SBA Upcoming events

Hello all,

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

Featured Event! April 28-29, 2015 – The SBA and the Ohio Development Services Agency will be hosting the Ohio Business Matchmaker in Dayton. This event gives businesses the opportunity to meet one-on-one with federal, state and local government buyers and prime contractors interested in buying their products and services. To learn more and to register, please visit www.ohiobusinessmatchmaker.com.

April 22, 2015 – The Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE will be hosting International Legal Considerations: Protecting Your Intellectual Property When Doing Business Overseas. This FREE webinar will educate participants on protecting their IP when doing business internationally. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

April 22, 2015 – The Warren County SBDC will be hosting Steps to Starting Your Own Business in Mason. This FREE event will cover business plans, business names, professional service providers, taxes, licenses, permits, legal issues, record keeping, business loans, and more. To register, please visit www.warrencountysbdc.org.

April 23, 2015 – The Bureau of Workers Comp will be hosting a Prospective Billing and Safety Seminar in Dayton. This FREE seminar will educate attendees on the BWC’s transition to prospective billing and what that means for business owners. It will also provide the latest workplace safety updates and information on how to lower costs and increase worker safety. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

April 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Commerce, JobsOhio, Columbus 2020, Ohio Development Services Agency, and the Ohio Aerospace Institute will be hosting the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Assocation (CITCA) in Columbus. CITCA is a group of international diplomats representing countries throughout the world, and they seek to identify in-country and foreign direct investment opportunities within the U.S. To register, please visit here.

April 28, 2015 – The European American Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the Northern Kentucky International Trade Association will be hosting U.S. Commercial Service Roadshow: Expanding Your Company in Europe in Fort Mitchell, KY. This event will feature breakout sessions and meetings with U.S. Commercial Service trade officers form Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the U.K. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

April 28, 2015 – The Butler County SBDC will be hosting Legal Considerations When Purchasing or Selling a Business in Hamilton. This FREE event will educate attendees on the various legal aspects of buying or selling a business or franchise and will feature Dustin Hurley, Esq. with the University of Dayton School of Law J.D. To register, please visit here.

April 29, 2015 – The Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council (ORV~WBC) will be hosting their Monthly Luncheon in Moraine. This month’s lunch will feature Allied Shipping and Packaging Supplies (ASAP) and will allow attendees to network with local WBEs and tour the ASAP facility. To register, please visit here.

May 1, 2015 – Green Umbrella, in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council, U.S. Green Building Council, and Xavier University, will be hosting the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit in Cincinnati. This event will convene stakeholders throughout the region to share resources and solutions within a regional economy and connect a variety of groups working towards similar goals. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

May 4, 2015 – The European American Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Dynamics of European Security in Cincinnati. This event will discuss security in Europe as a result of the Russian aggression in Ukraine and will feature Andris Razans, Ambassador of Latvia to the U.S. To register, please contact Kathy Strunk at 513-651-6166.

May 4-7, 2015 – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Zane State will be hosting various events celebrating National Small Business Week in Cambridge. These FREE events include SBA programs, Quick Books, Computer Fraud and Security, Small Business and Employment Taxes, and Passion to Profits. For more information and to register, please visit www.zanestate.edu/smallbusinessweek.

May 5, 2015 – J.P. Morgan and the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a seminar on Foreign Exchange in Dayton. This FREE event will educate attendees on Japan’s quantitative easing (QE) policy and how it affects the relationship between the U.S. Dollar and the Japanese Yen. To register, please contact Kumiko Randall at 937-449-8804.

May 5-8, 2015 – Xavier University will be hosting MedCon 2015 in Cincinnati. This is unique event where attendees will gain new insights about FDA strategic priorities and solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by industry. To learn more and to register, please visit www.MedCon2015.com.

May 6, May 20, and June 3, 2015 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshops in Columbus. This 3 part series is designed to give attendees the tools, information and advice needed to start a business, develop a business plan, or key planning for an existing business. To register, please visit here.

May 7, 2015 – The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting Sakura Matsuri in Cincinnati. This annual event will feature the Consul General of Japan, Kazuyuki Katayama, Ph. D. For more information and to register, please visit www.jasgc.org.

May 7, 2015 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will be hosting their Signature Luncheon in Columbus. The topic for this event is Bugs, Shoes, and Business: Combating Global Poverty Through Entrepreneurship. The discussion will feature a panel of socially active organizations that are committed to helping others. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

May 8, 2015 – The SBDC at Zane State will be hosting a Business Success Conference in Cambridge. This event will educate attendees on various topics including social media, e-commerce, financing, Microsoft Excel, international trade, government contracting, and workers comp. To register, please visit www.zanestate.edu/smallbusinessweek.

May 11-13, 2015 – The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council will be hosting the Ohio Business Opportunity Fair in Columbus. This event will allow participants to demonstrate the value of their products and services to large corporations and their prime suppliers. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

May 12, 2015 – The Dayton Metro Library will be hosting their monthly Lunch and Learn in Dayton. This month’s topic is Your Business: Legacy or Liability? and will feature a panel discussion with a local attorney, a financial advisor, and a business planning expert. To register for this FREE event, please visit here.

May 13, June 17, July 15, August 12, 2015 – Porter Wright is hosting 2015 Technology Seminar Series in Columbus. This series provides cutting-edge information about how technology affects businesses. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

May 14, 2015 – The European American Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2015 Annual Gala Dinner in Covington, KY. This event will feature His Excellency Johan Verberke, Ambassador of Belgium to the U.S. To learn more and to register, please contact Dollie Diller at 513-762-3725.

May 19, 2015 – Frost Brown Todd, Bannockburn Global Forex, and VonLehman will be hosting Understanding the foreign exchange marketplace in 2015 in Cincinnati. This FREE event will educate attendees on the foreign exchange market and foreign financial accounting. To learn more and to register, please visit www.vlcpa.com.

May 19, 2015 – The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting Working Effectively with Your Japanese Business Partners in Cincinnati. This event will educate attendees on the cultural and social issues in doing business with Japanese companies. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

May 19, 2015 – The Warren County SBDC will be hosting Understanding Financial Statements in Mason. This FREE event will address various topics such as accounting systems, balance sheet, income and cash flow statements, and other key financial statements. To register, please visit www.warrencountysbdc.org.

May 21, 2015 – The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Confluence will be hosting a China Roundtable in Cincinnati. The topic for this event is Opportunity and Challenges of China’s Water Industry and will feature John Robinson with Cornerstone China Advisor and Mandarin Environment. To register, please visit www.china-midwest.com/events.

May 21, 2015 – The International Trade Association of Southwest Ohio (ITAWSO) will be hosting Unlocking International Markets – 2015 in West Chester. This event will provide a forum for discussing challenges faced by U.S. companies doing business abroad and how to overcome them to increase global sales. To register, please visit here.

May 27, 2015 – The Southern Ohio International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC) will be hosting a workshop on International Logistics in Piketon. This event will educate attendees on how to export products from the U.S. throughout the world. In addition, the workshop will also discuss the Appalachian Export Grant and how companies throughout the region can offset the costs of international business activities. To register, please contact Melissa Carter at (740) 289-2071 ext. 222.

May 27, 2015 – The Women’s Small Business Accelerator will be hosting a Women Helping Women Open House in Columbus. This FREE event will allow attendees to hear from and meet past program participants and successful and influential female business owners. To learn more, please visit here.

May 28, 2015 – The Warren County SBDC and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be hosting a Business Expo in Lebanon. This event will cover various topics including finance, technology, sales and marketing, human resources, and legal, as well as an exhibition. To learn more and to register, please visit www.warrencountysbdc.org.

June 11, 2015 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will be hosting their Signature Luncheon in Columbus. The topic for this event is Shifting Sands in the Middle East and will feature Dr. Daniel Kurtzer, who served as both the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt (1997-2001) and as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2001-2005). To learn more and to register, please visit here.

Small Business Development Series

The Small Business Administration (SBA) in conjunction with the Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), SCORE, Ohio’s Minority Business Enterprise Division, and other local partners are offering a FREE 6 month resource training seminar series. Each individual seminar is designed to enhance the setup and/or growth of your small business concern. These seminar series will be offered in Cincinnati, Columbus, Lima, and Zanesville. To register, please contact:

· Cincinnati – https://clients.ohiosbdc.ohio.gov/center.aspx?center=17052&subloc=0

· Columbus – Robin Wotring at (614) 469-6860 ext. 282

· Lima – Beth Sanders or (419) 995-8464

· Zanesville –Beth Hampp at (740) 588-1207

SBA webinars and events – For an updated list of SBA webinars and events for Ohio, please visit here. Topics include healthcare, contracting, financing, and more.

Small Business Seminars – The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offer many seminars and workshops to small businesses throughout Ohio. Topics include certifications, mentoring, social media, business strategy, finance, and more! To learn more about these events, please visit here.

Upcoming International Trade Missions and Webinars – The Ohio Development Services Agencyand the U.S. Department of Commerce provide numerous opportunities to companies interested in participating in international trade missions. To see a list of upcoming missions through the State of Ohio, please visit here. To see a list of upcoming trade missions through Commerce, please visit here and for upcoming webinars, please visit here.

Alexander Kohls

Senior Area Manager, Dayton

200 West Second Street, Suite 400

Dayton, OH 45402

email: alexander.kohls

Phone: 614-633-6372

Fax: 202-292-3510

Please note that the City of Dayton’s e-mail address extensions have changed from name.

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About Greater Dayton MBAC

The City of Dayton Human Relations Council is host to the Greater Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC). A component of the State of Ohio Development Services Agency, MBAC provides management and technical assistance, procurement information, bonding assistance, cost estimating services and organizational assessments. For businesses engaged in the construction sector, the Center also provides Construction & Plan Room assistance. MBAC offers free assistance to minority, woman and small businesses in Montgomery, Green, Clark, Dark, Preble, and Miami counties of Ohio.

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