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Special Events


Time Management is a Silly Idea! It Just Doesn't Work. Learn What Does! 

In business, time is your most valuable asset. Getting the most out of your time increases your profitability and results. At this seminar you will learn:

-3 Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Time
-3 Approaches to Evaluating your Time

Leave with practical tools for immediate implementation!

Register here!

April 17, 2015 8am-10am

Presented by Dennis Willis, Action Coach


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.

Register here!

April 22, 2015 11am-1pm

Presented by:
Chris Corpus, Wegman, Hessler and Vanderburg
and
Joann Dunlevey, S.I.T., Food Safety Specialist, Ohio Department of Agriculture 


Boots to Business (Veteran Entrepreneur Training)

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the SBDC. This two day curriculum provides valuable assistance to veterans and families exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan. This program is valuable to veterans who are thinking of starting a business or already own a business and want to develop their business acumen. Participants are also introduced to the SBDC and SBA resources available to help them assess start-up capital and additional technical assistance. This program is available free of charge to service members, spouses and their dependents.

Register here!

May 6-7, 2015 9am-4pm

Presented by Earl Gregorich, SBDC Wright State Director

 

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

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
Projections Sheet

SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives

SBA.gov
Ohio Secretary of State

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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