Events/Workshops

 
  
    

Start-up Assistance

Friday, May 29, 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: Sarah Kearns
Fee: $ 99.00
Monday, June 01, 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
Wednesday, June 17, 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
Thursday, June 18, 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, June 23, 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, June 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: Brian DeClue
Fee: $ 99.00
Friday, June 26, 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: Brian DeClue
Fee: $ 99.00

Business Basics

Thursday, June 04, 2015 5:00 PM to 6:30 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

Technology

Thursday, June 04, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sensitive Data Security Workshop for Small Businesses From Cyber to Internal: security threats are closer than you think. 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: John Burton from NPI, a Vermont Technology Management company, will lead the workshop along with Kerin Stockpole, Employment attorney from Paul Frank and Collins. This informative event will include a presentation, group discussion and a binder filled with useful material.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sensitive Data Security Workshop for Small Businesses From Cyber to Internal: security threats are closer than you think. 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: Speaker: John Burton from NPI, a Vermont Technology Management company, will lead the workshop along with Kerin Stockpole, Employment attorney from Paul Frank and Collins. This informative event will include a presentation, group discussion and a binder filled with useful material.

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, June 25, 2015 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
This follow up workshop is appropriate for those business owners who have had exposure to basic accounting principles and have spent some time with their own statements and would like to learn more. It is a perfect follow up for those who attended the Introduction to Financial Statements workshop. Among the topics covered will be an in-depth discussion on cost of goods sold, gross margins and how pricing and direct labor impacts them, and the importance of understanding cash flow. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own statements so they can work individually with them.
Speaker: Ross Hart