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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Project Management Basics

Tuesday, May 22 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Projects - temporary and unique products, services, or results - can occur in many different areas of a small business. From something small like a cash-flow projection to something large like a new product line, projects have the same building blocks, and need the same organization and oversight. This is where project management skills come in very handy!

 

Project management can be a very in-depth skill to learn, so join us for that first step as we teach you the basics. Participants are encouraged to bring information on some projects they are currently working on, or ones they are about to begin, as we will integrate these examples into the workshop discussion.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: WBC Member Networking Breakfast and Open House

Wednesday, May 23 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Attention all WBC members! Join us for breakfast on May 23rd for delicious food and fantastic company. Network with other WBC members, new and long-term, learn about upcoming trainings, get briefed on any Center updates, and connect with WBC staff. We'd love to see you again - or for the first time! 
 
On that note, this breakfast has a very special attendee (besides YOU) - the new WBC Director, Ramona Mills! Ramona brings a wealth of knowledge and energy, and is very excited to meet each and every one of you.
Informational content will run from 8-8:30, with time to network before and after that time slot.
 
Know someone who's interested in joining the WBC? We'd love to meet them too, so bring them along!
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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Build and Leverage Your Social Network

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

Growing and utilizing your social network can be the key to your success. When starting and scaling your business, having access to diverse social capital can play an integral role in your businesses’ long term sustainability.

In this workshop, we will break down how to build and utilize your community. How, when, and who to ask for help. Your community can be the building blocks in creating a strong base for your business.  Join Lily Vail of Kiva Columbus and Mayda Sanchez with the Ohio Sustainable Business Council to learn the most effective, productive, ways to leverage your network.

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Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, May 24 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A forty-five minute presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is highly recommended for prospective training and lending clients, as well as any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Launch Box

Tuesday, May 29 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: $100.00

You've got your business idea. Maybe you've started making some money at it. But what do you need to make your business an official business? Come join us for Launch Box - where you'll learn how to make your business the real deal. This is a workshop format, so attendees will be participating in hands-on activities, such as registering your business name with the Secretary of State, choosing a legal entity status, etc. If you've got a business idea, but don't know where to start, this is the class for you!

This $100 fee covers not only the content and materials of the class, it also provides you a year-long membership to the Women's Business Center - what a deal! (Already a WBC Member? Contact us for your promocode and get this class at half price!)

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Manage Your Time to Ensure Your Success

Thursday, May 31 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

We've all heard about this concept called time management, the skill to create more efficiency and productivity in a job or project. A simple Google search will inundate you with blog posts about "Urgent vs. Important" tasks, templates for effective to-do lists, and loads of citations to studies proving that multi-tasking doesn't actually work. 

 

This workshop takes it a step further, by breaking down individual barriers to productivity, addressing procrastination behaviors, and creating real-life solutions to your real-life struggles with time and efficiency. Join Jessica May, Training Coordinator for the Women's Business Center (former procrastinator and terrible manager of time) as she walks you through hands-on activities to help you quite literally get over yourself and build a more efficient, more productive, and more lucrative business for yourself.

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Columbus: class: Capital for Construction: Insurance Requirements for Construction Contractors

Wednesday, Jun 13 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Insurance Requirements for Construction Contractors

Presenter:

Sandra Moody Gresham

Dehan Enterprises Insurance & Financial Services

If you are not interested in purchasing a lunch, please enter Promocode Mbe2018 to avoid the lunch fee.

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Columbus: class: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Jun 13 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

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 from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State 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.

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Columbus: class: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Jul 11 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

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 from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State 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.

Register

Columbus: class: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Aug 08 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

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 from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State 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.

Register

Columbus: class: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Sep 12 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

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 from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State 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.

Register

Columbus: class: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Oct 10 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

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 from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State 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.

Register

Columbus: class: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Nov 14 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

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 from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State 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.

Register

Columbus: class: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Dec 12 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

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 from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State 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.

Register