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

Tuesday, 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
Tuesday June 5th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Tuesday June 12th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Tuesday June 19th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*** UPDATE: THERE WILL BE NO CLASS JUNE 26th ***

• Module 4: Operations
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. This series will be held at The North Olmsted Branch Library, 27403 Lorain Road, 44070.

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session and Entrepreneurial Readiness 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 at The Library 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: ECDI Info Session

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

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

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Cleveland: ECDI Info Session

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

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

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Think Tank Thursday: Financial Management

Thursday, Jul 12 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us this Thursday and our banking professionals to discuss financial management for your business. During this session you will learn how to:

  • Understand the essentials of financial management.
  • Apply financial management practices, rules, and tools most relevant for small businesses.
  • Prepare for common business financing needs: start-up finance, working capital, and fixed asset loans.
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Cleveland: S.E.E.D. at the Library

Monday, Jul 16 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 July 16th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Monday July 23rd, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Monday July 30th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Monday August 6th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. This series will be held at The Brook Park Branch Library, 6155 Engle Road, 44142.

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session and Entrepreneurial Readiness 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 at The Library approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.

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

Wednesday, Aug 08 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 August 8th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Wednesday August 15th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Wednesday August 22nd, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Wednesday August 29th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. This series will be held at The Warrensville Heights Branch Library, 4415 Northfield Road, 44128.

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session and Entrepreneurial Readiness 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 at The Library 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: Think Tank Thursday: Credit Reporting

Thursday, Aug 09 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Come join us and banking professionals to learn about the topic of credit reporting. During this session, you will get a chance to ask questions and learn how to:

  • Understand how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans.
  • Apply common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting.
  • Develop strategies to build or improve your business’ credit.
  • Protect yourself from credit-related scams and know what to do if your business becomes a victim.
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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: Think Tank Thursday: Access to Capital Panel

Thursday, Aug 23 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions. Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success.

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

Thursday, Sep 06 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 6th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Thursday September 13th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Thursday September 20th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Thursday September 27th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. This series will be held at The Maple Heights Library Branch, 5225 Literary Lane, 44137.

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session and Entrepreneurial Readiness 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 at The Library approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.

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Toledo: Toledo Small Business Resource Days: South Branch

Tuesday, Sep 25 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

ECDI and our Toledo small business partners present: Toledo Small Business Resource Days!

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