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Georgia District Office  - May 2018

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Upcoming training events

Overview of SBA Programs and Services


  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. 

This workshop will enable you to gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to potential and existing entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their small business venture. 

General information will be provided on the following SBA programs and services: Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) 8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Veterans/Service Disabled Veterans Surety Bond Guarantee SBA 7(a), Microloan and CDC/504 loan programs SBA Resource Partners

Registration required


Maximize Your Business Online


  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10;30 a.m. 

It is essential that your business shows up in those critical moments of an online search. Do you know how your business is showing up? People no longer "go" online, they live online. More than ever, it's important for businesses to show up in those critical moments when potential customers search for answers, products, and services they need. 

Join us as Google's official trainer, Demming Bass presents how to maximize your business online. This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to learn new marketing skills or reach potential customers online. During this highly-anticipated seminar, attendees will learn about search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, and social media marketing. Demming Bass, Official Speaker for Google's "Get Your Business Online Program," will unveil a strategy that can get your organization, business, or event in front of your target audience. 

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence with search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. Attendees will be introduced to tools to help you run your business online, including Google Analytics, G-Suite, Google Trends, and more. In this session, you’ll learn how to: Create and verify a free "Google My Business" listing Optimize your website for search and mobile Use search engine marketing opportunities for your business Benefit from free online tools to grow your business Learn simple, but effective, tips for content and email marketing 

Registration required


Financial Statements & Business Cash Flow


  • Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

Cash is King! Learn how to manage it! "Cash is king" for small businesses and is the blood that keeps businesses going. This workshop focuses on all aspects of cash-flow management. Without cash, profits are meaningless. Many profitable businesses, on paper, have ended because they ran out of cash! 

Your business doesn’t have to be one of them! In the Financial Statements and Business Cash Flow workshop, attendees will learn about: the difference between an income statement, a balance sheet, and a cash flow statement, cash shortage and cash surplus, collecting on accounts receivables, just-in-time inventory for cash savings, budgeting, and installing a cash management system.

Registration required


Develop Import/Export Business


  • Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. 

With nearly 96 percent of consumers living outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, opportunities await U.S. small business. Go where the customers are. There is significant opportunity for small businesses to profit through importing and exporting operations. Do you have what it takes to become a successful international business? 

Are you ready to make international sales? Importing / Exporting offers great opportunities but requires preparation and planning. This is a two part series taught by international experts from the Georgia Small Business Development Center, a resource partner of the SBA. 

Module I will aid you in assessing your readiness, understanding what you need to know and consider before pursuing an international strategy. 

Module II will introduce you to those topics needed to develop and implement your strategy: international pricing and costing issues, proforma export quotations, payment terms, and risk assessment.

The workshops will help you gain the knowledge to develop and implement an international plan. You will become acquainted with the key components of an effective import / export plan. The instructors will raise questions you should answer to complete your plan and provide the resources to help you answer those questions. * organizational and product readiness, * market research, * guidance for developing your strategy and marketing plan, * promoting your products in target market, and * complying with US and foreign regulations.

Registration required


Get Unlimited Leads!


  • Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

Lead generation is pivotal to the sales process and business success. What's your process? Done correctly, and with the right tools, lead generation doesn't have to be challenging OR complex. 

Join us for this workshop and leave with the skills to: Fill your pipeline easily and continuously, Create an efficient lead generation process, Increase your brand's awareness in the marketplace, and Use quantifiable and strategic measures to gauge success.

Registration required


QuickBooks A One-on-One Learning Experience

  • Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

Once you have registered, the workshop facilitator will contact you to schedule your personal training session.

ABOUT the workshop

SCORE is offering individual one-on-one learning experiences to enhance your knowledge of QuickBooks.

These sessions are designed with you, the client, in mind. Before the session, we will contact you to discuss an agenda to meet your specific needs and to set a mutually agreeable appointment. With individual help, think how quickly your understanding of QuickBooks will increase!

The one-on-one learning experience offers hands-on instruction as you make entries on your laptop computer. Instead of just telling you how to do it, we encourage and guide you to navigate through the system, making actual entries in your data file. It’s an approach designed to help you learn QuickBooks using the features that are most applicable to your business. Our motto is you learn by doing.

Individual sessions are held most Mondays and Wednesdays from 2–4 pm. Sessions are two hours in length. After registering the instructor will contact you to set up your actual appointment time.

Please note: we do not teach the MAC version of QuickBooks. To attend this class you must bring a laptop loaded with QuickBooks 2014, 2015, 2016.

Registration required

SBA Business Loan Requirements


  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. 

One of the keys to a successful business start-up and expansion is your ability to obtain and secure appropriate financing. To be successful in obtaining a loan, you must be prepared and organized. 

This workshop will cover the SBA’s 7(a) loan program eligibility requirements and credit criteria to accommodate a wide range of financing needs. General information will be provided on the following topics: · Sources and Uses of Funds · The components of a completed business plan · Financial Data · Resumes of Principals · Site Plan/Physical Description of Building/Land · Terms and Conditions · Preparation for discussion with the banker · Ratios · Fees associated with loan closing costs · Shopping your Loan · Credit Report

Registration required