Upcoming Training & Events



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Women's Business Center of Ohio

Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: DreamBuilder In-Person Series, Session 7: Profiting from Your Dream

Thursday, Aug 24 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Learn how to keep track of the money coming in and going out of your business and how to organize your finances into a Profit and Loss Statement. The course also addresses reasons why your business may not be making a profit and what you can do to correct this. Finally, the course explores options for spending / saving your money if your business is profitable.

 

This class is intended to supplement the online DreamBuilder course. As such, you will be expected to have knowledge of the online platform prior to attending. To access this free course, visit: http://www.dreambuilder.org/wbcohio

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: DreamBuilder In-Person Series, Session 8: Keeping Track of Your Dream

Thursday, Aug 31 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Learn about why it is important to have a system for tracking the money that goes in and out of your business. You will learn about bookkeeping and a number of different accounting terms and processes. You will also learn why it’s important to be able to make accurate projections.

 

This class is intended to supplement the online DreamBuilder course. As such, you will be expected to have knowledge of the online platform prior to attending. To access this free course, visit: http://www.dreambuilder.org/wbcohio

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Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Aug 31 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: event: 2017 In the Company of Women, Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Thursday, Sep 07 11:45AM to 1:30PM

The 2017 Women's Business Center of Ohio Annual Lunch, In the Company of Women will be held September 07, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Boat House at Confluence Park.

Keynote Speaker: Ruth Milligan

Executive Speech Coach, Articulation

Co-Founder, TedX Columbus

Join over 200 supporters as we raise awareness and funds necessary to continue the important services offered at the Women's Business Center of Ohio. The Women's Business Center of Ohio meets the unique needs of women entrepreneurs. This day of celebration and recognition also gives us the opportunity to recognize organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the Women's Business Center. 

A variety of sponsorship opportunities, as well as corporate tables and individuals tickets are available. 

Individual tickets - $85 per person.

Tables of 8 are available for $600.

Corporate tables are available for $1000.

For more details and sponsorship opportunities contact Marissa Kaloga, MKaloga@ecdi.org

 

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

Monday, Sep 11 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: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Saving Money & Successful Budgeting

Wednesday, Sep 13 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

In this class, you will learn how to create a budgeting process that will work for you and get you on track to meet your own personal financial goals. You will learn how to save; no matter your income level, amount of debt or fear of the process.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus: class: Choosing the right site for you - In Partnership with the Growing Collective

Thursday, Sep 14 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A class specific to site selection. Hands down the most essential early decision for a food business is the site selection. Site selection is a long term commitment and one of the few variables within your business you can not change once you sign that lease. A perfectly selected site mitigates the plethora risks associated with a business that is known to be associated with a high failure rate.  This class will teach you resources to find the proper site, the pros and cons of using a broker, engaging the community around you before moving in and much more.

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Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Sep 14 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. 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 Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

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Columbus: class: Small Enterprise Education Series (S.E.E.D.)

Tuesday, Sep 19 4:00 PM to 7:00 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.  

 

This is a four-part series of classes. The class dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 26th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 3rd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 10th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: DreamBuilder In-Person Series, Session 9: Funding Your Dream

Thursday, Sep 21 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Learn about how to fund your business and the various sources of funding available. The course will help you think about how much money you really need and when you really need it. You will learn how your business plan, contracts, and agreements can all help you to secure funding for your dream.

 

This class is intended to supplement the online DreamBuilder course. As such, you will be expected to have knowledge of the online platform prior to attending. To access this free course, visit: http://www.dreambuilder.org/wbcohio

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Columbus: class: Negotiating Your Lease - In Partnership with the Growing Collective

Monday, Sep 25 3:00 PM to 4:00 Pm

So you have selected or narrowed down your site(s), this class is dedicated to the hard lessons learned when negotiating a lease and tips and tricks we've learned along the way. What are CAMs, what is a tenant improvement allowance, what percent of my total sales should my rent make up? how do you set yourself up the a lease that mitigates your long term risk.  

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: DreamBuilder In-Person Series, Session 10: Formalizing Your Dream and Turning Your Dreams Into Reality

Thursday, Sep 28 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Formalizing Your Dream: Learn about the importance of contracts and agreements, as well as the importance of choosing an appropriate legal structure for your business. You will also learn why it is important to make sure you are complaint with regulations, and have taken proper measures to deal with risk.

 

Turning Your Dreams Into Reality: This is the last course of the DreamBuilder program! In this course, we’ll talk about how you can create an Action Plan to guide yourself in your business. We’ll work on setting good goals with timelines you can stick to and we’ll identify the potential challenges you may have that could keep you from reaching these goals. We’ll talk about the people and resources you have around you that could help you overcome any challenges you are faced with.

 

This class is intended to supplement the online DreamBuilder course. As such, you will be expected to have knowledge of the online platform prior to attending. To access this free course, visit: http://www.dreambuilder.org/wbcohio

Register

Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Sep 28 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

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

Monday, Oct 02 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: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Boosting Your Credit Score

Wednesday, Oct 11 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

Credit can be your friend or enemy. You will learn in this class what credit means, why it’s important, how to clean up bad credit or, how to establish good credit.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Oct 12 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

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Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Oct 26 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

Register

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

Monday, Nov 06 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 and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Five Strategies to Slash Your Debt

Wednesday, Nov 08 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

Learn how to slash your debt with four different approaches, and learn the ways to help prevent yourself from getting into debt in the future.

This class is free and open to all.

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Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Nov 09 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

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Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Nov 23 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. 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 Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

Register

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

Monday, Dec 04 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: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Dec 07 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

Register

Columbus and Southern Ohio: class: Financial Wellness with Fifth Third: Protecting Your Identity

Wednesday, Dec 13 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

“Lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions.”

According to idtheftcenter.org, 9.6M people had their identity stolen in 2009. Learn the very real threat of identity theft and how to protect yourself and your family against it.

This class is free and open to all.

 

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Columbus: class: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Dec 21 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 required for prospective training and lending clients and is highly recommended for any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219.

Register