Check Out These Training Opportunities for Small Businesses: August 17-24

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Saturday, August 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST, Nashville 

Building Financial Projections for Business Plans:This workshop is designed to walk students through the process of developing financial projections for their proposed business model. This event is hosted by SCORE Nashville.       For more information and to register, click here


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST, Chattanooga

Government Contracting: Contracting with the federal government can open the door to many opportunities for your small business and can aid the growth of your business tremendously. In this comprehensive workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about government contracting (how to find contract opportunities, your responsibilities as a contractor, and how to be successful in today’s procurement marketplace).This event is hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Chattanooga State Community College (CSCC). For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CST, Memphis

Government Contracting 101: Attendees learn about how contracting with the Federal Government can open the door to many opportunities for small business and can aid in a company’s growth. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC). For more information and to register, click here


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CST, Murfreesboro

What to Consider When Starting a Business: This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business. *TSBDC services *Personal Considerations *Business Planning *Financing *Requirements. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). For more information and to register, click here


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST, Chattanooga

HR Matters: When it comes to Human Resources, business owners face an ever-increasing range of legal obligations and risks. This class covers the legal landscape, employees vs. contractors, the hiring process, and general HR rules (overtime, benefits, performance reviews). We will explore the primary human resource challenges faced by growing small businesses and offer practical suggestions for how to proactively and effectively address them. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at CSCC. For more information and to register, click here


Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. CST, Memphis

Be Strategic II: Discover practical steps for growing your business with the government. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at SWTCC. For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST, Chattanooga

Small Business Orientation (Morning): Have you been thinking about starting your own business? In this seminar, we will cover business entity options, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and much more! This event is hosted by the TSBDC at CSCC. For more information and to register, click here


Thursday, August 22, 2019, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. EST, Chattanooga

Small Business Orientation (Evening): Have you been thinking about starting your own business? In this seminar, we will cover business entity options, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and much more! This event is hosted by the TSBDC at CSCC. For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST, Knoxville

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools and Techniques: SEO is a dynamic marketing field, which makes it both challenging and exciting. The good news is that you can gain a competitive advantage if you understand the latest tools and techniques. This event is hosted by SCORE Knoxville. For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CST, Nashville

Social Media School for Business: During this session, participants will develop a one-page social media plan for their business and define basic metrics to track to help determine campaign effectiveness. This event is hosted by Pathway Women's Business Center. For more information and to register, click here.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST, Nashville 

Write Your Business Plan: This workshop will outline how to write a 10 to 12 page business plan including 4 financial pages. It includes information regarding content, format and references. This event is hosted by SCORE Nashville. For more information and to register, click here.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST, Nashville 

Accounting Fundamentals for Small Business: This workshop will provide an overview of business accounting principles and how to manage your business using QuickBooks. This event is hosted by SCORE Nashville. For more information and to register, click here.


 

Webinars


Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CST, Online  

Audits and Accounting Systems: Overview of Audits & Accounting Systems for government contractors. For more information and to register, click here.


Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. CST, Online

Strategic Planning for Small Businesses: Planning for small businesses. For more information and to register, click here


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CST, Online

Negotiating Federal Contracts: Learning is reinforced by interactive exercises allowing participants to apply their knowledge in case studies. For more information and to register, click here


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST, Online

Module 5-Data Security: This module will discuss why protecting data should be at the heart of your cybersecurity program, the types of data you are responsible for and threats to that data. For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m,-2:00 p.m. EST, Online

Networking, Capturing, & Leveraging:  When, where, and how to network to win federal contracts. For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 5:00 p.m-7:00 CST, Online

Government Contract Types: Introduction to the various government contract types. For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, Online 

Module 6-Security Frameworks and Standards: In this module, you will learn about cybersecurity standards and discuss several frameworks that are relevant to cybersecurity. For more information and to register, click here.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CST, Online 

Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) Primer: This course is designed to provide small business contractors with essential knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to improve their chances of success. For more information and to register, click here.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST, Online

Module 9-Prevention and Remediation: In this module, a discussion of some basic truths about cybersecurity and data breaches, as well as some limitations of your cybersecurity efforts will take place. For more information and to register, click here.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, Online

Module 10-Management Responsibilities and the Cyber Future:  This module will explore how executives must take responsibility for their company cybersecurity efforts and support and oversee these efforts. For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, August 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 pm. EST, Online

Module 7-Laws and Regulatory Compliance: In this module, a discussion is held on State, Federal and international laws and regulations you and your company will be expected to follow when you have a data breach or possess and process your customer’s or employee’s sensitive data. For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, Online

Module 8-Breaches, Security Crises, and Incident Response:  In this module, we’ll conduct a detailed exploration of the targets, motivations and techniques of hackers,
as well as various types of common attacks. For more information and to register, click here.


Friday, August 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. EST, Online

Module 3-Endpoint Security: In this module, you’ll learn about how endpoint devices such as laptops, desktops, tablet computers and mobile devices can offer cybercriminals a gateway into your company’s networks and data. For more information and to register, click here.


Friday, August 23, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST, Online

Module 4-Network Security: In this module, we’ll discuss what it takes to properly secure a business network, explore the various threats networks commonly face, and how the concept of defense-in-depth applies to protecting your network. For more information and to register, click here.