It's Time For March Madness!!!

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SBA Rhode Island District Office

                                             MARCH MADNESS IS HERE!

The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, the Center for Women & Enterprise, and the Joseph G.E. Knight Chapter of SCORE have teamed up to bring you a month-long series of workshops that will touch on every aspect of small business.  24 workshops will be held over the 21 weekdays in the month of March!  Don't miss out on this non-stop month of small business workshops!

Topics to be covered will include Writing a Business Plan, Social Media, Marketing Strategies, Government Contracting, Exporting, Business Law, Owning a Franchise, and many more!


                                     To register, email


                                                      Call (401) 528-4561


Date            Time                                Workshop                                                               

3/1         9:00-10:30am            How To Explore Entrepreneurship                            
              10:45-11:45am          How To Obtain Bank Financing                                
              12:00-1:00pm            How To Choose Your Legal Entity                            

3/4         10:00am-noon           How To Write a Business Plan                                  

3/5         9:00-11:00am            Is Owning a Franchise Right For You?                     

3/6         10:00am-noon           Understanding Search Engine Optimization             
              11:00am-1:00pm        It’s Who You Know That Counts: Power Networking  

3/7         9:00-11:00am            Maximizing Your Business’ Social Media Presence    

3/8         10:00am-noon           How To Increase Your One-On-One Sales                

3/11       10:00am-noon           Marketing Plans:  Who Needs One?                        

3/12      10:00am-noon            Starting An Online Business                                     

3/13      2:00-4:00pm               8(a) Business Development Program Workshop     

3/14      8:00-10:00am             Business Law Basics                                               

3/15      10:00am-noon            Providing Good Customer Service                          

3/18      9:00-11:00am             How To Start a Non-Profit                                         

3/19      TBD                            How To Put the Cash Back In Your Cash Flow         

3/20      8:30-11:00am             Take Your Business Global:  An Exporting Workshop

3/21      TBD                            Need a Business Loan?  Is the SBA Right For You?

3/22      12:30-1:30pm             HUBZones 101                                                           

3/25      10:00am-noon            Get Connected:  Online Tools for Your Business      

3/26      10:00am-noon            Hiring Employees: Tax Credits Can You Apply For   

3/27      6:00-8:00pm               How To Market Your Business On a Shoe String      

3/28      8:00-10:00am             Disaster Planning and Recovery                                

3/29      10:00am-noon            How To Write a Business Plan (taught in Spanish)   

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