May 10 2019

New for Webinar Wednesdays! Business Plans, Competitive Analysis and Lender Match Tools - May 15, 22 and 29

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New Webinar Wednesday Topics

Start May 15th!

Free Webinars for Entrepreneurs and Those Seeking to Start a Business! Sign up for the workshops you want to attend.  Participation is limited so register today.



Create Your Business Plan - It's Easier Than You Think!

May 15, 2:30 - 4:00 pm


Find Your Best Customers and Competitors Too!

May 22, 2:30 - 4:00 pm


How to Meet a Lender and Make a Great First Impression!

May 29, 2:30 - 4:00 pm


Create Your Business Plan - It's Easier Than You Think! May 15, 2:30 pm  

This Workshop introduces the Business Plan Tool, a free template through the SBA website and your guide to creating a winning Business Plan.  You can save your work online and return later to complete the 8 dynamic sections.  Your business plan is a living document that will be fine-tuned as your business matures and grows. It is a "must" for securing commercial financing, obtaining business investors and simply operating your business.  Don't let your dreams drift away and your sales go out the door!  Get help in writing your living guide to operating your business and scaling it to optimal success.  To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-create-your-business-plan-its-easier-than-you-think-tickets-58802416611

Find Your Best Customers and Your Competitors Too! - May 22, 2:30 pm

This workshop introduces the Size Up Tool for competitive analysis.  It is an invaluable tool to help with understanding your competitors in the geographic market where you operate or hope to operate.  You must understand what already exists in the marketplace and how your competitors currently promote and deliver their products to customers in that market.  It is an incredible tool and this workshop will help guide you in its use.  To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-find-your-best-customers-and-your-competitors-too-tickets-58802954219

How to Meet a Lender and Make a Great First Impression! - May 29

You will be introduced to SBA's Lender Match Tool in this important workshop, and to the process of getting matched with appropriate lenders interested in funding your business needs.  However, before you are introduced to the pool of potential lenders it is important that you look your best, sound your best and are able to put your best foot forward in convincing lenders to fund your business.  Attendees will see the lender's point of view in sizing up a potential borrower and learn how to get that important "first date" with a future funding source.  Remember, you only have one chance to make a great first impression on a lender interested in funding your business.  To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-how-to-meet-a-lender-and-make-a-great-first-impression-tickets-58803510884

Registration is separate for each event.  Click the link in each description to register.  Connection Information and Presentation Slides will be sent the day prior to each event.



Linda Williams serves as an Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Over her 15 years of service with SBA she has held positions in lending, lender relations and economic development.  Prior to joining SBA she held marketing and development positions in the publishing and health care industries. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Dallas Baptist University where she taught as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate business program. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington and is well known for her workshops and webinars for entrepreneurs.