September 2018 Educational Programs

Published: 28-Aug-2018

The First Step Seminar

Cost:  $30 (Pre-registration required. Fee waived for veterans)

Crawford County - Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:30–8:30 p.m.

William J. Douglass, Jr. Conference Center, 764 Bessemer Street. Suite 103, Meadville, PA 16335

Erie County – Thursday, September 13, 2018 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Gannon Small Business Development Center, Center for Business Ingenuity, Room 104, 900 State St., Erie, PA

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan and exploring financing options. 

Register online at http://www.sbdcgannon.org/seminars or call (814) 871-7232 for additional details.

Get Your Business Online with Google Webinar

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 9:30 -10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free (Pre-registration required)

Are you being found on Google? Make sure you are there when people are searching and ready to purchase.

Customers will be able to find your business on Google.com search results, Google Maps, and on mobile devices with Google My Business. It's the easiest way for your business to be found online, no matter where people are looking for you.

This free, one-hour webinar hosted by SBDC, SCORE and the SBA will share why and how to get verified, how to edit and update your Google My Business listing, understanding posts, adding video and much more.

To register for this event, please visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1765533492249634818

WILD About Finance

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gannon Small Business Development Center, Center for Business Ingenuity, Rm 104, 900 State St., Erie, PA

Cost: $35 (Pre-registration required)

The WILDly popular Women in Leadership Development series of empowering, informative presentations continues.  At the second of four events you’ll learn how to tackle investing, money and family matters and retirement.  This event will show you how to take control of your money and your finances by planning, saving and investing.

WILD About Finance will begin at 7:45 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast.  Our speakers, Joellen T. Nelson, AAMS®, Michael A. Jones, AAMS ® and SBDC Consultant John Fee, will conduct sessions beginning at 8:15 and 9:30.  Following a short break, they will join SBDC Director Maggie Horne and others for a moderated panel discussion that will answer participants’ questions (this might be the most valuable part of your morning!). Lunch will follow at noon.

More information soon at wild.sbdcgannon.org or call (814) 871-7232 for additional details.

Register online at http://www.sbdcgannon.org/seminars or call (814) 871-7232 for additional details.

 

HR Basics for the New Business

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, 9-10:30 a.m.

Gannon Small Business Development Center, Center for Business Ingenuity, Rm 104, 900 State St., Erie, PA

Cost: $35 (Pre-registration required)

Starting out, most new entrepreneurs focus on the operational and financial sides of their business. HR concerns aren’t even a concern—until they hire their first employee.  

This seminar led by HR professional Tom Benson will provide you with a proactive approach to HR issues and help you to develop a simple foundation for employee relations and help your new business to acquire solid contributors that will grow with the organization and help it to succeed.

Register online at http://www.sbdcgannon.org/seminars or call (814) 871-7232 for additional details.