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Special Events

DiSC Behavioral Training

DiSC is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication. DiSC is non-judgmental and helps people discuss their behavioral differences.
 
What you will learn:

All about your behavioral style
Secrets and tips to identify the behavioral style of others
Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles
Use behavioral styles in your office and everyday life

  • with teammates
  • with coworkers
  • with employees
  • with coaches

Become a more well-rounded leader!

July 24, 2015 8:30am-12pm

Register here or call 216-965-9129

ONLY $99.00 per person

Presented by Dennis Willis,
Action Coach

High-Performing NonProfit Series:  Creating a Culture of Excellence

Employees are more productive and morale is higher in an organization when there is a culture of excellence.  As a leader, you have an important role to create that culture of excellence.  This interactive workshop will examine what you can do to create that culture.

Register here!

August 12, 2015 8:30am-10:30am

Speaker:  Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., CDE | President of Compass Consulting Services, LLC. 


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. 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu!

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 our updated 2015 schedule
  • Click here to register for Business Start-Up Basics Workshops I and/or II and/or III

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 (www.febe3.com)

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


 

Resources

PowerPoints, Spreadsheets,
and other helpful links

Business Basics I PowerPoint
Business Basics II PowerPoint
Business Basics III PowerPoint

Balance Sheet
Income Statement

Business Plan Template
Projections Sheet

SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives

SBA.gov
Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio One Stop

LCCC Campus Map 

 

  Business Boot Camp 

 

     The Small Business Development Center 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.

 

 

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