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Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Export Finance: Strategies to Increase Sales and Reduce Risk

Wednesday, May 22 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Is Financing part of your Export Strategy? 

If financing is not part of your export strategy, you could be missing out on important sales or you may be exposing your company to unnecessary risks.

Do not miss this opportunity to receive the latest information on financing programs available with U.S. government backing from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

EXIM Bank provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees (buyer financing). No transaction is too small. On average, more than 90% of EXIM Bank’s transactions directly benefit U.S. small businesses.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Export Express, International Trade Loan and Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) are designed to help support small business exporters.  SBA provides participating lenders with up to a 90% guaranty on amounts up to $5 Million to facilitate the small business loan and or line of credit. 

Speakers Include:

Mark E. Klein, Regional Director, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Patrick Hayes, Acting Director, International Trade Finance located at the Cleveland U.S. Export Assistance Center

Alexander Kohls, Senior Area Manager - Dayton Region, SBA

Registration Closed

Columbus: class: ECDI Info Session

Wednesday, May 22 12PM to 1PM

A forty-five-minute presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business with Q&A. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. The program is required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI's Women's Business Center. Enter through the blue door.

Registration Closed

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Nonprofit 103: Grant Management - What to do After You Get the Award

Thursday, May 23 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

You Got the Grant… Now What?  Believe it or not, grant writing is the easy part.  But managing a new grant program effectively, impressing your funders, and securing the second commitment of funds is what sets strong nonprofits apart from the competition.  Join the WBC and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus to learn the tricks of the trade, including industry best practices in funder relations, reporting, and project execution.

Presented By: Carlie Boos, Esq. with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus

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Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Social Media Advertising Basics

Wednesday, May 29 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Small business is filled with so many facets and components that are all purposed to create success. However, each piece has it's own time and dedication that is needed in able to bring positive results. There are portions of your small business that you cannot automate but the good news is that social media isn't one of them. Learn about the many tools that are available and affordable that will help your business gain and maintain a presence on social media in this 101 workshop with Social Media Strategist, Tia Ramey, Ramey Marketing.

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Columbus and Central Ohio: class: From Idea to Action: Business Model Canvas

Thursday, May 30 6PM to 7:30PM

If you are interested in starting your own business or accelerating growth by improving your business model, this class is for you!

During this interactive class, you will learn the nine key elements of a business model and how to organize, articulate, and implement your business idea using the business model canvas.

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Columbus: class: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Jun 04 6PM to 7PM

A forty-five-minute presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business with Q&A. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. The program is required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI's Women's Business Center. Enter through the blue door.

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Columbus: class: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Jun 04 6PM to 7PM

A forty-five-minute presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business with Q&A. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. The program is required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI's Women's Business Center. Enter through the blue door.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Setting Up Your Site for Success with Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Tuesday, Jun 11 6PM to 7PM

A workshop event where you will learn the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how it helps you create a solid digital marketing foundation. We will review how to audit your site and see where improvements are needed and opportunities exist.

Presented by: Krystine Monnett

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Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. I - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Wednesday, Jun 12 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. II - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Thursday, Jun 13 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Certification 101

Saturday, Jun 15 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE, and LEDE), the certification process, and what documents to submit with your application.  This class is presented by Ronda Watson Barber, publisher of OhioMBE. Ronda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding small businesses through the certification process.

Register

Columbus: class: ECDI Info Session

Wednesday, Jun 26 12PM to 1PM

A forty-five-minute presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business with Q&A. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. The program is required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI's Women's Business Center. Enter through the blue door.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. I - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Wednesday, Jul 10 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 10th and Thursday, July 11th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. II - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Thursday, Jul 11 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, Feb 13th and Thursday, Feb 14th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Certification 101

Saturday, Jul 20 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE, and LEDE), the certification process, and what documents to submit with your application.  This class is presented by Ronda Watson Barber, publisher of OhioMBE. Ronda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding small businesses through the certification process.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. I - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Wednesday, Aug 14 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14th and Thursday, August 15th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. II - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Thursday, Aug 15 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14th and Thursday, August 15th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus: class: Certification 101

Saturday, Aug 17 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE, and LEDE), the certification process, and what documents to submit with your application.  This class is presented by Ronda Watson Barber, publisher of OhioMBE. Ronda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding small businesses through the certification process.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. I - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Wednesday, Sep 11 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. II - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Thursday, Sep 12 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Certification 101

Saturday, Sep 21 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE, and LEDE), the certification process, and what documents to submit with your application.  This class is presented by Ronda Watson Barber, publisher of OhioMBE. Ronda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding small businesses through the certification process.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. I - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Wednesday, Oct 09 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. II - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Thursday, Oct 10 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Certification 101

Saturday, Oct 19 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE, and LEDE), the certification process, and what documents to submit with your application.  This class is presented by Ronda Watson Barber, publisher of OhioMBE. Ronda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding small businesses through the certification process.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. I - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Wednesday, Nov 13 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 13th and Thursday, November 14th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. II - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Thursday, Nov 14 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 13th and Thursday, November 14th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Certification 101

Saturday, Nov 16 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE, and LEDE), the certification process, and what documents to submit with your application.  This class is presented by Ronda Watson Barber, publisher of OhioMBE. Ronda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding small businesses through the certification process.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. I - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Wednesday, Dec 11 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: B.A.S.E. II - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Two Day Class - Must Register for Both.

Thursday, Dec 12 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Classes are open to both women and men.

Register

Columbus and Central Ohio: class: Certification 101

Saturday, Dec 21 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE, and LEDE), the certification process, and what documents to submit with your application.  This class is presented by Ronda Watson Barber, publisher of OhioMBE. Ronda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding small businesses through the certification process.

Register