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June 2020

Webinar-E-commerce: Tax & Finance: Ins and Outs of Sales Tax and E-commerce Finances

Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Come ready to explore marketing options in this two-part webinar bundle: 6/10 & 6/11 -Understand the key factors in collecting and remitting sales tax for your online store -Using Google Analytics, data from your e-commerce platform and Quickbooks to view the health of your e-commerce business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Process Improvement in the Covid-19 World

Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Process Improvement in the Covid-19 World - Are you looking for easy and actionable steps that you, as business owners and leaders, can take to think differently about your existing processes? This informative webinar will walk you through the logical steps to capture information and how to move forward with a prioritized plan of action. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Planning – Part 1

Jun 16 @ 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. Feel free to bring your device to work on the Business Plan during the training. Highlighted Topics: -Creating a Business Plan -Goal Development -Business Development -Marketing Plans -Advertising Strategies -Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store? Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: 5/19: Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify 5/26: General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) 6/2: Product loading and inventory management 6/9: Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) 6/16: Theme/Design setup 6/23: Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How To Sell…Without Sounding Like A Salesperson

Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Selling is an art form tried by many and mastered by fewer. In business or just starting in business, it’s an opportunity to learn: -How to stand out in the eyes of your prospects -How to select the right group for business leads -How to craft an effective elevator speech -and more… REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Intro to Certifications and Contracting Opportunities for Veterans, Military and Spouses

Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The session will feature certifications and contracting opportunities as an option for Veteran, Military and Spouse entrepreneurs and business owners who want to diversify and expand their customer base. Participants will be introduced to resources to help with become certified to do business with the Federal, State and Local government and an overview of the process. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Purchasing Behaviors and Inventory Control

Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Purchasing Behaviors and Inventory Control - This webinar will introduce some of the new thoughts, discussions, choices and actions needed to resume operations while not burring your suppliers or killing your cash flow. Things are different and we must adjust to the situation requiring change in the way we do business. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Lots to do and not enough time?  Join this webinar to explore tools and resources to help improve your business. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

Jun 18 @ 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 – How to Use Personalization to Help Drive More E-Commerce Sales

Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about how to improve customer experiences? How are you measuring their online experience? Are you creating content to help improve their experience with your E-Commerce brand? Learn more about E-Commerce personalization to help drive sales. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Forecasting Styles and Application

Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Forecasting Styles and Application - Forecasting by definition is wrong, but in these new times, you want to be less wrong. This webinar will cover different ways to forecast and specific scenarios that each style works in. This is not specific to a product or manufacturing environment. These techniques are used across a multitude of industries. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Marketing Research and Marketing Strategy: Roles in Creating Sustainable Businesses

Jun 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Market research and understanding market trends is crucial for establishing a viable and financially sustainable business. Featured topics: -Basics for conducting market research -Using market research to help develop a marketing strategy for products, processes and services -Tips, pitfalls and resources for conducting market research REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Planning – Part 2

Jun 23 @ 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. Feel free to bring your device to work on the Business Plan during the training. Highlighted Topics: -Creating a Business Plan -Goal Development -Business Development -Marketing Plans -Advertising Strategies -Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store? Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: 5/19: Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify 5/26: General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) 6/2: Product loading and inventory management 6/9: Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) 6/16: Theme/Design setup 6/23: Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Creating Financial Projections

Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Have you tried to create detailed start-up costs, key assumptions and financial projections? Ran into a few obstacles along the way? Learn how to easily create your own. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Supply Chain Collaboration and Performance Tracking

Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Supply Chain Collaboration and Performance Tracking – The challenges of the supply chain are in the news daily; what does that really mean to you? How can you work with your specific supply chain partners to build back better? This webinar will cover the tools enabling trust within your team. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Is Your E-Commerce Site Mobile Friendly/Ready and Voice Command Ready?

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

Can customers easily access your E-Commerce site, find what they need and easily make a purchase? Have you thought about how to increase the opportunity for your E-Commerce site coming up as a choice when a customer searches with a voice command? Learn tips and resources on how to prepare your E-Commerce site to be Mobile Friendly/Ready and Voice Command Ready. REGISTER NOW

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July 2020

Webinar – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

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

Session 1: Process and Analysis - 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs - 7/8 What…

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Webinar – Protecting the Company’s “Secret Sauce”: Trade Secret Basics

Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach small business owners how to protect the company’s inventions, ideas and secrets. Attendees will learn the basics of trade secret law; the kinds of information that can be protected as a trade secret; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; how to avoid losing trade secret protection; and how to avoid violating the trade secret rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Scrum 101

Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Scrum is a structured and disciplined, team-based approach to product development and project management. Its basis is around converting customer requirements into usable product quickly, then re-evaluating those requirements and working the cycle again. With the radically changing environment we live in today, a scrum approach to problems may be the key to success for you. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Sales Strategies Tips for Your Business

Jul 8 @ 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 – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

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

Session 1: Process and Analysis - 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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Webinar – How to Start Your Business for Veterans, Military and Spouses

Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 life. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar -E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Use Multi-pay Purchase Options on Your Site to Grow Sales

Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: July 9th - How to Use Multi-Pay Purchase Options on Your Site to Grow Sales REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Trademark Basics: Can I protect that name, phrase, symbol?

Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will provide small business owners with information on why a “trademark” is a valuable asset for a company to own; how “trademarks” help customers identify goods and services; how to select, use and protect a “trademark”; the importance of doing “search and clearance” activities prior to adoption and use; state and federal trademark “registration”; and how to avoid violating the trademark rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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