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Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:00am - 10:00am
1904 E. Chicago
Participants will learn to: * Use Social Media effectively * Choose the Right Social Media Tools * Create a Facebook Page * Create/Manage Twitter & LinkedIn accounts * Apply the consumer decision buying process * Develop a game plan for implementation
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:00am - 10:00am
100 S. Biscayne Blvd
Are you a small business owner who wants to grow the business to the next level? Attend the Miami Emerging Leaders Initiative open house and learn more about this inaugural program to help 15 Miami area small business owners/executives grow their business. Ideal candidates are small business owners who have been in business greater than three years; have annual revenues of at least $400,000; and employ 1 or more employees besides themselves.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:00am - 10:30am
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 | 08:30am - 10:30am
Keese Hall Room 120
The SBA wants to listen and find out your needs and goals. We have programs and resources for you. Whether you are looking for financing, entering new markets, or simply need the advice of our no-cost business consultants, we can help. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with SBA and other local small business resources that can help you start a new business or take your current business to the next level. SBA and other resource partners offer programs that can assist in many areas including consulting, financing and contracting services. Business Owners in SBDC District 3 (Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert) and surrounding counties are invited. Representatives from local, state and federal government will also be participating to discuss current issues affecting businesses. Chamber officials, Lenders, and persons interested in Economic Development are also encouraged to attend.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 08:30am - 10:30am
145 Old River Road
Have you ever wanted to start your own business?  Do you already have a business and need a little guidance?  Are you considering a small business loan?  Want to get involved with government contracting?  Just looking for a place to get some answers or bounce an idea off of someone?  Attend this seminar and discover a world of resources for you and your business.  Join us and see how the SBA can help make your small business a BIG SUCCESS.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
10437 Innovation Drive
Contractors obtain surety bonds from surety companies or agents representing surety companies. Most public construction contracts and many private contracts require one, so if you’re a construction or service contractor bidding on a project, you’ll probably need a surety bond. SBA guarantees bid, performance and payment bonds issued by surety companies. This Federal guarantee encourages surety companies to bond small businesses who are having difficulty obtaining bonding on their own. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: • What is a SURETY BOND • Importance in government contracting • US SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program • Bonding issues and strategies
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
274 Old Corvallis Rd.

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.

Instructor: Lisa Glenn, CPA, Galusha, Higgins and Galusha

Instructor: Julie Foster, RCEDA

When: Thursdays, May 2 - May 10 (Five 3 hour classes) 9am - 12 Noon

Price: $150

$185 with 1.5 continuing education credits

Text: Entrepreneurial Small Business 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.

Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
300 Fraser Purchase Road

A 5-Program Technology Boot Camp for Marketing Your Business

Technology Specialist Joe Polk will be presenting his five program technologyseries starting on March 28 and ending April 25. If you are looking toget started with online marketing or to improve the effectiveness of your current online marketing,this series willshow you how.

Joe's easy to follow presentations will teachyouhow to:

  • Puttogether anaesthetic and effectivewebsite.
  • Makethat websitemore visible.
  • Track yourvisitors (aka potential customers).
  • Get the word out about your business.
  • Keep your computer information secure.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:00am
115 W Washington Street
Attend a roundtable discussion on the Affordable Care Act.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 10:30am - 11:00am
This webinar provides a brief overview of the basic tools needed to sell your goods or services to the government, including the System for Award Management, the Federal Procurement Data System, and the Dynamic Small Business Search database. 30 minutes.