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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Training Events


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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Training Events

Wednesday, March 26

Writing A Business Plan (U.S. Small Business Administration, City of Pawtucket, The Pawtucket Foundation, SCORE, the Center for Women & Enterprise, TD Bank and the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce – Pawtucket Visitor’s Center, 1st Floor Theater, 175 Main Street in Pawtucket from 9:00 – 11:00am and is free of charge.  To register, Click Here , email jsandmann@pawtucketfoundation.org or call 401-725-4400):

A solid business plan is an important cornerstone to any successful business.  If you are looking to get a loan for your business, you will need a good business plan.  Join us as we take you through the critical elements of a business plan and help you get started on down the path to completing your business plan.

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Thursday, March 27

Government Contracting 101 (U.S. Small Business Administration, North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Women & Enterprise, and SCORE – North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, 8045 Post Road in North Kingstown from 8:00-10:00am and is free of charge.  To register, email info@northkingstown.com or call 401-295-5566):

Did you know that the United States Government spends nearly $600 BILLION dollars annually on goods and services?  Did you also know that 23% of that money is mandated to go solely to small business?  The government buys everything from paperclips to aircraft carriers to day care services.  Don’t you think it’s time for you to learn how to get started on the path towards getting your piece of this $600 billion dollar pie?

Join us and learn what you need to do to get started.  Let experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration guide you through the world of federal procurement as they show you how easy it is to register and where to go to find the billions in contracts that go out each year.

Community Entrepreneurs Phase Two:  Business Planning Boot Camp (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 9:00am – 4:00pm on Thursday and Friday.  Fee for 2 days is $395.  Partial scholarships may be available for those who qualify.  To register, visit www.cweonline.org or call 401-277-0800):

This exciting two day course is focused on fast-tracking your business’ launch period.  The two full days of classroom activities with two weeks in between allow students to conduct research specific to their business idea and further their business plan.  Attendees will focus on the basics of a business plan, including:
• Promotion and Advertising
• Operations planning
• Financial Statement Projection
• Product Pricing
• Financing Strategies

This course is suited for those with a budding start up or deep business knowledge gained through previous entrepreneurial work, senior level management skills or a master’s degree in business or related fields.

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Saturday March 29

Accounting & Taxes for Small Business – Part 2 (SCORE – Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street in Providence from 9:30am – 12:30pm and is free of charge.  To register, email pplref@provlib.org and put “Attention: Ann P” in the subject line or call 401-455-8005.  Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Garage, $3 for 3 hours.  Bring your ticket for stamping to the library):

Join SCORE for the first of a two week seminar that helps small businesses gain a better understanding of basic accounting and tax principles.

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Thursday, April 3

Intro to the HUBZone Program (U.S. Small Business Administration, City of Pawtucket, Pawtucket Foundation, SCORE, Center for Women & Enterprise, TD Bank, and the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce  – Pawtucket Visitors Center, 175 Main Street in Pawtucket from 9:00 – 11:00am and is free of charge.  To register, email jsandmann@pawtucketfoundation.org or call 401-725-4400):

The HUBZone Program helps small businesses located in designated economically depressed areas and urban and rural communities with high unemployment get contract assistance and promote job growth and economic development in their communities.  There are over 50 HUBZones in the state of Rhode Island, 4 of which are in Central Falls alone.

Tactical Briefing:  How To Find The Right Marketing Tactics For Your Business (SCORE – Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road in Lincoln from 9:30 – 11:30am and is free of charge.  To register, email matthew.spoehr@sba.gov or call 401-528-4561):

Deciding where to spend your time and money on marketing/advertising today can be overwhelming.  You may be considering email, direct mail, social networking, real networking, advertising, cold calling, and a myriad of others.

Join marketing coach Bob Salvas as he looks at the history of advertising and marketing and an analysis of how people are making buying decisions today.  Develop your tactical marketing plan like a military operation and lead your business to success.

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Friday, April 4

HOW TO: Explore Entrepreneurship (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 9:00 – 10:30am and is free of charge.  To register, visit www.cweonline.org or call 401-277-0800):

Attend this workshop and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.  As part of this workshop, you will:
• Explore the process and learn about the risks and rewards of starting up your own business
• Discuss your specific business ideas and needs with a program manager
• Get an overview of various resources at CWE and elsewhere to help you succeed
• Hear success stories of women who have worked with CWE and are now thriving in the business world

How To Certify Your Minority And Woman Owned Small Business (Center for Women & Enterprise – 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard in Providence from 10:45 – 11:45am and is free of charge.  To register, visit www.cweonline.org or call 401-277-0800):

The Rhode Island Minority Business Enterprise CO promotes the development of certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).  It does this by facilitating their participation in Rhode Island’s business and economic development opportunities.

As part of this workshop you will learn:
• How to become MBE, WBE and DBE certified
• The benefits of these certifications

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Saturday, April 5

How To Write An Effective Business Plan (SCORE – Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street in Providence from 9:30am – 12:30pm and is free of charge.  To register, email pplref@provlib.org and put “Attention: Ann P” in the subject line or call 401-455-8005.  Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Garage, $3 for 3 hours.  Bring your ticket for stamping to the library):

Join SCORE for an information packed seminar on how to create a business plan.

SBA’s participation or support of this event is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity.  All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a non -discriminatory basis.

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