Events/Workshops

 
  
    

On Demand

On Demand, available until January 06
Topic: Business Basics
The WCEDP Loan Application is now open through the end of 2019. Once you have an approved LOI for the WCEDP (Windham County Economic Development Program) funding you will need to take the online class (which will be available until the application process is closed) on how to prep for a business loan application. Viewing the VIDEO of the Business Application Workshop is MANDATORY. IMPORTANT NOTE: you will receive via return email (24 hours within normal business hours) a folder containing a Welcome Letter (the LINK to the video is included in the that letter) and all of the forms you need to complete and submit your Application. Also note that free technical assistance by a VtSBDC advisor is available for you throughout the application process.
Speaker: Debra Boudrieau
Location: Online

October

Monday, October 03, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging…are you ready to turn your idea into a real business opportunity? This workshop conducted by experienced business advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts, and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. Highlights of the workshop include using the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea, identifying your target customers and your “unique selling proposition”, consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options. Learn how to register your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch your idea, develop a business plan plus more. By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the tools and resources available to you and the “Next Steps” involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Laurel Butler
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging…are you ready to turn your idea into a real business opportunity? This workshop conducted by experienced business advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts, and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. Highlights of the workshop include using the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea, identifying your target customers and your “unique selling proposition”, consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options. Learn how to register your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch your idea, develop a business plan plus more. By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the tools and resources available to you and the “Next Steps” involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Ross Hart
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging…are you ready to turn your idea into a real business opportunity? This workshop conducted by experienced business advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts, and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. Highlights of the workshop include using the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea, identifying your target customers and your “unique selling proposition”, consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options. Learn how to register your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch your idea, develop a business plan plus more. By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the tools and resources available to you and the “Next Steps” involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Brian DeClue
Fee: $ 99.00
Friday, October 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging…are you ready to turn your idea into a real business opportunity? This workshop conducted by experienced business advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts, and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. Highlights of the workshop include using the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea, identifying your target customers and your “unique selling proposition”, consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options. Learn how to register your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch your idea, develop a business plan plus more. By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the tools and resources available to you and the “Next Steps” involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Debra Boudrieau
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging…are you ready to turn your idea into a real business opportunity? This workshop conducted by experienced business advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts, and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. Highlights of the workshop include using the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea, identifying your target customers and your “unique selling proposition”, consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options. Learn how to register your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch your idea, develop a business plan plus more. By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the tools and resources available to you and the “Next Steps” involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Debra Boudrieau
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology
This workshop could save you thousands and help keep your customers' confidence. Today's businesses are online with websites, email and all kinds of electronic storage. What Data in your organization is considered sensitive? Do you have intellectual Property (industrial design rights, trade secrets, patents, etc.), or customer information (name, address, phone, image, social security, credit card transactions, etc.) and is it at risk for security breaches? Would such a breach be devastating to your business? Learn where you may be at risk and how to enhance your technology readiness and business resiliency through implementation of best practices to avoid intrusion and how to protect your information from the threat of internal employee carelessness as well as what to do if a breach occurs.
Speaker: Kerin Stackpole and John Burton
Location: CCV, Wilder
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Through discussions and group role playing, this workshop will focus on key areas to help achieve superstar sale statues and have more fun in the process. Topics covered will include: How to increase sales by measuring each step of the selling process, How to prospect and present more effectively and efficiently, How to overcome the fear of closing the sale.
Speaker: Phil Schuman
Fee: $ 49.00
Thursday, October 20, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Have you ever considered starting a business? Do you have business ideas you would like to explore and wonder what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Bring your lunch and join us, and gain important information on business goal setting, developing and validating your ideas, finding your business model, and what it takes to be an innovator. Get tips and insights on website content and design that will strengthen your online image, and what is required to maintain a consistent online presence for your new business or organization.
Speaker: Nancy Shuttleworth and Steve Paddock
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging…are you ready to turn your idea into a real business opportunity? This workshop conducted by experienced business advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts, and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. Highlights of the workshop include using the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea, identifying your target customers and your “unique selling proposition”, consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options. Learn how to register your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch your idea, develop a business plan plus more. By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the tools and resources available to you and the “Next Steps” involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Ross Hart
Fee: $ 99.00