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Etsy Entrepreneurship Program

SOURCE: SBA  LOS ANGELES DISTRICT OFFICE

FREE — Access to Capital and I-9 Training for Business Owners

sba-logo-op_original_cropThe public is invited to join the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to participate in a live workshop to learn about Access to Capital, followed by E-Verify and the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions. Both Non-users and users of E-Verify are encouraged to attend.

Parking structure is $9 for the day.  Street parking is also available.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 19,   9:30 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Small Business Administration
330 N Brand Blvd, Suite 1200
Glendale, CA

HOW: Click here to register.

SOURCE:  SAN DIEGO DISTRICT OFFICE

SBA’s District Director Ruben Garcia will provide opening remarks at this event.

sba-logo-op_original_cropSBA’s participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any participants, person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Free Cyber Security Lunch and Learn for Executives

“What Every Business Owner Must Know to Protect Yourself From Cyber-Criminals Looking To Steal Your Business’ Data, Your Cash, and Your Clients’ Personal Information!”

August 20th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
University of Phoenix Campus
9645 Granite Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
Complimentary lunch provided by Panera Bread.

For full details visit: www.fedcomtechnology.com/security or call 855-698-9181

In this FREE lunch seminar, learn from leading experts how to specifically protect yourself, and your business and what to do if you believe you have been a victim of a cyber-attack.

This event will be packed with useful information you can immediately apply to your business and personal life!

Hosted by: University of Phoenix, FedCom Technology and Silvergate Bank

SOURCE:  SBA GEORGIA DISTRICT OFFICE

Small Business Workshops and Webinars Offered Through September 15

Athens

sba-logo-op_original_cropAugust 20, 8 amCredit Card Chip Technology & The New Fraud Law – This 1.5 hour class, hosted by the UGA Small Business Development Center, will discuss the new credit card laws effective October 2015.  Not being compliant with the new credit card laws could cost your business $20,000 and suspend your ability to take cards all together. Find out what you need to do to protect your business from credit card fraud. Breakfast is included.  Cost is $29.

August 25, 6 pmStarting A Business – This 3 hour class, hosted by the UGA Small Business Development Center, will discuss important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years, including: Personal Traits of an Entrepreneur Marketing Analysis Legal and Insurance Considerations Technology for Your Business Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics Financial and Money Management Basics of Business Plan Preparation. Resources included: textbook, copy of presentation materials, and additional handouts. Special pricing: Buy one get 50% off all additional attendees; Service connected disabled veterans can take this class for free,contact us for instructions. Cost is $69.

August 27, 10 amDoing Business With the University of Georgia – This FREE 1.5 hour class, sponsored by the UGA Small Business Development Center, will provide small business owners with information on how to build a purchasing relationship with UGA, information on its DOAS eSource system and much more.  Presented by University of Georgia staff.

September 1, 6 pmWriting A Business Plan – This class, hosted by the UGA Small Business Development Center, provide general information for a customized step by step integrated action plan that is essential to the success of your business. Topics for discussion include: Sections of a Business Plan Format of a Business Plan Balance Sheet Financial Projections Capital Equipment List Sources of Capital Resources included: textbook, sample business plan, additional helpful handouts. Special Pricing: Buy one, get 50% off all additional attendees.  Cost is $69. 

Atlanta

August 18, 10 amSimple Steps: Marketing Plan – This 2.5 hour class, hosted by SCORE Atlanta,  will introduce you to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. Topics include pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. You will learn how to outline your marketing strategy, test your marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise your marketing strategy.  Cost is $50.

August 20, 10 amOverview of SBA Programs and Services – This FREE 3 hour SBAclass will provide general information on Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), 8(a) Business Development, Government Contracting, Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting, Veterans/Service Disabled Veterans/Veterans Advantage Loan Guaranty Program, Surety Bond Guarantee, SBA 7(a), Microloan, and CDC/504 loan programs, and SBA Resource Partners.

August 21, 10 amGet Online and Get Noticed – This 2.5 hour workshop, hosted bySCORE Atlanta, will discuss the importance of having a web presence for your small business, internet strategies, review key elements of effective web design, web development, how to measure results, reasons for marketing online, how to attract people to your website, using customer data to sell more, turning visits into sales and much more. Cost is $35.

August 25, 10 amSimple Steps: Financial Projections – This 2.5 hour class, hosted bySCORE Atlanta, will help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts. Cost is $50.

August 26, 9:30 amDoing Business With the Federal Government – This FREE 3 hourSBA class will provide general information on how to register for Small Business Certifications, finding opportunities, Federal supply schedules, getting paid, tips to prepare your offer, how to seek additional assistance, and more.

August 26, 6 pmQuickbooks Step-By-Step – This FREE 3 hour SBA class is designed for prospective and first time with a basic introduction to Quickbooks 2015 and will discuss how to set up a new company, track the finances of your small business, maintain customer, job, and vendor information, manage inventory, and generate reports, and establish the core foundation necessary to identify, establish and maintain an effective accounting system, new company set up, customizing company files, overview of daily transactions and reports, and more.

August 26, 6 pm – .VETStart – This class series, hosted by the UGA Small Business Development Center, is designed specifically for new entrepreneurs, VetStart provides the resources and support to launch your company and put your dreams within reach. VetStart will help you launch a business built for today’s challenging times. In just 8 three-hour sessions, learn to evaluate and implement your vision by creating a thorough, well researched business plan. VetStart covers these important topics in eight high-energy, interactive sessions: Foundations for a Successful Business Marketing Research & Analysis Capturing the Market Efficient Operations Financial Foundations Financial Plan Bringing it All Together Implementing and Presenting the Plan Thanks to our sponsors, qualified veterans will receive a defrayment of the tuition for this program, decreasing the cost to $195. Program dates August 26 – October 28, 2015. Cost is $495.

August 27, 10 am8(a) Marketing Next Step – This FREE 5 hour SBA class will provide a basic foundation to successfully market the SBA 8(a) Business Development Certification. Included in the workshop are a discussion of a case study using the SBA Form 1010C Business Plan, how to develop and use teaming agreements and joint venture agreements as well as a panel discussion of small business owners who have successfully marketed to the federal government.

August 28, 10 amLegal Issues for Small Business – This 2.5 hour class, hosted bySCORE Atlanta, will provide general information to general legal issues that affect almost every business regardless of size, product, or service. With a little foresight and effort, like attending this course, you will learn that there is a lot that you can do to protect your business without having to waste excessive time, money, and energy in court or in resolving disputes.  Cost is $35.

August 31, 10 am – 8(a) Business Development Certification Step by Step – This FREE 3 hour SBA class provides an overview of the 8(a) program with a detailed checklist, examples, and exhibits necessary for successful completion of the 8(a) application. PRE-REQUISITE: Attendance at one of the monthly 8(a) Eligibility Workshops. Attending the orientation workshop will help individuals to determine if they are eligible for the 8(a) Business Development program before attending the step by step workshop.

September 1, 5:30 pmQuickbooks Step by Step – This FREE 3 hour SBA class is designed for prospective and first time with a basic introduction to Quickbooks 2015 and will discuss how to set up a new company, track the finances of your small business, maintain customer, job, and vendor information, manage inventory, and generate reports, and establish the core foundation necessary to identify, establish and maintain an effective accounting system, new company set up, customizing company files, overview of daily transactions and reports, and more.

September 9, 10 am – Monthly 8(a) and Hubzone Eligibility Workshop – This FREE 2 hourSBA class will provide an overview of the eligibility requirements for 8(a) and HubZone certifications, and other procurement related information.

September 10, 10 amSBA Women and Veteran’s Federal Contracting Program – This FREE 2 hour SBA class will provide information on each program to become a successful entrepreneur in the contracting arena. Topics covered include eligibility requirements for service disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, the Veterans Advantage Loan Guaranty Program, eligibility requirements for the Women Owned Small Business Contracting Program, and how the WOSB Program can provide significant opportunities for women entrepreneurs.

Cobb County

August 19, 2 pmQuickbooks One-On-One – This 2 hour class, hosted by SCOREoffers hands-on instruction as you make entries on your lap top computer. Instead of just telling you how to do it, we encourage and guide you to navigate through the system, making actual entries in your data file. It’s an approach designed to help you learn QuickBooks using the features that are most applicable to your business. Please note: we do not teach the On-Line version or the MAC version of QuickBooks. To attend this class you must bring a laptop loaded with QuickBooks 2013, 2014 or 2015. Cost is $30.

August 21, 9 amMini Business Plan – This 3 hour class, hosted by SCORE Atlanta, will discuss the key components for writing a clear, succinct plan designed to appeal to investors, potential business partners and lenders. The mini business plan focuses on description of the business, including the organization, products and services, management and operations, marketing and sales with an emphasis on the importance of data gathering and promotion, financial projections including charts that provide an understanding of their importance in the application for funding, ways to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your business and the competition, important financial aspects of starting and running a business, estimating capital requirements, understanding the difference between cash flow and profitability.  Cost is $35.

August 25, 10 amMarketing Makeover: Developing A Strategy That Gets Results – This 2.5 hour class, hosted by SCORE Atlanta, will discuss creating and delivering an engaging brand experience that can increase sales and customer value, price for profit, prepare to sell, identify true service features versus true benefits to your customers, develop your three-second business introduction when meeting new clients, grow your business by rethinking your marketing plan, and more.  Cost is $35.

August 26, 2 pmQuickbooks One-On-One – This 2 hour class, hosted by SCOREoffers hands-on instruction as you make entries on your lap top computer. Instead of just telling you how to do it, we encourage and guide you to navigate through the system, making actual entries in your data file. It’s an approach designed to help you learn QuickBooks using the features that are most applicable to your business. Please note: we do not teach the On-Line version or the MAC version of QuickBooks. To attend this class you must bring a laptop loaded with QuickBooks 2013, 2014 or 2015. Cost is $30.

Kennesaw

August 18, 9 amSupplier Diversity Workshop with Germaine Reece (of Home Depot Supplier Diversity) – This FREE 1.5 hour class, hosted by The Edge Connection, will discuss being a woman-owned and minority-owned small business supplier to the Home Depot.  Email Jaime Fulsang to RSVP.

August 19, 11:30 amDoing Business With the Federal Government – This 2 hour class, hosted by The Edge Connection, will provide general information will be provided on how to register for Small Business Certifications, finding opportunities, federal supply schedules, getting paid, tips to prepare your offer, how to seek additional assistance.  Cost is $20.

August 27, 6 pmFour-Part Sales Training Series (designed for women but open to men) – This 3 hour class, hosted by The Edge Connectionwill turn everything you know about selling upside down.  This is a 4 part series and all 4 sessions will need to be attended. You must attend session one to attend sessions two, three and four. Class Dates: Session 1…..August 13 (Thursday) 6-9pm Session 2…..September 23 (Wednesday) 6-9pm Session 3…..October 21 (Wednesday) 6-9pm Session 4…..November 12 (Thursday) 6-9pm.  Cost is $75 per session.

Macon

September 3, 2 pmSimple Steps: Financial Projections – This 6 hour class, hosted by SCORE Atlanta, will provide general information to help you understand risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts. Cost is $50.

Norcross

August 20, 6 pmCreate Your Business Plan Using Your Smartphone – This 2.5 hour class, hosted by the ACE Women’s Business Center, will discuss how to create your business plan through Business Plan App. The activities in the App are highly interactive, asking users a series of simple, straight-forward questionads that gather critical information and present business concepts in a way that is intuitive and easy to understand.  Cost is $99.

August 27, 6 pmCreate Your Business Plan Using Your Smartphone – This 2.5 hour class, hosted by the ACE Women’s Business Center, will discuss how to create your business plan through Business Plan App. The activities in the App are highly interactive, asking users a series of simple, straight-forward questionads that gather critical information and present business concepts in a way that is intuitive and easy to understand.  Cost is $99.

September 3, 6 pm – Create Your Business Plan Using Your Smartphone – This 2.5 hour class, hosted by the ACE Women’s Business Center, will discuss how to create your business plan through Business Plan App. The activities in the App are highly interactive, asking users a series of simple, straight-forward questionads that gather critical information and present business concepts in a way that is intuitive and easy to understand.  Cost is $99.

September 10, 6 pmCreate Your Business Plan Using Your Smartphone – This 2.5 hour class, hosted by the ACE Women’s Business Center, will discuss how to create your business plan through Business Plan App. The activities in the App are highly interactive, asking users a series of simple, straight-forward questionads that gather critical information and present business concepts in a way that is intuitive and easy to understand.  Cost is $99.

Webinar

August 18, 10 amJoint Ventures – This FREE 2 hour SBA webinar will outline how federal regulations define joint ventures, as well as discuss some of the technical issues that firms face when pursuing this strategy for winning federal contracts.

August 18, 1 pmJoint Ventures – This FREE 2 hour SBA webinar will outline how federal regulations define joint ventures, as well as discuss some of the technical issues that firms face when pursuing this strategy for winning federal contracts.

August 19 10 amHow to Access the WOSB Federal Contract Program Repository – This FREE SBA webinar will provide general on how to use the General Login System (GLS), the WOSB Program Repository and instructions on how to register in GLS and how to upload documents into the repository for the Women Owned Small Business Certification Program.

August 27, 10 am8(a) Business Development and Hubzone Program – This FREE 2 hourSBA webinar will discuss eligibility criteria, how to apply and benefits of participating in the 8(a) Program. The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Also discussed will be how to maintain eligibility to decrease the possibility of an initial application being declined or being decertified after obtaining the HUBZone certification. 

September 8, 10 amBasic Contracting – This FREE 2 hour SBA webinar will provide information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more! 

September 8, 1 pm – Basic Contracting – This FREE 2 hour SBA webinar will provide information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more!

September 9, 10 amOpen the Door To Bonding – This FREE 1 hour SBA webinar will provide general information on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program. Please join us if your small business has: limited financial resources; no prior bonded work experience; been in business less than three years; been previously denied surety credit; desire to increase your current bonding capacity. 

September 15, 10 amHow To Access the WOSB Federal Contract Program Repository – This FREE 45 minute SBA webinar will provide information on how to use the General Login System (GLS) and the WOSB Program Repository. This webinar will provide you with instructions on how to register in GLS and how to upload documents into the repository for the Women Owned Small Business Certification Program.

En Espanol

August 26, 6 pmSerie De Negocios Para Emprendedores Latinos – Programa Certificado por Educación Continuada de la UNIVERSIDAD DE GIORGIA. Entrenadores especializados en cada uno de los temas. 7 Clases todos los Miercoles. Pasos para iniciar su propio negocio en Georgia Planeación Estratégica, Acceso a Capital y Recursos Disponibles, Mercadeo, Contabilidas, Manejo Financiero, Plan de Negocios, Impuestos, Tecnología y Medios Sociales.  El costo es gratis.

September 2, 6 pmSerie De negocios Para Emprendedores Latinos – Programa Certificado por Educación Continuada de la UNIVERSIDAD DE GIORGIA. Entrenadores especializados en cada uno de los temas. 7 Clases todos los Miercoles. Pasos para iniciar su propio negocio en Georgia Planeación Estratégica, Acceso a Capital y Recursos Disponibles, Mercadeo, Contabilidas, Manejo Financiero, Plan de Negocios, Impuestos, Tecnología y Medios Sociales.  El costo es gratis.

September 9, 6 pmSerie De negocios Para Emprendedores Latinos – Programa Certificado por Educación Continuada de la UNIVERSIDAD DE GIORGIA. Entrenadores especializados en cada uno de los temas. 7 Clases todos los Miercoles. Pasos para iniciar su propio negocio en Georgia Planeación Estratégica, Acceso a Capital y Recursos Disponibles, Mercadeo, Contabilidas, Manejo Financiero, Plan de Negocios, Impuestos, Tecnología y Medios Sociales.  El costo es gratis.

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