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February

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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 J 114-115 Following the presentation, Mr. Peterson will spend some time on specific questions and answers.
Speaker: Daniel E. Peterson, CPA
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
If you are a women-owned business seeking contracting opportunties, then you should be attending this workshop to gain the essential knowledge desired to take your business to the next level! Federal agencies spend roughly over $500 billion with small businesses on an annual basis. It was realized that federal government contract awards to Women-Owned Small Business (WOSBs) were limited and a subsequent study listed industries in which women were underrepresented and substantially underrepresented in the award of federal contracts. To address this issue, the WOSB Contracting Rule was implemented February 4, 2011. Learn about eligible industries as well as the government’s definitions of WOSBs and economically disadvantaged women owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). Lastly, hear about the self-certification and third party certification options. This free seminar will be held at the TSU Avon Williams Campus located at 330 Tenth Avenue, North.
Speaker: Jacqueline Merritt
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Financing
The Small Business Administration has numerous programs and services available to you including multiple financing options. Not free money, but financing opportunities available to help you start and/or expand your business operations. Topics discussed during this seminar will include 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. 7(a) and 504 loans, surety bonds other opportunities available to you through the federal government. Attend this seminar to see how the SBA can help you grow and manage your business! This free seminar will be held at the TSU AWC Campus located @ 330 Tenth Avenue North in Nashville, TN.
Speaker: Jackie Merritt

March

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Women Entrepreneurs Group meeting - to be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month Topic of the month: WORK/LIFE BALANCE This is a discussion group for women who own their own businesses. It is open to any woman business owner whether they are a client of the TSBDC or not. There will be light snacks, but you are welcome to bring your lunch. Registration is not required. Meetings will be held in the Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator Conference Room - #202 - on the main campus of Cleveland State Community College. The incubator building is on the southern end of campus adjoining the Technology building. Enter through the entrance with the blue awning and go up to the second floor. Enter through the door and go to the right and down the hall. You will see the room on your right. There is an elevator on the first floor. Go through the awning entrance, through the double doors on your left and follow the hall to the very end.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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 1 yr. 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
Thursday, March 02, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
This workshop will discuss preparing a sales and use tax return. Supporting and reporting exempt sales and maintaining adequate records. Registration is Required. Limited Seating. This is a free workshop. Registration is required. Limited seating.
Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Planning, Set-up, How-to: Learn the basics for Facebook. We’ll hold your “hand” throughout the process. Limited seating available. Pre-registration is required. Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez, MBA, founded Beyond Engagement – Social Media Solutions in January 2012 – and hasn’t slowed down since. She has a passion for assisting small businesses grow their engagement levels with customers online with social media marketing. Valentina keeps up-to-date with the latest marketing, communications and social media trends by networking – not only in the Tri-Cities, but across the state. She joined a panel at the region’s only social media conference in Knoxville, which was attended by 500 marketing professionals and small business owners. Her topic included strategies for beginning social media marketers, with an emphasis with her experiences with small business owners, nonprofits and educational institutions. Her other achievements include: Named a 40 under Forty recipient in the Tri-Cities (within a year of moving to the area) Featured in National Marketing Smarts Podcast: Big Heart, Small Budget: Social Media for Nonprofits and Small Businesses Finalist for the prestigious KOSBE Awards in Innovation & Marketing Received an honorable mention by KOSBE judges in Innovation. Named 70 Rising Social Media Stars She presented to the American Advertising Federation of Coastal Carolinas in Myrtle Beach, Greenville (SC), and in Southwest Virginia about attending the latest Social Media Strategies on Facebook and on Instagram. Valentina has participated in numerous speaking engagements to education institutions, including Milligan College, East Tennessee State University, Emory & Henry College, and Northeast State Community College’s Foundation where she helped increased donations through social media and assisted in promoting its inaugural Derby event through Facebook.
Speaker: M. Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez, MBA, Founder of Beyond Engagement—Social Media Solutions
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.
Friday, March 03, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Discover how social media can help you drive repeat business while attracting new customers. Whether you're just starting or consider yourself a pro - Sharelle is here to help you develop a clear and concise social media strategy. B2B or B2C, she understands the unique challenges you face with social media. Speaker: Sharelle Armstrong, Creative Strategist, Simply Sharelle
Speaker: Sharelle Armstrong- Creative Strategist, Simply Sharelle
Saturday, March 04, 2017 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, March 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Find out how to let your bookkeeping software and integrated applications do your bookkeeping for you. Want to get rid of your filing cabinet? Want to get rid of hand-written time sheets? Tired of trying to find all those receipts? There’s an app for that! We will review: time tracking with GPS locator, automating payroll hours entry, receipt capturing, bill paying, mileage tracking, and many more. You will learn about discounts available through us for various apps. All levels of users welcome. Bring your laptop and questions. Fee is waived if you've attended QBO Course #1 or #2.
Speaker: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Fee: $ 25.00
Monday, March 06, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Barry Coggins, owner of SLUF Consulting will cover best practices in securing business and customer data and as well as ways to prevent loss of data Pizza and drinks will be provided for this lunchtime event. Location: Cleveland State Community College main campus, Johnson Building, Rooms 114-115; Please look for SBDC seminar signs along Adkisson and in front of the Johnson building.
Speaker: Barry Coggins, SLUF Consulting
Monday, March 06, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner or considering starting your own business? It’s important to keep your finances tidy! Learn 10 of the most common bookkeeping mistakes and practical, efficient solutions to overcome them. Topics include: how to classify workers, receipt requirements, meal expenses and more. Bring your questions! This course is part of our Complimentary Entry Level seminars.
Speaker: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Explore your Idea viability utilizing GrowthWheel, learn about 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, March 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Topic: Managing Employees
As the workplace continues to evolve so must the way that organizations handle the new “entrants” into the workplace. The exodus of older workers and the in-flux of newer entrants of employees can create a myriad of significant issues for the organization. The purpose of this seminar is to identify how the current “generational attrition” presents important issues between current, older, workers and the newer, Millennials. Specifically, we will identify some of the idiosyncrasies in regards to working with Millennials and provides some practical solutions for management on how to “best” manage these situations in a way that will foster a positive organizational culture.
Speaker: Dr. Sean Walker UT Martin Associate Professor of Behavioral Management
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Learn how to do business with the government in this comprehensive 3-hour course which overviews the entire federal procurement process, from start to finish. The introductory course outlines everything you need to know about government contracting, and how to be successful in today’s procurement marketplace. This course covers a large amount of information in an easily digestible way, where you can swiftly apply practical tips to your current business strategy. The course references government market research, how the government buys, government acquisition regulations, where to market your products and services, and much more. Government Contracting 101 is a good reference to determine a systematic guide in getting started in doing government business. The training with help you: - Understand how to speak the government contracting language - Determine if marketing to the government is right for you - How to locate contracting opportunities with Federal, State and/or local governments - Find out about government acquisition regulations and types of contracts - How to pursue subcontracting opportunities under government contracts - Review proposal development strategies and how to analyze solicitation contracts - Learn from a very knowledgeable and approachable PTAC staff Who should attend? • Seasoned businesses interested in diversifying their business strategy • Businesses who are exploring, or have acquired, a government contract either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor • Those interested in the opportunity and need to familiarize themselves with the total picture
Speaker: Paul Middlebrooks, UT PTAC
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 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, March 08, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Business Owners, let the attorney know your area of interest and become informed through this Q & A opportunity! 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, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Participants will learn about the opportunities to reduce taxable income and/or increase their deductions through the application and use of everyday business expenses. Learn more about qualifying expenses, record keeping, employee expense reimbursement, business travel and transportation, insurance and other critical tax information. Registration required. Limited seating.
Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Contracting with the Federal Government can open the door to many opportunities for your small business and can aid your business' growth. This seminar covers the basics of government contracting, what it takes to be a government contractor, and an overview of the steps to get started. The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services has provided these services since 1986. PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) is funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Defense and is administered through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.   A representative of the Small Business Administration may join this program to discuss the SBA HUBZONE and 8(a) Business Programs.
Speaker: Paul Middlebrooks/SBA Representative
Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.
Thursday, March 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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. Limited seating.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 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
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Financing
Joel Moody, owner of Credit Management Group, will present insights into the mysterious world of credit repair. How does one dispute an error on a credit report? Is there any way to remove medical collections from a report? How important is a credit report anyway? These and other questions will finally be answered by someone in the business of assisting ordinary people correct and improve their credit report. Joel will make a short presentation and open up the floor to questions! THIS SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AT THE ATHENS SITE OF CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, ROOM 122. Pizza and drinks will be provided for this lunchtime session.
Speaker: Joel Moody, Credit Management Group
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:00 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
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 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
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 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. Tuesday, March 14th. he 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: Jen Dangelo
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 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.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Discover Business Planning with GrowthWheel! Small Business planning is much more dynamic and moment by moment rather than a dull chore with fabricated forecasting. Lots of decisions are made over a cup of coffee or while driving not predetermined months in advance. Business owners are much more reactionary to the market and have limited planning budgets. GrowthWheel is a new innovative tool that lets the business owner plan the most pressing needs for the business. It also is a visual tool to provide structure and direction allowing the business owner 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 replaced 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: Bruce Hayes, Sr. Business Specialist, TSBDC
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Work life solutions for the work[place.
Speaker: John Redden
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Looking to take your business to the next level by doing business with the Federal Government? Join SBA, NAWBO, UT-PTAC and TSBDC for a workshop to help you understand the lay of the land and identify steps for doing business with the Federal Government Registration is required. Limited seating. This workshop will be held at Memphis Bioworks Foundation - 20 S. Dudley
Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar discusses the forms of business organization, tax requirements, business licenses, an overview of business planning, and financing options (to include SBA loan guarantees). Great if you are thinking about starting or buying a business, or have recently become a business owner.
Speaker: Jutta Bangs, Director, TSBDC Oak Ridge Center
Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Explore your funding opportunities that range from traditional loans to bootstrapping, crowd funding, and angel & venture capital funding. A representative from SBA and TSBDC will discuss the variety of options, including the SBA 504, SBA 7a and others for small business start ups.
Speaker: Jackie Merritt, SBA & Lynn Chesnutt, TSBDC
Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Learn what the successful entrepreneurs are doing to grow their business! This is a hands-on class with a lot of interaction. If you only use one of these habits, you could dramatically change your business.
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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.
Speaker: Leroy Cunningham (TSBDC-MTSU); Jacqueline Merritt (SBA)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.
Friday, March 17, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
Where’s the Money? Federal agencies spend more than $500 billion on an annual basis. It was realized that federal government contract awards to Women-Owned Small Business (WOSBs) were limited and a subsequent study listed industries in which women were underrepresented and substantially underrepresented in the award of federal contracts. To address this issue, the WOSB Contracting Rule was implemented February 4, 2011. If you are a woman owned small business and fall in one of the designated industries, you can position your company to bid on federal government set asides for WOSBs and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). We invite you to attend the Where’s the Money Workshop to learn about the eligibility criteria, view a listing of the designated industries, and engage the www.fbo.gov web site to find WOSB/EDWOSB opportunities.
Speaker: Jacqueline Merritt, Tennessee District SBA
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Ryan Henn, a small business loan officer with Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, will explain the new small business micro loan program IdeaLeap. This loan is only offered to clients of technical service providers such as the TSBDC in our area. Ryan will review the criteria and requirements of this new small business lending product. As a former TSBDC small business counselor, Ryan understands the unique challenges facing today's small business owner. Join us for an informational presentation followed by a question and answer session. Pizza and drinks will be provided since this is a lunchtime session. This presentation will take place in the Johnson Building, Rooms 114-115, on the main campus of Cleveland State Community College. There is no fee, but registration is required.
Speaker: Ryan Henn, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
This is an interactive, hands-on training seminar with group collaboration suited for existing businesses that want to grow. This Focus Area is about selecting which customer segments to serve, prioritization of key customers, customizing your products, communicating to various segments, and building a customer pipeline. Modules that will be covered include: • Customer segments • Favorite customers • Customization • Lead generation • Customer persona Each participant will receive activity worksheets for every module, to work on their own unique business in small group format. Pre-registration required.
Speaker: Aundrea Wilcox —KOSBE Executive Director |GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor™
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 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, March 22, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Over 80 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day. Discover how to find your customers and grow your followers on Instagram utilizing hashtags and locations, engaging with influencers, content strategy tips, pre-scheduling posts and advertising.
Speaker: Lisa Brown, owner of 3E Social
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Hands-on and interactive, this session provides a personal QuickBooks learning experience. Topics include creating a company, navigation in QuickBooks, using lists, banking, customer center and more. Registration is required. Limited seating.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This Seminar is aimed at giving aspiring Entrepreneurs insight on what a business plan is, why it is important, and what the major sections of the plan are. During the Seminar each of the major narrative sections of the business plan will be reviewed. These include the reference sections – Title Page, Table of Contents, Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure, Salary/Wage Matrix, Time Line/Project Plan, and Job Description; along with the content sections – Owner Biography/Experience, Business Description, Product/Service Description, Target Market Identification, Marketing Strategy, Management Summary, Operations Summary, Mission Statement, and Executive Summary. Business Plan financials will be covered in a separate Seminar. Prerequisites for this Seminar are completion of the TSBDC-MTSU Starting Your Own Business Workshop or a minimum of 1 year of active business operations. There is no charge to attend the seminar, but pre-registration is required and available on-line at www.tsbdc.org or by calling 615-898-2745. Please arrive and sign in 15 minutes prior to the startup of the seminar. Accommodations are available for the handicapped.
Speaker: Leroy Cunningham
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
Learn the entire process of how to do business with the government in this comprehensive 3-hour course which overviews the entire federal procurement process, from start to finish. The introductory course outlines everything you need to know about government contracting, and how to be successful in today’s procurement marketplace. For more detailed instruction about the facets of Certification and Solicitation, register for the more in depth 2 part course under our Government Contracting topic.
Speaker: Paul Middlebrooks, UT Procurement
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
This workshop is designed to provide new business owners with an overview of business tax issues, with a focus on state and local tax law requirements. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to: filing requirements, sales and use taxes, employees vs. sub-contractors, payroll taxes (FICA/FUTA), property taxes, and other related tax issues. This is a FREE Workshop, but pre-registration is required. You may complete your registration on-line or call 615-898-2745. Arrangements for the handicapped can be provided with advanced notification.
Speaker: Dayna Jaye
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of one of the most important aspects of any business: marketing. Learn the concepts of the "5Ps"-- Product, Promotion, Price, Place, and Positioning. We will help you create a comprehensive marketing plan for business that encompasses a creative plan, a positioning plan, and a media marketing calendar--the essentials of any good marketing strategy. Topics covered by this course include: What is marketing? Conducting market research Analyzing the market environment Selecting your target markets Market positioning Designing products & services Pricing products & services Placing products & services Promoting products & services Creating a marketing plan This seminar will take place in Room 122 at the ATHENS campus of Cleveland State.
Speaker: Jennie DeCook, Small Business Specialist
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Speaker: Debbie Barber, UT Center for Industrial Services Procurement Technical Assistance Center