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Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 30, 2017: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The Hamilton Mill will be hosting Steps to Starting a Small Business in Hamilton. This FREE workshop will educate attendees on self-assessment, business planning, financing, and moving forward with a dream.  To register, please visit here.



Thursday, November 30, 2017: The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton. This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities. For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.



Thursday, November 30, 2017: The Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) will be hosting an ECDI Information Session in Columbus. This workshop will educate attendees about the ECDI programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. To register, please visit here.



Friday, December 1, 2017: Start Downtown will be hosting a Co-work Event in Dayton. This FREE event provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, developers, and difference makers to connect while co-working. This event will also include Dayton Tech Guide’s Early Risers, Business Financing Overview, and Accelerating Serendipity.  For more information, please contact Bonnie Kling or Ian Charles Kirk.  



Saturday, December 2, 2017: Cincinnati SCORE will be hosting Website and Social Media in Cincinnati. This workshop will educate attendees on the purpose and structure basics of a new/improved website, as well as the seven key and highest yield media sites to drive target customers to the website. To register, please visit here.



Monday, December 4, 2017: Third Perk Management will be hosting a PERK-E-Lator in Dayton. This FREE session will provide an opportunity for new businesses to share their ideas and receive feedback from a panel of experts. In addition, participants will be eligible for the 2018 Dreamer’s Gala in which winners receive grants. For more information, please call 937-223-7375 or thirdperk@outlook.com



Monday, December 4, 2017: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The Entrepreneurs Center will be hosting Lean Six Sigma for Small Business in Dayton. This FREE workshop will feature an expert speaker who will share best tips for small business improvement. To register, please visit here.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017: The Business Solutions Center will be hosting the Gem City Entrepreneur Resource Fair in Dayton. This FREE event will educate attendees on the various small business resources available in the Dayton region. To register, please visit here.  



Tuesday, December 5, 2017: Columbus SCORE will be hosting What You Need to Know About Franchise Ownership Today in Columbus.  This event will cover a variety of topics including megatrends, franchise concepts targeting central Ohio, financing, building a tangible asset, keys to success, and more!  To register, please visit here.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017: The Foreign Policy Leadership Council, Xavier University, and the Greater Cincinnati Council on World Affairs will be hosting Latin America Trending Towards Beijing, Washington, or it Southern Star in Cincinnati. This event will feature a Professor of Strategy at the National War College who will discuss what is really going on in Latin America today. To register, please visit www.fplcohio.org



Tuesday, December 5, 2017: The Dayton Development Coalition will be hosting a Regional Economic Development Forum in Wilberforce. This event will provide an update on the regional economic development efforts in Greene County. To register, please visit here .



Tuesday, December 5, 2017: Columbus Business First will be hosting Columbus’ Breakout Brands in Columbus. This event will feature a panel of entrepreneurs who will discuss how they nurtured their businesses to the point that they have begun branching out. To register, please visit here.



Wednesday, December 6, 2017: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The Hamilton Mill will be hosting Access to Capital for Small Businesses in Hamilton. This FREE workshop will discuss how the Small Business Administration (SBA) lending process works, how banks and credit unions use the SBA, what are eligible and ineligible applications, and more! To register, please visit here.



Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Innovate New Albany will be hosting How to Become a More Effective Salesperson in New Albany. This workshop will educate attendees on refining personal brand, explore company messaging, asking the right questions, presenting what the customer needs to hear, and more! To register, please visit here.



Thursday, December 7, 2017: Frost Brown Todd will be hosting Strategic Approaches to Your Human Resources Needs in Cincinnati.  This informational session will feature two Frost Brown Todd attorneys who will provide an overview of anti-discrimination laws and discuss differences between exempt and non-exempt employees.  To register, please visit here.



Thursday, December 7, 2017: The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton. This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities. For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.



Thursday, December 7, 2017: The Tri-State Manufacturers Resource Group will be hosting a Manufacturing Cost Control Workshop in Cincinnati. This workshop will cover a variety of topics including innovative cost saving ideas, industry best practices, reducing plant downtime, software integration, and more! To register, please visit here.



Friday, December 8, 2017: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State will be hosting Capital Crash Course 2018 in Columbus. This FREE workshop will educate attendees on grants, investing, crowd funding, and traditional lending and how to best determine financial need, financing type, and what to bring to the table to be considered.  To register, please visit here.



Friday, December 8, 2017: The Entrepreneurs Center will be hosting Catalyst in Dayton. This high energy event is designed to showcase Dayton’s startup community, inspire engagement from stakeholders, and spark new ideas through conversations. To learn more and to register, please visit here .



Saturday, December 9, 2017: Cincinnati SCORE will be hosting Small Business Sales: What Every Owner Needs to Know in Cincinnati. This workshop will provide attendees with a thorough understanding of how to develop a sales plan and the skill set to sell to customers.  To register, please visit here.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017: The Small Business Administration (SBA) will be hosting SBA Small Business Programs in Columbus. This FREE workshop will provide information about Federal government certification programs such as HUB Zone, Women-Owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, and 8(a) Business Development. To register, please visit here.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017: Columbus SCORE will be hosting Planning for Success in Columbus. This workshop will provide basic information and essential planning tools necessary to start and later successfully manage the sales and marketing of a business.  To register, please visit here.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017: The Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce will be hosting China’s Shifting Economy and Its Impact on Ohio Businesses in Dublin. This workshop will feature the Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council who will provide keen insight into the many pressing matters between China and the US.  To register, please visit here.  



Tuesday, December 12, 2017: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State will be hosting a Small Business Tax Workshop in Columbus. This FREE event will educate attendees on the federal and state tax rights, as well as requirements and responsibilities. To register, please visit here.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017: The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Inbound Chinese Investment in Cincinnati. This event will examine the overall landscape of Chinese inbound investment in terms of volume, geography and industries, both current and historical perspective. To register, please visit here.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State will be hosting an MBE and EDGE Certification Workshop in Columbus. This working class will walk attendees through the application process for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) certifications. To learn more about what to bring to the class and to register, visit here.



Wednesday, December 13, 2017: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be hosting Market Research in Cincinnati. This event will discuss the opportunities available through government contracting and how to get certified.  To register, please visit here.



Wednesday, December 13, 2017: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The Hamilton Mill will be hosting Non-Bank Sources of Capital for Small Businesses in Middletown. This FREE event will educate attendees on the various sources of non-bank lending such as online lenders, crowdfunding, micro lenders, USDA, and others. To register, please visit here.



Thursday, December 14, 2017: Columbus 2020 and the Ohio Small Business Development Centers Export Assistance Network at Columbus State Community College will be hosting Cross-Border E-Commerce Revolution in Dublin. This event features a visit from Alibaba who will discuss the China market, the Alibaba platforms, and how to get started selling in China. To learn more and to register, please visit here.



Thursday, December 14, 2017: The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton. This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.



Saturday, December 16, 2017: Cincinnati SCORE will be hosting Social Web Kickstart in Cincinnati. This workshop will focus on a compelling social networking strategy for the new or existing small business with an emphasis on practical and immediate ways to develop and execute a targeted plan. To register, please visit here.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017: The US Small Business Administration (SBA) will be hosting Small Business Accounting in Columbus. This FREE event will educate attendees on what is needed to prepare for tax season and how to get business accounting methods under control. To register, please visit here.



Thursday, December 21, 2017: The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton. This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.



Thursday, December 28, 2017: The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

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