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Upcoming Small Business Development events in Ohio

Below is a list of upcoming events in Ohio.  For more information or to register, please use the links below.  Thank you.

 

New Event Listing! Small Business Development Series – The Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE, and the Small Business Development Centers are pleased to provide another great training series.  This Small Business Development Series is a six months of FREE resource training seminars.  Topics include The Resource Network, Starting Right and Beyond, Access to Capital, Credit Report/Credit Score, Small Business Marketing, and Small Business Procurement.  The series is being provided in four areas around Ohio:

 

Cincinnati – Held on the 4th Friday of the month from April to September.  To register, please contact Trenise Stowers at 513-487-1155.

Columbus – Held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from May to September.  **Please note that April’s training is on Thursday April 10th.  To register, please contact Robin Wotring at 614-469-6860 ext. 282.

Dayton – Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from April to September.  To register, please call 937-281-0118 or visitwww.entrepreneur.org.

Mansfield – Held on the last Wednesday of the month from April to September.  To register, please contact Michalina Lacy at 419-755-9011.

 

April 2, 2014  The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Governor’s Export Initiative and World Trade Center – Kentucky will be hosting the event Building an Export Marketing Plan: Workshop in Ft. Mitchell, KY.   This half day workshop provides a deep dive into the market research tools and proven strategies to create a working export plan that companies can use to position their products, brands and corporate identity to successfully capture international markets.  A special section of the workshop is devoted to provide companies a framework to follow to optimize visibility on social media and by international search engines when exporting.   For more information go to the events page at www.nkychamber.com

 

April 2, 2014 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will host Creating Global Leaders: Empowering Youth to Change the World in Columbus.  This event will feature Activist, Humanitarian, and Social Entrepreneur Marc Kielburder.  To learn more and to register, please visit http://columbusworldaffairs.org/2014/april-2-2014.

 

April 3, 2014 – The USDA Rural Development and the Ohio Development Services Agency will be hosting a meeting on the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) in Reynoldsburg.  This meeting will discuss funding opportunities that is intended to encourage rural small businesses and agricultural producers to install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.  To learn more and to register, please contact Cindy Musshel at 614-255-2427, Christie Hooks at 614-255-2397 orRandy Monhemius at 614-255-2424.

 

April 10, 2014 – The Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) in conjunction with Kegler Brown will be hosting Exports to India: An Overview of Market Opportunities in Columbus.  This event will discuss market opportunities in India, key legal and tax issues to consider in exporting and importing goods and services internationally, and information about DSA’s upcoming trade mission to India.  To register, please contact Ashton Lahman at 614-255-5515.

 

April 16, 2014 – The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Frost, Brown, Todd will be hosting a China Executive Round Table in Cincinnati.  This event will allow attendees to learn more about new business trends, burgeoning technology, and economic development reforms in China.  To learn more, please visit www.china-midwest.com

 

April 18, 2014 – The International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC) at Youngstown State University will be holding a seminar onDoing Business in India in Youngstown.  This event will cover a variety of topics related to doing business in this market.  To register, please contact Mousa Kassis or Rosemary Sulik.

 

April 22-23, 2014 – The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Development Services Agency will be hosting the Ohio Business Matchmaker in Dayton.  This premier event will feature matchmaking with procurement officers, as well as breakout sessions on various subjects.  To learn more and to register, please visit http://checkohiofirst.com.

 

April 22, 2014 – The Japan-America Society of Greater Cincinnati and J.P. Morgan Chase Bank will be hosting a Foreign Exchange Seminar in Dayton.  This event will discuss how the Third Arrow of Abenomics affects the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Japanese Yen.  To register, please contact Kumiko Randall by April 15th..

 

April 24, 2014 – The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business Partnership will be hosting a Business Opportunity Breakfast in Dayton.  This event will allow construction businesses that are Minority, Woman, or Veteran-owned an opportunity to network with some of the largest buyers in the region.  To register, please visit here.

 

April 26, 2014 – The Wright State Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) will be hosting a workshop on Basic Trademark Information in Dayton.  This FREE event will review trademark basics and the mechanics of searching federal trademark and patent databases.  To register, please contact Ran Raider at 937-775-3521.

 

May 6-9, 2014 – Xavier University will be hosting MedCon 2014 in Cincinnati.  This premier event is focused on the medical device and equipment industry and will give attendees the opportunity to hear from top FDA officials.  Topics that will be covered during the conference include FDASIA, 510(k) Process, global requirements, and more.  To learn more and register, please visit here.

 

May 8, 2014 – The U.S. Commercial Service will be hosting Export University 301 – Selling to the UAE: Industry Roundtables in West Chester.  This event will discuss the opportunities in the UAE for U.S. companies involved in Aviation, Architecture/Engineering/Construction, and Water Technology.  For more information, please contact Marcia Brandstadt at 513-684-2944.

 

May 8, 2014 – The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Frost, Brown, Todd will be hosting a China Executive Round Table in Cincinnati.  This event will allow attendees to learn more about new business trends, burgeoning technology, and economic development reforms in China.  To learn more, please visit www.china-midwest.com

 

May 9, 2014 – The International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC) at Wright State University will be hosting a program onInternational Standards Update in West Chester.  Attendees will hear to determine if they need certifications, where to go to get started, and learn how to protect them and their company.  To learn more, please visit here.

 

May 13, 2014 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will host Why STEM Matters to the World in Columbus.  This event will feature a panel of executives from Abbott Nutrition, Battelle, and Honda of America.  To learn more and to register, please visithttp://columbusworldaffaris.org/2014/may-13-2014.

 

May 14, 2014 – Confluence - the Water Technology Innovation Cluster of the Ohio River Valley Region – will be hosting the 2014 Confluence Water Symposium in Covington, KY.  This event will bring together leaders from the water industry, government, and universities to network and share perspectives on regional, national, and global water challenges.  For more information, please visithere.

 

May 20, 2014 – The Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will be hosting the 3rd Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference in Athens.  This FREE day-long conference will address the region’s current status and opportunities in the manufacturing sector by bringing together national leaders and industry experts to discuss recent trends and developments.  More information and registration details will be coming soon.

May 20, 2014 - The City of Mentor’s International Trade Program is offering an International Standards Workshop in Mentor.  Attendees will learn what is needed to certify your product and comply with the requirements for European CE Mark as well as other country certifications.  To register, please visit here.

May 29, 2014 – The Small Business Administration (SBA) will be hosting the 2014 Awards Ceremony – Celebrating Success in Small Business in Grove City.  This event will honor small businesses, resource partners, and lenders that have stood out in the past year.  To register for this event, please contact Robin Wotring at 614-469-6860 ext. 282.

June 4, 2014 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will host Global Economic Prosperity & Wellbeing: Incentives to Drive Educational Change in Columbus.  This event will feature the executive director of Gallup Education.  To learn more and to register, please visit http://columbusworldaffairs.org/2014/june-4-2014.

June 5, 2014   The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Merx 2014 – Country Edition.  This event is an International Best Practices Summit & Trade Luncheon.  This year’s summit will feature interactive panel discussions on winning strategies used by local companies when expanding internationally into such geographic markets of China, Europe, India, Japan and Latin America.  More information is forthcoming.

June 13, 2014 - The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Dezan Shira & Associates will be hosting a Growing Your China Business seminar in Cincinnati.  This event will allow attendees to learn more about the best practices for navigating China’s complicated, and sometimes cumbersome, regulatory environment.  To learn more, please visit www.china-midwest.com

Bureau of Worker’s Comp (BWC) – The BWC will be hosting Destination: Excellence seminars throughout the State of Ohio.  These FREE seminars will focus on safety and return-to-work options for businesses.  To learn more and to register, please visithere.

SBA Export Express Program – The Small Business Administration (SBA) has suspended the guaranty fee and on-going fee for loans under $150,000.  This guaranty fee suspension will remain in place until September 30, 2014.  Basically, this provides a savings for the small business of the 2% guaranty fee and a savings for the lender of the 52 basis points on-going fee.  For more information, please contact Mr. Patrick Hayes, International Trade Finance Manager-Eastern U.S. at Patrick.hayes@sba.gov or 216-522-4731.

Small Business Seminars – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College offers many seminars and workshops to small businesses in the region.  Topics include certifications, mentoring, social media, business strategy, finance, and more!  To learn more about these events, please visit here.

Upcoming International Trade Missions – The Ohio Development Services Agency provides numerous opportunities to companies interested in participating in international trade missions.  To see a list of upcoming missions and how to register, please visit here

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