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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 of 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 your Profit & Loss Statement.
March 13, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
Presented by Dennis Willis, ActionCoach
Intro to State and Local Government Contracting
Learn how to get started in selling your goods and services to state and local government agencies:
-Where to find opportunities on state and local levels
-Set-aside certifications and how to get them
-No-cost PTAC services to help
March 24, 2015 10am-12pm
Presented by Jane Stewart, PTAC
Operating a Home-Based Bakery/Cottage Food Business: Learn the Rules and Regulations!
The Ohio Department of Agrculture has rules and regulations that you must comply with if you are baking in your home and then selling your goods. If you attend this seminar you will learn the following:
-What are the differences and distinctions between cottage foods and home bakeries?
-What are the 16 cottage foods that you are allowed to make?
-What are the labeling requirements?
-What's involved in obtaining a home bakery license?
And much, much more! Participants will go home with valuable information to ensure that their in-home bakery follows the law, is safe, and will make good treats to eat for years to come.
April 22, 2015 11am-1pm
Chris Corpus, Wegman, Hessler and Vanderburg
Joann Dunlevey, S.I.T., Food Safety Specialist, Ohio Department of Agriculture
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
- 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
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
and other helpful links
Business Basics I PowerPoint
Business Basics II PowerPoint
Business Basics III PowerPoint
SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives
Ohio Secretary of State
LCCC Campus Map
||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.|