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SBDC at Wright State University
Rike Hall

Phone: 937-775-3487
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Center Director: Earl Gregorich

Comprehensive business management and education services.
Free, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling and low- or no-cost training.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Friday, September 11
There’s theory and then there’s real life. Many books focus on theory. What small business owners experience on a daily basis are the combat conditions of real life. This entertaining, fast-paced and interactive workshop will focus on using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in real life to improve small business processes. LSS was created at Motorola in 1986 and has been used by service and manufacturing companies of all sizes globally. Learn the secrets that Fortune 500 companies use, customized for a realistic small business application. Participants will learn the vocabulary, methods, and tools used to drive faster and better processes. No computers or special software are required and participants will be able to start applying what they learn immediately. Find out why LSS Green Belt is one of the most sought-after certifications in industry.
Speaker: Jeff Cole, Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt has over 30 years of experience in playing all roles in the LSS process. He is an author, consultant, and speaker who has trained over 5000 people in these methods. In addition to being Motorola’s lead instructor, he has helped organizations across a wide range of industries in public and private sectors, both domestically and abroad. Jeff can be found at


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
During this workshop, you will learn more about business ownership and discuss various options available in the franchise world. Topics covered include: Benefits of franchise systems Who is right for the franchise industry? How to find the right franchise for you What are the concept options?
Speaker: Bill Powell, FranNet

Tax Planning

Thursday, September 24, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Alisa Livesay, CPA, of Mosaic Strategic Partners will present this tax workshop designed for small business owners. She will review the steps you need to take now to prepare for tax season and discuss recent changes that have occured to the tax code and how they affect small businesses. This should be a very timely and important workshop for small businesses.

Business Start-Up

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
So, you want to start a business! This course will provide valuable resources needed to get your business up and running. Getting started in business can be a daunting task and the forms, rules and regulations are not so clear for the new entrepreneur. By taking this course, you will be able to gain an understanding of the basic steps to start a business and move on to more specific one-on-one counseling sessions. Learn more about the following areas: - Business name registration - Legal business structures (LLC, Inc., etc.) - Vendors Licenses - Federal Employer ID Number (EIN) - Employer responsibilities - Business Taxes
Speaker: Kim Woodbury, SBDC Counselor
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