Business Essentials Training

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 9th, 2020
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The 7 hats you wear as a business owner and what you need to focus on within each one.

Jacksonville|Boots to Business @ NS Mayport

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 10th, 2020
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OWNING A SMALL BUSINESS - Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Boots to Business can help. ABOUT BOOTS TO BUSINESS - Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the DOD’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate. During B2B, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This two-day in-person program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors. Participants that complete an in-person B2B Reboot course can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses. If you’ve already attended an in-person B2B course, visit https://sbavets.force.com/ to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses.

How to Start Your Business

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 9th, 2020
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If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right first steps. This course will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps. Attend this seminar to give your company its greatest chance of success.

Seminar: Small Business Access to Capital

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 9th, 2020
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About the Seminar: Need financing for your business? Want to learn more about micro-loans, SBA loans, crowd-funding and other funding options? Wondering which type of financing is best for your business? Finding funding for your venture is a challenge all entrepreneurs face. In an ever-changing financial landscape, it is hard to know what is available and what may be best for you, especially for micro-businesses and solo entrepreneurs. We can help! In this seminar, we will cover the following questions: Which financing options are available to me? What is best for my current situation? How can I best position myself to be successful in getting financing? How can I prepare myself to be “loan ready?” In this seminar we will go over some of the options for financing your business, and the pros and cons of each. Two members of MCNW’s Lending Team will lead this seminar, which will be valuable to both startups and existing businesses looking to grow and invest in their venture

Marketing 101 workshop

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 9th, 2020
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Marketing can be overwhelming with so many choices and options. This FREE workshop will provide you the strategies for marketing your small business, identifying your target customer, and your small business marketing needs. Join us, where we will help set you apart from your competition. Register Online at http://www.MaizeRec.com, or by contacting MRC Programming: Ms. Andrea Kelly or Ms. Jaima Nicholson at (316) 729-7818. Classroom is NE corner MRC bldg. at 10100 W. Grady, Maize KS 67101. Questions? please call 316-269-6273 for more information.

HR 101-You’re ready to hire people–now what? Best practices to set up your HR system

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 9th, 2020
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Part 1 of a 2 part focus on Human Resources. Attend one or both – register separately for HR 101 on April 9 and HR 102 on April 16. SCORE has recruited local expert Erica Brune, President of Lever1, to help you understand important HR issues and to manage your employees more effectively. These sessions explore workable strategies to help you manage HR at your business with a step-by-step guide. Learn how to navigate the challenges ranging from discrimination and wrongful termination to harassment and employee paperwork. Key Takeaways: Explore why business leaders fail and how to avoid the pitfalls Learn how to better implement and track key HR objectives How to set behavioral expectations and audit performance Covering important topics: Recruitment Job Descriptions Exempt vs. Non-exempt 1099 vs W2 Onboarding Employee Compliance Performance evaluations Employee Handbook Faculty: Erica Brune, President, Lever1. Lever1 is a Kansas City-based professional employer organization (PEO) providing integrated services which allow business owners to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, payroll, employee benefits and Workers' compensation. Registration $20.00 (Non-refundable.) Space is limited so you must register to attend. We cannot accept walk-ins. Check-In is at 8:45 am with the workshop starting promptly at 9:00 am and concluding by 11:00 am.

Women in Networking

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 9th, 2020
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This is a monthly networking group for women in the business sector that meets on the second Thursday of each month. Fee includes luncheon, networking opportunities and a guest speaker presenting on business related issues.

CMEF CEO 2020

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 12th, 2020
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The China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) Corporate Executive Office (CEO) 2020 Program is a trade show program designed to offer small and medium sized companies a method of exhibiting at a trade show. The CEO is a specific area on the trade show floor (located within or next to the USA Pavilion) that is subdivided into meeting space (with tables and chairs, one set per each U.S. company), business center (internet access, small table, etc.) and small lounge/seating area. The CMEF show displays products including medical imaging, IVD equipment, medical electronics, medical optics, first aid, rehabilitation devices, nursing, telemedicine, wearable devices and outsourcing services, which serve the entire value chain of medical devices. Questions: Xiaoli.Pan@trade.gov; Jose.Burgos@trade.gov; Monica.Toporkiewicz@trade.gov MORE INFO about CMEF CEO Program: https://2016.export.gov/build/groups/public/@eg_main/@byind/@healthtech/documents/webcontent/cmef2020131145.pdf

Social Media Strategy 101

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 9th, 2020
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Is social media worth your time? Can it really help grow your business? The answer is YES. Social media is the public personality of your enterprise, and it can bring people to your door! This workshop will cover how to: Assess if you are ready for social media. Choose the right platforms. Analyze your target audience. Understand what content to share.

How to Start a Business

Apr 9th, 2020 to Apr 9th, 2020
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Learn How to develop an idea into a business, the pros and cons of each business structure: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and LLC, the procedure to register a business, responsibility as an employer, home based business regulations and More. ● Checklist for Starting a Small Business; ● Personal Assessment; ● Choosing Your Business Structure: sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation and LLC; ● Home-Based Business; ● How to Register a New Business; ● Employer Identification Number; ● NYC and NYS Permits and Licenses; ● Business Insurance; ● Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents. □ Speaker: Ms. Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, SBA Please call 718-262-2880 to confirm the classroom one week before the seminar.