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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Creating Cash Flow Projections

Tuesday, Jul 17 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

If you think a cash flow projection is just a senseless spreadsheet, think again! A cash flow projection gives you a clear view of when money comes into your business, when it goes out, and what money you are left with at the end of each month.

This is an invaluable and necessary tool for a business owner. Knowing your numbers allows you to plan and anticipate for the coming months.  It also gives you enough information to see potential pitfalls within the cash-in and cash-out flow of your business.

In addition, you’ll need to share this kind of projection document if you want to secure a loan (through ECDI or anyone else) because it proves your ability and timeline for making your loan repayments.

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Columbus: Capital for Construction - Polished: Professional Etiquette & Business Standards to Help Grow A Business

Wednesday, Jul 18 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Presenter: Desmond Chambliss & Nathan Bell, Cornerstone-Chambliss Enterprises

 

This highly interactive session is an introduction to a series of workshops for construction contractors and other entrepreneurs on professional etiquette and business standards that will help grow a business. Topics include communication skills (such as web and social media presence), development of business profiles, 30-second business elevator speeches, the importance of business mentors and networking do’s and don’ts. The end result is to provide skilled tradespeople with a solid foundation on which to expand and grow the other side of a business—the people side.

 

There is no fee for this class, and lunch is provided for all registrants.

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Columbus: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Jul 19 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A forty-five minute presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is highly recommended for prospective training and lending clients, as well as any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center.

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Columbus: ECDI Mobilization Loan Packaging Class

Thursday, Jul 19 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Are you in the process (or interested in the process) of applying for a loan through ECDI's Capital for Construction program? Need assistance in preparing your loan package? We're here to help! Join Jesse Mark, MBE Program Manager, for this informative and hands-on training where he will take you through the process, answer your questions, and review all required documents.  

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Certification 101

Saturday, Jul 21 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Headshots and Bios

Tuesday, Jul 24 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $100.00

Summer months are great for outreach and networking. Be sure that your business and brand are ready to present to the public. You need to get your face out there - what better way than with a professional head shot!
 
Each appointment includes: 
  • Photo Shoot – Featuring glamour makeover including hair styling (no wash or cuts) and make-up consultation & application.
  • 1 -8 x 10 photo, 3 -5 x7’s and 12 Wallets. Photo shoot presented digitally for future use.
In addition, you get the following perks:
 
  • Email Marketing- Your business information and new photo included in a UTS E-Blast to Urban Trendsetters, WBC and ECDI email subscribers.
  • BAM! Local Online Business Directory Listing for 1 Year
  • FREE 2-Week Trial with OfficeVP Services
  • Professional Bio
 
Register today. Only 20 Spots Available! Upon registration, you will be contacted to schedule your appointment time.
 
*The $100 fee also includes a year-long membership to the Women's Business Center. Already a member? Contact Jessica at jmay@ecdi.org for a promocode and save $50!
 
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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Launch Box

Tuesday, Jul 31 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: $100.00

You've got your business idea. Maybe you've started making some money at it. But what do you need to make your business an official business? Come join us for Launch Box - where you'll learn how to make your business the real deal. This is a workshop format, so attendees will be participating in hands-on activities, such as registering your business name with the Secretary of State, choosing a legal entity status, etc. If you've got a business idea, but don't know where to start, this is the class for you!

This $100 fee covers not only the content and materials of the class, it also provides you a year-long membership to the Women's Business Center - what a deal! (Already a WBC Member? Contact us for your promocode and get this class at half price!)

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Positioned to Prosper 2018: The State of Social Enterprise in Central Ohio, hosted by Social Ventures

Tuesday, Aug 07 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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Columbus: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Aug 08 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

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Columbus: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Sep 12 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Register

Columbus: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Oct 10 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Register

Columbus: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Nov 14 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Register

Columbus: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Dec 12 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

Register