SBDC at Lakeland Community College
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
- Technical Assistance
- Quality-Based Assessments
- Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
- Loan Packaging Assistance
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Friday, March 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 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. This is NOT your traditional Business Plan seminar with pages of narrative plugged into a template. Come away with: *A list of goals and strategies, *A market analysis specific to your industry, *Demographic information, *An understanding of how to calculate financial projections, *A To Do List and *User friendly worksheets that will set the stage for the best year ever! 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. This class will be held in a computer lab, and use of a computer will be required. Basic Microsoft knowledge is recommended. We also 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. The cost is $99 plus processing ($105 total) non-refundable (fee includes flash drive with market analysis, worksheets, all other materials and usage of computer). Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planning-your-business-workshop-registration-21035045387 . This class is held in building C, room 1010.
Speaker: Jim Gray, Business Advisor for the SBDC and Owner of JPG Advisors, LLC and Cathy Walsh, Director of the Lake/Geagua SBDC
Monday, March 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Record Keeping * Financing * Importance of a business plan * Resources * and more. The class takes place in the Technology Building (Across the street from Main Campus), Room 106.
Thursday, April 07, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
For most people, starting a business is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Therefore, it is essential to utilize the best available resources effectively and get it right the first time. In this seminar the instructor uses an established proprietary process to match a person’s talents and goals with the right franchise choice. Topics covered: The advantages of starting a business. A look at franchise ownership. Misconceptions about franchising. Building equity as a strategy. How to find the right franchise. Bring your lunch if you choose!
Speaker: Terese McGroarty from FranNet of North East Ohio
Friday, April 08, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Record Keeping * Financing * Importance of a business plan * Resources * and more. This class is located in Building T, room 209.
7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094