Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings for June 11, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Rhode Island District Office  - June 6, 2018

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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings

Tuesday, June 12

GOOGLE BUSINESS: Using Data to Drive Growth (RI SCORE – Sprout CoWorking, 166 Valley St, Building 6M, Providence 10:00am-12:00pm and is free of charge. To register, visit https://ri.score.org/content/take-workshop-161 ):

Learn about tools to help to collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so, you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, and terms.

Bryan Caplan helps businesses elevate their digital presence. He is a national speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online Program and award-winning CEO of BJC Branding.


Steps to Start a Business (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):

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. 

In this workshop, you will:
• Develop your business idea and planning
• Review the importance of a business plan
• Gain an understanding of the process and requirements for starting a business, including;
• Legal structures
• How to choose and register a business name and entity
• How to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, and insurance
• Determining your financing needs
• Understanding employer responsibilities
• Learn about available resources and training

You will leave the session with an A-to-Z overview, and specific tools and tips that will help you get started quickly.

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Wednesday, June 13

Understanding Your Business Financial Statements (Center for Women & Enterprise- 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 4:00pm to 6:00pm., Fee of $20. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island, or call 401-277-0800):

You have financial statements for your business--what knowledge can you gain from them? This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow; all essential skills for operating a successful business.

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Thursday, June 14

The Right Foot (Small Business Development Center- Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, 3288 Post Road, Warwick from 9:30am 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 dreams in this intensive 3 hour 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 Big Idea and 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. You can extend this one time workshop by working with an RISBDC business counselor. The Focus of the Workshop: Market Opportunity Recognition Nuts & Bolts: Government Requirements & Legal Considerations Elements of a Business Model If you’re starting a business or need feedback on the essential steps and process of starting a business, then this workshop is for you.

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

Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle with time leaves you free, happy, and productive.

In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to juggle your personal and professional life
• Proven techniques and skills concerning managing your time effectively
• How to overcome procrastination, organize yourself, and plan brilliantly
• How to feel more joy and success in both your personal and professional lives
• How to balance the demands of a potential business with the other commitments in your life

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Friday, June 15

POWER NETWORKING- it’s who they know that counts (RI SCORE – North Kingstown Public Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown 10:00am-12:00pm and is free of charge. To register, visit https://ri.score.org/content/take-workshop-161 ):

You understand that networking can grow your business and you have gotten over your shyness. Now what? Networking is not just about showing up at event (though that is part of it). What you do when you are there and after you leave is where the rubber hits the road. If you need to take your networking to the next level, come to this seminar presented by long-time networker Bob Salvas. Bob will give you tools and ideas that will make your networking more successful and more profitable.

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Tuesday, June 19

The 5-Step Approach to Better Business Cyber security (U.S. Small Business Administration and BBB – Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane in Warwick from 1:00pm -3:00pm and is free of charge. To register, visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cybersecurity-for-small-business-tickets-46539463789)

Step 1: Identify
Take inventory of key technologies you use and know what information you need to rebuild your infrastructure from scratch. Inventory the key data you use and store and keep track of likely threats.

Step 2: Protect
Assess what protective measures you need to have in place to be as prepared as possible for a cyber incident. Put protective policies in place for technologies, data and users, and ensure that your contracts with cloud and other technology service providers include the same protections.

Step 3: Detect
Put measures in place to alert you of current or imminent threats to system integrity, or loss or compromise of data. Train your users to identify and speedily report incidents.

Step 4: Respond
Make and practice an Incidence Response Plan to contain an attack or incident and maintain business operations in the short term.

Step 5: Recover
 Know what to do to return to normal business operations after an incident. Protect sensitive data and your business reputation over the long term.

 

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

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a job seeker or a business professional, presentation skills are critical to your success. Learn the dos and don’ts of how to give a presentation, how to approach your subject with confidence, and how to avoid common pitfalls when presenting to an audience.

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Wednesday, June 20

Power Up! Plan Estrátegico Para Su Negocio (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and is free of charge. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island, or call 401-277-0800):

¿Desea llevar su negocio al próximo nível? Este es un programa comprensivo y acelerado, diseñado para aquellos emprenderores con conocimientos en negocios ó para aquellos emprendedores que han comenzado su negocio sin un plan de negocios formal.
 Un instructor profesional presentará las clases, seguido de una sesión interactiva con el instructor.
 
En este programa de 13 semanas usted:
• Aprenderá como escribir un plan de negocios, encontrar y tener acceso a capital, desarrollar projeciones de ganancias, y manejar flujo de dinero.
• Aprenderá como mercadear éxitosamente y promover sus productos y servicios.
• Terminará el programa con un plan de negocios complete.
• Se conectará con una red de dueños de negocios.
•  Obtendrá valuable conocimiento de experiencias de vida real de otros comerciantes.

Power Up! Es un programa diseñado para conectar a dueños de negocios con los recursos necesarios incluyendo finanzas, negocios, y entrenamiento en tecnología. Destrezas para la vida y destrezas de negocios serán enseñados en conjunto a tráves de este programa para proveer todat oportunidad de éxito.

Para residentes de Providence que sean  propietarios de pequenas empresas en Providence. Comuniquese con CWE al 401-277-0800 para obtener informacion sobre la solicitud.

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On-Line Government Contracting Training

How it works:
Just like a class you’d attend in person, courses are taught by a live instructor on a scheduled day and time. The Web-enabled Instructor-Led training experience has much in common with the classroom equivalent.

Students:
• Receive course materials in advance
• Participate in real time using a broadband connection
• Interact directly with the instructor and their peers

From your computer, you’ll link to an instructor in a live, real-time, interactive learning experience. You’ll become part of a virtual classroom where you can ask questions, seek guidance and participate in class discussions and interactive exercises.

Federal Contracting Basics
  June 11, 2018
  1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Understanding RFPs
  June 12, 2018
  1:00—3:30 pm EDT

Developing Technical and Past Performance Responses to RFPs
  June 13, 2018
  1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Developing Pricing and the Cost Proposal
 June 14, 2018
 1:00—4:00 pm EDT

How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
  June 18, 2018
  1:00—3:00 pm EDT

Managing and Administrating Government Contracts
  June 19, 2018
  1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Government Contract Negotiations
  June 20, 2018
  1:00—5:00 pm EDT

Audits and Accounting Systems
  June 21, 2018
  1:00—4:00 pm EDT

For Course Details and to Register:
http://sbaworkshops.stoverteam.com (Click on the Register for Training Button on the left)
There is no cost for 7(j) eligible businesses. 

Workshop information: Phyllis Embree or Chris Strudthoff , sbaworkshops@stoverteam.com
 (770) 423-9888. To find your local SBA Office, visit: http://business.usa.gov/