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*New Workshop* – Creative Thinking Toolbox for Small Business 10/28/2015

Looking to Boost your Creativity?

Creative Toolbox for Small Business
WARNING: DO NOT ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP… unless you want to turbo-charge your thinking skills… Do you have an established small business or are you thinking of starting one? Finding creative solutions to your customers’ needs is a daily chore. In a fast-moving and crowded marketplace, those who innovate and offer a more creative approach often win.

In this 2-hour, interactive workshop, we open the vault and share some of the Creativity secret weapons used from Silicon Valley to Madison Avenue. Large companies have been using these techniques for decades. You’ll see the creativity hacks, shortcuts, and worm-holes not taught in college. Learn how to apply them to your business. They are quick to learn and can be applied instantly.

What if it’s Monday morning, you’ve not had your coffee yet, and you MUST be creative? What if you don’t think you are a creative person? Doesn’t matter! Armed with these techniques, anybody can boost their creativity. These skills help in multiple small business situations:

* What kind of business should I start? What is my niche? How can I leverage my knowledge and skills into a compelling offer for clients?

* How can I stand out as a more effective employee or vendor?

* How can I more effectively solve problems?

* How can I boost sales with a promotional event, give-away, or ad?

Eventbrite - Creative Thinking Toolbox for Small Businesses - Afternoon

About Your Instructor: Jeff Cole is an author, consultant, and speaker who has trained over 5000 people in process improvement methods. He has over 30 years of experience in applying creativity techniques to help improve business processes. Jeff has helped organizations across a wide range of industries in public and private sectors, both domestically and abroad. He can be found at

New SBDC Workshop September 30th – Introduction to LinkedIn

09/19/2014 Comments off

LinkedIn is known as a social media site for recruitment, but people who are self employed, entrepreneurs and small-business owners all use the networking of LinkedIn to find new clients, solve business problems and connect with other professionals. If you are uncertain why or how you should you use LinkedIn,  please join us for our newest workshop – Introduction to LinkedIn.  presented by Amy Matney, Vice President of Training Solutions, Omnicom Solutions Group Inc.

Ms. Matney will cover:

–  How LinkedIn is different from other social media sites
–  The etiquette of LinkedIn
–  The key sections of the LinkedIn profile
–  The differences between connections, groups, endorsements, and recommendations
–  LinkedIn security settings
–  What potential LinkedIn has to help you with your business.

This free workshop will be held on September 30th from 1-3 PM. To register, please go to our events page at SBDC Training and Events.

Thank you for your registration…

09/23/2013 Comments off

You will receive a confirmation email shortly and a reminder email a few days prior to the event. If there are any questions or you need to make a change to your registration, please contact our office at 937-775-3503.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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Map to Wright State University SBDC and ITAC offices (College of Business, Rike Hall)

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Entrepreneurial Resources for Educators

06/18/2012 Comments off

Entrepreneurship Exercises

Writing the Business Plan (can be tied to Language Arts, Math and Social studies standards)

Company makeup
Product Description
Plan of operations

Financial Projections and Pricing

 Related Links


Entrepreneurship Fair

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Vetrepreneur Academy 2012 Course Offerings

04/05/2012 Comments off

The following is a list of courses offered through the Vetrepreneur Academy, designed for Veteran Entrepreneurs.

An Introduction to Academy:
June 5, 2012
SBDC Overview
Academy Goals
“So you want to Start a Business”

Creating a Business Plan:
June 5, 2012
How to develop a professional business plan

Introduction to Sales:
June 12, 2012
How do I sell my product or service

Marketing for the 21st Century:
June 19, 2012
Using state of the art techniques to promote my business

Veteran Alliance Programs:
June 26, 2012
Assistance in promoting my veteran owned business to the business world

Setting Up Business Accounting
July 10, 2012
How to properly setup an accounting system

Financial Management for the Business Owner
July 17, 2012
Financial decisions for the business owner

All classes are held in collaboration with:

Location: Wright State University, Rike Hall
Day of Classes: Tuesdays
Time of Classes: 6-8pm

To register please call 877-299-0700 or email Please include name, mobile number and requested classes. These classes, valued at $500, are free to attend.

Customer Relationship Management

12/05/2011 Comments off

You’re busier than ever, and you’re starting to forget which customer needs what and what you told the last customer you’d do for them. Or, possibly you are looking to get the most from your customer data. Well, the SBDC is here to help! This course will guide you through a few tools to help you manage your customers in a way that is easy and inexpensive. Here are a few things we’ll cover in this class:

– QuickBooks
– Microsoft Excel
– ACT Software
– Useful tips about following up with clients.

Click Here to Register

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Cash Flow Management

12/05/2011 Comments off

Do you know your company’s cash position right now? Do you have the information to predict it six months from today? This workshop will walk you through the process of determining and projecting your company’s cash flow and help you to manage the livelihood of your business. This class is A MUST for all small business owners!

Click Here to Register

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