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March 2021

Webinar – Business Planning – Part 2

Mar 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Come ready to work on your business in this two-part training. Business planning is a tool to help your business! It’s an opportunity to create a road map and tell the story of the business with a focus on key elements. Highlighted Topics: • Creating a Business Plan • Goal Development • Business Development • Marketing Plans • Advertising Strategies • Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Got Intellectual Property? Strategies to Explore

Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss unknown and often underutilized strategies for exploiting the company’s intellectual property (IP), such as understanding IP as an asset; how IP can provide a competitive advantage; licensing for additional revenue streams; enforcement strategies; and sale of company IP. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How To Choose An App/Accounting Software For Your Business

Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Have you been overwhelmed or clueless about what kind of accounting software you should use for your business? Do you know what infrastructure to use, cloud or local based?  What features are you willing to give up? Please join our webinar to learn basic principles of how to select an accounting application that better fits your business type and explore some of the key features of the most popular applications for small businesses. • Simple methodology to choose an app/software…

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April 2021

Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Lots to do and not enough time? Come ready to explore tools and resources to help improve your business and maximize your time. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Finding Funding

Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business including disaster assistance related.  Capital is critical for all businesses.  The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore, along with the current climate.  There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from an alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family &…

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

Apr 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool. Topics are below: • Business Idea to Business Model • Introduction to the Business Models • Steps to Define, Design and Build…

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Webinar – Global Trade Series: Finding International Customers and Handling the First Order

Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This will be a two-part Global Trade Series on 4/7 and 4/21: Thinking about international customers for your business?   Session 1: How to Find International Customers - Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: • Attract International Customers • Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors   Session 2: Handling Your First International Order - Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how…

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Webinar – Sales Strategy Tips for Your Business

Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Come ready to learn Sales Strategies Tips for Your Business as you explore the following: • Skill Set vs. Style • Pricing • Competitive Advantage • Value Proposition REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Regístrate ahora

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Webinar – Doing Business Online: Electronic Contracts, Signatures and Records

Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss legal issues in ecommerce, such as using electronic contracts, signatures and records with clients and vendors; state and federal laws; and reducing liability online. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

Apr 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool. Topics are below: • Building Blocks for the Business Model • Introduction to Business Model Tool REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Google My Business

Apr 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

With a Profile of my business in Google your company can stand out for free in Maps and Google Search. With the features we will teach, you can interact with existing customers or find new ones. You will learn to enter the information that your company needs so that you appear on the first pages of the search. We will talk about how to enter the type of business, description, how to mount photos, and more. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Google mi Negocio

Apr 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Con un Perfil de mi negocio en Google tu empresa puede destacarse de manera gratuita en Mapas y Búsqueda de Google. Con las funciones que enseñaremos, podrás interactuar con los clientes existentes o encontrar nuevos. Aprenderás a ingresar la información que necesita tu empresa para que salgas en las primeras páginas de la búsqueda.Hablaremos de cómo ingresar el tipo de negocio, descripción, cómo montar fotos, y más. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

Apr 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Regístrate ahora

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Webinar – Global Trade Series: Finding International Customers and Handling the First Order

Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This will be a two-part Global Trade Series on 4/7 and 4/21: Thinking about international customers for your business?   Session 1: How to Find International Customers - Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: • Attract International Customers • Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors   Session 2: Handling Your First International Order - Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how…

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Webinar – Screening Your Business Ideas

Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have lots of business ideas and trying to decide which one to move forward with? Come ready to learn an easy to apply process for prioritizing and evaluating business ideas with next steps to take. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: The Basics

Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss the importance of privacy policies and terms of use in ecommerce; relevant state, federal and international privacy laws small business owners should be aware of; drafting a privacy policy and terms of use; and how privacy policy and terms of use clauses can reduce liability. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How To Choose An App/Accounting Software For Your Business

Apr 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Free

Have you been overwhelmed or clueless about what kind of accounting software you should use for your business? Do you know what infrastructure to use, cloud or local based? What features are you willing to give up? Please join our webinar to learn basic principles of how to select an accounting application that better fits your business type and explore some of the key features of the most popular applications for small businesses. • Simple methodology to choose an app/software…

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Webinar – Take Control of Your Business…Power of Understanding Your Financial Statements

Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn how to take control of your business through the power of financials. Financial statements convey a story about a business. You will learn how to interpret and understand the financials, define Metrics and set-up Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Financials can be used to empower you and positively impact your business. Examples will be shared where warning signs were glaring in the financials, but business owners could not spot the warning signs. You will have the knowledge and tools to apply in your business.…

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May 2021

Webinar – How To Start Your Business

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea to life. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Introduction To Entrepreneurship

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The featured one-hour session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, and provide steps to start a formal business. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business including the areas below: • Learn the Steps from Business Idea to…

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Webinar: Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know…

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach the basics of buying and selling a business, such as conducting “due diligence”- inspecting the financial records, contracts and business assets; determining the value of the business; preparing contracts and related purchase-and-sale documents; tax considerations; and knowing when to “walk away” from a deal. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn tips for importing into the U.S. Do you want to start or expand an import business? It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare. The following will be covered: • Do I need an import license? • What are the necessary documents? • Classifying the merchandise • What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? • Tips about shipments • Licensed Customs Brokers • Duties, tariffs, and what’s next? REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Lots to do and not enough time? Come ready to explore tools and resources to help improve your business and maximize your time. REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Webinar – Finding Funding

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business including disaster assistance related.  Capital is critical for all businesses.  The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore, along with the current climate.  There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from an alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family &…

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