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Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College
Kirtland

Phone: 440-525-7706
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Center Director:  Cathy Walsh

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

  • Strategic Planning
  • eCounseling
  • Technical Assistance
  • Quality-Based Assessments
  • Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
  • Loan Packaging Assistance


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Events

Business Start-Up

Monday, March 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: *Self Evaluation * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Importance of a business plan * Funding sources *Free or Low Cost Business Resources *Networking and more. This class is located in the Technology building, room 106- across the street from Main campus. You must be pre-registered, no walk-ins.

Business Planning

Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Create a Business Plan that delivers results! Whether you’ve been in business for years or managing a start-up, get a fresh perspective on your finances, budget, customers and marketing. Get the tools and guidance needed to write your business plan in this 4 hour workshop. Come away with: 1) A list of goals and strategies, 2) A market analysis specific to your industry, 3) Demographic information, 4) Ways of marketing your product or services, 5) Competitive Analysis, 6) An understanding of how to calculate financial projections and other financial statements, 7) A Bankers perspective, 8) How to put together a formal business plan, 9) User friendly worksheets that will set the stage for a great year! Included with the cost of this class is a flash drive with market analysis for your specific business. Once registered please provide us with your NAICS code or a specific business description by calling 440-525-7706. Laptop computers will be provided in this class to view all data for class. We strongly suggest that if you are a pre-venture business or recent start-up, you should first attend our FREE On BASE Start-Up Business Training Class before attending this class.  Seating is Limited. Coffee and Water will be provided. Presented by: Jim Gray-Owner of JPG Advisors, LLC & Business Advisor for the SBDC, Cathy Walsh, Director of the Lake/Geauga SBDC. Organized by the Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College.

Technology

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Businesses that have complete business information online are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers. Get Your Business Online is a fast and easy way for small businesses to get online. While 97% of consumers look online for local products and services, 55% of small businesses do not have a website. Get Your Business Online provides small businesses with a free website as well as free tools, training, and resources to help their business succeed online. Create a free website through Google in just 60 minutes during this hands-on and fast moving interactive workshop. Participation prerequisites are as follows: 1. An established a gmail account 2. You must know your gmail account password 3. The website is free but to complete publishing activity participants will need to have a credit/debit card (participants can finish this step later if preferred, however, know that the credit/debit card will not be charged) Please note: This class takes place in a computer lab. A $10 administrative fee is required when registering. You must be registered no later than April 4, 2017. This is class is located at Lakeland's Holden University Center in room 118.

Business Start-Up

Friday, April 07, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: *Self Evaluation * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Importance of a business plan * Funding sources *Free or Low Cost Business Resources *Networking and more. This class is located in Building T, room 209. You must be pre-registered, no walk-ins.

Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup

Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Do you want to save hundreds of dollars in professional fees? This QuickBooks Workshop for Beginners (I) will show you how to unlock the power of QuickBooks, and take direct control of your business finances. By the completion of this class, you will have a clear understanding of how to setup and manage your company finances on a day to day basis, as well as access basic financial information you need to help you become successful in operating your small business. Topics included in this workshop are: (1) Setting up your Business-identifying methods for navigating QuickBooks and importance of setting preferences (2) Accounts Payable-vendors, purchase orders, inventories, entering/paying bills, check payments (3) Accounts Receivable- customers, estimates/sales orders, invoices/statements/credits and receiving payments (4) Banking-bank accounts, making deposits, bank reconciliation and credit cards. This is a 'hands-on' class and laptop computers with QuickBooks software installed will be provided for use in this workshop. This class is for those using the desktop versions of QuickBooks for Windows (Pro, Premier and Enterprise), NOT the Online or Mac versions. Please Note: QuickBooks Workshop for Beginners (2) takes place on June 8, 2017 and requires separate registration at a cost of $99 or register for both workshops now at a discounted price of $149-read below to see how: Interested now in attending both QuickBooks Beginner (I) and (II)? Save NOW and take both classes for only $149 if you register by May 10, 2017 before 4pm. Just type SAVE NOW under coupon code when registering for this class and you will be registered for both classes at the low price of $149! Call the SBDC at Lakeland Community College at 440-525-7706 for more details. PLEASE NOTE: NO REFUNDS.
Speaker: Karen Haden-President/Owner at KH Business Services, LLC

Business Start-Up

Monday, May 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: *Self Evaluation * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Importance of a business plan * Funding sources *Free or Low Cost Business Resources *Networking and more. This class is located in the Technology building, room 106- across the street from Main campus. You must be pre-registered, no walk-ins.
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