International Processing Expo ( IPPE )

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 31st, 2020
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How to start a Non-Profit Organization

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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Have you looked into what it'll take to start a nonprofit organization in Texas. The paper work may seem insurmountable but we can make it easy for you. Come join us for our interactive workshop which will prepare you to start your nonprofit.

Financing A Small Business

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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Interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business? Need financial assistance? This workshop will address these issues by providing information on determining money needs, SBA loans, venture capital, working with local banks, use of a business plan to secure financing, services provided by the Small Business Development Center.

Creating Thumb Stopping Videos

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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Videos are one of, if not the best way to get potential customers to stop scrolling and pay attention to your business. Are you using them? If not, join the Video Marketing Mavens, Christine Halvorson and Nanette Perrotte, on Saturday morning, January 25th, to learn how to create and use them in your social media marketing efforts.

Construction Management Certificate Class

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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The Construction Management Certificate Series is a 9-month series of classes designed to provide business management tools to existing and aspiring independent contractors. Participants who complete the series will earn a Special Certificate of Completion from the Temple University Fox School of Business and the Small Business Development Center.

How to Start a Trucking Business and Grow It to Success

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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This workshop will include be a brief introduction to SBA programs and services. The transportation industry is enormous, grossing nearly a $1 trillion dollars annually, however trucking counts for three quarters of that amount. In “How To Start A Trucking Business and Grow it to Success” session, you will learn the ins and outs of the trucking industry; mostly how to get started and how to grow business with ease. Talking points; Getting Started and understanding formation Building Your Personal and Business Credit Securing Financing for Your Business Understanding Federal Contracting Getting Your Small Business Certifications Drafting Your Capability Statement for Contraction How To purchase your truck and what to look for Dealing with Carriers Do you need an authority Financial Statement Basics and Accounting Finding Opportunities and working with brokers Safety & Compliance Hiring Employees Drafting Business Plan

A Business Plan

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

ENTREPRENEUR ACADEMY: How to Start and Run a Successful Small Business

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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Entrepreneur Academy is a College of Lake County educational program focused on providing entrepreneurs, or businesses open less than one year, with the expertise needed to start and run a successful small business. The program consists of ten, 3-hour modules taught by seasoned business professionals from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays, January 18 to March 21, 2020. See the overview document for program details. Participants are also provided with an experienced business mentor to guide them during and after the classroom portion of the program. The cost for the entire program is $200 per participant, which includes one guest if so desired. Space is limited – only 10 seats available. Participant Benefits • The development of a comprehensive business plan to increase your level of success • Access to experienced professionals • Interaction and networking with other entrepreneurs • Solid small business training on how to succeed and avoid common pitfalls

Presentations and Pitches Bootcamp

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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Got a great idea to pitch at work? At home? Meeting with potential buyers or investors? Attending cocktail hour? Landed your dream job interview? Then you’ve got to take this workshop so you can bring it!! In this workshop we will focus on creating high impact narratives with – if necessary - well-curated thoughtfully designed slides. Regardless of your audience (1 or 1,000) your ability to communicate concisely, clearly, and compellingly can be the difference between moving hearts and moving hearts and hands! In this workshop you can expect the following: - Designing/outlining your message - Tips for communicating clearly, concisely, and compellingly - Information about various presentation tools and methods - Presentation group feedback! * It will be interactive. It is meant to be educational, engaging, and enlightening in a judgment-free zone! *Participants with pre-existing slide presentations can bring them on thumb/flash drive or hardcopy for group feedback session. Limitations apply.

Government Contracting BootCamp: Winning Government Business

Jan 25th, 2020 to Jan 25th, 2020
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Government Contracting BootCamp: Learn the ins and out of Federal Contracting. This course is designed for those businesses that are new to Doing Business in the Federal Sector - startup to large businesses. It will also explain the "Art of the Process"- as well as focus on the diverse aspects of Federal Contracting. Federal Contracting 101 will give entrepreneurs a very good look into the numerous best practices that are used nationwide. Action Points: Federal Contracting 101: Understanding Contracting Registration in SAM and DUNS Setting for Up our Financing Finding Opportunities and Bid Certifications: Local, State and Federal Filing out Applications (HUB Texas, NMSDC, NCTRCA) Examine 8(a) and Hubzone Bring Your Laptop