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Upcoming Learning Opportunities


Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Business Startup Basics

  Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 - 6: 00 p.m. EDT

The decision to start a business is thrilling, but don’t get caught up in the dream. This workshop shows you the fundamentals to consider before starting a business. The goal is to get out of the clouds and get on to the fun stuff - creating a solid business. You can do it!

Registration required

  Latina Entrepreneur Academy (Social Media Marketing)

  Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. EDT

This class is designed to show participants quick and easy tools such as Canva, that they can use to improve the look of their social media logos, backdrops, content and more. 


With a consistent look across social media sites, this will provide a professional image for your personal and professional brand. Once the look is established, participants will be able to put their plan into action with the awesome Constant Contact training around Driving More Business Using Social Media sites. 


This will be packed with powerful information to help understand where your consumers hangout online as well as how to connect with them. By implementing social media strategies in conjunction with e-mail marketing techniques, participants will leave this training understanding a 3-tier approach to content strategy inclusive of Social Media Content, Social Media Strategy and Effective email marketing.

Registration required

  Blueprints for Salon Success

  Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. EDT

You’re talented.  You’re excited.  And you’re ready to open your own salon.  It’s going to be grand and fabulous and the talk of the town! BUT… before you sign a lease, get a mortgage, make your announcement, or burn professional bridges, enlist in this full-day boot camp to design the blueprint for your salon business model, and lay a solid foundation for success.

You will learn:
The operational differences between employee-based salons, independent contracting, booth rentals, salon suites, and group practices
Overview of critical success factors for each operational model
How to develop your Competitive Advantage and Go-To-Market Strategy
How to approach facilities design for new construction, leasehold Improvements, and the customer experience 
How to write a salon business plan
How to calculate the costs and prepare for profit
How to develop your Implementation Plan with checklists

Tips from the top 100 fastest growing salons in America. 

Seating is limited-register today.

Registration required

  Are You Export Ready? SBA Export Finance Incentive Programs  

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. EDT

Presented by U.S. Small Business Administration Georgia District Office and U.S. Export Assistance Center Atlanta, we invite you to participate in the upcoming SBA Export training webinars. 

Discussion topics will be: Are you export ready: Will aid you in assessing your readiness and understanding of what you need to know and consider before pursuing an international business strategy. 

SBA export finance incentive programs: Will introduce you to the three SBA export-related loan guaranty programs, which you can use to develop and implement your export business strategy. 

Presenters: Jorge Valentin-Stone, economic development specialist, SBA Georgia District Office David Leonard, international trade finance specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Atlanta.

Login instructions: To view PowerPoint presentation and listen to audio through the computer: 

Web conference URL: https://www.connectmeeting.att.com 

Registration required

  LinkedIn for Business

  Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. EDT

There are over 500 million LinkedIn users and it’s the number one social media platform for B2B marketing. LinkedIn was recently purchased by Microsoft which means LinkedIn now has more power than ever before. 

LinkedIn is the home of your Personal Brand. For most small businesses, a potential customer is attracted to the owner of the company’s Personal Brand first, which leads them to discovering the company. 

That’s why on LinkedIn, you need to have a solid Personal Brand.

Registration required

  Lunch & Learn: 9 Strategies for Authentic Networking

  Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 - 11:30 - a.m. EDT

The number one way businesses, especially small businesses, get business is through networking. But to be truly effective, your approach to networking needs to be strategic and genuine.

How many times have you attended numerous after-hour business events or breakfast networking meetings only to walk away with a handful of business cards, but no real results or benefits? 

This interactive workshop will provide you with specific approaches and tips to get a higher ROI from your networking time and dollars, and an opportunity to learn best networking practices from other attendees.

Registration required

  Quickbooks en Linea

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. EDT

Registration required

8(a) & HUBZone Workshop

  Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. EDT

This workshop is an overview of the requirements for eligible small businesses to participate in the 8(a) and the HUBZone programs, as well as other procurement-related information.

Registration required

  How to Build a Profitable Online Business

  Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 - 5:30 a.m. EDT

In the fast changing landscape of the online industry, it’s more important than ever for online businesses to have a solid foundation in order to succeed. 

This workshop is focused on helping you build that foundation. We’ll work through topics from choosing a profitable business idea to naming your business and choosing the right business model. 

Then we’ll end with how to attract the right followers so that you can turn your idea into revenue.

Registration required

  Starting a Business

  Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. EDT

Topics for discussion include: personal, market, and financial feasibility; legal obligations for your business; estimating start-up costs and cash flow projections; financing alternatives; failure factors; and business planning. 

Presented by an experienced business professional, the course includes a detailed business start-up guide and other valuable handouts. Special pricing for multiple registrants.

Registration required

  Develop an Import / Export Business

  Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 - 9:45 a.m. EDT

Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider importing and exporting. 

With nearly 96 percent of consumers living outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, opportunities await U.S. small business. 

Go where the customers are. There is significant opportunity for small businesses to profit through importing and exporting operations. Do you have what it takes to become a successful international business? Are you ready to make international sales? 

Importing / Exporting offers great opportunities but requires preparation and planning. This is a two part series taught by international experts from the Georgia Small Business Development Center, a resource partner of the SBA. 

Module I will aid you in assessing your readiness, understanding what you need to know and consider before pursuing an international strategy. 

Module II will introduce you to those topics needed to develop and implement your strategy: international pricing and costing issues, proforma export quotations, payment terms, and risk assessment. 

The workshops will help you gain the knowledge to develop and implement an international plan. You will become acquainted with the key components of an effective import / export plan. 

The instructors will raise questions you should answer to complete your plan and provide the resources to help you answer those questions. * organizational and product readiness, * market research, * guidance for developing your strategy and marketing plan, * promoting your products in target market, and * complying with US and foreign regulations. 

Fee for Module I is $50 per person and is taught 9:30am - 12:30pm Fee for Module II is $50 per person and is taught 1:15pm - 4:30pm Both modules can be attended as a full day event for a single Fee of $89 per person.

Registration required

  Women and Veterans Federal Contracting Program

  Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. EDT

Government wide procurement goals encourage opportunities for small businesses. This workshop will provide information on each program to become a successful entrepreneur in the contracting arena. 

Who should attend: Women and Veterans who are interested in doing business with the federal government. 

Topics to be covered: • Eligibility requirements for service disabled veteran-owned small businesses • Veterans Advantage Loan Program • Eligibility requirements for the Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program • How the WOSB Program can provide significant opportunities for women entrepreneurs.

Registration required

  Develop an Import / Export Business

  Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. EDT

Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider importing and exporting. 

With nearly 96 percent of consumers living outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, opportunities await U.S. small business. 

Go where the customers are. There is significant opportunity for small businesses to profit through importing and exporting operations. Do you have what it takes to become a successful international business? Are you ready to make international sales?

 Importing / Exporting offers great opportunities but requires preparation and planning. This is a two part series taught by international experts from the Georgia Small Business Development Center, a resource partner of the SBA. 

Module I will aid you in assessing your readiness, understanding what you need to know and consider before pursuing an international strategy. 

Module II will introduce you to those topics needed to develop and implement your strategy: international pricing and costing issues, proforma export quotations, payment terms, and risk assessment. 

The workshops will help you gain the knowledge to develop and implement an international plan. You will become acquainted with the key components of an effective import / export plan. 

The instructors will raise questions you should answer to complete your plan and provide the resources to help you answer those questions. * organizational and product readiness, * market research, * guidance for developing your strategy and marketing plan, * promoting your products in target market, and * complying with US and foreign regulations. 

Registration required

  Using LinkedIn to Build Influence

  Thursday, Aug. 11, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. EDT

Are you maximizing your potential on the professional social networking site, LinkedIn? While LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social networking sites, many people are not taking full advantage of what the site has to offer. 

Learn from Linkedin expert and UGA SBDC Business Consultant, Peter Williams, as he presents his national program teaching easy to follow steps to build influence, promote business expertise and maximize effective networking. 

This class is designed to teach business owners and key managers how they can leverage their personal networks and maximize influence in their market to grow business. 

Registration required


  Develop an Import / Export Business

  Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. EDT

Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider importing and exporting. 

With nearly 96 percent of consumers living outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, opportunities await U.S. small business. Go where the customers are. There is significant opportunity for small businesses to profit through importing and exporting operations. 

Do you have what it takes to become a successful international business? Are you ready to make international sales? Importing / Exporting offers great opportunities but requires preparation and planning. 

This is a two part series taught by international experts from the Georgia Small Business Development Center, a resource partner of the SBA. 

Module I will aid you in assessing your readiness, understanding what you need to know and consider before pursuing an international strategy. 

Module II will introduce you to those topics needed to develop and implement your strategy: international pricing and costing issues, proforma export quotations, payment terms, and risk assessment. 

The workshops will help you gain the knowledge to develop and implement an international plan. You will become acquainted with the key components of an effective import / export plan. 

The instructors will raise questions you should answer to complete your plan and provide the resources to help you answer those questions. * organizational and product readiness, * market research, * guidance for developing your strategy and marketing plan, * promoting your products in target market, and * complying with US and foreign regulations. Fee for Module I is $50 per person and is taught 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Fee for Module II is $50 per person and is taught 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm 

Both modules can be attended as a full day event for a single Fee of $89 per person.

Registration required

  Close The Deal and Sleep Soundly

  Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 - 7:30 a.m. EDT

Do you need to offer sales terms to be competitive? How do you make sure you get paid? If you have these questions, we will provide you tools and resources that will help you successfully sell to global customers and rest easy. 

You'll learn: Options for financing your trade deals, Tools for minimizing risk while offering attractive sales terms. Ways to access no-cost resources that help in this process. 

This program is designed for established companies who are either exporting or who are seriously considering selling internationally.

Registration required
  Close the Deal and Sleep Soundly

  Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. EDT

Making it Easy for Your Global Customers to Buy? Are you getting international inquiries or are you already selling globally? Do you need capital to make those deals happen? 

What You Will Learn: • Options for financing your trade deals • Tools for minimizing risk while offering attractive sales terms • Way to access no-cost resources that help in this process.

Registration required

  Digital Marketing Workshop

  Wednesday, Aug.16, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. EDT

With so many ways to market your business, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Should you do social media? Newspaper ads? Mailers? It’s all you can do to stay ahead of the daily activity of running your business, let alone finding the best way to market. 

Fortunately, crafting a winning digital marketing strategy is easy if you understand just three things: who you are, who your customers are, and where they are. 

This half day workshop will take a deep dive into these three key areas of digital marketing strategy, using key concepts from Traction by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares and Start with Why by Simon Sinek to help you craft a digital marketing strategy that works for your business. 

The class will be a blend of lecture instruction and small group discussions, so that you leave with a solid understanding of the path forward for your company.

Registration required

  How to Access the WOSB Federal Contracting Program Repository

  Wednesday, Aug, 16, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a webinar on how to use the WOSB Program Repository. 

This webinar will provide you with instructions on how to upload documents into the repository for the Women Owed Small Business Certification Program. 

To view PowerPoint presentation and listen to audio through computer: Web Conference URL: https://www.connectmeeting.att.com 

Registration required

  Financial EDGE Up

  Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

Learn What Every Entrepreneur Should Know 
-Buying a home as an entrepreneur
-Crowdfunding business capital 
-"Living Large on the Cheap"
-"Is an Investor Right for My Business" 

One-on-one consultations are available !

Registration required

  Close the Deal and Sleep Soundly

  Thursday, Aug. 17 - 9:00 a.m. EDT

Making It Easy for Your Global Customers to Buy Are you getting international inquiries or are you already selling globally? Do you need capital to make your international deals happen? Do you need to offer sales terms to be competitive? How do you make sure you get paid? If you have these questions, we will provide you tools and resources that will help you successfully sell to global customers and rest easy.  What You’ll Learn: Options for financing your trade deals US Small Business Administration Export Import Bank of the US Alternative funding options Tools for minimizing risk while offering attractive sales terms Foreign accounts receivable insurance Ways to access no-cost resources that help in this process.

Registration required

  Overview of SBA Programs and Services

  Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. EDT

This workshop will enable you to gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to potential and existing entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their small business venture. 

General information will be provided on the following SBA programs and services: 
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) 
8(a) Business Development Government Contracting 
Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting 
Veterans/Service Disabled Veterans 
Surety Bond Guarantee 
SBA 7(a), Microloan and CDC/504 loan programs 
SBA Resource Partners
Registration required

  Mini Business Plan

  Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. EDT

A workshop focusing on the components of a successful business plan: Clear, succinct writing style; Compelling business description Importance of market research and Effective development of meaningful financial projections.

The plan consists of four sections: Business Description, Management and Operations, Marketing and Sales and Financial Projections. Also included is an application for funding along with a discussion of funding resources, both conventional and alternative.

Registration required


Aug 02 2017
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Women Owned Small Business/Government Contracting Workshop


SBA Tennessee District Office

Women Owned Small Business/Government Contracting Workshop

Women Contracting Event


Aug 02 2017
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August Workshops and Webinars


South Carolina District Office

Office Workers

                                     August Workshops and Webinars

At the SBA, our workshops and webinars provide entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses the professional preparation required to grow in today's business world. With workshops and webinars, you can focus on developing your business acumen. Please click on any course for workshop description. Join us in participating in some of our training workshops and webinars.

Webinars

Webinars
Money Smart Series: Planning for a Healthy Business Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 9:00am EDT
SBA Sponsored
Registration Required 


Financing your Small Business Webinar
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:00am EDT
SBA Sponsored
Registration Required


Money Smart Series: Managing Cash Flow
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:00am EDT
SBA Sponsored
Registration Required


Getting Your SBA Guaranty Honored
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
SBA Sponsored
Registration Required


Ask the SBA and SCORE!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:00am EDT
SBA Sponsored
Registration Required  


The Learning Center

In-Person Workshops

Financing a Small Business
Small Business Development Center
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
Resource Partner
Trident United Way Building
6296 Rivers Ave. Suite 300
North Charleston, SC 29406
Registration Required  


Contracting 101
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:00am EDT
SBA Participating
USCB Historic Beaufort Campus
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Registration Required  


Start Your Business With The SBA and SCORE!
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
SBA Sponsored
SC Works
700 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Registration Required


Payroll Taxes, Requirements, and Tips for Small Business SCORE Business Mentor
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
Resource Partner
Southern Wesleyan University
802 East Martintown Road, Classroom 10
North Augusta, SC 29841
Registration Required


How To Win Grants To Develop Your Product
Small Business Development Center
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
Resource Partner
Trident United Way Building
6296 Rivers Ave. Suite 300
North Charleston, SC 29406
Registration Required


How to Develop a Business Plan – Aiken
SCORE Business Mentor
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
Resource Partner
Aiken Chamber of Commerce
121 Richland Ave. East
Aiken, SC 29801
Registration Required



Aug 01 2017
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Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program


SBA Corpus Christi Branch Office

Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program

Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program

To learn more about this program, please join us:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
SBA Corpus Christi Branch Office
2820 S Padre Island Drive, Ste 108
4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.


The WOSB Federal Contract Program was implemented in February 2011 with the goal of expanding the number of industries where WOSB were able to compete for business with the federal government.  This program also enables Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) to compete for federal contracts that are set-aside for EDWOSBs in industries where women-owned small businesses are underrepresented. It also allows set-asides for WOSBs in industries where women-owned small businesses are substantially underrepresented as well. 

Join in this free SBA networking event for women in business. Learn about the NEW WOSB Portal! - Certify.SBA.GOV. Learn about opportunities for WOSBs to pursue set-aside and sole source federal contracts in over 360 NAICS industry groups.

We will also have a special guest:  Mrs. Yolanda Coleman,  DBE Manager, Flatiron/Degados, Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge Project.


Limited seats are available, therefore please RSVP by emailing Mr. Tilson Dyer,  at tilson.dyer@sba.gov

For more information contact Tilson Dyer at tilson.dyer@sba.gov or call (361) 879-0017 ext. 302.


Aug 01 2017
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US Patent and Trademark Office August Events


SBA Michigan District Office

US Patent and Trademark Office
August Events


  Events at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Dr.
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207

For parking information click here. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.

Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO
August 3, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Register at: https://augintro2ip.eventbrite.com
Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? The Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan hosts an introduction to intellectual property concepts followed by a tour of Midwest Regional Office resources every first Thursday of each month. This session is for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, students looking for beginner information on intellectual property concepts.

Trademark Tuesday
August 8, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Register at: https://augtrademarktues.eventbrite.com 
The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability. The TAC, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks.
This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks. Get the most out of Trademark Tuesday by checking out Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later prior to the event.

Patent Wednesday
August 16, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Register at: https://augpatentwed.eventbrite.com 


Aug 01 2017
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Boots to Business ReBoot in Slidell, LA


Louisiana District Office

Boots to Business ReBoot in Slidell, LA

Boots to Business

Boots to Business ReBoot 

Thursday, September 7th  

8:00 a.m.- 4:30 pm 

This seminar is hosted by Dream Builders Network 

101 Mission Drive

Slidell, LA 70458 

    SBA will sponsor  "Boots to Business ReBoot"  Workshop Thursday, September 7th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

Step two is the follow-on Foundations of Entrepreneurship course instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA Network.  Please email boot-to-business@sba.gov if you’ve already attended Boots to Business and wish to sign-up.

For More Information

Email: info@dreambuilders-network.com

Call: (985) 288-4705


Jul 31 2017
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Weekly Business Event Roundup


SBA Santa Ana District Office

Weekly Business Event Roundup

Get a jump on the competition. Start your holiday marketing now.If you’re a small business owner whose profitability depends on the holiday shopping season, it’s time to start planning your marketing strategy now. Why You Should Plan your Holiday Marketing Now >>Read More

SBA and its funded Resource Partner network host and participate in a variety of business events and workshops designed to provide you with helpful advice and connections so you can start a business or grow an existing one.  Listed below are upcoming events either attended or hosted by SBA and/or its Resource Partners- SCORE, the SBDC network,  and the Women's Business Centers. SBA Resource Partners are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For more information on any of these events or to register, click the links below.

All events are listed in Pacific Time.

       Events on Tuesday, August 1:

3rd Annual SoCal Procurement, Trade & Manufacturing Summit  (Riverside, 8a-4p)
Sales & Sales Management for the Entrepreneur  (Costa Mesa, 9a-11a)
Writing a Winning Business Plan  (Moreno Valley, 9a-11a)
The Power of Starting with Why  (Webinar, Noon-1p)


      Events on Wednesday, August 2:

Develop a Winning Business Plan  (Santa Ana, 6p-9p)
Small Business Jump-Start  (Santa Ana, 6p-8:30p)
QuickBooks for Beginners 101  (Moreno Valley, 9a-Noon)
Budgeting 101 - Planning for Profit & Success  (Webinar, 10a-11a)


      Events on Thursday, August 3:

The Best Customer Service...How To...The Basics  (Brea, 6p-9p)
Understanding Your Financials  (Apple Valley, 9a-Noon)
An Insider's Guide to Business & Franchise Ownership  (Webinar, 10a-11a)
4 Steps to Starting a Successful Part-Time Business  (Webinar, 10a-11a)
Orange County Vendor Information Day  (Santa Ana, 9a-11a)


      Events on Friday, August 4:

Get Plugged In as a Government Contractor  (Lake Forest, 9a-Noon)
My Top 4 Tips for Professional Fitness @ OC SCORE Women in Business Breakfast Series  (Costa Mesa, 7:30a-10:30a)


Jul 31 2017
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16 of 19,492 Corporate Social Responsibility: What Your Small Business Needs to Know


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Corporate social responsibility isn't for big business. Small businesses can make a big impact.

Ever wish your small business could do more for the community? Maybe you volunteer as a group or have a favorite cause, but you want to take that work a step further. A corporate social responsibility (CSR) program could be what your company needs to work toward a community mission alongside your business mission.    >Read More

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How to Make Your Payments Processes More Efficient & Safe Tuesday, August 1 | 3:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. PT  

Learn about the Small Business Payments Toolkit, a free, newly updated educational resource created by the Business Payments Coalition. Designed for small businesses, the Toolkit will help you learn how to make your incoming and outgoing payments processes more efficient and safer. We’ll cover basic information on payment options and discuss pros and cons of each type.  

>Register Here

How to Avoid Losses Due to Payments Fraud Tuesday, August 8 | 3:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. PT


In this second part of the Small Business Payments Toolkit series, we’ll describe current payment fraud schemes that small businesses should watch out for and provide important information on how to avoid being victimized by fraudsters. Your takeaways will include greater awareness of fraud threats and knowledge of fraud prevention tools that can help protect the valuable assets of your small business.


>Register Here

Add More Revenue Streams to Your Service-Based Business Wednesday, August 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET | 10:00 a.m. PT


Trading "hours for dollars" is an easy way for small business owners to make money, but not the smartest way to leverage your time. In this webinar produced by SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, attorney John Corcoran will teach you how to “scale up,” including:


Jul 31 2017
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The HUBZone Set-Aside Program


SBA Houston District Office

The HUBZone Set-Aside Program

8(a) Fed Contractor Success

What is the HUBZone Set-Aside Program

Join the SBA Houston District Office Business Opportunity Specialists for a webinar about the HUBZone Set-Aside Program.  Register for this webinar to find out about the Program and the many tools available to help small businesses build and successfully compete in the federal sector.

You Will Learn:
• Overview of the HUBZone Set-Aside Program
• How to Apply for the HUBZone Set-Aside Program


*Friday, August 4, 2017*
*10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Time)*


To register and for more information click the registeration link: 

SBA offers a variety of programs and services. Understanding how SBA works is the first step towards receiving assistance. Whether you are just getting started or you are an existing business ready to expand, you will learn about our loan programs and how our resource partners, SBDC, PTAC, SCORE, and WBC can help.


Jul 31 2017
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We’ve got the ticket for your Business! Check out the following Events!!!


SBA San Francisco District Office

We’ve got the ticket for your Business!  
Check out the following Events!!!

Events at the SBA Entrepreneurship Center

Week of July 31st - August 4th:

8/1 - WEBINAR:  Learn How To Use Form I-9 and E-Verify to Hire Employees    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (PDT).
8/2 - QuickBooks Program    9:30 AM –1:30 PM.
8/2 - Starting a Business in San Francisco    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.
8/2 - Financing Your Small Business    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
8/2 - Business Law Basics    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.
8/3 - Legal Essentials for Doing Business Online    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.


Week of August 7th - August 12th:

8/7 - Food Safety Manager Certification (English)    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  For registration and information, call (415) 781-5348.
8/8 - HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program Certifications    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.
8/8 - SBA 8(a) Business Development (BD) Certification Workshop    12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
8/9 - Money Matters I:  Profit & Loss     2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
8/8 - Maintaining Tax Records    3:00 PM–5:30 PM - $35.
8/9 - The Art of Social Video - A Formula for Small Business    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
8/9 - Business Law For Startups and Small Businesses     6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - $35.
8/10 - Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business    1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.
8/10 - Start Something Good: The Art of Storytelling    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.
8/11 - Digital Marketing Trends in 2017    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - $45.


Other Events this week in the Bay Area

8/2 - Email Marketing and Reaching your Customers (SoMa)    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
8/9 - Ecommerce 101 (SoMa)    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
8/10 - Lean Startup – Explore Your Idea (SoMa)    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
8/12 - Surviving and Thriving as a Small Business in the Internet Era (Oakland)    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - $35.


Event Location and Registration Sites:

San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center
U.S. Small Business Administration - San Francisco District Office
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA  94105  
SBA San Francisco District Office Website:
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/ca/san-francisco 
https://sbatrainings.eventbrite.com
Email: sfomail@sba.gov 
Small Business Development Center:  http://sfsbdc.org 
San Francisco SCORE:  http://www.sanfranciscoscore.eventbrite.com


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