Small Business Development Center

 Entrepreneurship Innovation Institute

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Seminars

Business by the Numbers For People Who Don't Like Numbers

This class will review basic business financial tools (Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement, Cash Flow Statement) from a different view. This class is designed for beginners as well as experienced business owners that want to use their financial statements as a tool to gain profitability and strong cash flow. You will walk away with new ideas and tips on how to manage the finances of your business!

Register here!

September 19, 2014 8-10am

Presented by Dennis Willis, Action Coach


 


How to Sell Your Products or Services to the Federal Government

Each year, our government spends billions of dollars in goods and services purchased from private firms. The Small Business Administration (SBA) works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contact awards and large prime subcontract awards. If you are interested in entering the government marketplace, the Procurement Techniical Assistance Center (PTAC) can help!

Register here!

September 23, 2014, 10:00am -12:00pm

Presented by:
SBDC, PTAC and SBA


Five Ways to Double Your Profits

Back by popular demand! The 5 Ways helps you and your team measure your actual results and progress as often as you need. It is the basis of a dash board that will focus everyone on retaining your best customers as well as the new customers you are targeting. The 5 Ways will also allow you to clearly see the progress on revenues and profits and help you decide which activities are impacting the key numbers in yor Profit & Loss Statement.

Register here!

October 3, 2014, 8am-10am

Presented by:
Dennis Willis, ActionCoach

Special Events

Special Event for Non-Profits -
Volunteer Recruitment, Engagement, and Management

September 24, 2014

Presentation 8:00am-10:00am

Join this interactive workshop and learn about how to recruit, engage and manage volunteers both on the board and volunteer staff through several scenario activities based on topics covered.


Presented by Beth Maiden, President/CEO of Leadership Lorain County & Jeff Griffiths, Executive Director of HandsOn Northeast Ohio

Register here!      

More information on the High-Performing NonProfit Series can be found at www.loraincountyleap.com.  Click here to view the schedule.

 

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide a high-impact, front-line program designed to facilitate small business growth, job creation and access to capital. SBDCs provide confidential one-to-one business advising at no cost, management training and education programs, and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Ohio SBDC Network also includes the specialty programs –International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC) and Manufacturing and Technology and Technology Small Business Development Centers (MTSBDC). Each center is staffed with highly-trained, industry experts to assist the local small business community with growth strategies.

The Ohio SBDC is the only statewide system that works with entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages of business growth. Through access to a wide range of services and resources, the SBDC meets the needs of the experienced and the prospective small business owner at his/her level of sophistication helping transition to the next level of business insight and understanding growth.

The Ohio SBDC Network provides assistance in:

  • Access to Capital (business loan assistance)
  • Buying or Selling a Business
  • Exporting
  • Management and HR
  • Business Plan Development
  • Government Contracting
  • Marketing Research and Strategies
  • Strategic Planning
  • and more…

Please click here to become registered with our Center. 

Services for Established Business Owners

Step 1  Click here to register with our Center

Step 2  Call 440-366-4370, or email LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu to schedule an appointment

Step 3  Click here  to view and register for upcoming workshops and seminars designed for established companies

**New workshops are added to our schedule every month

Pre-Venture and Early Start-Up Services

Step 1  Click here to register with our Center

Step 2  Register for and attend two workshops specially designed to help early entrepreneurs through the basics. These two workshops (Business Start-Up Basics I and II) are pre-requisites to scheduling business advising sessions with SBDC Counselors

  • Click here to view schedule
  • Click here to register for Business Start-Up Basics Workshops I and/or II

If you have ever attended LCCC, you may also be eligible to receive assistance from Blackstone Launchpad. For more information, visit www.lorainccc.edu/blackstone.

Step 3   Once you have attended both Business Basics I and II classes and are ready to schedule your first business advising session, please contact us at 440-366-4370 or LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu .  We will respond within three days with appointment options.   We appreciate your patience.

Additional Services and Programs

FEBE3:  Fostering Entrepreneurial Business Education

Blackstone LaunchPad, GLIDE and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a free networking group every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., in LCCC's Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center beginning July 10, 2013. The group is open to all and will include a presentation from a local resource or entrepreneur. Participants will have an opportunity to meet with other entrepreneurs and network with other students and alumni.

Dunkin Donuts will provide free coffee.

Click here to learn more and to register.

If you have ever attended LCCC, you may also be eligible to receive assistance from the Blackstone Launchpad! For more information, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/blackstone

 

 

 

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    The Small Business Development Cented of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, call the Ohio SBDC at 440-366-4370.
 

 

Announcements

Extended Hours

Enrollment and Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Bass Library, will offer extended hours through August. 

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Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Click here to learn more and register now! 

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.