Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings For May 14 - May 28

Rhode Island District Office  - May 9, 2018

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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings

Monday, May 14

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 10:00am to 12:00pm and is free of charge. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island , or call 401-277-0800):

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno,  entonces este taller es para usted. Inscríbase  para que:
• Desarrolle sus ideas de negocio y la planificación del mismo.
• Considere su estructura legal.
• Discuta la elección de un nombre y una entidad.
• Aprenda cómo obtener un número de identificación patronal, licencias, permisos y seguros.

Al final de este taller usted tendrá una visión general de la A la Z, herramientas y consejos específicos que le ayudarán a empezar rápidamente

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Tuesday, May 15

The Right Foot (Small Business Development Center-Westerly Education Center, 23 Friendship St. Westerly from 9:00am to 12:00pm and is free of charge. To register, visit https://www.risbdc.org/Events.aspx?&days=90 , or call 401-874-7232):

Test your dream in this intensive workshop designed to assess the feasibility of your business idea and provide you with the tools and tips needed to plan for entrepreneurship. Both traditional and progressive tools like the Business Model Canvas will be utilized to help you target your customers, define your value proposition and estimate the resources and cash needed to be successful. Our advisers are available to customize these lessons to your business at no cost.

 

Mastering the Elevator Pitch (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 5:30pm to 7:30pm., Fee is $25. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island , or call 401-277-0800):

We've all sat through (and maybe even delivered) boring presentations.  What's the difference between one that's dull and uninspiring, and one that moves us? 

In this interactive session, we'll discuss practical tips and techniques that will enable you to create more interesting and impactful presentations, so you can sell your ideas, get your project funded, ace the interview, and win business.  You'll learn storytelling techniques to engage your audience and unmask the secrets of master presenters like Steve Jobs.  Be prepared to practice your pitch out loud!

In this session you will:
• Understand how to analyze and engage your audience
• Explore ways to use impactful stories to sell your ideas
• Create your 5-10 minute presentation
• Learn how to anticipate and handle questions
• Master your elevator pitch

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Wednesday, May 16

Teaming and Join Venture Seminar (RIPTAC- Easy Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler St. Warren from 8:00am to 10:30am and is free of charge. To register, visit http://riptac.org/workshops-and-training-events/  or call 401-278-9199):

Come to this seminar to learn the differences between subcontracting, teaming, and joint ventures. Learn the legal considerations for each and which, if any, is the best fit for your business.

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Thursday, May 17

Marketing on a Shoestring (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 9:30am to 11:30am., Fee is $20. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island  , or call 401-277-0800):

Competition for a spot in the marketplace and in the media is tough. Take this workshop to:
• Learn how to maximize your resources to gain visibility for your products and services
• Discover how to market your product
• Determine and refine your target audience, and
• Reach customers with the right message and the right media
• Discuss effective, affordable ways to connect with your audience

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Friday, May 18

Computer Tips for Small Business- The Do’s and Don’ts for Small Business Use of Technology (RI SCORE – Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St, Providence from 10:00am-12:00pm and is free of charge. To register, visit https://ri.score.org/content/take-workshop-161 ):

In order to be successful in business today, the use of some technology is an absolute must. But sometimes, even the basics can be challenging if that is not your area of expertise.

Join computer expert Frank Anzivino as he discusses the three key areas in basic technology for business:
• Buying the right thing the first time around
• Optimize what you have - getting what you own to give you maximum results
• Solve common computer problems and fixes

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Monday, May 21

HR Basics: Employment Law & Staffing Best Practices (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 11:00am to 1:00pm., Fee is $25. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island , or call 401-277-0800):

Your business is growing and you're ready to hire more staff. Hiring the right people is critical as your people will be the key to the success of your business. 

In this workshop, we will explore:
• The best ways to select the right person for the job
• Where and how to advertise for positions
• Effective interview techniques, including what questions to ask
• Employment Law basics
• On-boarding strategies

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Tuesday, May 22

Change Your Image, Change Your Future (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 10:00am to 12:00pm., Fee is $10. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island , or call 401-277-0800):

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show you how to use it as a tool for your personal and professional success.

From the importance of grooming and first impressions, to the way clothing communicates, your image has an undeniable impact on your success. Discovering your image can change your life and this workshop will show you how.