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Columbus and Southern Ohio: event: Women Rule! A BizBash to Celebrate Women's History Month

Thursday, Mar 30 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate all the amazing things that women have accomplished - old and new! 

The event will include a message from a keynote speaker with light food and beverages provided. 

 

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Stand Out! Unlock Your Personal Brand

Saturday, Apr 01 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

You are "branded" with distinction. You were born with a distinctive personal brand. It's what you possess that no one else does. It's what set you apart from your competitors. It's time to be unapologetic about the distinction that you bring to the marketplace. Whatever is your distinction, it's time to embrace and highlight it. The Stand Out Brand Workshop will assist you to unlock your brand distinction and attract MORE ideal clients and generate MORE cash and profits.

 

This event is being provided free of charge to celebrate the end of a successful Women’s History Month! This training is being provided by an outside partner and you MUST register using their site. Click here to be taken to their registration site. 

 

 

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: event: Dames Bond Networking Event: Blind Sighted Strategies for a World of Change

Thursday, Apr 06 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

How to develop resiliency and speed up the process of moving through change. During events you will enjoy: 

- Gaining knowledge and insight from other Dames on a variety of topics that will benefit you professionally and personally
- Exceptional Networking
- Light Appetizers / Beverages
- Raffle Prizes

 

This event is hosted by Dames Bond. You must register on their website by clicking here. If you are a WBC member, please indicate that in your registration.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: event: ECDI presents ... Client Headshot Event

Saturday, Apr 08 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Price: $55.00

ECDI and the Women’s Business Center are offering professional headshots at a very reasonable price.

With social media and an online presence playing such a huge role today in the success of a business, it is very important that your image projects you and your business in the most favorable way.

For only  $55.00 you will get time with a professional photographer, and a choice of image delivered to you in a high resolution and website ready file.  Make-up artists will also be on hand to help you look your best. If available, you are welcome to bring product samples or props that identify your business. As appropriate, these may be utilized in your photo.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Pencil Yourself In: How to Combine Self Care and Time Management

Tuesday, Apr 11 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $10.00

It can be a struggle to set aside your valuable time to take care of yourself. But, self care is vital to running your own business. Learning to manage your time means more flexibility in your schedule, less overall stress, and guaranteed time to focus on your most precious asset: yourself.

Join Yolande Devoe of Holistic Alchemy as she leads you through strategies that will booster your performance, your attitude and your business so you can start down your path to sustainable well being.

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Columbus: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Five Strategies to Slash Your Debt

Wednesday, Apr 12 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

Learn how to slash your debt with four different approaches, and learn the ways to help prevent yourself from getting into debt in the future.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Get More! How to Craft an Alluring Message

Thursday, Apr 13 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $20.00

   Negotiation is one of the few business skills we use every day. It gives you the unique opportunity to increase profit margins without making substantive changes to your business model or strategy. It not only allows you to get more for your business, it also allows you to save more on expenses and, most importantly, strengthen key relationships with internal stakeholders and clients.

This interactive presentation will be as fun as it is informative. You will not only discover the keys to negotiation and persuasion, you will also have the opportunity to practice your skills in a live negotiation simulation.

Guest Speaker: Christian Kwame Esq., MA is a lawyer who focuses on serving the needs of small businesses. He graduated from the top ranked dispute resolution program in the country and he was recognized by the American Bar Association for his success in regional and national negotiation competitions during law school. He also founded and operates a consulting firm that specializes in teaching entrepreneurs and professionals how to negotiate in the business world and resolve disputes. 

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Foundations of Blogging

Tuesday, Apr 18 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: $10.00

There are millions of blogs out there, and chances are, there are already dozens about the subject you'd like to tackle. So how will your blog stand out above the rest? Join Rae Reed, Executive Writer & Editor for WordUp Content as she walks you through the key ingredients of successful blogs and the essential practices of successful bloggers.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Google Friday: Set Goals with Google Analytics

Friday, Apr 21 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

What do visitors do on your website? This workshops shows you how to understand and measure customer behavior on your site. We show you how to set up measurement goals and use the data to make better business decisions and grow your business online.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Protecting Your Identity

Wednesday, May 10 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

According to idtheftcenter.org, 9.6MM people had their identity stolen in 2009. Learn the very real threat of identity theft and how to protect yourself and your family against it.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Preparing for Homeownership

Wednesday, Jun 14 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

According to the National Association of Realtors, buying is cheaper than renting in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas. This class will provide you with an overview of the home buying process.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Retirement When & How to Start Planning

Wednesday, Jul 12 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

Retirement savings is an important consideration at every stage of your life—whether you are just embarking on a career, moving up the ladder or planning your retirement party. This class will provide an overview of important retirement considerations.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Financial Checkup 101

Wednesday, Aug 09 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

This class will give you a quick overview of all the various financial options/decisions you may face throughout your life. Saving, budgeting, identity protection, using credit wisely, homeownership, investing options, and saving for college will all be covered.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: event: 2016 In the Company of Women, Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Thursday, Sep 07 11:45AM to 1:30PM

The 2017 Women's Business Center of Ohio Annual Lunch, In the Company of Women will be held September 07, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Boat House at Confluence Park.

Keynote Speaker: Ruth Milligan

Executive Speech Coach, ar.tic.u.la.tion

Co-Founder, TedX Columbus

Join over 200 supporters as we raise awareness and funds necesary to continue the important servies offered at the Women's Business Center of Ohio. The Women's Business Center of Ohio meets the unique needs of women entrepreneurs. This day of celebration and recognition also gives us the opportunity to recognize organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the Women's Business Center. 

A variety of sponsorship opportunities, as well as corporate tables and individuals tickets are available. 

Individual tickets - $85 per person.

Tables of 8 are available for $600.

Corporate tables are available for $1000.

For more details and sponsorship opportunities contact Patty Tumen, ptumen@ecdi.org.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Saving Money & Successful Budgeting

Wednesday, Sep 13 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

In this class, you will learn how to create a budgeting process that will work for you and get you on track to meet your own personal financial goals. You will learn how to save; no matter your income level, amount of debt or fear of the process.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Boosting Your Credit Score

Wednesday, Oct 11 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

Credit can be your friend or enemy. You will learn in this class what credit means, why it’s important, how to clean up bad credit or, how to establish good credit.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Five Strategies to Slash Your Debt

Wednesday, Nov 08 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

Learn how to slash your debt with four different approaches, and learn the ways to help prevent yourself from getting into debt in the future.

This class is free and open to all.

Register

Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Protecting Your Identity

Wednesday, Dec 13 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

According to idtheftcenter.org, 9.6M people had their identity stolen in 2009. Learn the very real threat of identity theft and how to protect yourself and your family against it.

This class is free and open to all.

 

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