Events/Workshops

 
  
    

Business Basics

Monday, March 09, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Debra Boudrieau
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Deb Eibner
Fee: $ 99.00
Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Debra Boudrieau
Fee: $ 99.00
Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Many experts feel that the job description is the mother of all HR processes. Everything from recruitment and training to performance evaluations and compensation all stems from the Job Description. Learning to understand all of the various parts of the employment life-cycle and how the job description touches them, will help you take your job description from a compliance exercise to be an important part of your development plan for your employees. When you have an up-to-date job description, you can use it for recruiting, performance management and compensation. This workshop will review practical tips on how to use it in these key processes and how to easily keep it updated. When you attend this workshop, you will learn how and why you want to create and maintain job descriptions that involve employees, managers and HR staff and if you don't have a job description process yet, you will receive basic templates and support in starting or "re-starting" your process.
Speaker: Deb Eibner
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Brian DeClue
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
It's true...hiring the right employees is a critical business management function that helps you get more done, grow your business, lighten your load and broaden the skills and capabilities of your company. It can also be a significant expense, energy drain and distraction when your selection process fails. This workshop will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge and practical tools to use whether you're hiring your first employee or the 100th. You'll be guided through an overview of the legal issues of interviewing and hiring, determining your priorities for skills as well as how to efficiently prescreen, interview and select your employees. Your will leave this workshop with techniques and interview questions in had aimed at helping you choose the best people so you can hire right the first time.
Speaker: Deborah Eibner
Fee: $ 49.00
Friday, March 20, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
All businesses need financing in some form to start up, expand, add new equipment or infrastructure, and to provide the necessary working capital to manage the peaks and valleys of the business cycle. This workshop will help you learn about the options available to small businesses in Vermont and how to access them for your own business. A panel of lenders will discuss solutions and sources for business financing, the role and relationship of the business owner and the funder, and how to analyze and consider your options. You will learn about different business financing opportunities and topics that can be important to your business finances. We will also discuss how to put together a winning loan application package. Join us for this workshop and let us help you improve your chances of getting the money necessary to achieve your business's financial goal.
Speaker: Chris Herriman - Vermont SBA, Sam Buckley - Vermont Community Loan Fund, Sean Long - Peoples Bank, David Blow, VEDA, Tom Porter, VEDA, Bob Flint - Springfield Regional Development Corporation, Steve Paddock - Vermont Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Ross Hart
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Laurel Butler
Fee: $ 99.00