VBOC Logo

(810) 767-8387

VetBizCentral
MICHIGAN - OHIO - INDIANA

VetBizCentral Logo

>

INDIANA EVENTS

April || May || June | July

State Seal of Indiana

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


April | May | June | July

APRIL 2017

Social Media Group
East Central Indiana

20 April 2017
8:00-10:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

SBDC Indiana Logo

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

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Join with other businesses and organizations to learn trends and tips regarding social media and digital marketing. For more information, visit the group's site at ecisocialmediagroup.net.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Learn About SBA
8(a) Certification

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

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

SBA Indiana District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing
Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN,46240

GOOGLE MAP

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Business Start-up 101

20 April 2017
6:00-8:00 PM CDT

$25

SBDC Indiana Logo

Purdue Technology Center
9800 Connecticut Dr.
Crown Point, IN 46037

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. Business Advisor and Facilitator Bill Gregory will help you evaluate your business idea. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital. This workshop is based on the ISBDC's A Sound and Proven Path Towards Launching Your Own Business Workbook, available at all ISBDC offices. 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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Franchise Opportunities for Veterans

24 April 2017
6:00-7:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

Indianapolis Central Library
40 E. St. Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Veterans who are interesting in starting a business are invited to learn how to purchase proven franchises and receive special incentives for veterans. This workshop, presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will describe the myths of franchising, do's and don'ts of small business ownership, business plan preparation, opportunities for spouses or widows of veterans, and other important information.

CALL: 317-245-4100


Social Media
Marketing Series

25 April 2017
8:00-9:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

SBDC Indiana Logo

Madison County
Chamber of Commerce

1106 Meridian St.
Anderson, IN 46016

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Join with other businesses and organizations to learn trends and tips regarding social media and digital marketing. The speaker for this free workshop is Derek McClain.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

25 April 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

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.

QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL: (888) 858-2144


Funding Options for Small Business
WEBINAR

26 April 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

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.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


Launch Your Own Business
Choosing Your Legal Structures

26 April 2017
3:00-6:00 AM EDT

$20

SBDC Indiana Logo

Hendricks County
Economic Development Partnership

5250 E. US Hwy 36
Avon, IN 46123

GOOGLE MAP

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 first part of 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.

The second part of this workshop is Choosing Your Legal Structure which will look at different types of businesses - sole proprietorships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations, and explains the benefits of drawbacks of each. We will also consider the dangers of failing to have clearly described roles for owners, understandable terms for clients, and explicit responsibilities for employees. Further, we will examine the requirements to open and operate a business in the state of Indiana.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Meet-A-Mentor

26 April 2017
3:30-5:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

SBA
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Starting a new business or expanding your current business? Puzzled over your next step? Meet the experts who can help put the pieces in place and find out what SBA is all about at this informative workshop

Learn about the “3 Cs” of SBA – Counseling, Capital, Contracting. Meet and network with business mentors from SCORE, Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Central Indiana Women’s Business Center (CIWBC).

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launch Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

27 April 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

$25

SCORE Logo

Ivy Tech North Campus
3701 Dean Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
FranNet
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

Is a franchised business for you? Thinking about a franchise business? Then this workshop is a must! Topics include: what does it take to succeed; qualities of a good franchise system; finding the right fit; selection decision plan; road blocks; and 4-step research plan. Presented by Mark Roger of FranNet.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION:

PLEASE INCLUDE your Name, Email Address and Phone Number to receive your registration confirmation and directions.


Beginner’s Guide to Business Success

26 April 2017
6:00-8:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Indiana PTAC Logo

Central Library
40 E. St. Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
SCORE Indianapolis

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


How to Get Certified with the City, State and Federal Government

26 April 2017
6:00-9:00 PM EDT

$20

Southeast Community Center
901 Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Central Indiana WBC

Employees from the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana will be on hand to speak on the process of being certified as a Minority, Veteran, and/or Woman-Owned Business. These certifications add one or more tools in your sales toolkit when it comes to marketing your business. Certification through the City, State and Federal govenment are free.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launch Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

27 April 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

$25

SBDC Indiana Logo

The Refinery Business Center
2301 S. Western Ave.
Marion, IN 46953

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
East 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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Marketing to the Federal Government

27 April 2017
11:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

PTAC Indiana Logo

Starke County
Economic Development Foundation

1915 S. Heaton St.
Knox, IN 46534

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana PTAC

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.

E-MAIL:

CALL: 219-644-3516


Launch Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

27 April 2017
12:00-2:00 AM EDT

$25

SBDC Indiana Logo

ISU/Scott College of Business
30 N. 7th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
West Central Indiana SBDC

The ISBDC’s Launching Your Own Business: A Sound and Proven Path Class is the first step toward small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a sound foundation. This workshop helps entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Planning for a Healthy Business

27 April 2017
5:30-7:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

Overcoming Church Recreation Center
2203 Columbia Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Martindale Brightwood CDC
Community Resurrection Partnership

Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. Learn how to build your business foundation at this informative Money Smart workshop designed for aspiring entrepreneurs! Topics include: how an evolving planning process can help you make key business decisions; converting a vague idea into a resource plan; and the benefits of creating a day-to-day action plan for running a small business.

REGISTER ON-LINE


To Your Credit
Become Money Smart
WEBINAR

28 April 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

You know your credit history will affect your credit future. But do you know what to do about it? Learn about credit history and credit reports at this informative Money Smart webinar! Topics include: the purpose of a credit report and how it is used; the difference between good and bad credit; ways to build and repair your credit history; and how to guard against identity theft. Participant Guides will be emailed to registered attendees on the date of the webinar.

REGISTER ON-LINE


MAY 2017


“Straight Talk”
8(a) Business Development
Open Hour Initiative
WEBINAR

01 May 2017
3:00-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Business Development, is hosting its open hour “Straight Talk!” on the 8(a) Business Development (8(a) BD) Program. Whether you’re thinking about applying to the 8(a) BD Program or if you are already certified into the program or just have general questions about the 8(a) BD program, please join us.

Calls take place the first Wednesday of every month from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT. Don't forget to join us for some “Straight Talk,” where you can ask, and we will answer your business development questions!

CALL: 877-369-5243 or 617-668-3633


Small Business Coaching

01 May 2017
6:30-8:30 PM CDT

NO CHARGE

SBDC Indiana Logo

ArtHouse
A Social Kitchen
411 5th Ave.
Gary, IN 46402

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SBDC

Join us and Accion in Gary for our very first ever small business coaching event where you'll have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with industry experts in a variety of fields, including Accounting, Financing, Legal, Permit/Licensing, Social Media, Branding/Marketing and Real Estate. After your coaching sessions, there will be ample time for networking with our experts and with your fellow entrepreneurs.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launching Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

02 May 2017
9:00-11:00 AM EDT

$25

SBDC Indiana Logo

Bloomington Economic Development Corp.
1720 N. Kinser Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
West 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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launch Your Own Business

04 May 2017
2:00-4:00 PM EDT

$20

SBDC Indiana Logo

Small Business Administration
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

GOOGLE MAP

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


QuickBooks Basic Workshop

09 May 2017
9:00 AM-4:30 PM EDT

$99

SBDC Indiana Logo

ISBDC
303 Scribner Dr.
New Albany, IN 47150

GOOGLE MAP

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. Workshop 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; and analyzing financial data.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Business Start-Up 101

10 May 2017
2:30-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

Small Business Administration
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

GOOGLE MAP

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launching Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

10 May 2017
6:00-7:30 PM EDT

$25

SBDC Indiana Logo

Northeast Indiana SBDC
4312 Hobson Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

GOOGLE MAP

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. 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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Concept to Classic

11 May 2017
8:00-9:30 AM CDT

$7/$10

SCORE Logo

Sand Creek Country Club
1001 Sand Creek Dr. S.
Chesterton, IN 46304

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SCORE

Attend a breakfast workshop & networking event featuring a panel of entrepreneurs and owners who are ready to share their insights. Learn what contributes to local business success and longevity. Join long-standing business owners who have started, operate, and evolved their businesses over time. New business owners will share their approach to opening and what they are doing today to succeed.

CALL: 219-926-5513.


Doing Business in and with
Sub-Saharan Africa

11 May 2017
9:00 AM-3:00 PM EDT

$20

IUPUI Campus Center
420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
IU Kelley School of Business

This conference will bring government and business leaders in trade and investment together to share experience and understanding of doing business in and with Africa. It will provide practical knowledge to businesses in Indiana that aspire to do business in and with emerging markets in Africa. Participants will learn from experts and gain insights and information needed to enter and succeed in the emerging markets of Africa. Participants will also have the opportunity to build important business connections with government officials, other businesses, and industry experts. $20 fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Networking to Promote Your Business
Dale Carnegie

15 May 2017
4:00-6:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

SBDC Indiana Logo

ISBDC
303 Scribner Dr.
New Albany, IN 47150

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Southeast Indiana SBDC

Learn how to: build networking skills to maximize networking events and connections; develop a memorable introduction and elevator speech; create a networking plan of action; develop existing accounts and increase customer loyalty; create a referral network of champions who bring business to you; and capitalize on referrals, references and testimonials.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Developing Successful Marketing Strategies

15 May 2017
6:00-7:30 PM EDT

$15

SBDC Indiana Logo

Northeast Indiana SBDC
4312 Hobson Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Northeast Indiana SBDC

The heart and soul of a business plan is the market analysis and its impact on all areas of the business. This introductory course highlights the critical elements of a marketing plan and provides tips and resources available to develop sound market strategies. Attendees will learn how to evaluate product/service, pricing, defining market potential, competitive analysis, and promotion strategies.

REGISTER ON-LINE


National SBIR/STTR
Conference

15-17 May 2017

Gaylord National Resort &
Convention Center

201 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
TechConnect

MORE INFO

NATIONAL SBIR/STTR CONFERENCE

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are highly competitive, encouraging small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) work with potential for commercialization.

National SBIR/STTR conferences are typically the largest and most important conferences specializing in helping small businesses learn about participating in SBIR/STTR programs. At this Conference, representatives from all 11 federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs will attend, in addition to other SBIR/STTR experts and trainers. Conference highlights include:

Presentations from all SBIR/STTR Agency Program Managers
Learn how to successfully submit competitive research proposals
Hear from government, industry and academic experts on successful commercialization strategies
Interact with SBIR/STTR Agency Program Managers, technology entrepreneurs, large company representatives, and researchers in Roundtable discussions, sessions and 1-on-1 meetings
Learn about cutting-edge opportunities in defense, agriculture, energy, and health/medicine
Optional pre conference workshops on SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II and licensing and commercialization

NATIONAL INNOVATION SUMMIT

In support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase delivers the world's largest showcase of industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization. Don't miss as TechConnect presents the Nation's top innovations emerging from our federal technology funding programs. All showcasing innovations are vetted by our industry and investment review committees, and all will participate the TechConnect Corporate Acceleration and Matchmaking Programs with our participating Corporate and Investment Partner.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Entrepreneurship Carmel
Best Business Practices

16 May 2017
6:00-7:30 PM EDT

$15

SBDC Indiana Logo

Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4th Ave. SE
Carmel, IN 46032

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Central Indiana SBDC

A practical guide to evaluating smart business practices in 2017. Join us as we discuss trending business strategies, new business fundamentals, the importance of revenue streams, and what makes businesses thrive in today's marketplace. Featured Speaker: Saidah Pearsall launched Shea BODYWORKS skin care line in 2014. She will share her inspiring entrepreneurship journey and her progress since last year’s E Carmel. Discussions will include launching a start-up/locating resources and incorporate the teachings of Shark Tank and The Profit.

REGISTER ON-LINE


QuickBooks Advanced

17 May 2017
9:00 AM-4:30 PM EDT

$99
LUNCH INCLUDED

SBDC Indiana Logo

ISBDC
303 Scribner Dr.
New Albany, IN 47150

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Southeast Indiana SBDC

This one day, hands on workshop will instruct you on the advanced features of QuickBooks. A working knowledge of QuickBooks is required to take this workshop. A computer will be provided for participants use. All materials will be provided in electronic format. The desk top version of QuickBooks will be utilized. Workshop lessons include: setting up inventory; tracking and paying sales tax; doing payroll with QuickBooks; estimating and progress invoicing; tracking time; customizing forms and writing QuickBooks letters and multi-currency.

REGISTER ON-LINE
(REQUIRED!)


Funding Options for Small Business

17 May 2017
2:30-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

Small Business Administration
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

GOOGLE MAP

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launching Your Own Business

17 May 2017
3:00-5:00 PM CDT

$20

SBDC Indiana Logo

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

GOOGLE MAP

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE
(REQUIRED!)


Funding Options for Small Business

17 May 2017
4:00-5:00 PM EDT or
5:15-6:15 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

Glendale Library
Ste. 400
6101 N. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Do you have a passion for working with people? Looking for opportunities to establish your own hours and be your own boss? Starting a small business in the Health and Beauty Industry may be the opportunity you have been waiting on. Those industries include: gyms, spas, salons, massages, medical and more. At this FREE workshop discussions will be had on: understanding myths of franchising; do’s and don’ts of small business ownership; business plan preparation; how to explore the industry; and how to finance your business.

4:00-5:00 PM REGISTRATION

5:15-6:15 PM REGISTRATION


Business Start-up 101
Workshop

17 May 2017
6:00-8:00 PM CDT

$25

SBDC Indiana Logo

Commercialization Manufacturing
Engineering Center

7150 Indianapolis Blvd.
Hammond, IN 46324

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. We will help you evaluate your business idea. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital. This workshop is based on the ISBDC's A Sound and Proven Path Towards Launching Your Own Business Workbook, available at all ISBDC offices. 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. Cost is $10 for Purdue students & staff and $25 for everyone else.

REGISTER ON-LINE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Thriving Downtowns
How Highland & Griffith
Businesses are Succeeding

18 May 2017
7:30 -9:30 AM CDT

$7/$10

SCORE Logo

Briar Ridge Country Club
123 Country Club Dr.
Schererville, IN 46375

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SCORE

What drives business to the Highland and Griffith downtown locations? Chamber of Commerce and SCORE experts have a unique networking breakfast event for you to learn the elements of this success. Join us with a panel of local business owners from the Griffith and Highland Downtown areas who will tell their stories and provide insights into. These well-known business owners will share some inspiration and wisdom about how they helped to create a new wave of business momentum in what was once a fading downtown area.

REGISTER ON-LINE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Social Media Group
East Central Indiana

18 May 2017
8:00 -10:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

SBDC Indiana Logo

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

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Join with other businesses and organizations to learn trends and tips regarding social media and digital marketing. For more information, visit the group's site at ecisocialmediagroup.net.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

23 May 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

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.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


Rushville Social Media
Workshop

24 May 2017
8:30-10:30 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

SBDC Indiana Logo

River Point Office Suites
210 U.S. 52
Rushville, IN 46173

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

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

REGISTER ON-LINE


QuickBooks ONLINE Training

24 May 2017
9:00 AM-4:30 PM EDT

$149

SBDC Indiana Logo

ISBDC
303 Scribner Dr.
New Albany, IN 47150

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Southeast Indiana SBDC
Rodefer Moss & Co.

The three missions of this QuickBooks online training:

1. Help improve cash flow (hopefully 40% to 100% this year)
2. Increase net profit and create lasting wealth from your business
3. Have more fun at work and in business - this is an adventure.

Light box lunch will be provided by Rodefer Moss & Co.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Funding Options for Small Business
WEBINAR

24 May 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

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.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


How to Do Business with Crane NSWC

24 May 2017
3:00 -4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

PTAC Indiana Logo

Morgan County Public Library
110 S. Jefferson St.
Martinsville, IN 46151

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Indiana PTAC

In this workshop, we will explore the basics of how to conduct business at NSWC Crane. You will learn what Crane buys, how they buy it, and when they buy it. We will discuss how to market your business to Crane, certifications that can help you gain an advantage, and who you should be reaching out to. We’ll cover Seaport-e and how it is used, NECO, Multiple Award Contracts, and subcontracting with local primes. Lastly, we’ll discuss WAWF and how you get paid by Crane. If you are interested in doing business at Crane, you don’t want to miss this!

REGISTER ON-LINE


Learn About SBA 8(a) Certification

25 May 2017
4:00-5:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

U.S. Small Business Administration
Ste. 400
8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

GOOGLE MAP

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Financial Management and Record Keeping

25 May 2017
5:30-7:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

Overcoming Church Recreation Center
2203 Columbia Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Martindale Brightwood CDC
Community Resurrection Partnership

Got business? If yes, learn about business financial basics and important record keeping at this informative Money Smart workshop designed for new and aspiring entrepreneurs! Topics include: understanding the essentials of financial management; applying financial management practices, rules, and tools most relevant for small businesses; preparing for common business financing needs: start-up finance, working capital, and fixed asset loans; the necessity for good record keeping; and small business record-keeping practices and rules.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Introduction to Government Contracting and Marketing

31 May 2017
11:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

PTAC Indiana Logo

Chase Bank
200 S Washington St.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Indiana PTAC
Chase Bank

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launch Your Own Business
Choosing your Legal Structure

31 May 2017
2:00-5:00 PM EDT

$20

SBDC Indiana Logo

Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
65 Airport Parkway
Greenwood, IN 46143

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Central Indiana SBDC

MORE INFO

This joint 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 first part of 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.

The second part of this workshop is Choosing Your Legal Structure which will look at different types of businesses - sole proprietorships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations, and explains the benefits of drawbacks of each.

We will also consider the dangers of failing to have clearly described roles for owners, understandable terms for clients, and explicit responsibilities for employees. Further, we will examine the requirements to open and operate a business in the state of Indiana

REGISTER ON-LINE


JUNE 2017


Veteran & Minority Women Business Enterprise Funding
Workshop

06 June 2017
8:00-11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

VFW Post 9323
2750 Central Avenue
Lake Station (Gary), IN 46405

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Voice4Vets

MORE INFO

SPEAKERS

STEVE BURKE
President
Lokring Midwest, Valparaiso, IN

ERIC ARMACOST
Lead Lender Relations Specialist
Indianapolis District Office
U S Small Business Administration

JERRY TOMASIC
Vice President and Group Sales Manager
Centier Bank

Lorri Feldt
Regional Director
NW Indiana Small Business Development Center

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:

CALL: 1-800-810-9025


JULY 2017

NVBDC Invites you to the 2nd Annual Federal Reserve Bank Matchmaking Event
Doing Business with the Federal Reserve Bank and Private Industry

20 July 2017
8:00 AM-3:30 PM EDT

$25
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

NVBDC Logo

Join NVBDC for an exciting networking opportunity for Veteran Owned Businesses to meet with supplier diversity professionals and buyers.

The setting is the historic Federal Reserve Building in downtown Detroit, and promises to be bigger and better than last year.

REGISTER ON-LINE


2017 Great Lakes Lenders Conference

26-28 July 2017

$299
Early Bird Registration

SBDC Logo

MotorCity Casino
2901 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48201

GOOGLE MAP

PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

MORE INFO

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

Hear from SBA Administrator Linda McMahon
Network with industry professionals from the Great Lakes Region
Hear the latest changes in SBA policies and procedures
Learn best practices from industry experts
Browse innovative products and services

2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM Arrival and Registration - Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM Exhibitor Setup - Exhibit Hallway

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:00 AM Exibitor Setup (Exhibit Hallway)
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Session
9:45 AM Breakout Session 1
10:45 AM Break avvnd Exhibits
11:15 AM Breakout Session 2
12:15 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout session 4
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

8:00 AM Full Breakfast
9:30 AM Breakout Session 1
10:30 AM Break and Exhibits
11:00 AM Breakout Session 2
12:00 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout Session 4
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception - Amnesia
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:45 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Session - TBD
10:15 AM General Session - TBD
11:20 AM General Session - TBD
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns

MORE INFO: 616-331-7483

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NEW CLIENT
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING

E-Center Registration Button

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.

VBOC LOCATOR


VETBIZCENTRAL
WEBINARS

VetBizCentral Logo


Frequently Asked Questions
Starting a Business

09 May 2017
11:00 AM EDT

REGISTER NOW


Farmer Veteran Coalition
June 20 2017
1:00 PM EDT

MORE INFO

REGISTER NOW


How Do I Do Business With Western Michigan University?
20 July 2017
1:00 PM EDT

MORE INFO

REGISTER NOW


VETBIZCENTRAL
WEBINAR ARCHIVE

VISIT ARCHIVE


MORE WEBINARS



2016 VET
CONFERENCE
PHOTOS

2011 VET Conference Attendees

VIEW ALL PICTURES


CVE
Verification Process Training Opportunities
PLEASE NOTE: CVE will be off-line 11-22 August 2016


Preparing For Re-Evaluation

1st Tuesday of Each Month

Preparing for Re-Verification Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms whose verification will be expiring


Verification Training

3rd Tuesday of Each Month

Pre-Application Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms interested in submitting their first CVE Verification application


Staying Verified

4th Tuesday of Each Month

How to stay Verified Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms who have been verified in six months


QUESTIONS


CVE
Center For Verification

Apply here for VOSB or SDVOSB status with the VA

APPLY HERE


CVE Business Locator

SEARCH HERE


Link to Facebook


SIGN UP FOR E-MAIL


Military_Branch_Logos

A Nonprofit assisting veterans since 2005, serving Michigan, Ohio and Indiana