Bonding and Insurance

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
In today’s competitive market every small business owner has to address risk management. One of the key ways to address risk management is through proper business and personal insurance coverage. Insurance is something a business hopefully will have to rarely use. When it is needed it is important to have both the appropriate insurance coverage for the type of business (e.g., key man insurance, errors & omissions, general liability) and sufficient coverage to address the situational need. This interactive workshop will provide small business owners with the information on the types of business insurance, appropriate coverage and conditions for business insurance types, and lastly address ways to get bonding.
Speaker: Brad Ryant - Principal Agent, Nationwide Insurance

Managing Business

Thursday, July 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you looking to start your own business or have an established business? Are you looking for ways to improve your products, services and bottom-line with limited resources? Join us for this free educational session to learn “10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Business that Don’t Cost Anything!” Come learn about quality assurance measures which can easily be implemented, without cost. Our speaker Prof. Maria Hardy, IMA(ASCP) AHI(AMT) CLC(AMT) is the owner of Medical, Laboratory & Technology Consultants and is a Quality Assurance Specialist. She has educated over 1600 participants on Quality Management Systems and has been featured on ABC, BBC,CBS, FOXNews, NBC, NHK and many other global media outlets. Don’t miss the chance to learn from an expert.
Speaker: Maria Stevens Hardy, President & CEO: Medical, Laboratory & Technology Consultants, LLC


Thursday, July 09, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Are you seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make your marketing efforts as effective as possible? And how do you keep up? Between Facebook and Twitter, email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out this month—finding the right tools for your business or organization can feel overwhelming. And, there are only so many hours in each day. This session will quickly and easily help you make sense of the noise! •Learn how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. •Gain a new understanding of how to strategically use marketing basics, including goals and objectives. •Learn what a campaign is, how to select the right channel, and what to write about and offer in your campaigns. •Get simple, powerful tips for how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible. •Learn about some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing customers and supporters, as well as expand your reach to new prospects. So join us, and start to build a plan that will help you grow your business by eliciting the responses you want from your prospects, customers, members and supporters.
Speaker: Jennene Biggins
Location: Online
Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
In this workshop we will show you 60 easy ways to grow your contact list today!We will cover: • Why someone should join your contact list and what’s in it for them • How to ask people to join your list "face-to-face" • How to use social media to grow your list • How to grow your list on your website or blog • How to use print material to get people to sign up • How to use events to help grow your list • How to use incentives and giveaways to grow your list
Speaker: Jennene Biggins
Saturday, July 11, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Business planning is usually conducted when starting a new organization or a new major venture, for example, new product, service or program. Essentially, a business plan is a combination of a marketing plan, strategic plan, operational/management plan and a financial plan. Far more important than the plan document, is the planning process itself. This seminar provides an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why.