Rhode Island Small Business Training Events For The Weeks Of December 17 - December 30

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SBA Rhode Island District Office

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!

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Wednesday, December 19

Working In The Cloud:  Data Access & Storage Solutions (Rhode Island Small Business Development Center – Newport County Computers, 683 West Main Road in Newport from 5:30 – 6:30pm and is free of charge.  For more information or to register, visit www.risbdc.org or call 401-598-2702):

Jairo Rugel from ATC-Tech and Newport County Computers will be speaking at this free TechSavvy event about Working in the Cloud: Learn About Data Access & Storage Solutions. Whether you’re a small business owner or the family photo guardian, there are reasons to explore using the Cloud for data storage. But it’s good to know what it means, how it works, and what to look for to ensure the safety and privacy of your data.

In this event, we'll be exploring some of what it means to work in the Cloud – what
should you know and what are your options so that you can be satisfied with the choices you make.
Feel free to bring your laptop to follow along. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

 

Social Media Tips & Tools For Small Business (Rhode Island Small Business Development Center – Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce 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):

In this speed workshop, view examples of how business owners are using social media to help drive sales and brand equity. Learn the latest ways to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and newbie Google+.Julie Ruditzky Loffredi will share her favorite tactics to develop a marketing plan that works for you in the digital age. The first hour will be an overview of the tools and the second hour will allow you to try them.


 

 

 

 

 

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: 12/12/2012