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10/29/2020
Funding Options for Hispanic Owned Businesses

Funding Options for Hispanic Owned Businesses in the "Missing Middle" Gap

Access to capital continues to be one of the major factors blocking the progress and growth of Hispanic business owners. Read more

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10/29/2020
Local Search for Small Business

Local search is one of the most important concepts for a business to understand. The fact is, most business owners don't even understand how a Google search page is laid out. The search landscape is competitive so learning how to compete effectively in this space will most certainly benefit any business out there. In this session, we will discuss the SERP (search engine results page) and how each of these sections work. From there, we will focus specifically on the local maps block and organic search, and how to get your business found online!

 

Presented by:  No Boundaries Marketing


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11/2/2020
Creación de un Plan de Negocios

Creación de un Plan de Negocios

La planificación adecuada es fundamental para el comienzo de un negocio y constituye una estructura sólida para la evolución y crecimiento de la empresa. Read more


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11/3/2020
2020 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

2020 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

In the final quarter of this most unusual and challenging year, there is still time to take actions that can favorably impact your bottom line and your tax bill for 2020.

These measures relate to your employees, your customers, your equipment, and your operations and reflect big changes made by the SECURE Act, the CARES Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other legislation (including extension of the Paycheck Protection Program), as well IRS pronouncements.

Whether you work with a CPA or go it alone, attorney and prolific author Barbara Weltman will discuss which tax breaks apply to you and how to nail them down now before times runs out.

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In this webinar you'll learn:
  • Year-end actions to reduce your 2020 tax bill
  • Refund opportunities to recoup taxes paid in prior years
  • Strategies for potential tax changes to come
  • Necessary actions to get ready for 2021
Presented by Barbara Weltman



Barbara Weltman is an attorney and a prolific author with such titles as J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes, J.K. Lasser’s Guide to Self-Employment, Home Business Magazine’s Home-Based Business Start-up Guide, and Smooth Failing.

She is a trusted advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs who serves on the advisory board of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. She works with Fortune 500 companies that want to share their message with the small business community.

 

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11/3/2020
Women-Owned Startups in Rural America - Learn About Useful Tools & Resources

2020 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

In the final quarter of this most unusual and challenging year, there is still time to take action and favorably impact your bottom line and your tax bill for 2020. Read more

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11/3/2020
The Curriculum Theatre Company - Shakespeare’s 7 Stages of Man: Physiology and Performance

Multi-talented husband and wife theatrical team, Breona Conrad and Joshua Murphy, lead this insightful journey where science and theatre meet. Learn about creating the physical world of a character by exploring the 3 Ps of Performance: Pace, Pitch, and Posture while charting age according to Shakespeare’s ‘7 Stages of Man’ speech from “As You Like It.” Participants will also get an inside look of the physiological changes that occur in our bones, joints and muscles that lead to the natural changes in our voices and bodies as we age.
To register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodOmhpj0uEtAuMNFCTJE4oWwVL2AAjdDR

 

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11/3/2020
Patent Diligence - What Investors Want to See

Investors like patents, in general, because they give them hope of a bigger return in the end. But savvy investors know that not all patents are created equally. We will explore what investors are looking for when they examine a patent portfolio and overall patent strategy.

Presented by: Matthew Grumbling

NGUYEN TARBET LLC


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11/5/2020
Re-Strategize Your Business Planning to Prevail the Pandemic


Entrepreneurs and small business owners are most vulnerable to failure in a global pandemic. They rely on a sustainable supply chain, whereby products and services flow from their suppliers, through their company, and on to their customers.

The pandemic virus destroyed this self-sustaining business model, making strategic and tactical plans no longer relevant.

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Join this webinar, presented by seasoned business educator George Slook, and learn how to re-strategize your business planning to maintain an adequate level of cash on hand, and get suppliers and vendors to make their payments when due.

Attendees will learn:
  • How to determine the “Strategic Intent” of your company based on strategic planning sessions
  • In-depth details of “Strategic Integration” approaches, such as Forwards, Backwards, Horizontal, Vertical, and Balanced
  • Why the teachings of the renowned Sun Tzu are important to your business, who profoundly said ”Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive; Knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive.”
Presented by: George Slook

George Slook is a seasoned business educator with practical experience in academic and corporate environments. Actively engaged in delivering accounting and finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

George is adept at one-on-one consulting, with a particular focus on enabling entrepreneurs to start a business and small business owners to strategically grow their business. He designs and directs business planning seminars for adult education programs, and develops and delivers business education programs for current military who desire to reenter the workforce.



 

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11/10/2020
Trademark Basics

Join us to learn more about Trademark Basics and what every business person should know.

Presented by: Matthew Grumbling
Nguyen Tarbet LLC


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11/12/2020
Como Administrarel Dinero para Sobrevivir la Pandemia

Como Administrarel Dinero para Sobrevivir la Pandemia

Observe los cambios que puede realizar en su negocio y comprenda lo que eso significa para sus ventas y costos. Read more


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11/17/2020
Google Analytics 101 - Improve Your Online Business




Google Analytics 101 - Improve Your Online Business by Understanding Essential Data

Google Analytics is a fantastic tool. Best part is, it's free to use for everyone! No matter if you have a 2-page website or a massive e-commerce website, you can use Google Analytics to understand how your customers are using your website and where you can improve their experience.

During this webinar, expert in business data analytics Mo Hossain will walk you through the steps of how to set up Google Analytics so you can start getting data from your own website.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • The basics of Google Analytics
  • Why Google Analytics is important
  • How you can use it for your benefit

 

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11/17/2020
When a Kugel Lies on Your Face: The Irony and Wit of Yiddish Idioms

The focus on Yiddish idioms and folklore as an expression of Ashkenazi Jewry's historical experience and of Judaism as a lived tradition. Moreover, as hundreds of Yiddish words and idioms made their way into American English, some of that humor became a staple of contemporary humor. Led by Gil Ribak, Associate Professor at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona.

To register, visit: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqcuCspjkiE9BardfcvKd4Aav1qegssKHx
 

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11/17/2020
Trademark Options: Federal, State, and Common Law Protections

Join us to learn more about the Federal, State, and Common Law Trademark Option protections.

Presented by: Matthew Grumbling
Nguyen Tarbet LLC


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11/18/2020
Overcoming Cybersecurity Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Overcoming Cybersecurity Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded on September 17, 2020

In April 2020, the FBI reported an almost 300% increase in cybercrime cases. Unfortunately, small businesses are the most vulnerable cybercrime targets. Read more


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11/19/2020
Building Inclusion and Diversity Strategies

 Stephanie  Felix

 

Building Inclusion and Diversity Strategies into Your Small Business

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This year has been one of unprecedented change, civil unrest and social upheaval. Organizations, even small businesses, have a responsibility to address the issues of this time.

Join this interactive live session, presented by cultural intelligence and intercultural communications expert Stephanie Felix, as she will share best practices for small business owners to:

  • Effectively create inclusivity in your business and products
  • Leverage the power of diversity to better meet the needs of your employees and customers
  • Learn strategies for incorporating inclusion and diversity into your entrepreneurial endeavors

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11/19/2020
eCommerce Websites: How to Compete post COVID-19

Do you sell products online? What platform do you use? Squarespace? Shopify? Magento? WooCommerce? BigCommerce? Or is it one of the 15,000+ ecommerce sites out there. Sadly, in our experience, most small businesses don't know how to utilize these platforms effectively to ensure their products get the maximum visibility online. In this session, we will discuss the top 5 ecommerce platforms and how to position your site for success in a COVID-19 world!

 

Presented by:  No Boundaries Marketing


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12/1/2020
Trademark Licensing

In this session we will discuss the options for monetizing your brand.

 

Presented by: Matthew Grumbling

Nguyen Tarbet LLC


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12/3/2020
PREPARING FOR MARKET RECOVERY

PREPARING FOR MARKET RECOVERY

LIVE WEBINAR!

Are you ready for market recovery? What to anticipate, when will it happen, and how to prepare for market recovery? 

Join us for this informational webinar with a supply chain veteran and practitioner. The webinar focuses on understanding key leading indicators for market recovery for your business, establishing a closed-loop process that prepares the organization for recovery, and creating a proactive action plan to maximize revenue. 

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12/3/2020
How to Transform Your Business and Create a Winning Culture

The Hero Factor - How to Transform Your Business and Create a Winning Culture​



Now more than ever, businesses need to know and own their purpose to survive, transform, and win. Every company ever created started as a story, an idea that inspired other people to join and believe in the cause and over time businesses forget and lose that passion.


A majority of any given work force doesn’t fully know their company’s values and sense of purpose:

  • Only 27% of employees actually know their own company values
  • 51% of employees are disengaged in their current positions
  • Over half the workforce is currently able to contribute more to their operations!


In this motivating and inspirational webinar, leading business expert and best-selling author Jeffrey Hazlett will provide valuable insights into understanding and protecting your business’ impact overtime.

You’ll learn about:
  • Developing the right culture by knowing why you’re in the game
  • Knowing your purpose and how to lead with your values
  • Why business as usual, bad moods, and mediocre expectations are indicators of a MUCH bigger problem
  • Ensuring everyone on your team knows your core values, and more importantly believes in them
  • Learning to live your brand in everything you do
  • Owning your hero factor

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12/3/2020
Relationship Marketing: How to Network in a Virtual World

One of the most effective marketing strategies in the world is Relationship Marketing. What most business owners don't understand is exactly how this works, how to nurture relationships, and how to get other people to promote your business for you. In this session, we will discuss the 5 fundamentals of relationship marketing and how to leverage the relationships you build to create a walking testimonial to help grow your business!

 

Presented by:  No Boundaries Marketing


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12/8/2020
The 5 Step Marketing Strategy

The 5 Step Marketing Strategy During a Pandemic​

 Cheri  Bales


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Marketing is a process. It’s circular, cyclical, top-down, bottom-up, and hierarchical. It’s a matrix, it’s a pyramid…it’s a PROCESS! As with most processes, if one of the steps fails, the entire outcome falls short. So it is with marketing.

Sure you can jump into the middle of the funnel and sell, sell, sell your product (who do you know who does this?) or you can follow five straightforward steps to make certain your marketing efforts are executing at the highest return on investment (ROI).

To do this, Certified SCORE Mentor and Marketing Chair Cheri Bales will show you how to tackle each of these steps with your own small businesses and give you some tools to look at marketing in a whole new, manageable way in today’s pandemic times.

Step 1: Define marketing goal
Step 2: Determine target audience
Step 3: Plan approach
Step 4: Craft message
Step 5: Evaluate results


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12/10/2020
Credit Card Processing Secrets: Save BIG!

Credit Card Processing Secrets that will Save Your Small Business BIG Money

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Do you know how much you pay in credit card processing fees per month? If not, do you know how to find this information?

Most business owners don’t, which ultimately results in losing a lot of money you don’t even realize you’re losing.

This insightful webinar, presented by CEO and Co-Founder of Delta Payment Solutions Irwin Grossman, will share some key steps you can take to lower your costs and pair with the right processor for your business, such as:
  • Be wary of flat-rate fee structures
  • Pushing back on processing fees when not directly related to transactions
  • Not accepting excessive early termination fees
  • Getting a merchant portal with useful data you can understand
  • And much more...
Presented by Irwin Grossman


Irwin Grossman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Delta Payment Solutions and President of the Delta Payment Cooperative. Before founding and leading Delta, Irwin spent over 40 years in various management consulting and line management positions. 

After five years as a design engineer with Eastman Kodak Company, he spent ten years as an international management consultant and Partner with Braxton Associates, now part of Deloitte Consulting. Irwin’s expertise is in developing and implementing successful growth strategies.

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12/16/2020
Creación de un Plan de Negocios (grabado en vivo)

Creación de un Plan de Negocios

La planificación adecuada es fundamental para el comienzo de un negocio y constituye una estructura sólida para la evolución y crecimiento de la empresa. Read more


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