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Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 05:00pm - 08:30pm
500 College Dr
JPEC Launch & Grow Your Business assists the start-up and current entrepreneur in developing a business concept and evaluating it through each step of the business planning process. This course is designed to teach participants how to research, develop, and write detailed business plans, which can be used to create successful businesses. Participants work on their own business ideas or ventures throughout the course moving their ventures to reality or new levels of growth.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 05:00pm - 07:00pm
7000 Sunne Lane, Ste. 112
Networking is an essential skill for professionals in all working environments. It’s an important factor in sustaining a thriving business, as well as ensuring success in one’s career. "Making Connections Count" is a 2 hour, interactive workshop on developing a strategy for effective face-to-face networking. Topics include a philosophy for successful networking, the fundamentals, tips & etiquette of networking, common points of interest, the elevator pitch, and reciprocity. SBAs’ posting of this event is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs or cosponsored 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.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 05:30pm - 08:30pm
7736 SE Harmony Road
Before you take the plunge, find out what it takes to start up and successfully operate your own business in Oregon. Assess whether business ownership is the right path for you. [For more information, click on workshop title.] Topics include: finding business resources, identifying your market, developing a business plan, licenses/permits. Find out what resources are available to you for researching, starting up, financing and managing your dream business, so that it doesn't turn into your worst nightmare. Class is held at the CCC Harmony Community Campus, OIT Building, Room 157. To reserve your place in this FREE class, call 503-594-0738 or e-mail
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 06:00pm - 08:00pm
16855 Merrill Avenue
Cost: $15 if register online by 03/05, $25 at the door, ABC’s of Non-Profits: Have you ever wondered about how a nonprofit works? This workshop is for the startup as well as the mature nonprofit. It covers general information on federal and state compliance, mission and vision statements, business requirements, board development and general nonprofit business for nonprofit corporations. You won't want to miss this workshop
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 06th, 2014 | 07:00pm - 07:00pm
CS India intends to do a Roadshow on water treatment technologies in three cities of Eastern India. The participants will be American companies with offices and sales base in the larger markets in the Western and Southern India markets. The event will give access to urban and industrial customers in the emerging markets in three states in Eastern India. During the Roadshow, CS Kolkata also intends to organize a catalog show for new-to-market companies from U.S. The catalogs will be displayed at the venue in all three locations, and after completion of the event the surplus catalogs will be displayed in the American Business Corners in Guwahati, Odisha and Patna for reference of local industries. A set of 50 catalogs from each company is requested.
Mar 06th, 2014 to Mar 09th, 2014 | 07:00pm - 08:00pm
SERVICES: The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) in Germany offers a wide range of support services to U.S. exporters who wish to expand their international business. At IWA & OutdoorClassics 2014, the largest international trade fair for hunting and sport shooting equipment, knives, outdoor articles and accessories, commercial specialist Moritz Holst will join forces with his counterparts in up to 15 European countries to offer an Exhibitor Support Program (ESP) & International Promotion Program (IPP) and promote the U.S. presence to thousands of European buyers. Some of Holst's colleagues will travel to IWA 2014 to provide one-on-one counseling sessions to U.S. exhibitors and connect them to potential buyers and partners from their countries. CS staff will be available throughout the show, working out of our Business Information Office (BIO) in the USA Pavilion, to meet with U.S. exhibitors and visitors, provide market input, ad-hoc interpreting and logistics assistance, and to help U.S. companies with finding European representatives. Please contact Moritz Holst at +49-89-28 88-754 or if you have any questions. He can give further information about our services as they emerge throughout the year. BACKGROUND: The IWA & OutdoorClassics is the largest trade show for hunting and sport shooting outside of the United States. In 2013, some 190 U.S. companies exhibited at IWA, 70 of them in the USA Pavilions in halls 5 and 7A. The 2014 edition of the show will be held March 7-10, in Nuremberg, Germany, under the theme of “high performance in target sports, nature activities, protecting people.” The organizer, NurnbergMesse, is expecting some 1,200 exhibitors from 55 countries, with an international share of 70 percent, and more than 37,000 trade visitors from 100 countries, with an international share of 60 percent. On the second evening of the show, CS Germany will host a California Wine Reception to connect U.S. exhibitors with international buyers. We will also prepare promotional pieces about U.S. new-to-show exhibitors for German trade magazines, such as DWJ, caliber and Waffenmarkt-Intern. If your goal is to enter foreign markets and expand abroad, IWA 2014 is the go to event. In the United States, NurnbergMesse is represented by Kathy Donnelly's Concord Expo Group. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ms. Donnelly at (801) 745-8804 or More information on the show is available at or IMPORTANT NOTE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR): The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany is proactively engaged in defending American companies against counterfeit and copyright infringement. IPR is an important part of corporate value and international competitiveness. U.S. trademark, design and patent rights do not of themselves provide protection in Germany or the rest of the European Union (EU); U.S. companies must protect their IPR here in Europe. It is possible to register in countries individually or, for EU-wide trademark and design protection, there are a Community Trademark (CTM) and Registered Community Design (RCD). These provide protection for your industrial design or trademark in the entire 27-nation EU mega market of more than 500 million people. Both national trademarks and the CTM can be applied for from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as part of an international trademark registration system. The U.S. Commercial Service can provide information on EU-wide protection for IPR and defend IPR in Europe at trade fairs. More information is available on our website: Please also visit our website to obtain info about U.S. Commercial Service programs and services designed to help U.S. exporters succeed in the German and European markets, and about VAT recovery procedures:
Mar 07th, 2014 to Mar 07th, 2014 | 07:30am - 10:00am
5300 Rockside Road
Explore prospects in Colombia and Peru -- Don’t miss this opportunity! Learn about the exciting propects for Ohio companies in Latin America Markets directly from Cameron Werker, Senior Commercial Officer in Colombia and Ricardo Pelaez, Commercial Counselor at the US Embassy in Peru.
Mar 07th, 2014 to Mar 07th, 2014 | 08:00am - 10:00am
200 East Main Street
A series of free classes for female and minority business owners seeking to do business with the government are being offered by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government in Lexington. Minority Business Enterprise Certificationce will be presented by Sonya Brown, TriState Minority Supplier Development Council on March 7, and other topics will be presented by experts through the end of March. Go to to register or for details on topics, dates, times, location and presenters.
Mar 07th, 2014 to Mar 07th, 2014 | 08:00am - 12:30pm
t is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. You do not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors.
Mar 07th, 2014 to Mar 07th, 2014 | 08:00am - 09:30am
2820 South Padre Island Drive
<p class="gdp" style="margin: auto 0in 12pt">The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar to explain the Federal HUBZone Certification Program for small businesses seeking contracts with federal agencies. The seminar will provide information about the program’s eligibility, and the application process.  Information will also be available on PTAC, a local resource providing FREE counseling to small businesses seeking federal contracts.  The seminar is at the SBA Office, 2820 South Padre Island Drive, #108, Corpus Christi, TX 78415. Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext 301 to register.</p>