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APRIL 2017

Financing Basics

22 April 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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The webinar gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. We will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. The webinar is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.

INSTRUCTIONS:

From your computer: www.connectmeeting.att.com
Meeting number: 888 858 2144
Access code: 7790762
Log in as a “participant”
From your phone: 888.858.2144


Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

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

NO CHARGE

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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


Don't Let Marketing Bite You:
4 Ways to Reach More Customers
WEBINAR

25 April 2017
1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
SCORE

Finding new customers is a top priority for small business owners, but is often costly and time consuming.

In this session, you’ll learn how Deluxe helped Robert Herjavec’s Shark Tank investments solve their biggest marketing challenges, including

How to reach new customers using Facebook
How to attract more web traffic and increase online sales
How to cost-effectively reach existing customers
How to use free online listings to get found locally

REGISTER ON-LINE


Financing Basics

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

NO CHARGE

SBA Logo

SBDC Michigan Logo

The webinar gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. We will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. The webinar is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.

INSTRUCTIONS:

From your computer: www.connectmeeting.att.com
Meeting number: 888 858 2144
Access code: 7790762
Log in as a “participant”
From your phone: 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


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


U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact On Small Businesses
WEBINAR

02 May 2017
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SCORE Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
SCORE
VISA

Join Visa Economist, Jay Hawkins, as he shares the near-term outlook for the U.S. economy including the health of small businesses, consumer spending, housing prices and more.

JAY WILL COVER:

An analysis of which demographic segment(s) will provide opportunities for future spending growth, partially derived from VisaNet data
How much longer the current economic expansion is expected to last and when the next recession is likely to occur
Whether the slowdown in job growth in March is expected to persist, or if job growth is expected to rebound for the balance of 2017 and 2018

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5 Fabulous Habits of Local
Business Champions

WEBINAR

03 May 2017
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SCORE Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
SCORE
The Real Yellow Pages

Learn how to go from being a local business owner to a local business CHAMPION by having a:

Consistent and accurate online presence across all sites
Business profile full of rich content like videos, images and reviews
Well-designed, easy-to-navigate website
Business phone that’s answered!
Solid social media marketing strategy

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How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less
WEBINAR

04 May 2017
3:30-4:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SCORE Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
SCORE
Constant Contact

Struggling to find the words, images and the right calls-to-action that make the biggest impact with your email marketing?

With just about 15 minutes and an easy-to-follow formula, you can kick writer’s block to the curb and be confident that you’ll know exactly what to say to create an effective email marketing message.

YOU WILL RECEIVE:

A worksheet to help you write your marketing E-mail in 15 minutes or less and advice on how to use it
Guidance on keeping your email marketing focused on your business goals
A simple checklist to reference before you hit send
An opportunity to ask questions and interact with our workshop presenters

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Find the Hidden Money in America
WEBINAR

04 May 2017
5:00-6:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SCORE Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
SCORE
Chase Bank

There are so many hidden opportunities available to entrepreneurs, but many don’t know where to look for them. If you don’t take advantage of these opportunities, in the form of grants, contracts, government programs, and private sector resources, you are leaving money on the table.

In this webinar, best-selling author, Nely Galán, gives advice on how and where to pursue the hidden money in America.

YOU WILL LEARN:

The importance of having your own money
How entrepreneurship provides a path to empowerment
Taking advantage of hidden opportunities

REGISTER ON-LINE


Frequently Asked Questions
Starting a Business

09 May 2017
11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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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


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


JUNE 2017

Farmer Veteran Coalition

June 20 2017
1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Diane Vanderpot
Chief Operating Officer
Farmer Veteran Coalition

The Mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America. We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.

We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. We believe that agriculture offers purpose, opportunity, and physical and psychological benefits. Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America

REGISTER ON-LINE

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


JULY 2017

How Do I Do Business With Western Michigan University?

20 July 2017
1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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MORE INFO

SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Donald Penskar
Director
Logistical Services Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University, in partnership with VetBizCentral a Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the Small Business Administration (SBA), will be hosting the webinar on How to Do Business with Western Michigan University (WMU).

Donald Penskar (Don) Director, Logistical Services Western Michigan University will be holding the webinar. The Logistical Services vision is to become a leader among Western Michigan University colleges and universities in innovative and effective logistics and customer service.

They procure and provide supply chain management resources and services in an efficient and effective manner for the Western Michigan University community. Learn how individuals and/or departments may purchase through use of the University procurement card and how your business may compete to provide services and products.

Up to $50,000 Written bids will be obtained by filling out a purchase requisition. Verbal or telephone bids will be accepted in an emergency. Sole source situations must be verified by a buyer or a letter of justification must be submitted by the requester and approved. Verbal or telephone bids will be accepted in an emergency, provided approval from the associate vice president for business and finance is received.

$50,000 and over Sealed bids will be issued along with affirmative action compliance. Exceptions to this rule may be made only with the written approval of the vice president for business and finance, or designee.

SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE: Sole source purchases over $5,000 must be justified to the satisfaction of a purchasing buyer/director of logistical services. Sole source documentation and authorization form must be attached to purchase requisition.

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

REGISTER ON-LINE


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.

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Starting a Business

09 May 2017
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Farmer Veteran Coalition
June 20 2017
1:00 PM EDT

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

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