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Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 07:30am - 03:00pm
Where
171 Falmouth Road
The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank will hold two basic business workshops in Hyannis aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs. The first of these workshops entitled "Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business" will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. This workshop is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one's own business. Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented. Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials. The second workshop entitled "Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business" will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The focus of this workshop is to help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently. Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to attendees.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 07:30am - 04:00pm
Where
601 SW 2nd Ave
The purpose of this workshop and the follow-on technical assistance we offer is to provide operational and leadership strategies to build capacity, foster growth and expansion, and ensure sustainability of entity-owned businesses in Native American communities throughout the United States. The focus is on 8(a) Business Development and the unique rules and considerations for tribally and Native owned corporations and organizations including: •Assisting you, as an applicant to the 8(a) Business Development Program, with decision-making and timing of application submissions •Enhancing your understanding of eligibility requirements and the application process, specific to tribal or native-owned firms •Clarifying requirements for success and defining your expectations as an applicant •Improving the quality of your submission •Enhancing your understanding of the program rules
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:00am - 11:00am
Where
300 Forbes Avenue
A presentation by Peak Performance Management - The top 5 things you should focus on to immediately propel your sales - Why traditional sales tactics do not work in today's environment - 95% of attendees rate this solutions workshop the BEST they've ever heard on the subject.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:00am - 10:00am
Where
9047 Arrow Route
Cost: FREE, Pre-registration Recommended, Open for Business: If you are a new or aspiring business owner this workshop is a must! Discuss the steps to take towards starting your first business. The “How to Start Your Small Business” workshop is presented by an SBDC Business Consultant who will discuss informational topics such as Being an Entrepreneur, Business Planning, Small Business Financing, the Legal Forms of Organization, Licensing and Permits and the services provided by the Inland Empire SBDC
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:00am - 10:00am
Where
1480 Nashville Pike
Social Media Made Easy workshop of Volunteer State Community College's Tennessee Small Business Development Center.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 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>
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:00am - 10:30am
Where
395 Main Street
Senior Business Advisor, Allen Kronick, of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center will present the basics of starting a business. Oreste Varela, SBA Branch Manager, Springfield will present an overview of SBA programs/resources.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 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>
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 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>
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:00am - 10:00am
Where
6 Blackstone Valley Place
In today’s competitive business environment, a small business can end up spending a lot of time and money searching for and finding new customers. Ironically this is often done at the expense of their current customers. What if you could attract and retain better customers, keep them longer, and make more profits while actually spending less marketing money? You can. First you need to understand the three main things that drive customer retention and loyalty. And if you think it is just good customer service or good value for the product price- that is only where the conversation begins. You are invited to join marketing consultant Bob Salvas as he reveals the three things you absolutely need to know to retain your customers, make more profits, and successfully grow your business.

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