Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings for June 18, 2018 – July 1, 2018

Rhode Island District Office  - June 13, 2018

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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings

Monday, June 18

SBIR Lunch and Learn (RI PTAC- 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence from 12:00pm- 1:00pm and is free of charge. To register, visit https://riptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4593, or contact Kaileigh Carroll at 401-278-9199):

Government Contracting, Outreach Event

RI PTAC, in partnership with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, will be holding a SBIR 101 lunch and learn session in anticipation of the SBIR Road Tour on August 22, 2018. Come to this workshop to learn the basics of the SBIR program. Learn what the program is, which agencies participate, necessary registrations, and considerations to be aware of. This workshop should help determine if attending the SBIR Road Tour is appropriate for your business. (A light lunch will be provided.)


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.


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.


Tuesday, June 26

Personal Financial Planning (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):

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not. At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement.

In this session, you will:
• Learn what a personal financial plan is
• Discuss core components of financial literacy
• Become aware of your present money management practices
• Develop tools to take control of your personal finances and plan for your future

This workshop is ideal for individuals and families with limited incomes.


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.

• 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.

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

Strategic Planning for Small Business
 June 25, 2018
 1:00—2:00 pm EDT

Tools for Construction Project Management
 June 26, 2018
 5:00—7:00 pm EDT

FAR Primer for Small Business
 June 27, 2018
 1:00—5:00 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/