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Cleveland: class: Click the Link to see all events across ECDI Northern

Monday, Feb 27 9:00 AM

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Cleveland: class: Small Enterprise Education Development (S.E.E.D.) Training Series

Wednesday, Mar 01 6:00 PM
Price: $150.00

Sometimes even well-equipped entrepreneurs can find themselves in a rut, or just hungry for more information on small business success and growth. The Small Enterprise Education Development (SEED) Training Series is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand an existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas; business concept, organization, customer relations, and operations using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90-day action plan. 

Schedule

 Module 1: Business Concept
Wednesday March 1st, 2017. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Wednesday March 8th, 2016. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Wednesday March 15th, 2017. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Wednesday March 22nd, 2017. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. This series will be held at THE DEALERSHIP - 3558 LEE ROAD, SHAKER HEIGHTS OH 44120

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session and Entrepreneurial Readiness beforehand. Registration closes 2 business days before the class or when the class is fully booked; series fills up quickly. Classes are subject to cancellation. Please arrive at The Dealership approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.

Please be advised that an additional $50.00 may be required for materials if you have a business partner who will also attend. 

**PROMO CODES ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR THIS CLASS**

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Toledo: class: Take a look at our Calendar

Wednesday, Mar 01 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: event: Dames Bond Networking Event: Invest Like a Feminist

Thursday, Mar 02 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The majority of the public already believes in the equality of “ALL genders,” and that is exactly what Feminism is,”the social, economic and political equality of ALL genders." 

This session will focus on the economic equality that we as women must embrace with fervor. It's ok to think big and rich! When you invest like a feminist, you'll get there sooner than not! 

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
- Appetizers / Beverages
- Raffle Prizes

 

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER ON THE DAMES BOND WEBSITE! Click here to register 

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: event: Dress For Impact with SBA, WBC, SCORE, & Women's Small Business Accelerator

Thursday, Mar 02 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Price: $35.00

What does your image project to others? Do you feel confident when you walk out your door? Or, enter an important meeting? Learn how to DRESS FOR IMPACT to accomplish your business objectives!

Guest Speaker: Sue Kantor, Sophisticated Styling

As a personal wardrobe stylist, Sue focuses on helping women build their confidence by creating an appearance that communicates who they are and what is appropriate for their careers. Join us for this informative two-hour workshop and learn to dress to make your best first impression!

SBA's participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service or entity.

Location for event: Gather at Fitness Loft Columbus, 625 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Business Associations with Attorney Natalia Steele

Thursday, Mar 02 9:15AM
Price: $25.00

Attend this session and learn from a professional in the area of “Business Associations.”  Understand the importance of the treatment of one’s legal entity, whether LLC, S-Corp or C-Corp.  It matters for potential personal liability situation that a business may face.  Bring your questions, and your notebook, as this session will be packed with information important for all business owners.

2800 Euclid Ave. Ste. 509

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: STAND OUT! Unlocking Your Distinctive Personal Brand Workshop

Saturday, Mar 04 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ATTENTION SAVVY FEMALE ENTRERENEURS AND SERVICE BASED PROFESSIONALS

Are you sick and tired of not being seen?

Are you stuck when asked who are you and what do you do?

Are you ready to articulate effortlessly why you are the best choice within your industry?

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 workshop is honoring Women's History Month at no cost to you.

**YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT ON A DIFFERENT WEBSITE. To register, please click here.**

 

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Cleveland: class: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Mar 07 12:00 PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business.  The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. This session will be held at ECDI Cleveland, 2800 Euclid Avenue Suite 509, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Tuesday: Business Financial Education (Slavic Village)

Tuesday, Mar 07 10:00 AM

Understanding how to track the numbers, and why it matters, are the topics of this session.

How does one develop a budget?  What basic bookkeeping do I need to do in order to have the information that I need to know my current financial status, and when filing taxes?  What on-line tools are available to help me create a business plan and financial projections, and why are these important for my very small business?

Attend this session and learn the basics of planning and tracking the income for your business.

Location:

Slavic Village Development

5620 Broadway Ave

Cleveland, OH 44127

 

Upcoming Classes:

4/4: Practical Steps to Optimize Human Interactions

5/2: Marketing Your Business Through Social Media

6/6: Panel Presentation: Learning From Other Entrepreneurs

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Cleveland: class: Leveraging Capital To Grow Your Business: Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Mar 07 6:00 PM

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions.
​Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success

Panel:
Patricia Ramsey, VP of Community and Economic Develoment, Fifth Third Bank

Bryan Edwards, Relationship Manager, ECDI

Aaron O'Brien, Governance & Securities Counsel, Baker Hostetler

Moderator: Nicole Liatos, Program Coordinator, Women’s Business Center

Can't Make This One? This Panel will be held on the following dates at the noted locations:

Tuesday, March 7 6:00 pm Spaces & Co, 1536 ST. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, March 14 6:00 pm Sail Lofts Coworking, 3535 Perkins Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Thursday, April 13 9:15 am Women’s Business Center
Tuesday, April 25 6:00 pm The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH
Thursday, June 8 9:15 am Women’s Business Center, 2800 Euclid Ave. #509
Thursday, Sept 14 9:15 am Women’s Business Center, 2800 Euclid Ave. #509

Tuesday, March 7 6:00 pm Spaces & Co, 1536 ST. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH

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

Wednesday, Mar 08 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: class: Business Information Session

Thursday, Mar 09 12:00 PM to 1:00 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

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Toledo: class: Small Business Resource Days: March

Monday, Mar 13 2:00 PM

ECDI and the Toledo Lucas Public Libary will be host to three Small Business Resource Days.

The Small Business Resource Days will include a Resource Center, including representatives available to discuss programs and services to help participants achieve their small business development goals.

FDIC Money Smart for Small Business workshops will also be facilitated throughout the day. These workshops provide a practical introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business and are designed to be delivered to new or operating small business owners without formal business training.

When: All Sessions 2PM-7PM

Monday, March 13th 2017
McMasters Room

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Huntington Room

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Huntington Room

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Streamline Your Social Media with Buffer

Tuesday, Mar 14 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $20.00

Buffer is a smarter way to share what you want to share on social media. Think of it like your own social media assistant. Are you managing multiple accounts, like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn? Buffer can help. Or, maybe you have a single account, but don't want to drown your followers in a tidal wave of tweets, shares, and updates. Buffer can be your one-stop shop for that too. Join Mayda Sanchez from Unlimited Media as she takes you through a tour of Buffer and all that it can offer a busy business owner with lots to share but limited time to do it! This workshop is free for WBC/ECDI/FF/ WIN clients and $10 for non-WBC clients.

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Cleveland: class: Leveraging Capital to Grow Your Business: Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Mar 14 6:00 PM

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions.
​Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success


Moderator: Jan Conrad, Director, Women’s Business Center

Can't Make This One? This Panel will be held on the following dates at the noted locations:

Thursday, April 13 9:15 am Women’s Business Center
Tuesday, April 25 6:00 pm The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH
Thursday, June 8 9:15 am Women’s Business Center, 2800 Euclid Ave. #509
Thursday, Sept 14 9:15 am Women’s Business Center, 2800 Euclid Ave. #509

Tuesday, March 14 6:00 pm Sail Lofts Coworking, 3535 Perkins Avenue, Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Blogging for Your Business Meet Up Group (2 of 2)

Wednesday, Mar 15 4:30 PM
Price: $25.00

Workshop 2

Blogging for Your Business Meet Up with WBC member Zoe Brown, and creator of GoneGirlGo blog. Zoe will lead us through workshops teaching basic steps for setting up a blog, how to organize your schedule to be a productive blogger and many other tips and tricks that will enhance your blog presence. The goal of this group is to facilitate each of you creating your own blog, creating content for your blog and posting your blogs throughout the 3-month period.  In addition, it is hoped that you will create your own support group and learn from others who are also blogging.

If you have a laptop, bring it to access your blog. 

 

This meet up happends every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. 

Sessions: 

Wednesday, April 19th 4:30-6:30PM- Location TBD 

 

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Cleveland: class: FDIC: Banking Services

Thursday, Mar 16 9:15 AM
Price: $10.00

Banking Services

After completing this module, participants will be ablet to:

  • Recognize the most common banking services for small business, including merchant services, payroll processing, business credit and others
  • Understand how other small business owners decide which banking services to use
  • evaluate the applicability fo each of banking service to their business needs

Presented by Huntington Bank

WBC members contact Alexis at acoffey@ecdi.org for your promo code.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Banking Services for Small Business

Thursday, Mar 16 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

This workshop provides a practical introduction to key topics related to starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

After completing this workshop, members will be able to:

  • Recognize the most common banking services for small businesses, including merchant services, payroll processing, business credit and others.
  • Understand how other small business owners decide which banking services to use.
  • Evaluate the applicability of each of banking service to their business needs.
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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Certification 101

Thursday, Mar 16 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, FBE, EDGE, DBE, and Cols City Schools), the certification process, 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.

The fee for the class is $25. To register, you must visit the OhioMBE website. Click Here to register.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Introduction to QuickBooks

Saturday, Mar 18 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Price: $50.00

Introduction to QuickBooks is a workshop to help business owners implement or streamline their bookkeeping process.  It includes a basic overview of accounting principles and teaches you how to utilize the software to bill customers, pay vendor bills, maintain bank accounts, and produce financial reports.   

Ellen Harvey is a Certified QuickBooks trainer who specializes in helping business owners understand and utilize QuickBooks to their advantage.  Her expertise lies in her ability to quickly identify pitfalls in the bookkeeping process.  

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Cleveland: class: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Mar 21 12:00 PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business.  The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. This session will be held at ECDI Cleveland, 2800 Euclid Avenue Suite 509, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: How to Decide Which Social Media Platform Is Right for Your Business

Tuesday, Mar 21 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: $20.00

There are dozens of social media platforms out there. Do you really need to use them all? (Hint: NO!) Join Rae Reed from WordUp Content in this fun and interactive workshop that will introduce - or reintroduce - you to the most popular social media platforms out there, and help you find your perfect match!

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Columbus: class: Business Information Session

Thursday, Mar 23 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Google Friday: Promote Your Business with AdWords Express

Friday, Mar 24 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

AdWords Express can drive customers to your website, your Google My Business listing, or your phone. Learn how it works and get tips for creating effective ads. This class is free and open to all.

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Cleveland: class: Entrepreneurial Readiness Training

Thursday, Mar 30 12:00 PM

Small Business Ownership and Entrepreneurship: it all starts with an idea. Once you have that, ECDI can take you places. If you don’t know where to begin, our Entrepreneurial Readiness Info Training Session will help you get a handle on small business, and introduce you to ECDI’s small business lending. Once you complete this training session, you’re eligible for small business consultations, one-on-one assistance, additional small business training, and ultimately – small business loans for those who qualify.*

Our introductory Entrepreneurial Readiness Info Session will help you answer the following questions:

  • Do you think like an entrepreneur?
  • Have you asked yourself the important questions?
  • Have you considered the first 10 steps to starting a business?
  • Is your business idea feasible?
  • Do you have the information to start writing a business plan?

Please arrive to the Women's Business Center approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, please contact Lauren Smith by phone at (216) 912-5665 or by email at lsmith@ecdi.org.

Please be advised that there is a $25.00 class fee if you are not currently a member of the WBC or Innovation Center. You will be expected to pay your fee upon arrival. Clients are encouraged to first attend an Info Session.

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Akron: class: Take a look at our online calendar

Friday, Mar 31 9:00 AM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Tuesday: Practical Steps to Optimize Human Interaction (Slavic Village)

Tuesday, Apr 04 10:00 AM

Have you ever wondered why some people will not do business with you or are just cranky customers?  This session will provide information on resources and tools to optimize one's communication with people i.e. customers, co-workers and family.  What resources are available to a business owner to assist in understanding how to deal with the various types of people that will enable one to avoid misunderstandings and clear communication when working closely with people.  Attend and learn ways to make your sales communication work for you.

 

Location: 

Slavic Village Development

5620 Broadway Ave

Cleveland, OH 44127 

 

Upcoming Classes: 

4/4: Practical Steps to Optimize Human Interactions
5/2: Marketing Your Business Through Social Media
6/6: Panel Presentation: Learning From Other Entrepreneurs

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Cleveland: class: SCratchmade Incubator

Wednesday, Apr 05 6PM

Location to be announced.

ECDI and the SBDC at LCCC are proud partners in presenting the Scratchmade Incubator. Creators of handmade products are welcome to apply to a 6-week training program designed to prepare product entrepreneurs for store shelves.

Registration opens on March 1st.

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Cleveland: class: FDIC: Recordkeeping

Thursday, Apr 06 9:15 AM
Price: $10.00

Recordkeeping:

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Improve their overall recordkeeping practices
  • Apply tricks and tools relevent to their business
  • choose among various software to support their recordkeeping

Presented by Christine Bretz, CPA

WBC members please contact Alexis at acoffey@ecdi.org for your promo code.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Credit Reporting

Thursday, Apr 06 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

This workshop provides a practical introduction to key topics related to starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

 

After completing this workshop, members will be able to:

  • Understand how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans.
  • Apply common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting.
  • Develop strategies to build or improve their business’ credit.
  • Protect themselves from credit-related scams and know what to do if their business becomes a victim
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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: 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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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Access to Capital Panel

Thursday, Apr 13 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Access to Capital Panel

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Cleveland: class: Leveraging Capital To Grow Your Business

Thursday, Apr 13 9:15 AM

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions.
​Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success

Can't make this one? You can catch this panel at the below dates, and noted lcoations:
Moderator: Jan Conrad, Director, Women’s Business Center

Tuesday, April 25 6:00 pm The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH
Thursday, June 8 9:15 am Women’s Business Center
Thursday, Sept 14 9:15 am Women’s Business Center

Thursday, April 13 9:15 am Women’s Business Center

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Blogging For Your Business Meet up Group (3 of 3)

Wednesday, Apr 19 4:00 PM
Price: $25.00

Workshop 3

Blogging for Your Business Meet Up with WBC member Zoe Brown, and creator of GoneGirlGo blog. Zoe will lead us through workshops teaching basic steps for setting up a blog, how to organize your schedule to be a productive blogger and many other tips and tricks that will enhance your blog presence. The goal of this group is to facilitate each of you creating your own blog, creating content for your blog and posting your blogs throughout the 3-month period.  In addition, it is hoped that you will create your own support group and learn from others who are also blogging.

If you have a laptop, bring it to access your blog. 

 

 

 

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Cleveland: class: Leveraging Capital To Grow Your Business

Tuesday, Apr 25 6:00 PM

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions.
​Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success

Can't make this one? You can catch this panel at the below dates, and noted lcoations:
Moderator: Jan Conrad, Director, Women’s Business Center

Tuesday, April 25 6:00 pm The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH
Thursday, June 8 9:15 am Women’s Business Center
Thursday, Sept 14 9:15 am Women’s Business Center

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Risk Management - planning for what you can and cannot control

Thursday, Apr 27 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

This workshop provides a practical introduction to key topics related to starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

 

After completing this workshops, members will be able to:

  • Understand the external and internal factors which affect risk for a small business.
  • Recognize the common warning signs of risk for a small business.
  • Implement, monitor, and evaluate a risk management plan for their business.
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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Tuesday: Marketing Your Business Through Social Media (Slavic Village)

Tuesday, May 02 10:00 AM

With the many tools to reach people electronically, what social media is best for marketing to your specific customers?  How can one know who is reading the communication utilized?  What is the best time saver out there to assist in posting?  How does one target through social media.  This session will open your eyes to the power of targeted marketing and the way to connect with your audience.

 

Location: 

Slavic Development

5620 Broadway Ave

Cleveland, OH 44127 

 

Upcoming Classes: 

5/2: Marketing Your Business Through Social Media
6/6: Panel Presentation: Learning From Other Entrepreneurs

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: In The Company of Women: A Celebration of National Small Business Week

Wednesday, May 03 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The Women’s Business Center Presents: ‘In the Company of Women; A Celebration of National Small Business Week'


In the Company of Women event is an opportunity to recognize, highlight, and celebrate the success of WBC members, volunteers, and women in the community. The event will feature a unique showcase of WBC members highlighting their products and services and awards to recognize significant contributions from women in our community.

Please follow this link to register through EVENTBRITE:

Register Here!

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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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Toledo: class: Small Business Resource Days: May

Tuesday, May 16 2:00 PM

ECDI and the Toledo Lucas Public Libary will be host to three Small Business Resource Days.

The Small Business Resource Days will include a Resource Center, including representatives available to discuss programs and services to help participants achieve their small business development goals.

FDIC Money Smart for Small Business workshops will also be facilitated throughout the day. These workshops provide a practical introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business and are designed to be delivered to new or operating small business owners without formal business training.

When: All Sessions 2PM-7PM

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Huntington Room 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Tuesday: Panel Presentation: Learning From Other Entrepreneurs (Slavic Village)

Tuesday, Jun 06 10:00 AM

Experience entrepreneurs will participate in a discussion of their individual journeys and how they've developed their business.  What enabled them to gain customers?  How did they manage the first months and years in business?  How did they adapt to change?  And, how did they measure the activities of business to measure their success?

Meet other women working in and on their business.  Attend and connect with new people and network to grow your own business

Location: 

Slavic Village Development

5620 Broadway Ave

Cleveland, OH 44127

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Cleveland: class: Leveraging Capital to Grow Your Business

Thursday, Jun 08 9:15 AM

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions.
​Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success

Can't make this one? You can catch this panel at the below dates, and noted lcoations:
Moderator: Jan Conrad, Director, Women’s Business Center

Thursday, June 8 9:15 am Women’s Business Center
Thursday, Sept 14 9:15 am Women’s Business Center

 

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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: 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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Cleveland: class: Leveraging Capital to Grow Your Business

Thursday, Sep 14 9:15 AM

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions.
​Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success

Can't make this one? You can catch this panel at the below dates, and noted lcoations:
Moderator: Jan Conrad, Director, Women’s Business Center

Thursday, Sept 14 9:15 am Women’s Business Center

 

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Toledo: class: Small Business Resource Days: September

Wednesday, Sep 20 2:00 PM

ECDI and the Toledo Lucas Public Libary will be host to three Small Business Resource Days.

The Small Business Resource Days will include a Resource Center, including representatives available to discuss programs and services to help participants achieve their small business development goals.

FDIC Money Smart for Small Business workshops will also be facilitated throughout the day. These workshops provide a practical introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business and are designed to be delivered to new or operating small business owners without formal business training.

When: All Sessions 2PM-7PM

Register

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.

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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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