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QuickBooks: A One-on-One Learning Experience

  • Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

ABOUT the workshop:

Rather than taking a class about QuickBooks, SCORE is offering you a unique opportunity. Since these sessions are given on an individual basis, you are able to create your company, link with bank and credit accounts, and create financial statements. The data is yours to keep since it is created with your data for your company. We only support QuickBooks for Desktop (not the online version that is leased by the month).

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.

Registration required

8(a) & HUBZone Workshop

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

This workshop is an overview of the requirements for eligible small businesses to participate in the 8(a) and the HUBZone programs, as well as other procurement-related information.

Registration required

Federal Contracting Basics

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

A brief introduction on Contracting with the Federal Government. Short overview of Small Business Certifications. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and your Business. Answers to your most puzzling questions.

Registration required

Getting Lender Ready Class

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.

Here is a quick test: Below is a list of a few terms the lender will use during the loan process. Do you have a good understanding of the terms and what the lender’s requirement of each are? If your answer is no, then this is the class for you!

The objective of this 1-hour workshop is to help participants gain a better and more clear understanding of what lenders look for when potential borrowers are seeking a loan. Don’t wait. Seats are limited! Sign up today! No fee though registration is required. KEY TERMS: •Equity Injection •Debt Service Coverage Ratio •Debt-to-Income •Global Cash Flow •Credit Score •Total Project Cost •Collateral

Registration required

The Science Behind Sales Webinar

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.

Many times you have likely heard that sales is an art, but did you know that there is actually a scientific way to gain trust and improve your ability to make sales? We will tap into the world of neuroscience and gain a deeper appreciation of how the brain works. Topics to be discussed: Interacting with the 3 layers of the brain Creating connections establishing credibility Handling customer objections

Registration required

SBDC GrowSmart

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

If your business is ready for growth, SBDC GrowSmart gives you the tools and strategies to reach your goals. GrowSmart was developed by the UGA SBDC to meet the needs of growing businesses.

Combining the latest ideas with timeless principles, GrowSmart will propel your business forward! UGA SBDC training has helped thousands of business owners build a foundation for growth. GrowSmart is the product of our experience and commitment to Georgia’s small businesses.

Learn to manage your business like a seasoned CEO. Whether you’ve been in business for 20 years or 2, SBDC GrowSMART™ can align your business vision and create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. Work ON your business, not just IN your business!

Registration required

Overview of SBA Programs and Services

  • Thursday, November 15, 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

Small Business Access To Capital

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

Looking for funds to start or grow your business? Come learn about our loan product, requirements, application process and the resources ACE and the women's business center has available to you.

Registration required

SBDC GrowSMART in Columbus!

  • Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

Whether you’ve been in business for 20 years or 2, The UGA SBDC GrowSMART™ Course can align your business vision and create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come.

The UGA SBDC GrowSMART™ provides the tools to: • A step-by-step evaluation of your business and markets. • A hands-on, interactive forum that promotes sharing of best practices. • Tools to build your business, both now and for the future. GrowSmart™ graduates gain: A strategic business plan with long-term vision and strategies, mastery of key business concepts and a network of entrepreneurial peers and professional resources. PROGRAM OUTLINE 1. Foundations for a Successful Business 2. Marketing Research & Analysis 3. Capturing the Market 4. Efficient Operations 5. Financial Foundations 6. Financial Plan 7. Bringing It All Together 8. Implementing and Presenting the Plan This course will consist of seven weekly half or whole days sessions held on Fridays (schedule below).

Tuition includes 32 hours of training, textbook and training materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day, as well as a certificate of completion from the University of Georgia for all graduates. Applicants MUST be accepted before they can enroll. (Applications are reviewed to ensure competitive conflicts are minimized.) 

Registration required

Social Media for Business Success!

  • Thursday, November 16, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

You have social media in place for your business; but, are you using it effectively? We'll review how the pros approach social marketing and show you how to raise your social media to the next level.

The workshop covers:

Sort it out – which social media channels are best for your business?

Content – how to keep it fresh and engaging

Engagement – what does that mean and how to achieve it

Tools – what helps to tame the social media tiger

Video – how to tackle it on a limited budget

Analytics and ROI – what can you learn about who you are reaching

What’s hot now – Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook

Registration required

QuickBooks: A One-on-One Learning Experience

  • Monday, November 19, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

Rather than taking a class about QuickBooks, SCORE is offering you a unique opportunity. Since these sessions are given on an individual basis, you are able to create your company, link with bank and credit accounts, and create financial statements. The data is yours to keep since it is created with your data for your company. We only support QuickBooks for Desktop (not the online version that is leased by the month).

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.

Registration required

CONTRACT BONDS & SURETY BONDS

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

Are you a small construction, supply or service business that bid on contracts? Having a difficult time opening the doors to bonding? SBA is here to help! Surety bonds help small businesses win construction, supply and service contracts. If you’ve been in business less than three years but have a desire to increase your current contract bonding capacity or you have no prior bonded work experience you may need to reposition and realign.

This webinar will enhance your knowledge of the SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program as well as show you how SBA can help you navigate the bonding process even if you have been previously denied a bond or have limited financial resources. Simply register, attend and learn how SBA can help your small business start, succeed and grow as we “Open Doors to Bonding!” Webinar access information will be forwarded to all attendees via email. Please be sure to check your SPAM and/or JUNK MAIL box before calling our office. Melanie D. Bryant, Lender Relations Specialist EMAIL: Melanie.Bryant@sba.gov PHONE: 404-331-0131

Registration required

How to Access the WOSB Federal Contracting Program Repository (webinar)

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a webinar on how to use the WOSB Program Repository. This webinar will provide you with instructions on how to upload documents into the repository for the Women Owed Small Business Certification Program. 

Registration required

SBDC GrowSmart

  • Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

If your business is ready for growth, SBDC GrowSmart gives you the tools and strategies to reach your goals. GrowSmart was developed by the UGA SBDC to meet the needs of growing businesses. Combining the latest ideas with timeless principles, GrowSmart will propel your business forward!

UGA SBDC training has helped thousands of business owners build a foundation for growth. GrowSmart is the product of our experience and commitment to Georgia’s small businesses. Learn to manage your business like a seasoned CEO. Whether you’ve been in business for 20 years or 2, SBDC GrowSMART™ can align your business vision and create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. Work ON your business, not just IN your business!

Registration required

QuickBooks: A One-on-One Learning Experience

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

Rather than taking a class about QuickBooks, SCORE is offering you a unique opportunity. Since these sessions are given on an individual basis, you are able to create your company, link with bank and credit accounts, and create financial statements. The data is yours to keep since it is created with your data for your company. We only support QuickBooks for Desktop (not the online version that is leased by the month).

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.

Registration required

Federal Contracting Basics

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

A brief introduction on Contracting with the Federal Government. Short overview of Small Business Certifications. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and your Business. Answers to your most puzzling questions.

Registration required

How The Tax Reform Affects Your Small Business

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.

Key business tax revisions included in the bill and how they apply to your business • How the tax reform affects your business/personal income tax return? • What can I do before year-end to save on income taxes?

PRESENTER: Mercedes M. Pasqualetti, MBA, EA President & Managing Partner HLM Financial Group Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (678) 335-5600 #3 • www.aceloans.org/wbc Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact acewbc@aceloans.org to make the necessary arrangements.

Registration required

SBDC GrowSmart

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

If your business is ready for growth, SBDC GrowSmart gives you the tools and strategies to reach your goals. GrowSmart was developed by the UGA SBDC to meet the needs of growing businesses. Combining the latest ideas with timeless principles, GrowSmart will propel your business forward!

UGA SBDC training has helped thousands of business owners build a foundation for growth. GrowSmart is the product of our experience and commitment to Georgia’s small businesses. Learn to manage your business like a seasoned CEO. Whether you’ve been in business for 20 years or 2, SBDC GrowSMART™ can align your business vision and create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. Work ON your business, not just IN your business!

Registration required

SBDC GrowSMART in Columbus!

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

hether you’ve been in business for 20 years or 2, The UGA SBDC GrowSMART™ Course can align your business vision and create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. The UGA SBDC GrowSMART™ provides the tools to: • A step-by-step evaluation of your business and markets. • A hands-on, interactive forum that promotes sharing of best practices. • Tools to build your business, both now and for the future.

GrowSmart™ graduates gain: A strategic business plan with long-term vision and strategies, mastery of key business concepts and a network of entrepreneurial peers and professional resources. PROGRAM OUTLINE 1. Foundations for a Successful Business 2. Marketing Research & Analysis 3. Capturing the Market 4. Efficient Operations 5. Financial Foundations 6. Financial Plan 7. Bringing It All Together 8. Implementing and Presenting the Plan This course will consist of seven weekly half or whole days sessions held on Fridays (schedule below).

Tuition includes 32 hours of training, textbook and training materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day, as well as a certificate of completion from the University of Georgia for all graduates. Applicants MUST be accepted before they can enroll. (Applications are reviewed to ensure competitive conflicts are minimized.) 

Registration required