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NebraskaDistrict Office  - February 2017

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Small businesses that receive three or more hours of mentoring achieve higher revenues and increased business growth.





Don't miss out on all the free workshops in February from the SBA Nebraska District Office, SCORE and NBDC!


 Feb 15th

SBA Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business

8:30am-11:00am

This overview of selling to state, local and federal governments will help you decide if contracting is a good target market for your small business. This workshop is offered monthly on the third Thursday of the month.

Free of charge

SBA Nebraska District Office

10675 Bedford Ave, Suite 100

Omaha, NE 68134

Registration required: https://SBANebraska3rdTH.eventbrite.com

Questions: Lisa Tedesco: Melissa.tedesco@sba.gov

 

Feb 15th

SBA/SCORE Marketing Fundamentals: What To Do Before You Do Social Media

12pm-1:30pm

One of the keys to the continued success of your business is effective marketing. This workshop will help you understand the basics concepts of marketing and how to use marketing strategies to effectively grow your business.

Free of charge

W. Clarke Swanson Branch Library

9101 W Dodge Rd

Omaha, NE  68114

To Register: go to www.omahalibrary.org or directly to the series - https://omaha.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=program:(579a6701088ca2de7101c017)

 

 

February 15th

SCORE - Lean Canvas

9:00am-11:00am

Do you have an idea for a business or for a business expansion but are not sure if it will work?  This is the ideal workshop for you.  We’ll help you develop a business model using the wildly popular lean canvas approach.  You’ll map out strategies and key components.

Free of charge

Commerce Village, Engine Room

950 South 10th Street

Omaha NE 68108

Questions/register:  Marilyn Riley, 402-221-3606 and https://Omaha.score.org.

 

February 15th

SCORE - Entrepreneur Bootcamp Kickoff Seminar

4:00pm-5:30pm

So you want to be an entrepreneur?  Then this workshop is your starting point, and your one-stop-shop, for a full continuum of resources you’ll need in order to start your new business.  The 90 minute session will serve as an introduction to, and preparation for, our subsequent 5-Week Series of Intensive Sessions, each facilitated by seasoned industry experts. 

The subsequent 5 week series includes:  Available Routes to Entry & Business Ethics Intensive; Insurance & Legal Intensive; Marketing Intensive; Banking & Capital Intensive; Accounting/Tax/Record Keeping Intensive; Business Planning - Bringing it all together Intensive. Upon completion of this Kickoff Session, each attendee will be given an opportunity to sign-up for any or all of the subsequent weekly intensives.

Where:  SCORE Omaha Chapter Office

U.S. Small Business Administration Building

10675 Bedford Ave #100

Omaha, NE 68134

Cost:      Free      

Registration:      https://omaha.score.org/event/bootcamp-kickoff

Questions:          SCORE Office - 402.221.3606

 

Feb 22nd

SCORE Social Media Simplified

9:30am – 11:30am

This workshop is offered monthly – topics change each time, but all are designed to give you the basics of using social media to grow your small business.  Topics include using Facebook to grow your business, marketing, blogging, etc.

Free of charge

SBA Nebraska District Office

10675 Bedford Ave, Suite 100

Omaha, NE 68134

Questions: Marilyn Riley (SCORE), 402-221-3606

Register: https://omaha.score.org/ and select your workshop

 

Feb 22nd

SBA/NBDC Getting Ready for Federal Contracting

12pm-1:30pm

The federal government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services – they purchase up to $500B per year!  Chances are good they want what you’re selling.  This seminar will introduce to the process of certifying your business, marketing your business, and joining the hundreds of other small businesses in Nebraska (and thousands across the country) who have figured out who to make government contracting work for them.

 

Free of charge

Charles B. Washington Branch Library

2868 Ames Ave

Omaha, NE  68111

To Register: go to www.omahalibrary.org or directly to the series - https://omaha.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=program:(579a6701088ca2de7101c017)

 

 

February 23rd

NBDC/PTAC – Greet the Buyer

9:00am – 12pm

In this month’s contracting “greet the buyer” series, the PTAC is bringing in the City of Omaha and Douglas County’s IT contracting professionals to discuss contracting opportunities with these agencies in the areas of IT.  Tracy Svevad, director of business services for DOTComm, the agency that handles IT contracts for the City and County will be presenting.

 

To register:  www.nbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/9088

Or contact the PTAC at 402-554-2521 or Nebraskaptac@unomaha.edu

 

 

February 24th

SCORE - Intro to Quickbooks

10:00am-12:00pm

Join an instructor from SCORE Omaha for a morning workshop on Quickbooks, the most popular accounting software for small businesses.  This session will focus on the basic functions of Quickbooks including how to create invoices, pay bills and manage your business checkbook.  Attendees do not need to bring Quickbooks software or their laptops.

Free of Charge

Do Space

7205 Dodge Street, Omaha, 68114, Meeting Room 1

Omaha NE 68114

Questions and registration: 

·        Registration will open on Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00am

·        Jessica Johnson, Do Space, 402-819-4022 and https://www.dospace.org/event/intro-to-quickbooks-with-score-2/

 

February 27th – Live Webinar

National SCORE - How the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacts Your Small Business

12:00-1:00pm

 

Congress just passed the most comprehensive tax reform in over 30 years. And with that comes more risk and opportunity for small businesses than any time in the last three decades.

 

In this free session, CPA and tax consultant Micah Fraim will explain:

·        Major changes to corporate taxes

·        Adjustments to business deductions and credits

·        The expansion of some individual deductions and elimination of others

·        Little-known changes with major long-term ramifications

Learn how to use all of these changes to your advantage!

 

Webinar Registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=n29ffrb95tih&campaign=wr0u3phqpm5k

Feb 28th
SBA Certifications – 8a, Hubzone and ED/WOSB
9:30am-11:30am

This workshop will help you learn the details of each program and eligibility requirements, understand the application process and the benefits of the programs to small businesses, and learn about the assistance that the SBA can provide to certified firms. This workshop is offered every other month.

Free of charge

SBA Nebraska District Office

10675 Bedford Ave, Suite 100

Omaha, NE 68134

 

Registration required: https://SBANebraskaCertifications.eventbrite.com 

Questions: Lisa Tedesco, Melissa.tedesco@sba.gov

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