#SmallBiz: Check out These Opportunities for Training from February 15-22, 2020

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Saturday, February 15, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST, Nashville

Small Business Boot Camp: During this ½ day seminar, participants will discuss practical steps to take in establishing a successful foundation to grow your business. This event is hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Tennessee State University. For more information and to register, click here


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. EST, Chattanooga

Creating a Business Plan: This class is for those that have identified who, what, when, how, and where they are selling but need guidance with putting it on paper. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at Chattanooga State Community College (CSCC). For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CST, Gallatin

Starting a Small Business:  This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at Volunteer State Community College (VSCC). For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. EST, Johnson City

Start-up Training Resources Inspiring Veteran Entrepreneurship:  Over the course of the program, participants will learn the skills needed to launch a successful business as well as gain post-program support from both the local and national Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). network. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at East Tennessee State University. For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST, Oak Ridge

Small Businesses Interesting in Innovation Funding-Don't Miss this Event. SBIR/STTR Technology & Commercialization Forum: Hear directly from Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DOD) program experts about funding opportunities. This event is hosted by the U.T. Procurement and Technical Assistance Center and the TSBDC at Roane State Community College. Learn More


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST, Chattanooga

Small Business Orientation (Morning): In this class, business entity options, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and so much more will be covered! This event is hosted by the TSBDC at CSCC. For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. EST, Chattanooga

Small Business Orientation (Evening):  In this class, business entity options, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and so much more will be covered! This event is hosted by the TSBDC at CSCC. For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. CST, Gallatin 

How to Increase Your Business Value: Learn how to increase the value in your business. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at VSCC. For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. EST, Knoxville 

The Resurgence of Email Marketing: In this class, you will learn how to: Grow your email list creatively; Use segmentation to be more effective in your marketing efforts; Utilize automation to bring a constant stream of new clients into your sales funnel; and Begin taking advantage of this indispensable tool to add more to your bottom line. This event is hosted by the TSBDC at the Pellissippi State Community College. For more information and to register, click here


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. CST, Memphis 

Simple Steps (4) -Sales and Marketing: This is part 4 of the series of Simple Steps to Start your Business. This event is hosted by SCORE Memphis. For more information and to register, click here.


Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST, Nashville

Start Your Business: If you have an idea, interested in pursuing your passion, or want to start a business and be your own boss, then you do not want to miss this event. This event is hosted by SCORE Nashville. For more information and to register, click here.


Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST, Nashville

Market Research 101-Define and Find Your Customers: Defining your target market is the first step in creating and building a profitable business. This event is hosted by SCORE Nashville. For more information and to register, click here.


Webinars


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. CST, Online

Strategic Planning for Small Businesses: This class will introduce the process steps and the advantages of strategic planning and distinguish the difference between strategic planning, business planning and long-range planning. For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST, Online

Managing Growth: Learn how to achieve and sustain growth through business development, external financing, and DCAA compliance. For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST, Online

Module 1-Why Cybersecurity?: In this module, a discussion is held on what cybersecurity means for your company, employees, partners and customers. For more information and to register, click here


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST, Online 

Bids and Proposals: How to effectively review RFPs and put forth a winning proposal. For more information and to register, click here.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, Online

Module 2-Cybersecurity Basics: This module is specifically focused on fundamental concepts of cybersecurity. We’ll discuss the goals, objectives and essential objectives of cybersecurity programs and how successful programs are implemented. For more information and to register, click here.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 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.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. CST, Online

Preparing Bids for Government Construction Contracts: During this class, the instructor will focus on the process of developing a competitive bid for federal construction contracts. For more information and to register, click here


Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST, Online

Capabilities Statements and Briefings: Utilize 4 types of capabilities briefings to influence, shape, and capture business opportunities. For more information and to register, click here.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, Online

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


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CST, Online 

Negotiating Government Contracts: Negotiating with the federal government isn't the same as other negotiations you've been involved in..  For more information and to register, click here.


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.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.


Thursday, February 20, 2020, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, Online

Module 4- Network Security:   In this module, a discussion is held on 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.


Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST, Online

Module 11-Buidling a Cybersecurity Plan: This class will cover details on how to develop a cybersecurity plan for a small business, including online references, sample plans and various items of interest in security planning. For more information and to register, click here.


Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EST, Online

Module 12-Cyber Incident Response, Part 1 Evaluating Your Readiness: This class will help participants think through how they need to respond during various phases of different types of cyber incidents. For more information and to register, click here.