the state, and in 2009, more than 18 percent of its employment stemmed from exports. Since 2009, West Virginia's manufactured goods exports rose three times as fast as the state's overall economy. Learn about the resources available in the State to help you start exporting or find new markets for your manufactured products! Export Opportunities and Resources for Manufacturers Date/Time: January 10, 2014 – 8:30am-12:00pm Location: Wheeling Jesuit University – NTTC Auditorium 316 Washington Ave Wheeling, 26003 Cost: $35, payable with credit card Tentative Agenda 8:30-9:00am Registration - Breakfast/Refreshments 9:00-9:05am Welcome Remarks – USCS Leslie Drake/Diego Gattesco. 9:05-10:05am Introduction to Key Service Providers in WV (12 minutes each): • Export Promotion and Advocacy – U.S. Commercial Service/ ITA Industry & Analysis • Design/Manufacture/Deliver for Foreign Markets – West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP) • Advance Manufacturing - Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) • Export Financial Resources – U.S. Small Business Administration • Upcoming Export Events – West Virginia Development Office 10:15-10:40am. Networking Break - Coffee 10:40-11:15am. Digital Marketing can help Manufacturers to gain exposure and international sales - Direct Online Marketing 11:15 - 11:30am. Manufacturing to Manufacturing (M2M) Program with Mexico – U.S. Export Assistance Center in El Paso, Texas 11:30 - 12:00pm. West Virginia Exporter (Manufacturer) Presentation - TBD 12:00pm – Finish. One-on-one Meetings with Service Providers
Jan 10th, 2014 to Jan 17th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
1480 Nashville Pike

Social Media Digital Marketing Course of Volunteer State Community College's Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

FridayJanuary 10 and 17 (this is a two part course) 9-12 p.m.

1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN in room 175 in the Ramer Administrative Building.

Registration is required. Reserve online. www.tsbdc.org. $99 (payable at the workshop.)

Jan 10th, 2014 to Jan 10th, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
Where
5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive

The skills of financial analysis are of critical importance to the business owner. Understanding a company's financial performance makes it possible for the business owner to make strategic adjustments in order to imporve cash flow and impact profits.

Learn:

  • The importance of accurate recordkeeping
  • The significance of various financial statements
  • The use of information from financial statements to manage your business
  • About financing your business
  • Using spreadsheet software

Cost is $30 online; $35 at the door. Workshop enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required.

Jan 10th, 2014 to Jan 10th, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where
2 Albany Street

The Growing Business Awards will be held on January 10th from 10AM-12PM at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick and we are currently trying to get nominations for businesses that are at least 5 years old and that have experienced some sort of growth.

Jan 10th, 2014 to Jan 10th, 2014 | 01:00pm - 04:30pm
Where
190 Vanderbilt Ave

Free Legal Clinic (offered monthly)

We are very pleased to announce that Chris Cassara of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP has offered to continue to hold free legal clinics for small businesses in our office and outreach sites.

On the second Friday afternoon of each month, entrepreneurs and small business owners can meet one-on-one for 30 minutes to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, etc.

You will be able to schedule a confidential 30-minute meeting with Chris Cassara, a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn, between 1:00 and 4:30 p.m. by calling MSBDCs office at 508-673-9783 x10. Any business participating in the clinic will be expected to sign a general waiver regarding conflicts, etc.

All services are provided by Partridge Snow & Hahn (PSH) which is not acting as an agent or representative of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network. By meeting with Partridge Snow & Hahn, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the MSBDC from any and all claims and liability arising from your session with PSH.

Contact: Alison Moriarty at 508-673-9783 ext.10 to schedule a free & confidential 30-minute appointment

Cosponsored by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Jan 10th, 2014 to Jan 10th, 2014 | 01:00pm - 03:00pm
Where
225 W Washington Row
Meeting for contractors interested in doing business with NASAGlenn at Plum Brook Station at Sandusky, Ohio. Representatives from the prime contractor T-Foam at NASA Plumbrook will be there as well as the PTAC representative out of Toledo. This event is free. Please call for a reservation.
Jan 10th, 2014 to Jan 10th, 2015 | 02:41pm - 02:41pm
Where
Webinar
This presentation will cover the Grants.gov registration, find and apply process. Grants.gov is the single on-line portal where 26 Federal grant-making agencies post their grant funding opportunities and where applicants can go to find and apply for those opportunities. Many eligible rural communities, nonprofit organizations and other entities must use Grants.gov to access funding that will help alleviate poverty in designated StrikeForce counties. Follow this link to access the presentation: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/p7pjtdv776p/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal.
Jan 10th, 2014 to Jan 10th, 2014 | 03:00pm - 04:00pm
Where
Webinar
Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN) in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) invites you to participate in “Managing the Numbers to Grow Your Business”; the third webinar of the three-part series on Entrepreneurship for Community Leaders. Specifically designed for community leaders or novice entrepreneurs who are starting a new business or looking to grow and or further expand an existing business. This webinar will focus on: Market Research: The Foundation for Profitability Growing your Business by Effective Marketing (Numbers) key Production Factors - The Business Engine Capitalization Requirements to Get Started Financial Pro Formas: Building on The Market Analysis The Balance Sheet: A Snapshot of What You Have The Cash Flow Statement: Enough to Pay the Bills? Break-Even Analysis: When Profit Begins Managing Numbers: Daily Choices & Opportunities About the Presenter G. David Singleton, Program Analyst California Native American Heritage Commission Dave is the founder of Native Entrepreneur Opportunity Fund and organizes and offers native entrepreneurship training with the California Indian Manpower Consortium and the Rural Development Leadership Network, among others. David has more than thirty years of experience with, planning, implementation and evaluation of rural development projects; including tribal, small city economic development, small farm, cultural and education projects, with a strong focus on Native American projects. David currently serves as Program Analyst for the State of California Native American Heritage Commission and has worked directly with many tribes on business development. He is a founding Board member of the Rural Development Leadership Network.
Jan 10th, 2014 to Jan 10th, 2014 | 06:00pm - 09:00pm
Where
1302 Corinth St

This three hour workshop will help you explore whether or not you fit the entrepreneurial model. Also, a detailed discussion examining the different business format options there are, and which is best for you.

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