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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.
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Throughout the month of August in cities across the world, Startup Grind is featuring leading experts in all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. In Dayton we'll host Michael Hiles, Founder and CEO of 10XTS, a blockchain development company as our guest. 10XTS combines advanced enterprise architecture, software development, data science, and artificial intelligence with product management, capital, and marketing – to launch new platforms, business models and products.Find out more »
Summit offers 2 days of interactive sessions and practical planning so you can strategically grow and manage your business. You’ll engage with hundreds of business leaders who are asking hard questions, tackling tough choices, and looking to make a difference in the world through their work.Find out more »
Social Media has completely transformed personal and professional relationships. Businesses and sales professionals can no longer shy away from using these powerful channels to gain access and influence with their potential buyers. Millions of individuals and businesses are interacting daily on social channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, creating an unprecedented opportunity to differentiate, sell and drive revenue. You and your team must become proficient in using social media to inform, connect and sell to your current and future…Find out more »
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! You need to know what type of customers to target, where to find them, the size of the market for your product or service, and to identify your competition. The Dayton Metro Library provides several resources that can help you answer these questions. Come join the Library’s Business Specialist who will demonstrate how you can use these resources to: Identify…Find out more »
Topic: Technology A majority of small businesses are simply not prepared for the realities of modern crime, specifically cyber attack. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breaches Investigations Report, 58% of victims of data breaches are small businesses, while USA Today reports that 60% of small businesses go out of businesses within 6 months of an attack. A successful cyber security approach has multiple layers of protection spread across the computers, networks, programs, and the data that we want to keep…Find out more »
In this workshop that also includes optional office hours to discuss your competitors, customers and selling approach, you’ll uncover how to improve your current selling process by understanding the needs and wants of your customers. By discovering the customer groups that are the best fit with your company, and then finding which of those customers need your business, at the end of the workshop you will walk away with a solid selling strategy.Find out more »
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): Kimberly Woodbury, Certified Business Adviser Co-Sponsor(s): The Entrepreneurs CenterFind out more »
Scott McGohan is the CEO of McGohan Brabender (MB). He works on vision casting, strategy alignment, and leadership deployment. He has been with MB since 1988. As a business leader, it is always about people for Scott -- always has been and always will be. Scott believes that understanding your core is the essence of transformation. That includes being vulnerable about both your strengths and weaknesses. He believes people need to see leaders make mistakes, own them when they do…Find out more »
Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Social Media Day Dayton; The event to attend for business professionals, marketers and influencers!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 »