SBA: No-Cost Online Webinars in April 2020

SBA Programs for Veterans looking to start or grow their business

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST

This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to veterans to help start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, SuretyBonds, and Disaster Assistance. Some of these services are for all businesses, while others are specifically for veterans.


A 3-Step Approach to Intentional Social Media Marketing

Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST

We all need to market our businesses, so we do what everyone else is doing: post on social media. If you’re not seeing results from your social media efforts, have you asked yourself why you’re doing all of that—other than because everyone else is doing it? That’s what intentional social media marketing is all about. By attending this webinar, presented by CEO and content marketing expert Jessica Thiefels, you’ll walk away with a clear, and easy to implement strategy for getting intentional—and seeing better results—right now. Participants will learn the following: Step 1: Why and how to leverage the power of doing less Step 2: Why and how to define platform-specific goals based on business needs Step 3: How to get intimately familiar with the data and use that to be more effective


Learn to Delegate and Truly Leverage Your Team for Success

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST

For managers, it seems they are always running out of time while their staff is running out of the office. Why are managers always more busy than the people that work for them? It is because they do not know how to delegate. Unfortunately, they believe it is far easier to do it themselves than train their staff. If a manager doesn’t know how to get their staff to do the critical tasks, they will never be successful. Using the classic Harvard Business School case study, “Who Has the Monkey?”, small business author and speaker Barry Moltz shows managers how they can learn to delegate to their staff and leverage their time to grow their company.


Financial Management for Small Business

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 1pm to 2:30pm EST

The Financial Management for a Small Business module will take you on an important first step to building a better financial future for your business.

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of financial management and why it is important to a small business.
  • Identify financial management practices, rules, and tools that are commonly available to a small business.
  • Explain the most common financial statements.
  • Explain how these financial management practices, rules, and tools work.
  • Explain financial management basics for a small business.
  • Importance of cash flow management.
  • Explain the basics of financing for start-up and growing businesses.


7 Behaviors That Put Entrepreneurs At Risk

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 11am to 12pm EST

Building a business isn’t easy but did you know that you might be sabotaging your efforts with seven flawed behaviors?  Understanding these behaviors will increase your confidence, productivity, and sales!  Reversing your own dysfunctional patterns will immediately shift the success of your business. In this session, presented by executive coach and dynamic facilitator Monique Daigneault, MS you’ll learn:

  • The 7 dysfunctional thinking patterns
  • How to identify which of these toxic behaviors are negatively impacting your success
  • Techniques to mitigate the risk of this toxicity by improving your cognitive agility
  • Strategies to help you stop derailing yourself and increase emotional discipline


Process Improvement & Working Smarter

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 1pm to 2:30pm EST

How do you improve the work processes in your office or small business? This class focuses on applying “Lean” process improvement to add efficiencies to your business and improve your bottom line potential. Learn ideas about making your work processes flow better, faster, cheaper? We can show you how to apply “Lean” thinking to any business process, regardless of your industry. In many cases, this can result in improved customer service, saved labor, better inventory control, and reduction of expenses. This is an introductory class that focuses on problem solving, and identifying “value added” activities. We will discuss examples of improved processes from many different industries.        


Marketing Your Business to the Federal Government

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 1pm to 2:30pm EST

This class focuses on improving your probability of being “found” by Federal contracting offices and large Federal Prime Contractors. The discussion includes: • Which website is used by contracting entities to source contractors • Which NAICS codes and how many should you use • What is a good “Capability Statement” • What is most important to a Contracting Officer and Selecting Official • How to improve your website


Increase Brand Awareness with Promotional Products and Retail Packaging

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST

Is your brand instantly recognizable or is it as good as invisible? How can you make sure it gets the attention it deserves? The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune on ads to boost your brand’s presence and get noticed. In fact, you can stay on people’s radar for two years or more just by using branded, promotional items.

Join this session, being presented by Carrie Kwapick-Nasvick and Heidi Ott with Deluxe Corporation, for tips on using branded retail packaging, apparel and swag to turn heads and turn profits.

You will learn:

  • How to make a lasting impression with branded packaging
  • How to turn customers into volunteer marketers
  • Popular promotional items your customers will love


Marketing Mistakes That Can Haunt Your Business

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things that can haunt small business owners. Many entrepreneurs fall prey to some common marketing mistakes that can have terrifying results for their businesses. Are you letting one of these marketing mess-ups scare your customers away?

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Market Research

You have a great product or service, but who are your customers and how can you reach them? Take SBA’s FREE online course for an overview of how to identify your customers and how to market to them.

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How to Buy a Business

Are you thinking about buying a business? Take SBA’s FREE online training for an overview of how to determine the value of a business and how to transfer ownership of a business.

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How to Prepare a Loan Package

Are you thinking about securing a loan for your small business? Take SBA’s FREE online training for an overview of how to prepare a loan package.Launch the course


Blogs and Recorded Business Training Videos

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