Workshops

The Center of Integrated Entrepreneurship is hosting a series of entrepreneurial workshops in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center at the REGC.  The workshops are free to all Hiram College students, faculty and staff.

Upcoming Workshops:

Business Ownership Options: A Look into Franchising
Friday, February 21, 2014  |  3-5 PM, East Hall Forum

A franchise, aka “business-in-a-box,” can be a very appealing way to get a business started. This workshop will help you think through whether franchise ownership is “right” for you. Topics covered will include: “Why Own a Franchise,” “Pitfalls of Franchise Ownership,” “Misconceptions about Franchising,” “How to Find the Right Franchise,” and much more. Workshop Facilitator: Jack Warren (Hiram ’86), Director of Operations, Comfort Keepers, with Bonnie Warren, Owner, Comfort Keepers

Smart Start
Friday, March 21, 2014  |  3-4:30PM, East Hall Forum

Begin the journey of entrepreneurship by understanding the mindset of an entrepreneur.  Smart Start covers the basics of business ownership including business planning and funding options. Workshop Facilitator: Stacey Banks Houston, CEO, RSVP Consultants

Show Me the Money  
Friday, March 28, 2014  |  3-4:30PM, East Hall Forum

Trying to determine the best funding option for your business? A panel of local funding specialists will discuss a variety of funding options for small business start-ups. Workshop Facilitator: Stacey Banks Houston, CEO, RSVP Consultants

The Business Plan…Your GPS
Friday, April 25, 2014  |  3-4:30PM, East Hall Forum

This workshop is a step by step look at why and how the business plan is your roadmap or GPS (Grow. Plan. Succeed), as well as the qualities that make that plan a winner.  The workshop will discuss each of the components in the business plan in detail.  Clients will leave with a “skeleton” plan for their reference. Workshop Facilitator: Stacey Banks Houston, CEO, RSVP Consultants 

 

Past Workshops:

How to Fund Your Small Business - March 22, 2013

Danielle Higgins, Associate, Day Ketterer Law Firm, Canton, Ohio
Ty Barksdale: Vice-President, Commercial Lending, Portage Community Bank
Bob Cohen: CEO, Braintree Business Development Center, Mansfield, Ohio

Legal Basics for Business - February 22, 2013

Danielle Higgins, Associate, Day Ketterer Law Firm, Canton, Ohio

 

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