Local Workshop Agendas / Descriptions
Agendas for active and recent workshops are listed below. Click here open the Workshops scheduling page for dates, locations and registration information of currently scheduled workshops.
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Starting a Successful Business
This workshop teaches you a proven and accepted approach to Starting a Successful Business. You will learn exactly what needs to be done to keep your business on track for growth and profitability. The sessions will cover entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, operational/structural considerations, and how to develop a business plan.
Basic Marketing Principles
Basic operational Principles
Sources of Funds
Cash Flow Projections
The Importance of the Business Plan
Are you looking for strategies to grow your established business? This 6 session workshop will provide the knowledge and tools to analyze, assess, and grow your venture. Get help to discover potential growth areas and develop customized strategies.
Discussion topics include:
Business needs assessment, goal setting and strategic planning
Time management tips
Managing people and resources
Identifying marketing goals to assess whether business needs have changed
Marketing with Social Media
Customer Relationship Management
Distribution Channels for products or services
Steps for a successful sales process
How to achieve sales goals
Financial management and outside funding
How to prepare measurable operational processes for business growth
Is Starting a Business Right for You? This 5 workshop series will help you define and evaluate your ideas; develop a marketing strategy; identify the best ways to fund your startup; turn your idea into action with tools and templates; get useful and helpful mentoring sessions. Workshop meets on Wednesday evenings for 5 consecutive weeks.
Session 1 - Start-up Basics
Session 2 - Business Concepts
Session 3 - Marketing Plan
Session 4 - Financial Projections & Statements
Session 5 - Funding Sources and Next Steps
Discussion topics will include:
The Business Concept
Pricing and Competition
The Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Profit and Loss Statements
Putting it all together in a Business Plan
In this 3-hour workshop you will learn how to develop marketing data about your local community to help you grow a successful business. You will be introduced to Census statistics about households and businesses that will help you understand who your customers and competitors are, and other valuable data about where you do business.
Business Financing and International Business Opportunities
Discussion topics will include:
Small Business Financing
U. S. Government Loan Sources
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Overview
Exploring International Business Opportunities
Reducing Cost and Growing Business using Globalization
This workshop is designed specifically to give current and aspiring small business owners an extensive overview of today’s Internet marketing trends and help them begin taking steps to develop their own online strategies and action plans.