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Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College

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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Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup

Thursday, December 08, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
QuickBooks is a popular and powerful accounting software that fulfills the bookkeeping needs of small businesses. This hands-on course introduces some new topics and further expands on the skills covered in QuickBooks for Beginners I that is offered on November 10, 2016. In this workshop, you will learn beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks' more advanced features and applications. Topics included in this workshop are: (1) How to do: journal entries, adjustments, chart of accounts, items (payroll, price levels, billing rates), taxes, budgets, reminders/to do lists/alerts, administrative tasks, year end procedures (2) Employees: time tracking, projects/billing rates, payroll, taxes (3) Reporting and Other Communications. 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. Recommended Prerequisite: A basic understanding of QuickBooks or QuickBooks for Beginners I Workshop taking place on November 10, 2016. Separate registration required. Interested now in attending both QuickBooks Beginner (I) and (II)? Save NOW and take both classes for only $149 if you register by Novermber 9, 2016 before 4pm. You must register under QuickBooks for Beginners I and type coupon code SAVE NOW. 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

Friday, December 09, 2016 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.
Monday, January 09, 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.

Legal Issues

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Do you want to hire employees, but are overwhelmed by employment regulations? In this class, Attorney at Law, Richard N. Selby, from Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. will discuss the many laws affecting how you manage employees, from hiring to firing and how to protect your small business from lawsuits. Topics covered include: *Compliance with local, state and federal employment laws to prevent harassment and discrimination and ensure employee privacy; *How to deal with angry employees, fines and lawsuits; *Payroll, overtime, wage/hours; *What not to ask in an interview and learn some important questions you should ask; *How to Give Feedback to Employees; *Employee Handbooks (what should be included) and Job description. This is a brown bag lunch and learn so bring your lunch if you choose! Presented by the Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College
Speaker: Richard N. Selby, Attorney at Law, DWORKEN & BERNSTEIN CO., L.P.A.
Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Are you a Small Business Owner interested in finding out more about the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs? Have you ever considered selling your product or services to the Federal Government? Are you a banker, CPA or other professional who would like to know more about the SBA as a resource for your clients? Then join us for this SBA programs breakfast seminar designed to help small businesses that want to expand by providing information on the various SBA lending programs, government contracting programs and other SBA resources available. The SBA representatives will explain in detail the types of programs available, where to find the resources and what to know about the lending and government contracting application process. Topics to be discussed include: • Types of SBA Programs • Small Business Advantages • Finding the Resources • Building a Relationship with Your Banker and Finding SBA lenders • Understanding the Loan Application Process and Eligibility Criteria • Government Contracting Programs Plus, network with peers and other professionals in the local small business community Presented by: • Thomas R. Sangrik, Lender Relations, U.S. SBA at the Cleveland District Office • Martin Gareau, Director of SBCC and SBDC Business Counselor at Lakeland • Raymond Graves, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. SBA at the Cleveland District Office • Various Business Banking Experts Organized by the Small Business Development Center at Lakeland Community College and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce
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