Starting Your Own Business - an Overview
Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

Starting Your Own Business - an Overview

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Cost: FREE!

Click HERE to download the event flyer. 

Use THIS LINK to register online!

This class is designed for anyone starting their own business, or thinking about it. It is designed to provide a high-level overview of what it means to start a business and key items to consider. Topics include: Things to consider before you start; sources of information and assistance; developing your business ideas and business plan; selecting the appropriate legal entity; financing your venture and marketing planning

For more info, please contact Sangmi Kim at sangmi@butlercountysbdc.com.

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Access to Capital for Small Businesses
Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Topic: Access to Capital
Cost: FREE!
Use THIS LINK to register online. 

How does the SBA lending process work? How do Banks and Credit Unions utilize the SBA to help you? What are eligible and ineligible applications for SBA-backed financing? What programs are available either directly or indirectly through the SBA that can benefit my business? Can I use my Bank or Credit Union without SBA assistance? What are the current trends with interest rates? Find out the answers to these and many more related questions.

Speaker(s): SBA Director Glenn Clevenger, Somerville National Bank Mark Steinberg SBA & Commercial Specialist , Emery Federal Credit Union Britt Scearce Business Development Director

Co-Sponsor(s): Butler County SBDC

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Contact:
Phone: 513-737-6543
Email: driggs@butlercountysbdc.com

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Non-bank Sources of Capital for Small Business
Dec
13
3:00 PM15:00

Non-bank Sources of Capital for Small Business

  • SBDC at Middletown Municipal Building (map)
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Topic: Access to Capital
Cost: FREE!
Use THIS LINK to register online. 

Non-bank sources of capital for Small Business. The event will cover topics such as online lenders, crowdfunding, micro lenders, USDA, and others.

Speaker(s): Glenn Clevenger SBA District Director

Co-Sponsor(s): Butler County SBDC

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Mar
1
to Mar 18

FastTrac® NewVenture™ - For Aspiring and Early Stage Entrepreneurs

FastTrac® NewVenture™ - For Aspiring and Early Stage Entrepreneurs

by The Hamilton Mill

DESCRIPTION

In FastTrac NewVenture, participants over the course of ten weeks will:

  • Discover how their business concepts match their personal visions
  • Align their business concepts with real market opportunities
  • Learn how to set realistic financial goals for their businesses
  • Determine the unique features and benefits of their products/services
  • Find their target markets and competitive advantages
  • Define their company brands
  • Learn how to manage business functions and develop organizational cultures
  • Determine the steps to profitability
  • Identify potential sources of business funding
  • Find available community resources for ongoing business planning

Sponsor(s): The Hamilton Mill, Ohio Small Business Development Center, Access Business Development

GO HERE TO REGISTER!

What is FastTrac?

FastTrac is an entrepreneurial instructional program brought to you by the Kauffman Foundation. The Hamilton Mill and the SBDC are certified instructors and affiliates of this program. We are proud to be able to present this program to aspiring entrepreneurs.

What is my time commitment?

FastTrac NewVenture is a ten week course that will meet weekly every Wednesday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at The Hamilton Mill. There will be outside class assignments that you will be responsible for completing.

How do I register?

Select the March 1, 2017 date (you will see multiple dates because it is a weekly class - just pick the first one), make your payment online and you are good to go. Seating is limited.

How is this priced?

This is a high value workshop and priced as such. The $93.84 is the core price and $6.16 is the processing fee to give you a grand total of $100.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can call 513-737-6543 or email ideaswelcome@hamiltonmill.org for more details. This is an event organized by The Hamilton Mill and the Ohio Small Business Development Center. It will be hosted at The Hamilton Mill.

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Google Workshop - 2/8/17
Feb
8
3:30 PM15:30

Google Workshop - 2/8/17

  • Ohio Means Jobs | Butler County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Event Description:

The Greater Hamilton Chamber, the Ohio Small Business Development Center Butler County and OhioMeansJobs | Butler County are teaming up with Google to host a FREE Google workshop. 

Is this workshop for you?  Answer these questions:

  • Do I know what a Google profile is? 
  • Do I know why a Google profile listing is important?
  • Have I claimed my Google listing? 

If you answer "no" to any of these questions, then you need to register for this workshop! 

GO HERE TO REGISTER!

Find out why it is important for your business, organization or club to have a verified listing on Google! 

  • Find out why this is extremely important for your business.
  • Learn how to take control of your digital presence on Google.
  • Register your business, get verification and start working on your dashboard in minutes. 
  • Lean how to optimize your information and use various tools to convert Google searches into customers in your store. 
  • Learn from Google Educators
  • Free to attend!

Businesses will learn how to improve their online presence and drive customers who are doing online searches to their companies.

This is a "hands-on" workshop.  Bring your own laptop or use a computer at OhioMeansJobs | Butler County.  Let us know if you plan to bring your own laptop. 

You will need a Gmail e-mail account!  Set up an account for your business before you arrive. This e-mail will be used as your login for your Google profile for your business. 

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Small Business Roundtable
Jan
26
8:30 AM08:30

Small Business Roundtable

  • Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are partnering to hold Small Business Roundtables.  

Join us for:

  • An opportunity to connect with other local business owners
  • Updates from the City, State and Federal levels
  • Monthly topics pertinent to small businesses
  • An opportunity to promote and present your business to your peers

We invite businesses with 49 employees or less to attend.  Your business must be a Chamber member or SBDC client to participate. Businesses are welcome to attend one Roundtable before joining the Chamber or becoming a client of the SBDC. 

These monthly Roundtables will feature a Guest Speaker of interest to small businesses. One business will be selected to be the featured presenter at each Roundtable. 

The January Roundtable will feature Liz Hayden, Small Business Development with the City of Hamilton and local business owner, Kyla Rooney with Alexander's Market & Deli. 

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