The St. John business training center seminar schedule

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Training Center is staffed with an SBDC Business Consultant on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Training seminars are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Sept. 11 – 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Marketing secrets that will increase your sales
Marketing is crucial to your business success. New and established businesses market continuously, especially during uncertain times. Stay competitive and eager for customers. Prepare your business with proven methods and tools.  Learn the secrets of marking that will increase your sales.   
• Target your market for sales
• Keep your business fresh, updated and energized
• Increase new customers and retrain loyal customers for more sales
Wednesday, Sept. 25 – 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Show Me the Money!
With more funding resources than ever before, financing for your business can be both exciting and confusing. Not all businesses are created equal, and neither are all lenders. With for-profit, non-profit, debt and equity lending options available, it is important to understand the differences to make the right choice for your business.
• Why a commercial bank may say NO
• The Difference between a non-profit lender and a for-profit lender
• How to evaluate your situation and choices
Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Starting and Financing a Small Business
Starting a Business is exciting, but where do you start?  This seminar will provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive overview of the steps to start a business, the essentials of business planning, and how to determine funding needs for the start-up.  This is a must attend workshop for anyone getting ready or thinking about starting a business.
• Items you want to know before starting a business
• Preparing for business success
• How to start your business
• Financing options  
• Resources for your business   
Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 4:30–6:30 p.m.
5 Steps to Secure Financing
Learn what to do before approaching a lender. This seminar will help identify and assess business’ financial needs, identify sources of capital, and prepare the essential documents for a lender or investor. Knowing what the lender is looking for and the questions the lender wants answered may improve the chances of obtaining the financing that the business needs. Participants will receive helpful forms to use in preparing a financial package to access capital.
• Key questions lenders want answered
• Worksheets to determine start-up costs, personal financials and budgets
• How to prepare the loan package
• Documentation the lender will request
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