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SBDC at Wright State University
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Phone: 937-775-3487
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Interim Center Director: Kimberly Woodbury

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

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Business Planning

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Do you have it all figured out? The idea is rock solid, the funding is ready and the sales plan is poised to be launched... Really? If you are in business or looking to start a business, you have to have a plan. Without it, you significantly reduce your chance of success. Whether you need a business plan to find funding or just get your company organized, you will find this seminar invaluable to your planning process.
Speaker: Kim Woodbury, CBA

Cash Flow Analysis & Management

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
There is still money in the checkbook so we must still be in business!” Ever hear someone say that? Do you know what your profit margin is? Net profit or gross profit? What about your break even point? What does the bank see when they look at your financials? All these questions and more will be addressed in this class. You must have an intimate understanding of the numbers behind your business to succeed. Join us in this session to learn more about the following areas: - The key financial documents - Managing cash-flow, a primer - Calculating your break-even point - Assess your business health with ratios - How to plan for good times and bad
Speaker: Kim Woodbury, CBA
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Thursday, October 22
Entrepreneurship and small business ownership is a key opportunity for transitioning service members and veterans as they transition to civilian life. Returning veterans are natural entrepreneurs, possessing the skills, experience and leadership to start businesses and create jobs. This workshop, for transitioning service members and veterans, is offered in collaboration with the the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Business Planning

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Creative Thinking Toolbox for Small Businesses WARNING: DO NOT ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP… unless you want to turbo-charge your thinking skills… Do you have an established small business or are you thinking of starting one? Finding creative solutions to your customers’ needs is a daily chore. In a fast-moving and crowded marketplace, those who innovate and offer a more creative approach often win. In this 2-hour, interactive workshop, we open the vault and share some of the Creativity secret weapons used from Silicon Valley to Madison Avenue. Large companies have been using these techniques for decades. You’ll see the creativity hacks, shortcuts, and worm-holes not taught in college. Learn how to apply them to your business. They are quick to learn and can be applied instantly. What if it’s Monday morning, you’ve not had your coffee yet, and you MUST be creative? What if you don’t think you are a creative person? Doesn’t matter! Armed with these techniques, anybody can boost their creativity. These skills help in multiple small business situations: * What kind of business should I start? What is my niche? How can I leverage my knowledge and skills into a compelling offer for clients? * How can I stand out as a more effective employee or vendor? * How can I more effectively solve problems? * How can I boost sales with a promotional event, give-away, or ad?
Speaker: Jeff Cole is an author, consultant, and speaker who has trained over 5000 people in process improvement methods. He has over 30 years of experience in applying creativity techniques to help improve business processes. Jeff has helped organizations across a wide range of industries in public and private sectors, both domestically and abroad. He can be found at

Business Start-Up

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 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
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Let’s face it… no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less planning for them. Disaster Recovery Planning is one of those “important, not urgent” action items that (unfortunately) gets pushed to the back burner. Do you have a plan? - How fast could your business realistically be back up and running in the event of any natural or human disaster? - What is your tolerance for the IT network (including phones) being down? - What does downtime cost your business? - What backup, security and business continuity systems are currently in place? Are they sufficient? In this workshop you will learn the 7 key components of a SIMPLE Business Continuity Plan and leave the workshop with the beginnings of an actionable plan.
Speaker: Ellen Baily, Asset Business Computing
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