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May

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
LinkedIn for Business Professionals...Connecting with Potential! In this seminar, we will explore the how's to and best practices of using LinkedIn to build a strong professional network. Networking is critical to success in business. Knowing who you know, knowing who they know, and knowing how you can mutually benefit one another is empowering. Join us for the two hour seminar where you will learn: * How to Build an Effective LinkedIn Profile * Giving and Receiving Recommendations through LinkedIn * How to Build an Electronic Resume through Endorsements * Best Practices of Wise LinkedIn Users
Speaker: Maleia M. Evans, MBA Director of TN Small Business Development Center of Dyersburg State Community College
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
PREREQUISITE: Must have completed "GrowthWheel Introduction" and submitted GrowthWheel® 360° Screening prior to registration. This small group training will focus on REVENUE MODEL. Each participant will work on an individual action plan or growth plan related to: • Work that relates to selecting revenue sources • Deciding price points • Setting various price plans and discounts as well as policies for future price increases Each participant will receive a kit ($200 Value) that is customizable to their individual business's needs. Pre-registration required.
Speaker: Aundrea Wilcox — KOSBE Executive Director | GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor™

June

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Business Owners, let the attorney know your area of interest and become informed! Legal topics to be covered: Leases, Contracts, Powers of Attorney, Corporate Meetings and other business related legal topics.
Speaker: Charles G. Fisher, Attorney at Law, Grant Konvalinka and Harrison, P.C.
Thursday, June 02, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Topic: Business Basics
TSBDC is partnering with TN-China Network to deliver a seminar & discussion providing the nuts and bolts of information needed to become a successful importer. Seminar topics will include: - "Source Products from China" - "Risks and Benefits of Sourcing via Alibaba" - "Customs and Shipping from China" - "Manufacturer Perspectives on Sourcing from China"
Speaker: Jenny Li, Owner and Sourcing Consultant, AsiaSource Company; Elizabeth Rowland, Executive Director, TN-China Network; Steve Smith, Vice President of Customs Brokerage, Steam Logistics; Panel: Christopher J. Pascarella; Controller; American Bicyle Group, LLC
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Basics
This workshop will help you gain insights on why a business plan is important and the preparation needed to begin writing it. Major components of a business plan will be discussed as well as the supporting documentation needed for an effective plan. Registration is required. Limit seating.
Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
PREREQUISITE: Must have completed "GrowthWheel Introduction" and submitted GrowthWheel® 360° Screening prior to registration. This small group training will focus on REVENUE MODEL. Each participant will work on an individual action plan or growth plan related to: • Work that relates to selecting revenue sources • Deciding price points • Setting various price plans and discounts as well as policies for future price increases Each participant will receive a kit ($200 Value) that is customizable to their individual business's needs. Pre-registration required.
Speaker: Aundrea Wilcox — KOSBE Executive Director | GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor™
Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Are you interested in starting a business but need capital in order to do so? Are you a small business owner looking for funding for growth or capital improvements? What are your small business lending options? What does the lender look for? Learn what resources are available to help you properly plan, start and grow your small business. Our counselors have years of experience in the banking sector. Let us help YOU use that experience! This seminar will be held at the Cleveland State Athens Campus, Ingleside Drive, Athens, TN 37303.
Speaker: Robert Hotchkiss: Small Business Specialist
Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This workshop is great for start-up and existing businesses. The discussion includes: - Market research & segmentation. - No- and low-cost advertising tips. - General marketing planning ideas.
Speaker: Jutta Bangs, Director, TSBDC Oak Ridge Center
Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The counselor discusses basic business planning including financial projections and legal entity. You will receive an information packet containing phone numbers and addresses for information about business licenses and taxes and other start-up materials.
Friday, June 03, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This workshop will be a fun and interactive session, offering attendees guidance and advice for pursuing government opportunities, from pre-RFP planning to post proposal activities. This workshop provides both those who have extensive experience in the profession, as well as those new to proposal development, tips & techniques to develop a high-quality response to ultimately win the business...and to do so in an efficient manner. Kirste Webb provides more than 28 years of experience in capture consulting, business development, and proposals for Federal and Commercial contracts. She has worked with both large and small businesses to pursue strategic targets. She is a Fellow with the Association of Proposal Management Professionals, and also a member of “Women in Manufacturing” and “Women in Energy and Environment”.
Speaker: Kirste Webb, PQC Solutions
Saturday, June 04, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The Small Business Boot Camp is an essential first step for a budding entrepreneur. If you are thinking of starting a business, in the process of writing a business plan, securing financing or in need of a refresher, this is the seminar for you! During this ½ day seminar, participants will discuss practical steps to take in establishing a successful foundation to grow your business. From the business plan to securing financing, topics covered include general business matters, cash flow statements, P&L, financial ratios, marketing and management plans. This free seminar will be held at the TSU Avon Williams Campus located at 330 Tenth Avenue, North. For registration assistance, please call 615.963.7179.
Speaker: Gregory Jones
Saturday, June 04, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 10 REGISTRANTS Discover the basic features in QuickBooks and the types of information you need to track in your business! If you are a new user of QuickBooks, you are invited to attend a hands-on training class to be held at the Small Business Development Center at Tennessee State University. * Manage money coming in and money going out (sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses) * Reconcile accounts * Use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends This free seminar will be held at the TSU Avon Williams Campus located at 330 Tenth Avenue, North. To register for this seminar, please call 615.963.7179
Speaker: Thomas Tate
Monday, June 06, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
The instructor will be reviewing the top 10 bookkeeping mistakes which all small business owners should avoid. Practical solutions to overcome these issues and ideas on office efficiency will be discussed. Topics include how to set up your QuickBooks or accounts in order to capture the information you and your accountant need, employing family members, how to read a financial statement, what receipts to keep, and how to expense your meals. Bring your QuickBooks questions for the question and answer period at the end of the class.
Speaker: Presented by Lynn Talbott, PHR, HR Business Solutions, LLC.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Starting Your Own Business/Introduction to the Business Plan 1 This seminar, which is part 1 of a 4 part series, is focused on providing individuals who are interested in starting a business, or are currently the owners of a start-up business (any business that is 2 yrs. old or less), with a broad overview of the many things that they will be confronted with in doing so. It will introduce attendees to the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the services available, and how it can assist in the development of their business venture. The key personal characteristics of successful business owners, sources for information gathering, along with research techniques and databases available are also discussed. There is no charge to attend the seminar, but pre-registration is required, which is available on-line at www.tsbdc.org, or by calling (615) 898-2745. Please arrive and sign in 15 minutes prior to the start-up of the seminar. Accommodations are available for the handicapped. Speaker: Leroy Cunningham The date for this event is: June 7, 2016, 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Located at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce 3050 Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Speaker: Leroy Cunningham
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business. *TSBDC services *Personal Considerations *Business Planning *Financing *Requirements
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This is an interactive and hands-on workshop to help jumpstart your digital marketing efforts and increase your digital knowledge through several, critical how-to’s. You will learn how to advance the brand using critical and powerful digital marketing techniques, through 6 tracks: (1) Time & Process (2) Audience (3) Strategies & Fundamentals: for websites, social media, search engine optimization and other digital tactics (4) Content: (5) Online ads (6) Analytics. Bringing a laptop to this seminar will only help you with knowledge retention.
Fee: $ 55.00
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Through this workshop you will learn 1. to evaluate yourself as a potential business owner. 2. to examine the potential market for your business idea. 3. the basics of starting a business including the requirements of the loan process.
Speaker: Maleia M. Evans, MBA Director of TN Small Business Development Center
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Topics covered: ********************* - State of customer service today - Customer service philosophy - Optimizing customer service performance - Knowing your customers - Attracting and hiring team members - Selling on value vs. price
Speaker: Jutta Bangs, Director TSBDC at Roane State Community College
Thursday, June 09, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
PREREQUISITE: Must have completed "GrowthWheel Introduction" and submitted GrowthWheel® 360° Screening prior to registration. This small group training will focus on FACILITIES. Each participant will work on an individual action plan or growth plan related to: • Work that relates to location selection • Changes to the production capacity • Facilities design • Building and maintaining a knowledge library. Each participant will receive a kit ($200 Value) that is customizable to their individual business's needs. Pre-registration required.
Speaker: Aundrea Wilcox — KOSBE Executive Director | GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor™
Thursday, June 09, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Google's Let's Put Our Cities on the Map program is designed to make it fast, easy and free for any business to get online and found on Google searches and maps. This workshop allows you the comfort of getting your business online with fellow business owners in the Memphis community. Leave the session with a Google business page so customers can find you or develop a free website you can share with the world. Registration is required. Limit seating.
Thursday, June 09, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Have you dreamed of owning your own business? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have a great idea you think the world needs? “Is Starting a Business for You?” is the title of the free seminar being presented from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9th. Led by John Woodard, Assistant Director at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the seminar will address topics of interest to individuals considering starting a business. The seminar will cover what personality traits make good entrepreneurs, building a support team, integrating business ownership with your life, business startup basics, business structures, challenges for startups, business planning, cash needs, financing options, and more.
Speaker: John Woodard
Thursday, June 09, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The counselor discusses basic business planning including financial projections and legal entity. You will receive an information packet containing phone numbers and addresses for information about business licenses and taxes and other start-up materials.
Thursday, June 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This workshop will help you gain insights on why a business plan is important and the preparation needed to begin writing it. Major components of a business plan will be discussed as well as the supporting documentation needed for an effective plan. Registration is required. Limit seating.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Financing Your Business the SBA Way covers SBA loan options including which loan programs meet specific entrepreneurial needs. The session begins with the 5 C's of credit: Character, Cash flow, Collateral, Capitalization and Conditions followed by an overview of SBA loan programs and concludes with information about interest and pay back terms.
Speaker: Jacqueline Merritt, TN District SBA Economic Development Specialist
Monday, June 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The seminar discussion includes the forms of business organization, tax requirements, business licenses, business planning and financing options with additional discussion about SBA loan qualification and opportunities.
Speaker: TSBDC Staff
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Tax Planning
Daniel Peterson, CPA, will provide an overview of the various types of federal and Tennessee taxes imposed on small businesses. Discussion will be held on forms of organization and tax implications of each form. Class will be held on the Cleveland State Community College main campus in the Johnson Building, Rooms 114-115. Following the presentation, Mr. Peterson will spend some time on specific questions and answers. This presentation will be held in the Technology building, Room 130, on the Cleveland State Community College campus.
Speaker: Daniel E. Peterson, CPA
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Whether you are looking to diversify your product line or leverage cheaper made foreign merchandise, selling imported goods in the US can be important to success of your business. Topics will include; Identifying effective market research tools, Identifying the costs that are unique to importing and Identifying the role of the Customs Broker. Registration is required. Limit seating.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Topics included in this session will be a discussion of successful business ownership traits; assessment of the business idea; and some of the “mechanics” of establishing a business, such as forms of business ownership, insurance, business planning, and obtaining financing. Sources for information gathering, research and available databases are also discussed.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Through this workshop you will learn 1. to evaluate yourself as a potential business owner. 2. to examine the potential market for your business idea. 3. the basics of starting a business including the requirements of the loan process.
Speaker: Maleia M. Evans, MBA Director of TN Small Business Development Center
Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
The University of Tennessee's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (UT PTAC) will be in Memphis to advise small business owners on how to successfully compete for government contracts. Last year, PTAC specialists assisted 489 companies in Tennessee, generating more than $650 million in contract awards. Registration is required. Limited seating.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services will present this program, which is designed to introduce the business owner or manager to the diversity of government purchasing. Participants will learn how to navigate the governmental contracting process and bid successfully in the government marketplace.
Speaker: Mr. Paul Middlebrooks, Marketing Consultant University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Learn of ways to fund your business. Topics to include, Bootstrapping, Crowd Funding, Angel & Venture Capital Funding, Financing options such as SBA 504, SBA 7a and others.
Friday, June 17, 2016 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
The free event, “Services for Those Who Have Served,” will feature remarks by Congressman Roe and will include representatives of federal agencies and service providers on site. The program is presented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Mississippi State Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City Housing Authority, Tennessee Small Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University and other Veterans Support Service organizations. The main speaker will be Bob Seitz, with Mississippi State University’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC), who will deliver information on a program called “Boots to Business”.  Representatives from various organizations in North East Tennessee will be available to speak with individuals until 1:30 p.m. Register today for this free event at Tennessee Small Business Development Center At ETSU: www.tsbdc.org or 423-439-8505
Speaker: Small Business Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Workforce Development and Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Join Daniel E. Peterson, CPA, as he demystifies QuickBooks for the small business owner. Students will learn how to effectively set up the software, utilize appropriate features, and input data correctly and efficiently. This class will offer help to improve cash flow, increase net profit, and implement best practices. Appropriate for new and experienced QuickBooks users. There is a $75 fee for this class. Lunch is provided. Each student will receive a 190-page training manual as part of the class fee. Please call 423.476.5888 (Daniel Peterson, CPA) to register and pay for this class. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The class will be held in Room 122 at the Cleveland State Athens campus site. Please park to the side or rear of the building.
Speaker: Daniel E. Peterson, CPA
Fee: $ 75.00
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Christina Hooper, owner of Sparkitive, LLC and verified web ninja, will share how to effectively use the Facebook business page as a marketing tool. She will explain how to use the promote and boost tools to reach new and existing customers. Facebook is increasingly becoming a necessary marketing tool for businesses. Small business owners and marketers need to become familiar with this social media platform and know how to use it effectively. This seminar will be held in Rooms 114-115 of the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center building on the Cleveland State Community College campus. SBDC directional signs will be placed at the correct building entrance.
Speaker: Christina Hooper, COO & Inbound Marketing Director, Sparkitive, LLC
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Financing
The training covers SBA loan options including which loan program meets a specific entrepreneurial need. The session begins with the 5 C's of credit including character, cash flow, collateral, capitalization and conditions. It then transitions to an overview of SBA's actual loan programs. Lastly, specific information will be shared about interest rates and repayment terms plus our participating lenders.
Speaker: Jacqueline Merritt
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This workshop will provide the nuts and bolts of information needed to become a successful exporter. Topics will include: • How to identify markets for your products and services • How to finance your export transaction • How to mitigate economic, political and financial risks There is no charge to attend the seminar, but pre-registration is required, which is available on-line at www.tsbdc.org, or by calling (615) 898-2745. Please arrive and sign in 10 minutes prior to the start-up of the seminar. Accommodations are available for the handicapped. Speaker: John Ordung The date for this event is: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Located at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce 3050 Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Speaker: John Ordung
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Topics included in this session will be a discussion of successful business ownership traits; assessment of the business idea; and some of the “mechanics” of establishing a business, such as forms of business ownership, insurance, business planning, and obtaining financing. Sources for information gathering, research and available databases are also discussed.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Through this workshop you will learn 1. to evaluate yourself as a potential business owner. 2. to examine the potential market for your business idea. 3. the basics of starting a business including the requirements of the loan process.
Speaker: Maleia M. Evans, MBA Director of TN Small Business Development Center
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Would you like $10,000 to help grow your Business? Do you make a product or work in a construction related industry? Join us for a free lunch, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn how mobile applications can help your business be more efficient. The expansion of the Incubator WithoutWalls program has been made possible through LiftTN: Microenterprise, a grant -funded pilot program of the Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development.
Speaker: NBIC (Nashville Business Incubation Center) and Blount Chamber of Commerce Partnership
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
TSBDC is partnering with 3E Social to deliver a seminar & discussion on how to utilize social media for your business. A brief overview of various social media platforms, their respective audiences and posting best practices on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more.
Speaker: Lisa Brown, owner of 3E Social
Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Why does business planning have to be the same ole stuff? Business planning does not happen like we teach in the classroom. Small Business planning is much more dynamic and moment by moment instead of forecasting the future. Lots of decisions are made over a cup of coffee or while driving not forecast months in advance. Business owners are much more reactionary to the market and have limited planning budgets. Try business planning using GrowthWheel. GrowthWheel is a new innovative tool that lets the business owner plan what is most pressing need for the business. It also is a visual tool to provide structure and direction allowing you to set goals and take action. NO MORE writing 40 pages of useless information that always ends buried in your desk. Gone are charts and graphs replace by 30 day plans and action steps. GrowthWheel is not just for new businesses but also works for all businesses in all stages and for all industries. Come try this totally innovative approach to business planning.
Speaker: TSBDC Staff
Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
PREREQUISITE: Must have completed "GrowthWheel Introduction" and submitted GrowthWheel® 360° Screening prior to registration. This small group training will focus on NETWORKING. Each participant will work on an individual action plan or growth plan related to: • Work that relates to choosing marketing activities • Exploring customer personas • Designing customer surveys • Expressing the core marketing message. Each participant will receive a kit ($200 Value) that is customizable to their individual business's needs. Pre-registration required.
Speaker: Aundrea Wilcox — KOSBE Executive Director | GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor™
Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Every small business owner has been told that they need to use social media, but are usually not sure what to do next. What social media platform works best for my industry? What time commitment will it take to keep up with all these social networks? How do I control what people may write on my social media pages? Come hear from social media experts what to do and what not to do when launching your social media strategy. Registration is required. Limit seating.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Sponsored by Lawhorn CPA Group, Inc. and presented by. Sarah Alexander of Results HR.
Speaker: Sarah Alexander, Results HR
Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Financing
SHOW ME (how to get) THE MONEY Are you interested in starting a business but need capital in order to do so? Are you a small business owner looking for funding for growth or capital improvements? What are your small business lending options, and what does the lender look for? Are there any other alternative sources of external capital? Have you heard of the Small Business Administration (SBA), but you are not sure exactly who they are, and what they do? If the answer to any of the aforementioned questions is yes, then this Workshop is for you! Whether you are an existing entrepreneur or have given thought to starting a business, this Workshop will help you understand the do's and don’ts of successfully obtaining external capital. There is no charge to attend the Workshop, but pre-registration is required and available on-line at www.tsbdc.org. Please arrive and sign in 10 minutes prior to the start-up of the seminar. Accommodations are available for the handicapped. The Tennessee Small Business Development Center offer this Seminar on: June 23, 2016 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Located at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce 3050 Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (615) 898-2745
Speaker: Leroy Cunningham (SBDC); Jackie Merritt (SBA)
Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The counselor discusses basic business planning including financial projections and legal entity. You will receive an information packet containing phone numbers and addresses for information about business licenses and taxes and other start-up materials.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Topic: Customer Relations All businesses, from pre-venture start-ups to established enterprises, must address four key challenges. They need an attractive business concept, lasting customer relations, profitable operations, and a strong organization. Come participate in a hands-on workshop introducing the GrowthWheel toolkit, and focus on a different challenge each session. Lunch will be provided compliments of: City of Chattanooga.
Speaker: Ivette Rios and Lynn Chesnutt, SBDC Staff
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, June 24, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The seminar discussion includes the forms of business organization, tax requirements, business licenses, business planning and financing options (including SBA loan guarantees).
Speaker: Jutta Bangs, Director TSBDC
Monday, June 27, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Why does business planning have to be the same ole stuff? Business planning does not happen like we teach in the classroom. Small Business planning is much more dynamic and moment by moment instead of forecasting the future. Lots of decisions are made over a cup of coffee or while driving not forecast months in advance. Business owners are much more reactionary to the market and have limited planning budgets. Try business planning using GrowthWheel. GrowthWheel is a new innovative tool that lets the business owner plan what is most pressing need for the business. It also is a visual tool to provide structure and direction allowing you to set goals and take action. NO MORE writing 40 pages of useless information that always ends buried in your desk. Gone are charts and graphs replace by 30 day plans and action steps. GrowthWheel is not just for new businesses but also works for all businesses, in all stages and for all industries. Come try this totally innovative approach to business planning.
Speaker: TSBDC Staff
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Tax Planning
Daniel Peterson, CPA, will provide an overview of the various types of federal and Tennessee taxes imposed on small businesses. Discussion will be held on forms of organization and tax implications of each form. Class will be held on the Cleveland State Community College Athens campus in Room 122. Following the presentation, Mr. Peterson will spend some time on specific questions and answers. This presentation will be held in the Technology building, Room 130, on the Cleveland State Community College campus.
Speaker: Daniel E. Peterson, CPA
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Join us for part 1 of a 3-part series of Experience Talks for 2016. All three series will cover Funding options for your small business. Topic: TBA. Lunch will be provided to registered participants at no charge with the help of our event sponsors Event Location: EDNEY Building, 1100 Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37402.
Speaker: TBA
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
PREREQUISITE: Must have completed "GrowthWheel Introduction" and submitted GrowthWheel® 360° Screening prior to registration. This small group training will focus on NETWORKING. Each participant will work on an individual action plan or growth plan related to: • Work that relates to the combination of products you have in your assortment • The product design and value proposition • The future product development. Each participant will receive a kit ($200 Value) that is customizable to their individual business's needs. Pre-registration required.
Speaker: Aundrea Wilcox — KOSBE Executive Director | GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor™