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INDIANA EVENTS

October | November | December

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SBA District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46240
PHONE: 317-226-7272


OCTOBER 2017

NSF SBIR & Engaging with Pro Bono IP Aid

20 October 2017
12:00 - 2:00 PM CDT

NO CHARGE

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Commercialization Manufacturing
Engineering Center

7150 Indianapolis Blvd.
Hammond, IN 46324

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PRESENTED BY
Indiana PTAC

Join us for a luncheon presentation (Bring Your Own Lunch) on the NSF Federal SBIR/STTR Program and Engaging with Pro Bono IP in Indiana. You will learn about resources available from the State of Indiana on SBIR/STTR and Intellectual Property. This timely BYOL & Learn will prepare entrepreneurs for the upcoming NSF SBIR/STTR deadline on December 4, 2017, and give them information about a valuable resource for legal intellectual property aid available in Indiana. A question and answer period will follow the presentations. One-on-one, 20-minute consultation sessions will be available after the presentations, 2:00-3:00pm by reservation only.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Introduction to Government Contracting and Marketing

20 October 2017
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Johnson County Public Library
401 State St.
Franklin, IN 46131

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PRESENTED BY
Indiana PTAC

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the Indiana PTAC and the resources available to help your company succeed in local, state, and federal contracting.

During this event we will cover the basics of government contracting, including the seven basic steps of government contracting, basics of contracting with the state of Indiana, tips for marketing to the state and federal government, locating bids and making contacts, tips for writing an effective government proposal, and more. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to a PTAC counselor.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Learn About SBA 8(a) Certification

20 October 2017
4:00 - 5:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

Indiana SBA Headquarters
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

The 8(a) Business Development program is a nine-year program established to assist eligible socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to develop and grow their businesses. Business development assistance includes one-on-one counseling, training workshops, match-making opportunities with federal buyers and other management and technical guidance. Learn how the 8(a) Program can benefit your company at this informative workshop.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Beginner’s Guide to Business Success

21 October 2017
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
65 Airport Parkway
Greenwood, IN 46143

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PRESENTED BY
Indianapolis SCORE

This free, introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Beginner’s Guide to Business Success provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start your business. In this session, you learn about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the pros and cons of the various forms for your business, the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash management, and funding sources.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Beginner’s Guide to Business Success

21 October 2017
10:15 AM - 12:45 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Eagle Public Library
3325 Lowry Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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PRESENTED BY
Indianapolis SCORE

This free, introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Beginner’s Guide to Business Success provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start your business. In this session, you learn about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the pros and cons of the various forms for your business, the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash management, and funding sources.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Social Media Marketing Series

24 October 2017
8:00 - 9:30 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Anderson Public Library
111 E. 12th St.
Anderson, IN 46016

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Join with other businesses and organizations to learn trends and tips regarding social media and digital marketing.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


SBA Live at SOURCE
SBA's Business Start-up 101

24 October 2017
8:30 - 10:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SOURCE River West
2232 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
SOURCE River West

Thinking of starting a business, but don't know where to begin?

Want to be your own boss, but not sure how to do it?

Broadcasting live from SOURCE River West, these unique workshops are not only available to attend in person, but broadcast live as a webinar via AT&T Connect (Webinar) and Skype. Regardless if you are in Indianapolis or beyond, learn about funding your business from the experts from your home or office.

At this workshop, you will learn: 10 basic steps to follow in business ownership; the resources you have available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants. Each month, Ronda Crouch, an Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will showcase various business topics.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Selling a Business for Maximum Value

24 October 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

$25

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National College
1030 E. Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46617

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Michiana

This workshop will cover practical, financial and tax issues related to selling a business. It will include proven best practices and a step-by-step process that leads to maximizing entity value before a sale. Learn the strategies and tactics of professional M&A firms in evaluation of acquisition targets and negotiating deals.

The workshop will cover the process of preparing a business for sale, valuation, marketing, negotiations, structuring and financial the deal, legal and tax issues, and ultimately closing of a successful transaction.

NOTE: Although the class is intended for business owners who are thinking of selling their business, it is equally applicable to both buyers and sellers.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Roundtable for Small Business Owners

24 October 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Greater Elkhart
Chamber of Commerce

418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46517

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Michiana

Leadership can be lonely. Get a peer group to share challenges and ideas and find new opportunities for growth.

Participate in SCORE's Roundtable; a free event every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 4 PM.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Intro to Business
Workshop

24 October 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Enterprise Center
907 S. Wayne
Angola, IN 46703

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

Learn the steps to starting your own business at this free workshop! This comprehensive and easy to understand workshop is a “must go” for all new businesses and start-ups. Existing businesses will walk away with a new perspective.

TOPICS COVERED

Myths & realities of entrepreneurship
Lean Canvas high level overview
Business planning
Legal business structures
Financial tools and cash flow
Putting it all together.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


How to Cope With Difficult People

25 October 2017
9:00 - 10:00 AM CDT

NO CHARGE

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Greater Valparaiso
Chamber of Commerce

162 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SCORE

This is a one-hour information-packed workshop that will focus on how best to cope with difficult people in the workplace. SCORE mentor Jim Hubbard will give a prescription that will help cure the problem if difficult people are making your life miserable.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


QuickBooks Basics

25 October 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

$99

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Harrison County
Chamber of Commerce

111 W. Walnut St.
Corydon, IN 47112

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PRESENTED BY
Northeast Indiana SBDC

This one day, hands on workshop will teach you the basics for using QuickBooks on a daily basis. This workshop is geared towards a user with no prior QuickBooks experience. A computer will be provided for participants use. All materials will be provided in electronic format. A desk top version of QuickBooks will be utilized.

LESSONS INCLUDE

Getting started with QuickBooks
Setting up QuickBooks
Working with lists
Working with bank accounts
Using other accounts in QuickBooks
Entering sales information
Receiving payments and making deposits
Entering and paying bills
Analyzing financial data.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Launching Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

25 October 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

$25

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Indiana SBDC
4312 Hobson Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN

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PRESENTED BY
Northeast Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Stay Strong
Small Business Tax Laws & Compliance Issues

25 October 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Goshen Chamber of Commerce
232 S. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526

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PRESENTED BY
Elkhart SCORE Chapter

“Stay Strong” is a presentation designed for local business owners who wish to gain a better understanding of tax laws and compliance issues.

TOPICS COVERED

Indiana Department of Revenue policies
Where to find information and resources about tax law updates
Making tax compliance easier with electronic filing
Addressing compliance issues
Collection notices and audits
Procedures for closing a business.

Lunch is included.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Lean Canvas/Business Idea Evaluation
Workshop

25 October 2017
3:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Warsaw Chamber of Commerce
523 S. Buffalo St.
Warsaw, IN 46580

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

Two hour interactive class, in depth analysis of the 9 dimensions of the Lean Canvas Business Evaluation tool in class. A new perspective on customer focused business planning, how to apply it to YOUR ideas, how to increase your long term success, how to improve your chances to source and gain outside funding.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Stay Strong
Small Business Tax Laws & Compliance Issues

25 October 2017
5:30 - 7:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

SCORE Logo

Greater Elkhart
Chamber of Commerce

418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46517

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PRESENTED BY
Elkhart SCORE Chapter

“Stay Strong” is a presentation designed for local business owners who wish to gain a better understanding of tax laws and compliance issues.

TOPICS COVERED

Indiana Department of Revenue policies
Where to find information and resources about tax law updates
Making tax compliance easier with electronic filing
Addressing compliance issues
Collection notices and audits
Procedures for closing a business.

Dinner is included.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Selling a Business for Maximum Value

26 October 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

25

SCORE Logo

SCORE Michiana
1030 East Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46617

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Michiana

This workshop will cover practical, financial and tax issues related to selling a business. It will include proven best practices and a step-by-step process that leads to maximizing entity value before a sale. Learn the strategies and tactics of professional M&A firms in evaluation of acquisition targets and negotiating deals. The workshop will cover the process of preparing a business for sale, valuation, marketing, negotiations, structuring and financial the deal, legal and tax issues, and ultimately closing of a successful transaction.

NOTE: Although the class is intended for business owners who are thinking of selling their business, it is equally applicable to both buyers and sellers.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Funding Options for Small Business

26 October 2017
3:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

U.S. Small Business Administration
Indiana District Office
Suite 400
SBA Conference Room

8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Starting a business?

Expanding your business?

Learn about SBA’s guaranty loan programs, expert help available and how to finance your business idea at this informative workshop! Topics include: how to finance your business; where microloans are available; what to take to your lender; and how the mentors and counselors can help.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Stay Strong
Small Business Tax Laws & Compliance Issues

26 October 2017
5:30 - 7:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

SCORE Logo

Nappanee Chamber of Commerce
302 W. Market St.
Nappanee, IN 46550

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PRESENTED BY
Elkhart SCORE Chapter

“Stay Strong” is a presentation designed for local business owners who wish to gain a better understanding of tax laws and compliance issues.

TOPICS COVERED

Indiana Department of Revenue policies
Where to find information and resources about tax law updates
Making tax compliance easier with electronic filing
Addressing compliance issues
Collection notices and audits
Procedures for closing a business.

Dinner is included.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Business Start-up 101

26 October 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM CDT

$25

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Regional Development Company
1757 Thornapple Cir.
Valparaiso, IN 46385

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PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SBDC

The workshop focuses on new entrepreneurs and aims to help them evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital. Workshop topics include: identifying personal objectives, skills and resources; describing your business ideas and requirements; developing a sales forecast; identifying start-up expenses; estimating your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


National Veterans Small Business Week
Training Seminar

31 October 2017
RSVP by 30 October 2017
8:30 - 11:30 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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American Legion
Post # 64
601 S. Holt Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46241

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Indiana District Office, in conjunction with the American Legion, and a panel of small business experts will connect service members and veterans with resources and training programs to launch or grow a business, sell to the Federal Government, secure financing and implement best practices for small businesses.

PRESENTERS

Nate Lofton
Counselor
Central Indiana PTAC
Peter D. Smith
Veterans’ Business Development Officer
Indiana District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration

Matt Sherwood
Executive Director
Veterans Business Outreach Center
Bill Petrovic
Counselor
Indianapolis SCORE Chapter

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Government Contracting 101

31 October 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Innovation Connector
1208 W. White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47303

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

During this event, we will cover the basics of government contracting, including seven steps of contracting, tips for networking and marketing to government agencies as well as prime contractors and subcontractors.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NOVEMBER 2017

What’s in a Business Plan

1 November 2017
3:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Grace College
610 Wooster Rd.
Winona Lake, IN 46590

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

Learn why you need a business plan and what it includes. Topics include, but are not limited to: executive summary, mission statement, business description, objectives/goals, keys to success, the market, strategies and tactics, financial projections and long term planning. This free workshop is at Grace College in the Orthopedic Center.

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:


Search Engine Optimization
WEBINAR

2 November 2017
11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral

MORE INFO

SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Michael Golwitzer
Assistant Director
VetBizCentral

Getting Found Online Workshop, Website and SEO Strategies for Your Small Veteran Owned Business Presenter is Michael A. Golwitzer, He is a webpage developer and was owner of his own webpages company, called Living Webpages, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Mike, a disabled American Veteran, retired from the US Army after 21 years. He works with VetBizCentral a Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) to help veterans with their business goals.

Michael Golwitzer holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Computer Languages Certificate from the University of Michigan, he is experienced as a Computer Application Instructor. Mike also has been a Supervisor and Personnel Manager and is a member of Professional Education Services Group and life member of Disabled American Veterans.

REGISTER ON-LINE

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Business Start-Up 101

2 November 2017
3:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

U.S. Small Business Administration Logo

SBA Indiana HQ
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it? Then this workshop is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Richmond Social Media Group

3 November 2017
3:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Richmond Innovation Center
814 E. Main St.
Richmond, IN 47374

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Learn why and how to use social media for business in an informal and exploratory setting. November topic: Social Media Strategy for Holiday Campaigns.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


New Business Academy
Advanced Concepts

4 November 2017
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

$125

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Heritage Park II
6626 E. 75th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46250

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PRESENTED BY
Indianapolis SCORE

This workshop is designed for both those who are ready to launch or who have recently started a business. The two main areas covered are growing your customer base (marketing) and funding your business from startup through the growth phase.

Part 1 - Business Concept, Legal Structure & Business Plan

Part 2 - Strategic Marketing Planning, Pricing & Promotion

Part 3 - Financial Projections, Accounting & Insurance

Part 4 - Funding Sources, Cash Management

The $125 cost includes all materials plus lunch. No additional fees for spouse or business partner.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Marketing a Small Town Business

6 November 2017
6:00 - 7:30 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Hoosier Gym
355 N. Washington St.
Knightstown, IN 46148

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC
Knightstown Chamber of Commerce

Discover how to build on positive aspects of your business and encourage increased traffic. Find out how to overcome challenges associated with owning a small town business. Presented in partnership with the Knightstown Chamber of Commerce.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Introduction to Government Contracting and Marketing

7 November 2017
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Rushville Public Library
130 W. Third St.
Rushville, IN 46173

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PRESENTED BY
Indiana PTAC

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the Indiana PTAC and the resources available to help your company succeed in local, state, and federal contracting. During this event we will cover the basics of government contracting, including the seven basic steps of government contracting, basics of contracting with the state of Indiana, tips for marketing to the state and federal government, locating bids and making contacts, tips for writing an effective government proposal, and more. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to a PTAC counselor.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Intellectual Property 101
for Business Owners

7 November 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Ivy Tech Community College
3701 Dean Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

Protect your intangible assets - know the law!!! Practical basics every business owner needs to know about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret laws. Also included in the discussion: protecting inventions, branding, software, website content, and sensitive information.

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Lean Canvas/Idea Evaluation
Workshop

7 November 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Steuben County EDC
907 S. Wayne
Angola, IN 46703

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

Protect your intangible assets - know the law!!! Practical basics every business owner needs to know about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret laws. Also included in the discussion: protecting inventions, branding, software, website content, and sensitive information.

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:


Creditworthiness
Workshop

7 November 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Kendallville Chamber of Commerce
122 S. Main St.
Kendallville, IN 46755

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

Trying to find business financing but not sure what to do first? This free workshop is the place to start! Topics covered: the 5 C's of credit, understanding personal financial statements, personal credit score (knowing and improving your numbers), and small business budget as a small business owner.

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:


12th ANNUAL
Veteran Business Matchmaker

& Vets Night Out

7-8 November 2017

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Pure Michigan Business Connect Logo

Detroit Marriott
(Renaissance Center)
400 Renaissance Dr.
Detroit, MI 48243

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PRESENTED BY
NVBDC
Pure Michigan Business Connect

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NVBDC, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, invites you for 2 days of matchmaking at Corporate America’s Premier Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Entrepreneurial Event

DAY 1: November 7

Network
Meet with corporate and government buyers
Participate in our break-out learning sessions
Vets Night Out

DAY 2: November 8

One-on-one meetings with buyers
Lunch both days and hors d’ouvres at the complimentary Vets Night Out

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Fundamentals of Small Business

8 November 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

$40

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Goshen Chamber of Commerce
232 S. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526

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PRESENTED BY
Elkhart SCORE

Thinking about starting or buying a business? Join us for this instructional input on understanding the attributes of successful entrepreneurs; how to evaluate your abilities, passion and idea; how to avoid costly mistakes that lead to failure in business; dispelling common myths about owning and operating a business; and how SCORE can assist you.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Business Start-Up 101
Webinar

8 November 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it? Then this webinar is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

INSTRUCTIONS

From Computer: teleconference.att.com/servlet/ATTClogin.
Meeting Number: 888 858 2144
Access Code: 8495863


Launching Your Own Business

8 November 2017
3:00 - 5:00 PM CST

$20

Indiana SBDC Logo

Southwest Indiana Chamber
Ste. 401
318 Main St.
Evansville, IN 47708

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PRESENTED BY
Southwest Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital. The workshop covers: identify personal objectives, skills, and resources; describe your business idea and requirements; develop a sales forecast; identify start-up expenses; estimate your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


The Elements of Marketing

8 November 2017
3:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Grace College
610 Wooster Rd.
Winona Lake, IN 46590

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

The Elements of Marketing - learn how they fit together. Hear the why, what and how of marketing at this free workshop.

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:


Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Fundamentals of Small Business

8 November 2017
5:30 - 7:30 PM EST

$40

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Greater Elkhart
Chamber of Commerce

418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46517

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PRESENTED BY
Elkhart SCORE

Thinking about starting or buying a business? Join us for this instructional input on understanding the attributes of successful entrepreneurs; how to evaluate your abilities, passion and idea; how to avoid costly mistakes that lead to failure in business; dispelling common myths about owning and operating a business; and how SCORE can assist you.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


QuickBooks Basic
Workshop

9 November 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

$99

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Southeast Indiana
Small Business Development Center

303 Scribner Dr.
New Albany, IN 47150

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PRESENTED BY
Southeast Indiana SBDC

This one day, hands on workshop will teach you the basics for using QuickBooks on a daily basis. This workshop is geared towards a user with no prior QuickBooks experience. Lunch is included. A computer will be provided for participants use. All materials will be provided in electronic format. A desk top version of QuickBooks will be utilized.

LESSONS INCLUDE

Getting started with QuickBooks
Setting up QuickBooks
Working with lists
Working with bank accounts
Using other accounts in QuickBooks
Entering sales information
Receiving payments and making deposits
Entering and paying bills
Analyzing financial data

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


To Franchise or Not to Franchise

9 November 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

Indiana SBDC Logo

Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce
630 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

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PRESENTED BY
West Central Indiana SBDC

Ever thought you might want to franchise your business? Come hear from Josh Brown and determine if you may want to consider franchising as a growth strategy for you.

Josh is a franchise & entrepreneurial attorney that helps buyers, owners & expansion-minded businesses find success through franchising. Additionally, he works with start-up entrepreneurs to help them get started the right way. Though legal aspects will be introduced the workshop is focused most on what you might want to consider now if franchising might ever be in your future.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Financing Options for Small Businesses

9 November 2017
4:00 to 6:30 PM EST

$20

John H. Boner Center
2236 E. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201

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PRESENTED BY
Central Indiana WBC

Are you looking to finance your small business, but confused about your options? If so, this is the workshop for you. During this workshop, small business owners will learn about: how to determining your finance needs; types of finance options available; credit factors; eligibility; and alternative financing.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Fundamentals of Small Business

9 November 2017
5:30 - 7:00 PM EST

$40

SCORE Logo

Nappanee Chamber of Commerce
302 W. Market St.
Nappanee, IN 46550

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PRESENTED BY
Elkhart SCORE

Thinking about starting or buying a business? Join us for this instructional input on understanding the attributes of successful entrepreneurs; how to evaluate your abilities, passion and idea; how to avoid costly mistakes that lead to failure in business; dispelling common myths about owning and operating a business; and how SCORE can assist you.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange

9 November 2017

Detroit, MI

PRESENTED BY
Toyota

Toyota will be hosting the 28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange in Detroit, MI. This event will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about how Toyota ensures a diverse supplier base and the opportunities available to Tier I and Tier II suppliers.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Learn About SBA 8(a) Certification
Webinar

14 November 2017
12:30 - 1:30 PM EST

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

The 8(a) Business Development program is a nine-year program established to assist eligible socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to develop and grow their businesses. Business development assistance includes one-on-one counseling, training workshops, match-making opportunities with federal buyers and other management and technical guidance. Learn how the 8(a) Program can benefit your company at this informative workshop.

INSTRUCTIONS

From Computer: https://www.teleconference.att.com/servlet/ATTClogin.
Meeting Number: 888 858 2144
Access Code: 3959639


Roundtable for Small Business Owners

14 November 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

SCORE Logo

Greater Elkhart
Chamber of Commerce

418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46517

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PRESENTED BY
Elkhart SCORE

Leadership can be lonely. Get a peer group to share challenges and ideas and find new opportunities for growth.

Participate in SCORE's Roundtable; a free event every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 4 PM.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Rushville Social Media Workshop

15 November 2017
8:30 - 10:30 AM EST

NO CHARGE

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Rush Co. Economic & Development Corp
210 U.S. 52
Rushville, IN 46173

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Join with other businesses and organizations to learn trends and tips regarding social media and digital marketing.

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Diverse Small Businesses Matchmaking Event

15 November 2017
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

Martin University
2186 N. Sherman Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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Diverse Small Business Champions

The Diverse Small Business Champions (DSBC) are hosting a matchmaking event. Companies/Agencies scheduled to participate: SBA, The City of Indianapolis, Eli Lilly and Company, IUPUI/IU, the State of Indiana, Zimmer Biomet, Citizens Energy Group, Duke Realty, Cummins, Federal Agencies, National Government Services, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Rolls Royce, Crane, Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), Allison Transmissions, AES Corporation, Roche, Hill-Rom, Indianapolis Public Library, and OMWBD.

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Launch Your Own Business

15 November 2017
2:00 - 5:00 PM CST

$20

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Greater Greenwood Chamber Office
65 Airport Parkway
Greenwood, IN 46143

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PRESENTED BY
Central Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital. The workshop covers: identify personal objectives, skills, and resources; describe your business idea and requirements; develop a sales forecast; identify start-up expenses; estimate your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results.

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Launching Your Own Business

15 November 2017
3:00 - 5:00 PM EST

$20

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Southwest Indiana SBDC
Ste. 401
318 Main St.
Evansville, IN 47708

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Southwest Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

WORKSHOP COVERS

Identify personal objectives
Skills, and resources
Describe your business idea and requirements
Develop a sales forecast
Identify start-up expenses
Estimate your operating budget
Analyzing your feasibility results

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East Central Indiana Social Media Group

16 November 2017
8:00 - 10:00 AM EST

NO CHARGE

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Innovation Connector
1208 W. White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47303

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Join with other businesses and organizations to learn trends and tips regarding social media and digital marketing.

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QuickBooks Advanced
Workshop

16 November 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

$99

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Southeast Indiana
Small Business Development Center

303 Scribner Dr.
New Albany, IN 47150

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Southeast Indiana SBDC

This one day, hands on workshop will teach you the basics for using QuickBooks on a daily basis. This workshop is geared towards a user with no prior QuickBooks experience. Lunch is included. A computer will be provided for participants use. All materials will be provided in electronic format. A desk top version of QuickBooks will be utilized.

LESSONS INCLUDE

Setting up inventory
Tracking and paying sales tax
Working with lists
Doing payroll with QuickBooks
Estimating and progress invoicing
Tracking time
Customizing forms
Writing QuickBooks letters
Multi-currency

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Write Your Business Plan

16 November 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM EST

$20

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SBA Headquarters
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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PRESENTED BY
Central Indiana SBDC

This session provides an overview of the contents of a good business plan and how it becomes the roadmap to success. Having a business plan is virtually a requirement for obtaining financing. This seminar will help you get started with writing your business plan. You’ll learn tips for gathering the information you need, as well as organizing it into a solid plan. And you’ll learn about valuable resources to help you through the process.

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Business Start-up 101
Workshop

16 November 2017
5:30 - 7:30 PM CST

$25

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greenCOW Coworking
5801 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320

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PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SBDC

Workshop focuses on new entrepreneurs and aims to help them evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital.

TOPICS COVERED

Identifying personal objectives
Skills and resources
Describing your business idea and requirements
Developing a sales forecast
Identifying start-up expenses
Estimating your operating budget
Analyzing your feasibility results

Director Lee Watson of greenCOW will offer a short presentation about their co-working space.

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Marketing to the Federal Government
Webinar

21 November 2017
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Looking for new markets for your small business’ products or services? Need help but not sure where to start? Then this informative seminar is for you! Learn where to find contracting opportunities; how to register your business to sell to the government; how to market your products and services; why you may need a surety bond; and how to obtain a bond.

INSTRUCTIONS

From Computer: https://www.teleconference.att.com/servlet/ATTClogin.
Meeting Number: 888 858 2144
Access Code: 3959639


Roundtable for Small Business Owners

28 November 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Greater Elkhart
Chamber of Commerce

418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46517

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Michiana

Leadership can be lonely. Get a peer group to share challenges and ideas and find new opportunities for growth.

Participate in SCORE's Roundtable; a free event every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 4 PM.

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Funding Options for Small Business

30 November 2017
3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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SBA Headquarters
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Starting a business? Expanding your business? Learn about SBA’s guaranty loan programs, expert help available and how to finance your business idea at this informative workshop! Topics include: how to finance your business; where microloans are available; what to take to your lender; and how the mentors and counselors can help.

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DECEMBER 2017

National Veterans
Small Business Engagement

5-7 December 2017

America's Center Convention Complex
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

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PRESENTED BY
Veterans Administration

The 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) is scheduled for December 5–7, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri at the America’s Center. By providing an unprecedented level of access, NVSBE continues to be the most effective way to build relationships with key program and acquisition managers, Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs), and contracting specialists. Connections made during the Engagement allow Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to connect with the right people to capitalize on opportunities for contract awards and subcontracting.

NVSBE directly connects VOSBs with PDMs from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other federal agencies, state government, as well as Commercial Firms with procurement needs—and provides learning sessions to improve the capabilities of small businesses to successfully compete for procurement opportunities.

NVSBE also enables VA PDMs to engage with a large number of VOSBs in a short period of time, facilitating market research in support of meeting VA socioeconomic goals.

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Roundtable for Small Business Owners

12 December 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Greater Elkhart
Chamber of Commerce

418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46517

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Michiana

Leadership can be lonely. Get a peer group to share challenges and ideas and find new opportunities for growth.

Participate in SCORE's Roundtable; a free event every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 4 PM.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Roundtable for Small Business Owners

26 December 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Greater Elkhart
Chamber of Commerce

418 S. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46517

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Michiana

Leadership can be lonely. Get a peer group to share challenges and ideas and find new opportunities for growth.

Participate in SCORE's Roundtable; a free event every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 4 PM.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NEW CLIENT
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING

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The U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to complete the Request for Counseling (Form 641). This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strictest of confidence.

To start the process, please click on the above e-CENTER button to access our electronic Request for Counseling form. After submission, a counselor will contact you shortly.

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