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Whether you want to learn a new skill, improve on an existing one, or just meet some amazing people, there are plenty of events to choose from in Dayton’s startup community.
Super casual monthly networking event where you can meet new people and build real relationships.
Monthly morning pitch event that connects startups with the things they need most, such as mentors, first customers, key employees, and money.
Annual 5-day celebration of all things entrepreneurial in the Dayton region where new and seasoned business owners can learn and grow together.
An immersive leadership program, designed to help you maximize your self-awareness and growth, through a series of thought-provoking and skill-building workshops and virtual peer group sessions. You’ll also get an accountability partner to help you achieve your goals throughout the program, and a leadership coach, for when you need focused support.Find out more »
You are on the front line. You turn plans into reality. You have to translate the mission, vision, values, and beliefs to your corner of the organization. So you need to understand how professional management benefits your company and affects your job and responsibilities. A day to get introduced to professional management, a systematic way to run and grow a successful business.Find out more »
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup The Recordkeeping for a Small Business workshop provides an overview of record keeping and is designed to help participants understand how record keeping can benefit their small business. Come learn the ways businesses keep vital records of their activities and track their day-to-day transactions in traditional accounting. Understand the structure, content, and application of a variety of record keeping forms and accounting methods. We’ll explore the differences and connections between record keeping, accounting, and financial management and…Find out more »
Topic: Marketing Planning We'll give you the lowdown of the most popular social media channels for small businesses in 2019, plus smart ways that entrepreneurs are using the channels to grow their businesses. Speaker(s): Rob Alexander, SBDC Center DirectorFind out more »
Topic: LEAN Lean Six Sigma expert, Jeff Cole, shares his best tips for small business process improvement. Jeff will focus on various techniques you can use immediately to: * Reduce waste and costs * Speed up processes * Fix stubborn problems in the business As a bonus, Jeff will also cover how to use lean principals and tools to drive more traffic to your business. Lean Six Sigma is not just for manufacturers any more! Applying the principles of Lean…Find out more »
This seminar is for any business owner who has ever thought about using Quickbooks or who has it but has found the program to be confusing (which is a lot of business owners). SBDC's own Nancy Thibeault, who is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor, will walk you through the most common types of transactions and answer your questions about problems you are having. Speaker(s): Nancy Thibeault, Quickbooks Pro Advisor and SBDC Business CoachFind out more »
Designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks, the workshop will review trademark basics, including the differences between federal, state and common law marks. The mechanics of searching and filing will be demonstrated.Find out more »
When you think about your daily conversations, are you achieving the outcomes that you want? Better yet, are you arriving at the results that will help to advance the business? Your conversations are what help others feel seen, heard, and valued, and your leadership is deeply rooted in your ability to empower others through conversation. It’s time you consistently use conversation to help you and your people do their best thinking and deliver their best work. A day for you…Find out more »
Topic: Marketing Planning For many companies, especially B2B companies, making the sale is the final step in a much longer journey that the buyer has taken to get to that point. That journey is called a sales process, and the more you do to optimize your conversion rate at each step in that process, the more money you'll make at the end of the day. In this seminar, we'll explain the science behind conversion rate optimization and how to make…Find out more »
Topic: Business Start-Up The New Business Information Session is a three hour, free seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business. Presentation will consist of an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing. Speaker(s): Certified Business Adviser Co-Sponsor(s): The Entrepreneurs CenterFind out more »