March Workshops at the WBC/EC

March - Business Workshops at the Women Business Center

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Small Business T.I.P.S.

Tools, Information and Preparation for Success
Cost: Free
Location: Butterworth Hall, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: http://hartford.edu/cpd/ec/ec-register.aspx
or call 860.768.5681

These free sessions offer aspiring and current business owners an orientation to the Entrepreneurial Center, as well as an information-packed, dynamic discussion on the session topic and available resources.

Upcoming Schedule:
March:
Tuesday, 3/5/13, 6:30 - 9 pm:  Do It Yourself Market Research  
Thursday, 3/7/13, 9:30 am - 12 pm: Do It Yourself Market Research  
Saturday, 3/9/13, 9:30 am - 12 pm: Do It Yourself Market Research Click to edit this placeholder text.

Business B.A.S.I.C.S.

Business Basics, Assessment, Self-Employment, Information, and Concept for Start-ups
Cost: Free
Location: Butterworth Hall, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: http://hartford.edu/cpd/ec/ec-register.aspx
or call 860.768.5681
 
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Are you a current business owner considering an expansion? These workshops are designed to assist you in assessing your business concept and your personal readiness for self-employment or expansion. Consider important questions about business ownership, evaluate your business concept in a dynamic group setting and plan action steps to reach your goal.

March:
Tuesday, 3/19/13, 6 – 9 pm
Thursday, 3/21/13, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Essential Skills for Supervisors

Thu, March 7, 2013,
8:30am – 12:00pm
$170

Location: 50 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT
Register at: http://hartford.edu/cpd/ec/ec-register.aspx
or call 860.768.5681

This fast paced seminar will give you the skills to adapt your leadership style to the situation and the people on your team. Through role plays, case studies and structured discussions, you will be introduced to skills and strategies for directing, coaching, and supporting employees.

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Marketing Your Business to the Federal Government & State of Connecticut and Completing a Capabilities Statement

Friday, March 8, 2013
9:30am - 12pm
Free

Location: Butterworth Hall, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
To register: http://www.ctptap.org/calendar_info1.htm?cal_id=inXtYUZisEihnXT

This seminar will focus on ways in which you can promote your company to government agencies and prime government contractors. Online searches will demonstrate how you obtain information about your competition, previously awarded contracts and set-aside bids. Attention will be given to looking for budget information that could indicate projections for future procurements. As a marketing strategy you will be shown how to market to prime government contractors and how to develop a capabilities statement.
There will be a brief discussion about services offered by the Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Program (CT PTAP) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Engage Employees for High Performance

Women's conference March 20

Fri, March 8, 2013
8:30am – 12:00pm
$170

Location: 50 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT
Register at: http://hartford.edu/cpd/ec/ec-register.aspx
or call 860.768.5681

In this dynamic seminar, new supervisors and mid-level managers will learn how to “wake-up”, engage and focus their staffs to excel in the many daily work challenges they face. Participants will learn the critical concepts of employee motivation and practice the three essentials of healthy employee dialogue to foster positive participation and a focused commitment to results.

Financial Management for Business Owners Parts 1 & 2

Mon, March 11 & 18
6:30pm – 9:00pm
$99
Location: Butterworth Hall, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: http://hartford.edu/cpd/ec/ec-register.aspx
or call 860.768.5681

Learn how to use your financial information to make better decisions! This workshop is aimed specifically at small business owners who want to understand the financial aspects of their businesses. Understanding the language of accounting will empower you to take your business to the next level and to manage the business growth. Ultimately you will be equipped to grow a healthy and sustainable business.

Shelli McMillen, Marketing & Client Services Administrator

Center for Professional Development, University of Hartford

860.768.5619
www.hartford.edu/cpd