Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cheryl Malone, Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, created Life Transition for Me after discovering that the transitional services available after military retirement did not meet some key needs of service members, veterans, and military spouses. She will provide information on resources designed to help veterans and to share insights on how to operate and maintain a business. Find out more about Cheryl HERE.

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Glockner Dare to Dream: Ohio Semi-finals
Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Glockner Dare to Dream: Ohio Semi-finals

  • Shawnee State University Kricker Innovation Hub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

5:30 PM

The Glockner Dare to Dream high school regional business pitch competition is an annual event that gives area high school students the opportunity to create a business idea and pitch it to a panel of judges for the chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. Find out more HERE.

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Building Your Business Workshop: Certification Programs
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Building Your Business Workshop: Certification Programs

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by the Minority Business Assistance Center and the Ohio Department of Transportation

Attend this FREE workshop to learn more about becoming a certified business and utilizing those certifications to find opportunities with ODOT.

The following certification programs will be discussed:

·       Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

·       Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity (EDGE)

·       Veteran Friendly Business Enterprise (VBE)

·       Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

·       Small Business Enterprise (SBE)



 



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Future Technologies & Introduction to Exponential Thinking
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Future Technologies & Introduction to Exponential Thinking

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nick Davis, originally from Oak Hill, OH, is the Vice President, Enterprise Solutions & Corporate Innovation at Singularity University, On January 15, he will be at the Hub to take us on a tour of the latest technologies that are impacting our families, communities, and our organizations today and in the future. He will also discuss how the exponentially accelerating pace of change is driving us to the future faster, and what skills are needed to navigate to the future ahead. 


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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Access to Capital

9:00 AM-NOON

Presented by Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Financing your business can be a difficult task. Before you approach a lender, it’s important to understand the lending process and to be prepared. This workshop gives entrepreneurs a look at various ways to finance a business and the process of getting a loan.

To register, call 740-351-3322 or email aduduit@shawnee.edu.

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Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Managing Your Cash Flow

1 pm-4 pm

Presented by Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development

Successful business owners know how to manage the flow of cash coming into and going out of their businesses. Even a profitable business can fail if there is no operating cash. Skillful cash-flow management results from proper planning. Participants taking this workshop will learn to create useful cash flow projections for business planning and help manage your cash flow.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series - Maddie Burnside & Nick Rutman

Maddie Burnside will be at the Innovation Hub to talk about her entrepreneurial journey. From starting Rutman Burnside Realty Group to being a founding member of Friends of Portsmouth, Maddie is making a huge impact in the Portsmouth area.

As an added bonus, you’ll even get the opportunity to hear about the Portsmouth Winterfest, beginning December 1st, and an opportunity to break a world record!

Light refreshments will be provided.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Shawnee State University Development Foundation.

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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Pricing Your Products

1 pm-4 pm

Presented by Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development

In this workshop, participants will learn about properly pricing their products and services and perform a break-even analysis to determine if your pricing structure is sound. 


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

PTAC Fair

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presented by Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center

Learn how to do business with the Government!

Do you have questions about the procurement process? Do you need help filling out SAM? Do you need to learn how to create your capabilities statement to give to contracting officers? The Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center will be at the Kricker Innovation Hub to help on Monday, October 29, from 1-4 p.m. Come and learn how to:

  • Create a Capabilities Statement

  • Look for solicitations

  • Find out how your Bid-Match works

  • Find out about: DBE, MBE, 8(a), HubZone, SAM, SBA profile, etc.

Register today at http://sopoc.ecenterdirect.com. If you’re not already a client of SOPOC, click on “training events,” and provide your information. If you are already a client, log in and choose “training events, ” and choose the event you wish to attend.

The PTAC Fair is co-hosted by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences along with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Shawnee State University, Southern State Community College, Ohio University, and the Workforce & Business Development, a division of the Community Action Committee of Pike County.

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

The Business of Business

9:00 am-noon

Presented by Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

How do you make your business legal? Should you incorporate or operate as a sole proprietor? In this workshop, we will examine the legal forms of business so you may determine which suits you best.  We will also look at types of insurance, how to create a plan that meets your needs, and consider important criteria for choosing an insurance agent. 


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

Business Model Canvas

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presented by LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network

Now that you have established your Value Proposition and know who your Client Segments are, let’s figure out the best strategy to get your product/service out to them.

In this follow-up course to “Find Value in Your Work: The Value Proposition Canvas,” we will determine key resources, activities, channels and partners for your business – and how much it will cost you. Come ready to apply this workshop to your existing business or new idea.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Using Social Media to Market Your Business

9:00 am-noon

Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development and OSU Small Business Development Centers

This workshop explores innovative strategies using the latest social media and online marketing tools in in an interactive and discussion-driven format to learn and share ideas. Come prepared to share your experiences using social media.

The following will be highlighted: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as discussions about copyright, visual integrity, and social media monitoring apps (such as Buffer) analytics, and Facebook Page Manager.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

Value Proposition

1 pm–4 pm

LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network

Learn how to find value in your work, whether that be an idea, a product, or a service residing in any organizational structure. Join us for a hands-on introduction to the Strategyzer Value Proposition Canvas, and see how it can help benefit you and your organization. This event will have you not just learning, but working towards finding value for your customers immediately.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Access to Capital

1 pm–4 pm

Presented By Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development

Financing your business can be a difficult task. Before you approach a lender, it’s important to understand the lending process and to be prepared. This workshop gives entrepreneurs a look at various ways to finance a business and the process of getting a loan.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

9 am–10:30 am

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta, LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network

Starting a business can be difficult. And navigating through legal, taxes and next steps can be overwhelming! Join us as we discuss what you need to do in order to get your business started and be successful! Have your questions answered on how to develop your idea and what is required from the state to launch


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Story Driven Business Workshop

9 am–4 pm

Co-hosted with Ohio University Southern
Funded by USDA grant

This Story-Driven Business Workshop gives you the control and focus to tell the right story to the right people at the right time. You will be led through exercises to:

  • Identify the core needs of your customer (the hero)

  • Realize your brand ideal and position

  • Begin crafting your compelling hero-centric story

  • Discuss applications: videos, website, social media, etc.

At the end of the day, you will walk away with potential for internal alignment around your story, external brand-positioning that connects with your customer and strategies for where and how to tell your unique brand story.


Registration is required

This workshop is free, but requires registering at ohio.edu/southern/workforce


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