Upcoming Training & Events



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Women's Business Center of Ohio
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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Starting & Managing Your Business Through a Crisis

Tuesday, Sep 29 9 am to 11:30 am

Please join the Small Business Administration and SCORE for a panel discussion featuring U.S. Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) and Dave Joyce (OH-14). The panel will discuss starting and operating a business during times of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you wondering if this is a good time to start, expand or pivot your business? Do you worry about cash flow, credit and capital? How do you staff during a health crisis? Should I contract someone to get my business started and how do I maintain records? Learn about this and more during this web-based event.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Key4Women: Putting the Pivot Playbook into Action

Wednesday, Sep 30 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

We’ve gathered some mentoring experts to help coach you on ways to meet the needs of the new economy and take the next steps for your business.  Using the Pivot Playbook, we will help guide your strategy to optimize and grow your business for the new normal and for the future. 

Join Key4Women’s Barb Smith along with SCORE CEO, Bridget Weston on September 30th at 12 pm to 2:00 pm ET for a free lunch and learn webinar.  

In this interactive webinar, we will discuss:

  • How to put the Pivot Playbook into action and ways to identify new revenue opportunities for your business
  • Review the 4 Pivot Playbook Steps
    • Business Evaluation
    • Research/Discovery/Brainstorming
    • Customer/Vendor Discovery
    • Implement your idea
  • How other like businesses are making the pivot during our interactive breakout sessions

Space is limited, register today!

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Lunch and Learn: Resources for Small Businesses During and After COVID-19

Thursday, Oct 01 12 pm to 1 PM

State Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland) and the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) will host a lunch and learn on Oct. 1 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to provide resources for small businesses during and after COVID-19. The event will be livestreamed to the House Democrats' Facebook page (@ohiohousedems).

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Insurance Will Cover That... Right?

Tuesday, Oct 06 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Pre MBE-Certification Workshop

Wednesday, Oct 07 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Learn the advantages of becoming MBE-Certification with the different agencies in Ohio and open doors for your business!

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: SBA Basics, Overview and Programs

Wednesday, Oct 07 11 am

This webinar will provide an overview of SBA programs like 7a, 504, and Microloan, and SBA resources such as Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Surety Bonds, and contracting assistance. We invite you to join by computer link (through Microsoft Teams), or via the telephone if necessary. An online presentation will be made available, so joining via the computer is the preferred option and will be most beneficial for participants.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: How To Expand Your Digital Footprint In The COVID-19 Era

Tuesday, Oct 13 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Get your brand to stand out in a crowded marketplace

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Protecting Your Business from Fraud

Tuesday, Oct 20 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Do you know what patterns to look for when monitoring your business accounts?

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: How to Achieve Your Goals With Your Credit

Thursday, Oct 22 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Learn how to improve your score, dispute items on your credit report and how to wield your credit to achieve your short and long term goals!

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Coffee + Chat

Thursday, Oct 22 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Monthly networking session to connect small business owners with each other and to the Women's Business Center community

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: The Nitty Gritty of Small Business Compliance

Tuesday, Oct 27 6 pm to 7 pm

What Legal Responsibilities Does Your Business Have?

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: SBA Basics, Overview and Programs

Wednesday, Nov 04 11 am

This webinar will provide an overview of SBA programs like 7a, 504, and Microloan, and SBA resources such as Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Surety Bonds, and contracting assistance. We invite you to join by computer link (through Microsoft Teams), or via the telephone if necessary. An online presentation will be made available, so joining via the computer is the preferred option and will be most beneficial for participants.

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