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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Marketing

Thursday, Apr 25 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Grow Here: The Art and Science of Leadership

Thursday, Apr 25 9:15AM to 11:15AM

Leadership is both art and science.  John Maxwell says ‘Leadership is influence…nothing more..nothing less’.  How do you influence others?  It start with first leading yourself and asking the tough questions about how you are demonstrating leadership.  Then it is applying key leadership principles so that you can continue to grow in your leadership and lead others successfully.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Start Here: Marketing and Branding

Tuesday, Apr 30 5:30PM to 7:30PM

As technology continues to progress, it becomes more critical to have a valuable, consistent brand. During this class, you will learn how to properly develop and manage a cohesive digital brand. The presenter will provide start up entrepreneurs with the tools and techniques to design their brand without design experience and building the content that coincides with their brand strategy. 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Legal

Thursday, May 02 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Grow Here: Content Resources and Tools

Thursday, May 02 9:15AM to 1!:15AM

Creating content as a business owner is not always so easy. Sometimes, it takes extra planning and strategizing in order to find the right balance for your brand's marketing. But what do you do when you already have content for your brand? In this class, you will learn of some of the best resources and tools needed to constantly and consistently get your content out to your audience.

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Cleveland: S.E.E.D. at the Library

Tuesday, May 07 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Price: $150.00

Sometimes even well-equipped entrepreneurs can find themselves in a rut, or just hungry for more information on small business success and growth. The Small Enterprise Education Development (SEED) Training Series is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand an existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas (Business Concept, Organization, Customer Relations, and Operations) using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90-day action plan. 

Schedule

 Module 1: Business Concept
Tuesday May 7th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Tuesday May 14th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Tuesday May 21st, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Tuesday May 28th. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. 

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session beforehand. Registration closes 2 business days before the class or when the class is fully booked; series fills up quickly. Classes are subject to cancellation. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.

Registration is now closed for this event. Please look for future events to register for.

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Start Here: How To Be An Effective Public Speaker

Tuesday, May 07 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Have you ever wondered what it takes to deliver a great presentation? Have you always wanted to know strategies and tips that would allow you to clearly communicate your ideas when presenting to others? If so, this class is for you! In this workshop, you will learn the tools you need to plan, prepare and present great presentations.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Financial

Thursday, May 09 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Grow Here: Perfect Pitch

Thursday, May 09 9:15AM to 11:15AM

Startups must be able to articulate thier business briefly and clearly in response to the simple question,"what does your startup do?". The goals of Pitch Perfect are simple: Pitch. Learn. Network. Come out to this workshop and get more practice with your pitch. Anyone can pitch. Anyone can give constructive feedback. Anyone can attend to network with other entrepreneurs.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, May 14 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: In the Company of Women

Thursday, May 16 5:30PM to 8:30PM

The Women’s Business Center Presents: ‘In the Company of Women; A Celebration of Female Entrepreneurs.'

In the Company of Women event is an opportunity to recognize, highlight, and celebrate the success of WBC members, volunteers, and women in the community. The event will feature a unique showcase of WBC members highlighting their products and services and awards to recognize significant contributions from women in our community.

(Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar)

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - HR/ General Business

Thursday, May 16 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: New Member Orientation

Tuesday, May 21 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Come and learn about all the resources offered with your WBC membership!

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Marketing

Thursday, May 23 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Grow Here: Navigating Sales For Your Business

Thursday, May 23 9:15AM to 11:15AM

Every business must have a proper system in place in order to sell their products. Do you know how to tell if your systems are benefitting your business? In this class, you will learn about putting the correct systems in place, as well as how to properly gain sales for your business.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, May 28 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Grow Here: Cash Flow Management

Thursday, May 30 9:15AM to 11:15AM

How well do you know your cash flow? How often do you check on it. As a business owner, you must be able to propely read and manage your cash flow documents. This class will talk about how to manage your cash flow management as well as other financial tips for business owners.

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Cleveland: S.E.E.D. at the Library

Wednesday, Jun 05 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Price: $150.00

Sometimes even well-equipped entrepreneurs can find themselves in a rut, or just hungry for more information on small business success and growth. The Small Enterprise Education Development (SEED) Training Series is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand an existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas (Business Concept, Organization, Customer Relations, and Operations) using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90-day action plan. 

Schedule

 Module 1: Business Concept
Wednesday June 5th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Wednesday June 12th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Wednesday June 19th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Wednesday June 26th. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. 

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session beforehand. Registration closes 2 business days before the class or when the class is fully booked; series fills up quickly. Classes are subject to cancellation. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.

Registration is now closed for this event. Please look for future events to register for.

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Legal

Thursday, Jun 06 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Jun 11 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Financial

Thursday, Jun 13 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - HR/ General Business

Thursday, Jun 20 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Jun 25 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Marketing

Thursday, Jun 27 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Jul 09 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Financial

Thursday, Jul 11 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - HR/ General Business

Thursday, Jul 18 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Jul 23 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Marketing

Thursday, Jul 25 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Legal

Thursday, Aug 01 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland: S.E.E.D. at the Library

Monday, Aug 05 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: $150.00

Sometimes even well-equipped entrepreneurs can find themselves in a rut, or just hungry for more information on small business success and growth. The Small Enterprise Education Development (SEED) Training Series is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand an existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas (Business Concept, Organization, Customer Relations, and Operations) using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90-day action plan. 

Schedule

 Module 1: Business Concept
Monday August 5th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Monday August 12th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Monday August 19th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Monday August 26th. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. 

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session beforehand. Registration closes 2 business days before the class or when the class is fully booked; series fills up quickly. Classes are subject to cancellation. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Financial

Thursday, Aug 08 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - HR/ General Business

Thursday, Aug 15 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Marketing

Thursday, Aug 22 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Aug 27 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Legal

Thursday, Sep 05 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: S.E.E.D. at the Library

Thursday, Sep 05 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: $150.00

Sometimes even well-equipped entrepreneurs can find themselves in a rut, or just hungry for more information on small business success and growth. The Small Enterprise Education Development (SEED) Training Series is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand an existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas (Business Concept, Organization, Customer Relations, and Operations) using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90-day action plan. 

Schedule

 Module 1: Business Concept
Thursday September 5th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Thursday September 12th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Thursday September 19th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Thursday September 26th. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. 

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session beforehand. Registration closes 2 business days before the class or when the class is fully booked; series fills up quickly. Classes are subject to cancellation. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Sep 10 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Financial

Thursday, Sep 12 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - HR/ General Business

Thursday, Sep 19 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Sep 24 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Marketing

Thursday, Sep 26 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Legal

Thursday, Oct 03 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Oct 08 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Financial

Thursday, Oct 10 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - HR/ General Business

Thursday, Oct 17 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Oct 22 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Marketing

Thursday, Oct 24 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Legal

Thursday, Nov 07 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Nov 12 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Financial

Thursday, Nov 14 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - HR/ General Business

Thursday, Nov 21 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Nov 26 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Marketing

Thursday, Nov 28 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Legal

Thursday, Dec 05 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: ECDI Info Session

Tuesday, Dec 10 12:00PM to 1:00PM

ECDI presents a brief overview presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients and partners about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is required for prospective ECDI clients; must register in advance. 

 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - Financial

Thursday, Dec 12 11:30am to 3:30pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Professional Advisory Network (PAN) - HR/ General Business

Thursday, Dec 19 11:30AM to 3:30PM

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