Rhode Island Small Business Training Events For The Weeks Of December 10 - December 23

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SBA Rhode Island District Office

Monday, December 10

Seven Ways To Get More Business Today And Plan For An Abundant  Future (Rhode Island Small Business Development Center – Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, 3280 Post Road in Warwick from 9:00 – 11:00am and is free of charge.  For more information or to register, visit www.risbdc.org or call 401-598-2702):

This two hour session will provide you with seven crucial business-development techniques and seven ways to generate more business today!  Created for the Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur.  In these challenging times how can you get more business now and plan for a steady flow of business in the future?

Bring us your most pressing Business Development question and we will answer it in this lively and interactive workshop.  We will not only answer your question and show you how to get more business today, but we’ll provide you with a step-by-step process to do it and show you how to build your business development plan for the future.

Is collecting an impressionable stack of business cards working for you?  Have you been able to turn those contacts into customers with whom you have a meaningful relationship?  Do you even want to?  It’s not just about the fishing or the bait that you use or how often you fish.  You need to be fishing in the right pond! Successful business development begins with Vision, Strategy, and Finance; and is followed by Marketing, Networking, Relationship Building, & Contact Management.  Your goal is to attract healthy and mutually rewarding business relationships with your customers so that they become life-long, raving fans!

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Tuesday, December 11

Business Development:  Develop The First Time Supervisor/Manager (Rhode Island Small Business Development Center – East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler Street in Warren from 12:00 – 1:30pm and is free of charge.  For more information or to register, visit www.risbdc.org or call 401-598-2702):

• Providing a Structure for Growing the Individuals from Staff to Supervisor
• “Developing the Necessary Skills for Your Right Hand Person”

Program Offers an Opportunity for Assistants and Staff to…Gain exposure to the knowledge and skill base required to begin the process of becoming an effective manager; acquire the techniques used by experienced managers when they move up through the ranks of any successful organization; learn how in helping their organizations succeed, they will succeed.

Valuable for …This program is valuable to those individuals who have recently been promoted to a role of manager, assistant manager or supervisor.  In addition the development work covered would benefit those people who are being considered for management positions in the future.

Program” Takeaways”…
• Acquiring a framework for new responsibilities
• Ensuring clear expectations, roles and responsibilities
• Establishing Objectives and Measuring Performance
• Integrating experiences into your new role requirements
• Redefining the new role with previous co-workers, now “reports”
• Training needed, you think you need, they think you need
• Understanding benefits and the use of the “management structure”
• Understanding and utilizing the organization culture, “the way we have done it before” our history
• Keeping others in the organization updated benefits of asking for input, easy ways to ask for help

 

Doing Business In China:  Develop Strategies And Solutions To Achieve Your Commercial Objectives (Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, John H. Chafee Center – RIEDC, 315 Iron Horse Way in Providence from 8:15am – 2:00pm and is free of charge.  For more information or to register, visit www.risbdc.org or call 401-598-2702):

Develop strategies and solutions to achieve your commercial objectives in China.
Since economic reforms began in 1976, China’s economy has picked up steam in growth rate, size and complexity, resulting in a greater regional and global relevance.  China’s economy has enjoyed dramatic year-on-year GDP increases over the past decade, such as from 9.2% in 2008 to 10.3 % in 2010.  China stands as the 3rd largest market for luxury goods behind the U.S., and 2010 exports between the U.S. and China increased by 32%.  Successful interaction with and operations in China’s economy require understanding its unique business environment.  This seminar will enable you to successfully enter contracts with your Chinese counterpart by enhancing your awareness of key legal and regulatory, cross-cultural, and drafting issues.

Key Topics:
• Commercial Contracts
• Due Diligence
• Chinese Jurisdiction
• Negotiations
• Helpful Resources

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Thursday, December 13

HOW TO:  Explore SBA’s Export Express/STEP Program (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 9:00 – 11:00am and is free of charge.  For more information or to register, please visit www.cweboston.org , or call 401-277-0800, or email ngirard@cweonline.org ):

Come learn more about the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program. A program created under a federal grant from the Small Business Administration.  The Chafee Center at Bryant University provides a range of services to eligible Rhode Island small businesses interested in increasing their export sales. 

Services include:
* training program
* seminars
* market research
* project specific consulting
* business development

Assistance under the STEP program will be available to experienced small businesses looking to explore new markets as well as to companies relatively new to exporting looking for guidance and training.

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Tuesday, December 18

Business Development:  Entrepreneurs – Benefiting From 360 Support (Rhode Island Small Business Development Center – East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler Street in Warren from 12:00 – 1:30pm and is free of charge.  For more information or to register, visit www.risbdc.org or call 401-598-2702):

This Program Offers an Opportunity to…Maximize your “full potential” by tapping into all your resources. As you know, to successfully manage a business it requires sacrifice in terms of time away from family and personal life.  Professional studies have proven that entrepreneurs find it extremely difficult to reach and maintain high levels of success without a “balanced life.” Developing a life style that achieves a better balance between business and personal responsibilities requires… A better understanding of the dynamics of the balance process, the joint effort required and a personalized plan a one day at a time, mutual commitment to work at making the new balance approach succeed

Valuable for …Business owners and operators, family members and significant others, multi-generational/family businesses; partnerships made-up of individuals and their spouses/significant others and or siblings.

Course Takeaways…
• Acquire a better understanding of the communication dynamics necessary to maintain an ongoing working relationship
• Understand and maintain a respectful sense of the feelings / emotions naturally associated with achieving this balance
• Create a frame work for establishing and agreeing on goals and plans to sharing responsibilities
• ID methods for problem solving and sources of help when needed
• Establish and agree on a common schedule that incorporates both business and personal activities
• Develop specific goals and strategies to increase specific amounts of time for “critical activities” everyone has agreed upon
• Incorporate within your planning process regular evaluation, discussion and adjustment where necessary

 

Seven Ways To Get More Business Today And Plan For An Abundant  Future (Rhode Island Small Business Development Center – Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, 3280 Post Road in Warwick from 6:00 – 8:00pm and is free of charge.  For more information or to register, visit www.risbdc.org or call 401-598-2702):

This two hour session will provide you with seven crucial business-development techniques and seven ways to generate more business today!  Created for the Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur.  In these challenging times how can you get more business now and plan for a steady flow of business in the future?

Bring us your most pressing Business Development question and we will answer it in this lively and interactive workshop.  We will not only answer your question and show you how to get more business today, but we’ll provide you with a step-by-step process to do it and show you how to build your business development plan for the future.

Is collecting an impressionable stack of business cards working for you?  Have you been able to turn those contacts into customers with whom you have a meaningful relationship?  Do you even want to?  It’s not just about the fishing or the bait that you use or how often you fish.  You need to be fishing in the right pond! Successful business development begins with Vision, Strategy, and Finance; and is followed by Marketing, Networking, Relationship Building, & Contact Management.  Your goal is to attract healthy and mutually rewarding business relationships with your customers so that they become life-long, raving fans!


 

 

 

 

SBA’s participation or support of this event is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity.  All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a non -discriminatory basis.

Date: 12/4/2012