Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings for December 10, 2018 – December 23, 2018

Rhode Island District Office  - December 5, 2018

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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings


Tuesday, December 11


Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 9:30am to 11:30am and is free of charge. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island, or call 401-277-0800):

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Entity formation
  • Contract basics
  • IP considerations
  • Licenses and regulations

After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a one-on-one consultation regarding their specific business legal concerns through the Center for Women and Enterprise’s consulting program.

 

Understand, Manage and Improve Your Credit (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Fee of $10. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island, or call 401-277-0800):

The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable. This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health.  You will learn the costs of having poor credit and the advantages of investing time into improving and managing it. 

In this session, you will learn:

  •   About credit reports and what they contain
  •   How credit scores are calculated
  •   What predatory lending practices are and how to watch out for them
  •   Debt reduction strategies
  •   How to avoid identity theft

This workshop is recommended for those who are interested in improving their credit or building a credit history. Those clients who are unsure what their credit report contains will also benefit by attending the workshop.


Wednesday, December 12

Social Media Made Simple (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Fee of $20. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island, or call 401-277-0800):

Are you looking to use social media for your business? Join us for this workshop and learn:

  • The basics for using social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest to help your business thrive
  • Ways to decrease time spent on social media with automation
  • How to integrate different social media into your marketing strategy to bring in additional revenue
  • How you can use social media to target your audience with effective marketing messages


Thursday, December 13

Free Small Business Workshop (SEED Corporation - Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 9:00am to 4:00pm and is free of charge. Register with Jessica Mello at jmello@seedcorp.com ):

Session I “Business Fundamentals” This workshop focuses on helping entrepreneurs understand the fundamentals of owning a business. Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing, and the loan application process will be presented. Attendees will also be provided with a free business plan guide and other materials. 

Session II “Understanding Financial Statements” This workshop helps attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate the business more efficiently. 


Tuesday, December 18

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources
(Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 9:30am to 11:30am and is free of charge. To register, visit https://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Rhode-Island, or call 401-277-0800):

Are you interested in starting a small business but don’t know where to start?  Do you already own a small business and need assistance with marketing, employee management, setting up financial statements?  Interested in possibly getting a loan? 

Join us as experts from the SBA guide you through all the resources available to you and your small business. Let them show you where to go to get an expert help you draft a business plan for FREE, where to find financing for your business, exporting, how to get started in the world of government contracting, and more!

Topics covered will include:

  • Technical Assistance Programs 
  • SBA Loan Guarantee Program
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) Program
  • Government Contracting Opportunities 
  • And more!



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.

Tools for Construction Project Management
December 10, 2018
1:00—3:00 pm EDT

How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
December 10, 2018
5:00—7:00 pm EDT

For Course Details and to Register: https://stoverteam.adobeconnect.com/admin/show-event-catalog?folder-id=2402761283

Workshop information: Phyllis Embree or Chris Strudthoff, sbaworkshops@stoverteam.com (770) 423-9888.

To find your local SBA Office, visit: www.sba.gov/ri



Cybersecurity Courses for 7(j) Eligible Firms


Eligible 7(j) participants are invited to a free training series to learn critical cybersecurity concepts, approaches to protecting their resources and intellectual property, and mandatory federal contracting requirements for both prime and sub-tier subcontractors.

Each course is approximately 1 hour.

This is the second round of training offered and we've heard great things from past participants, including that it's given them "a competitive edge."

7(j) Eligibility includes firms that are owned by one of the following: (a) a socially and economically disadvantaged individual whose firm may or may not be a participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program; (b) a firm located in a high unemployment or low income area, as de-fined in the U.S. Census Bureau's County and City Data Book and in the Poverty Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); (c) a firm owned by a low-income individual.

Training like this is normally a huge investment for a firm but if you qualify, you can take it at no charge.

For Course Details and to Register: Learn more by registering at: https://synergysolutions.talentlms.com/catalog/info/id:137


 

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