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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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Access to Capital

9:00 AM-NOON

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

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.

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Jan
24
1:00 PM13:00

Understanding new HUBZone Regulations

The Small Business Administration has published comprehensive revisions to the HUBZone regulations in the Federal Register. The proposed amendments are intended to make it easier for small business concerns to understand and comply with the program’s requirements and to make the HUBZone program a more attractive avenue for procuring agencies. Find out more from the Small Business Administration at this workshop.

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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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