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Confidential Business Counseling

Small Business Centers provide local, experienced counselors as advisors for new and existing businesses. Available on an as needed basis, this confidential service acts as a sounding board for new ideas and/or concerns you may have about your business. Our professional staff will help you find solutions to your challenging business questions. No question is too simple or complicated. There is no charge for this service.

Business Seminars and Workshops

Small Business Centers offer a wide variety of seminars and workshops to help small businesses become successful. Some of the topics include:

  • How to Start a Business
  • How to write a Business Plan
  • Financing Your Business
  • Bookkeeping and Taxes
  • Marketing for Success

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Events

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
In this seminar attendees will continue creating and editing basic worksheets and workbooks. This seminar is designed for those that want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets. The seminar builds upon lessons learned in the Series I seminar however, series I is not a requirement and your sure to learn something new.
Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, M.B.A. Co-Founder of NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency & Simply Social Marketing Academy
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
There is a tremendous interest coming from our communities of wanting to know how to form a nonprofit business. Careful consideration should be given to this quest and much attention needs to be given to the proper steps to take. Failure to do so could result in with serious consequences for individuals as well as becoming detrimental to the original cause for which the non-profit was designed. Participants will discover: · Basics on what a non-profit business is · Refine the definition of a non-profit · Issues to consider before starting a non-profit · Key steps in forming a non-profit · Forms and Documents needed to be filed · What takes place at the first board meeting · Do you need an attorney?
Speaker: Sam Gore, Founder President and Executive Director of Towards A Fruitful Ministry Inc.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This seminar will be carefully guide individual through the 1023 form and provide vital information concerning how to respond to statements and questions needed to satisfy IRS reviewers. Participants will discover: Basics on what a non-profit business is, refine the definition of a non-profit, issues to consider before starting a non-profit, key steps in forming a non-profit, forms and documents needed to be filed, do you need an attorney, etc. **Attendees that attend all six Non-Profit seminars will receive a certificate of completion on the last day.**
Speaker: Sam Gore, Founder President and Executive Director of Towards A Fruitful Ministry Inc.
Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
If you use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel or Publisher and would like to increase your productivity or that of your team, then this seminar is definitely for you. Learn advanced strategies and time-saving techniques for the most popular Microsoft office products to take your productivity to the next level. Need to track expenses in Excel and run a monthly report or send out a newsletter to clients on a weekly basis and would like to do it in less than 30 minutes? It can be done!
Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, Co-Founder of NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency & Simply Social Marketing Academy
Monday, August 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 AM
Can you still start business on a limited budget, could you start a business for $100, could a limited budget business lead to bigger dollars, more fun and, maybe, a new future? YES! There are lots of small businesses you can create without having a lot of startup dollars. Tons of business ideas are right in front of you; in your home, yard, hobbies, or past or current work experiences.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Google “crowdfunding” and in 0.49 seconds you have 34,000, 000 sites to explore. If we were to Google that search word every day that number of sites returned would go up. Crowdfunding seems to be everywhere but for many it is new and confusing and the various forms of crowdfunding differ depending on the individual or organization looking for support for their product or service or mission or cause. This seminar series is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of crowdfunding and the things to consider whether you are the donor or the donee; supporting a donation or an investment. The first seminar session covers terminology, history, crowdfunding platforms, statistics, campaign considerations, the do’s and don’ts of running a successful campaign, and establishing a sound understanding of this crowdfunding phenomena. Crowdfunding can be a game changer to profit and not for profit organizations and causes. But it is not a path to free money. It is not without hard work and a commitment to the crowdfunding campaign once launched. And it is not for everyone. There must be a real compelling message and product or service and a real cause or outcome to be able to engage and get “the crowd” involved. Individually Crowdfunding 101 is a must for anyone and together with Crowdfunding 201 these two seminars will prepare the person or company seeking early stage investors to take the first step towards using the crowd to getting investors.
Speaker: Bruce R. Mancinelli, Executive Coach/Mentor
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Don’t let the process of writing a grant scare you away from potential funding. This basic 3hr. course is designed to encourage and build confidence of current and potential nonprofits leaders concerning the process of grant writing. If you’re looking for a place to begin, or you want to investigate what is involved in the grant writing process, this seminar is for you. Bring your board members, or potential board members, directors and volunteers. Issues covered during our time together will include . . . 1. Planning; deciding what type of grant is needed 2. Preparation; gathering all the information needed to include in a grant 3. Introduction to a Project Logic Model used in present grant proposals **Attendees that attend all six Non-Profit seminars will receive a certificate of completion on the last day.** **Please not there is a Grant 102 seminar held on the same date and location 1:00-4:00
Speaker: Sam Gore, Founder President and Executive Director of Towards A Fruitful Ministry Inc.
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