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Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 03:00pm - 05:00pm
Where
9690 South 300 West
Interested in getting into a business of your own? This seminar can help you come up to speed on the essential elements to business success. Topics include rewards, drawbacks of business ownership, business entry strategies, legal and regulatory compliance and business planning. Choosing a form of business ownership, debt and equity financing, and sources of business assistance.
Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 03:00pm - 04:00pm
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Seeking a business loan from a bank? Have you been turned down before, or are just unsure of what the bank equires when requesting a business loan ? Learn How to get closer to getting from "NO" to "YES"! Webinar, Cut and paste this link to your web browser:, https://connect16..uc.att.com/sba/meet/?EXEventID=89768464&CT=W, Miami, fl, 33065, call in number: (888)-844-9904 accesss code 9766864#
Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 03:00pm - 05:00pm
Where
2455 Maple Leaf Lane
OBJECTIVES: • Are you ready to start a business? Find out what’s needed to be successful. • Learn the nuts and bolts of getting started • Hear the best ways of finding the money to get started • Determine the steps to get started right Pre-register. Payment can be made by mailing a check to the SBDC, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend, OR 97459 or calling 541-756-6866 with credit card information or with cash at the class.
Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 03:00pm - 05:00pm
Where
455 Market Street, Suite 600
Save money on your taxes by learning the IRS rules and regulations that apply to small-business owners, and get answers to your tax questions in this informative, interactive live seminar covering tax deductions, incorporations, LLCs, and commonly used tax strategies. $25 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE. For more information, contact San Francisco SCORE Chapter 10 at 415-744-6827 or www.sanfranciscoscore.eventbrite.com 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 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 04:00pm - 06:30pm
Where
139 South Main St.
Being able to provide exceptional customer service provides small businesses with a competitive edge over their competition. The small businesses that succeed today are those that have developed the capacity to truly know and understand what the customer wants. In this demanding environment, the role of the customer service representative takes on increasing significance. It is those employees who interact day after day with the customers who are the business in the customer’s eyes. They form the vital link to the customer, becoming a means by which the organization can drive growth and build lasting customer relationships. This highly interactive workshop will give small business owners and their employees the tools they need to provide this level of exceptional, positive, and memorable Customer Service that will help keep customers satisfied and loyal for years to come. This workshop will be presented by Sue Ferry of SMF Training Solutions. Cosponsored by the Fall River Office of Economic Development
Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Where
501 Forest Ave.
Are you ready to plan the future direction of your business? Do you want to improve your bankability, expansion or realize your long term goals for the business? This unique series of workshops will help to get you there! Strategic Planning Basics for Small Business for businesses with under 500 employees This strategic planning series allows you to attend the sessions which have a better fit to your scheduling and interest. Each workshop is offered on two different dates. You can attend them consecutively or pick and choose the sessions which interest you, or sign up for all six! Dates: Wednesdays starting February 5, 2014 Time: All sessions run from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Place: Maine Small Business Development Center, 501 Forest Ave., Portland, ME Cost: Any 1 session is $20 or register for all 6 sessions for $100. Registration: Pre-registration is required by the Monday prior to Wednesday’s class. Please call Chris at 780-4949 to register and for payment information. Enrollment is limited. February 5 & March 19; • Strategic Positioning and Risk Assessment February 12 & March 26: • Knowing Your Target Market & Competition February 19 & April 2: • Assessing Your Industry – Trends / Social Responsibility and Sustainability February 26 & April 9: • Solid Financials – Cash Flow Forecasting March 5 & April 16: • Solid Financials – Balance Sheet Management March 12 & April 23: • Growth Strategies & Setting Goals Reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities will be made if requested two weeks in advance. Please contact Chris Long at 780-4949, TTY: 780-5646 or clong@maine.edu
Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 04:00pm - 06:30pm
Where
139 South Main Street
Being able to provide exceptional customer service provides small businesses with a competitive edge over their competition. The small businesses that succeed today are those that have developed the capacity to truly know and understand what the customer wants. In this demanding environment, the role of the customer service representative takes on increasing significance. It is those employees who interact day after day with the customers who are the business in the customer’s eyes. They form the vital link to the customer, becoming a means by which the organization can drive growth and build lasting customer relationships. This highly interactive workshop will give small business owners and their employees the tools they need to provide this level of exceptional, positive, and memorable Customer Service that will help keep customers satisfied and loyal for years to come. This workshop will be presented by Sue Ferry at SMF Training Solutions. This FREE event will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Cherry & Webb/UMass Dartmouth Building, 139 South Main Street – 4th floor, Fall River, MA and is sponsored by the Fall River Office of Economic Development. Space is limited, so please register on line at www.msbdc.org/semass and click on event calendar or call us at 508-673-9783 x 10. Metered parking is available on South Main Street. Additional parking is available for a nominal fee at the Pearl Street garage, which is one block from the building on the corner of Pearl and Anawan Streets.
Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Where
501 Forest Ave.
What are your intermediate and long term goals for this business? We’ll explore some of the common goals and discuss strategies which might facilitate reaching those goals.
Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Where
4926 Onondaga Rd.
A two hour workshop designed to create awareness and introduce relevant topics as you start your business. Legalities, business planning, financing, marketing and the realities of business ownership are all discussed.There is a $30 cost to attend this workshop.
Mar 12th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Where
501 Forest Ave.
What are your intermediate and long term goals for this business? We’ll explore some of the common goals and discuss strategies which might facilitate reaching those goals.

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