Upcoming SBDC Events

Jan 23, 2018 | News |

Below is a list of upcoming events in Ohio.  For more information or to register, please use the links below.  Thank you.

January 24, 2018 – Dayton SCORE will be hosting Want to Grow Your Successful Business? in Dayton.  This workshop curriculum is designed for existing business owners and executives who want to compete aggressively and grow an already successful business, but do not have a clear understanding of where to begin.  To register, please visit here.

January 24, 2018 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting a Small Business Tax Workshop in Columbus.  This FREE event will educate attendees on the federal and state tax rights, as well as requirements and responsibilities.  To register, please visit here.

January 25, 2018 – The SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center will be hosting Recordkeeping for the Small Business in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of recordkeeping and is designed to help participants understand how recordkeeping can benefit their business.  To register, please visit here.

January 25, 2018 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) Class in Lancaster.  This FREE class will educate attendees on how to successfully start a business, the resources available to assist in starting a class, and more!  To register, please visit here.

January 25, 2018 – ORV~WBC will be hosting Doing Business with Alkermes in Dayton.  This event will educate attendees on how to become a prospective supplier to Alkermes and what the potential opportunities may be to become a supplier.  To register, please visit here.

January 25, 2018 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will be hosting The Longevity Economy: Unleashing the Potential of the Globe’s Aging Population in Columbus.  This event will feature a dialogue on a comprehensive report by AARP that examines the preparedness of twelve countries facing the challenges of growth in populations aged sixty and over.  To register, please visit here.

January 25, 2018 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

January 25, 2018 – The Dayton Business Journal will be hosting the 2018 Economic Summit in Dayton.  This event will feature multiple expert speakers in the region who will forecast the next year’s economy for optimal growth and pitfalls to avoid.  To register, please visit here.

January 26, 2018 – WBI, Nucleus, Start Downtown, AFRL, TEC, and Dayton Tech Guide will be hosting Fourth Friday @444 in Dayton.  This FREE event will feature Early Risers, Open Coworking, Safety Differently presentation, a Nucleus guest speaker, and a dialogue on Open Innovation.  For more information, please contact Bonnie Kling or Ian Charles Kirk.

January 27, 2018 – Cincinnati SCORE will be hosting Small Business Start-Up Essentials: Create the Plan in Cincinnati.  This workshop will explore the business plan with an emphasis on marketing and finance portions.  To register, please visit here.

January 29-30, 2018 – The SBDC at Wright State will be hosting Business Plan Development in Dayton.  This FREE two-day seminar is designed to teach entrepreneurs how to successfully create a simple yet effective business plan.  Helpful computer files will be provided and a review of the plan by the SBDC.  To register, please visit here.

January 30, 2018 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Social Media 101 in Zanesville.  This FREE workshop will discuss the various social media platforms and how a business can successfully utilize them.  To register, please visit here.

February 1, 2018 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

February 2, 2018 – The SBDC at Kent State-Tuscarawas and Braintree will be hosting the 11th Annual International Trade Forecast Breakfast in New Philadelphia.  This FREE workshop will feature Michael Weidokal who will provide valuable information about current trends and economies of potential export targets.  To register, please visit here.

February 3, 2018 – Dayton SCORE will be hosting Small Business Start-Up Orientation in Dayton.  This workshop curriculum is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who have a dream of starting a business and do not have a clear understanding of where to begin and how to proceed.  To register, please visit here.

February 5, 2018 – Third Perk Management will be hosting a PERK-E-Lator in Dayton.  This FREE session will provide an opportunity for new businesses to share their ideas and receive feedback from a panel of experts.  In addition, participants will be eligible for the 2018 Dreamer’s Gala in which winners receive grants.  For more information, please call 937-223-7375 or email thirdperk@outlook.com.

February 6, 2018 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting How to Generate Leads with Digital Marketing in Columbus.  This workshop will educate attendees on the steps to creating a digital lead gen program, how to leverage digital content across multiple platforms, tips for measuring and improving ROI, and best practices.  To register, please visit here.

February 6, 2018 – The SBDC at Wright State will be hosting Entrepreneurial Basics in Dayton.  This FREE seminar is designed to provide a high-level overview of what it means to start a business and the key issues to handle.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

February 6, 2018 – The Innovation Center at Ohio University will be hosting a Customer VALIDation Workshop in Athens.  This workshop provides participants with techniques and tools to get their business in front of potential customers for feedback.  To register, please visit here.

February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 2018 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Business Plan 101 in Columbus.  This five week course will cover the executive summary, the business and product description, organizational structures, the marketing plan, and business financial statements.  To register, please visit here.

February 7-8, 2018 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Basis of a Successful Enterprise (BASE) Class in Columbus.  This FREE, two-day workshop will educate attendees on what it takes to build a business around their dreams and passion.  To register, please visit here.

February 8, 2018 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

February 8, 2018 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting How to Use Your Blog to Increase Your Profits in Columbus.  This workshop will educate attendees on how to use a blog to promote products and services and draw prospects and customers to a business and keep them coming back.  To register, please visit here.

February 9, 2018 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting Inbound Marketing: The Key Successful Growth Hacking in New Albany.  As part of the Tiger Talk Series, this workshop will discuss how a business can generate more leads for a business, as well as finding better qualified customers.  To register, please visit here.

February 12, 2018 – Dayton SCORE will be hosting Want to Grow Your Successful Business? in Dayton.  This workshop curriculum is designed for existing business owners and executives who want to compete aggressively and grow an already successful business, but do not have a clear understanding of where to begin.  To register, please visit here.

February 13, 2018 – Cultivate will be hosting Understanding the Various Forms of Financing Available Today in Grove City.  This FREE event will discuss the options that exist today, the risks and limitations of those options, navigating the options, and signs of predatory lenders.  To register, please visit here.

February 14, 2018 – The SBDC at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Certification in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on the importance of certification, the certification process, and the benefits of becoming certified.  To register, please visit here.

February 15, 2018 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

February 16, 2018 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting Innovation Pivots – Strategic or the Kiss of Death? in New Albany.  As part of the Tiger Talk Series, this workshop will discuss how successful firms out-pivot their peers by leveraging a strong innovation culture and human connection.  To register, please visit here.

February 16, 2018 – The Japan American Society of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting The Impact of Japanese Technology on the US Market in Cincinnati.  This event will provide an update on the US-Japan business relationship that continues to play an important role in manufacturing.  To register, please visit here.

February 20, 2018 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting an MBE and EDGE Certification Workshop in Columbus.  This working class will walk attendees through the application process for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) Certifications.  To learn more about what to bring to the class and to register, please visit here.

February 20-21, 2018 – The SBDC at Wright State will be hosting Business Plan Development in Dayton.  This FREE, two-day seminar is designed to teach entrepreneurs how to successfully create a simple yet effective business plan.  To register, please visit here.

February 22, 2018 – The Dayton Business Journal will be hosting the Future of Health Care in Dayton.  This conference will feature a panel discussion with regional health care thought leaders such as Premier Health, Kettering Health Network, McGohan Brabender, and Reach Out of Montgomery County.  To register, please visit here.

February 22, 2018 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

February 24, 2018 – Dayton SCORE will be hosting Small Business Start-Up Orientation in Dayton.  This workshop curriculum is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who have a dream of starting a business and do not have a clear understanding of where to begin and how to proceed.  To register, please visit here.

February 28, 2018 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting a Small Business Tax Workshop in Columbus.  This FREE event will educate attendees on the federal and state tax rights, as well as requirements and responsibilities.  To register, please visit here.

March 1, 2018 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

March 7, 2018 – Technology First will be hosting the 15th Annual Ohio Information Security Conference in Dayton.  This event will feature cross-presentations of all industries including manufacturing, healthcare, logistics/distribution, government sector, and many more!  To register, please visit here.

March 7, 2018 – The SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center and the Dayton Metro Library will be hosting Market Research that Won’t Break the Bank in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on the various resources provided by the library to identify potential customers, find information on consumer demographics, and more!  To register, please visit here.

March 7, 2018 – The Innovation Center at Ohio University will be hosting an IDEAtion Workshop in Athens.  This FREE workshop is designed to help individuals develop their business idea, provide tools to help them succeed, and discuss next steps.  To register, please visit here.

March 7-8, 2018 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Basis of a Successful Enterprise (BASE) Class in Columbus.  This FREE, two-day workshop will educate attendees on what it takes to build a business around their dreams and passion.  To register, please visit here.

March 8, 2018 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

March 13-16, 2018 – Xavier Health and the FDA will be hosting the PharmaLink Conference in Cincinnati.  This conference serves as a convergence of expertise and current, critical topics such as Supply by Design, Global Product Stewardship, Regulatory Strategy, FDA Top Priorities, Beyond Metrics Through the Power of Artificial Intelligence, and more!  To register, please visit here.

March 14, 2018 – The SBDC at Wright State will be hosting Entrepreneurial Basics in Dayton.  This FREE seminar is designed to provide a high-level overview of what it means to start a business and the key issues to handle.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

March 15, 2018 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

Need Help Marketing Your Products or Services Internationally?

The International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program helps small businesses increase exports and create jobs in Ohio’s economy. The program reimburses at a 50% rate, capped at $12,500 per eligible approved applicant.  The IMAGE program is funded, in part, through the Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). For more information about the IMAGE program, visit: www.image.development.ohio.gov.

 

Ohio EPA Resource Guide for Businesses and Communities Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) provides several compliance, technical and financial assistance programs available to help Ohio communities and businesses with their environmental needs.  These services and relevant contact information are summarized in their “Resource Guide” which is available to view and download at: http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/29/documents/ocs/ResourceGuide.pdf

For questions about the guide, please contact Pejmaan Fallah at Pejmaan.Fallah@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-3666.

Dayton Better Business Bureau and Women in Business Networking Programs

The BBB and WiBN host Hot Topics Koffee Talks in various locations in the region.  All Koffee Talks are from 8:00am-9:30am.  Below is the on-going schedule:

1st Friday – Springboro and Preble County

2nd Friday – Centerville and Springfield

3rd Friday – North Dayton and West Chester

4th Friday – Beavercreek and Oakwood

For information on speakers and how to register, please visit http://www.bbb.org/dayton/events-/.

 

 

 

 

 

USDA Rural Development Business & Cooperative Programs

Rural Development is pleased to announce important changes to the Business & Industry (B&I) Loan Guarantee Program. These changes will better serve rural communities by helping lenders provide loans to businesses and helping to increase employment opportunities for rural residents. These changes include but are not limited to:

  • Removal of the U.S. Citizenship requirement for companies wanting to use the B&I loan guarantee to increase employment in rural areas.  The applicant company will need to demonstrate the loan funds will remain in the United States and will be invested in the rural community to create and retain employment opportunities.
  • Owner subordinated debt may be included as equity provided the debt was established in exchange for cash and the debt remains in the company for the life of the guaranteed loan. This change can help applicants meet the minimum tangible balance sheet equity requirements of the program. Minimum tangible balance sheet equity for an existing business is 10% while a startup business is 20%.  All financial statements must be prepared according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • New Market Tax Credit projects are now be eligible for assistance through the B&I program.  Subordinated debt made by the Community Development Entity can be considered as equity into a project.  This is another means of helping the business meet the minimum tangible balance sheet equity requirements.
  • The guarantee fee can be reduced to 1% of the guaranteed portion for businesses that support value added agriculture; promotes access to healthy foods; or is a high impact business development investment.
  • Loan guarantees can for agricultural production can be 50% or $5MM, whichever is less, of vertically integrated businesses. This is a substantial increase from the previous agricultural production maximum amount of $1,000,000.

Should you have any questions regarding these changes or if you would like additional information on the B&I Loan Guarantee Program, please contact one the Business Programs Staff listed below. We are willing to provide training or outreach on these new regulations should that be necessary to effectively implement this program within your organization.

Christie Hooks                   Christie.Hooks@oh.usda.gov       614-255-2397

Cindy Musshel                   Cindy.Musshel@oh.usda.gov       614-255-2427

Debbie Rausch                  Deborah.Rausch@oh.usda.gov    614-255-2425

Jennifer Brown                 Jennifer.Brown@oh.usda.gov      614-255-2423

Randy Monhemius           Randy.Monhemius@oh.usda.gov      614-255-2424

 

SBA webinars and events – For an updated list of SBA webinars and events for Ohio, please visit here.  Topics include healthcare, contracting, financing, and more.

 

Small Business Seminars – The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offer many seminars and workshops to small businesses throughout Ohio.  Topics include certifications, mentoring, social media, business strategy, finance, and more!  To learn more about these events, please visit here.

Upcoming International Trade Missions and Webinars – The Ohio Development Services Agency and the U.S. Department of Commerce provide numerous opportunities to companies interested in participating in international trade missions.  To see a list of upcoming missions through the State of Ohio, please visit here.  To see a list of upcoming trade missions through Commerce, please visit here and for upcoming webinars, please visit here.

Economic Developers Earn Ohio Certifed Economic Developer Credential

The Ohio Economic Development Association is pleased to announce that seven economic development practitioners have been awarded the credential of Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) during the organization’s 2018 Annual Excellence Awards ceremony held Columbus, Ohio on October 17, 2018. The following individuals have been awarded the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential:

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Thank You OEDI Capstone Mentors!

OEDA would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals who served as mentors for the first cohort of Ohio CED candidates:
Greg Davis, Ohio State University Extension
Harry Eadon, Economic Development & Finance Alliance of Tuscawaras County
Jeremiah Gracia, City of Dublin
Anthony Jones, City of Gahanna
Chris Lipson, City of Dayton
Lisa Patt McDaniel, Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio
David Zak, Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

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