Available Classes



ECDI
Women's Business Center of Ohio
The Dealership

Columbus and Southern Ohio: When Funding Your Dream Seems Impossible - in partnership with Kiva

Tuesday, Dec 19 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Small businesses drive our local and national economies, strengthen communities and create jobs. Join ECDI and KIVA as they partner to provide entrepreneurs access to capital. KIVA and ECDI are making dreams come true every day for small business owners who face barriers. Whether its credit, collateral, or the amount of time you've been in business, ECDI and Kiva can help you overcome those barriers. We meet entrepreneurs at every stage of business with the funding needed to be successful. 

During the presentations we will cover: - Details and terms of Kiva loans - Steps in the Kiva application and crowdfunding process - Tips on how to optimize your Kiva application and public campaign page - And how to navigate the crowdfunding process.

Bring your computers, or use one of the available laptops to start then and there! For more information about ECDI - visit ecdi.org/about/about-ecdi and to learn more about Kiva - visit kiva.org/borrow 

Registration Closed

Columbus and Southern Ohio: The WBC's 5th Annual Vision Board Party

Tuesday, Jan 09 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Start 2018 with a CLEAR VISION! Bring along some old magazines and photos and create your 2018 Vision Board with the women of The WBC. 

As we reflect on 2017 we will create our 2018 Vision Board.  Come network, share and enjoy success stories and more.  Let's discuss how to stay focused on the prize and move forward to achieve our goals of creating balance, building our business and creating additional streams of income.  Join us for friendship, food and fun.

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

Wednesday, Jan 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.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Introduction to Excel

Tuesday, Jan 16 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

This class is designed for those new to Excel, who are interested in using Excel's basic functions to their fullest potential. In this class you will learn...

 

  • When to use excel
  • How to format cells
  • Basic introduction to mathematical functions

 

By the end of the class participants will be able to create simple spread sheets for keeping track of inventory and cash flow

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Excel Databases

Thursday, Jan 18 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

In this intermediate Excel class, participants will learn:

  • How to utilize data from multiple spreadsheets
  • More complex, built-in Excel functions, including online resources on Excel's built-in functions
  • Overview of simple Excel Macros

By the end of the class, participants will be able to create and manage a simple Excel database and know how to utilize Excel's built in functions. Participants will also have a basic understanding of how to create their own functions within Excel.

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop, if Excel is installed. We have a few laptops available, if necessary.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Be Confident When Applying: A Loan Packaging Class

Tuesday, Jan 23 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Are you in the process of applying for an SBA loan, and need assistance in preparing your loan package? We're here to help! Join Ellen Harvey, Director of the Women's Business Center, for this informative and hands-on training where she will take you through the process, answer your questions, and review all required documents.  

This class is free and open to all.

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

Monday, Feb 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, Mar 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