Training Calendar

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May
25
Thu
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: 3 Steps to Writing Your High Quality Book
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Publishers surveys report 80 percent of Americans say they want to write a book, but less than one-tenth of one percent actually do. Are you tired of just thinking and talking about writing your book? Come learn marketing from start to finish, ASAPs of book writing, and important steps for publishing a quality book.Discussion will include who should write a book and why. Find out how your top quality book can help position you as an expert and advance your business growth. (Suitable for non-fiction and fiction writers from beginners on up.)

Presenter by: Arlene Gale

Arlene Gale has 30 years of professional writing and international speaking experience. Her non-fiction book Face Forward Move Forward is a multiple international and national award winner. It was an amazon.com ì#1 Best New Release and ì#1 Best Seller in four categories. In 2016, the national SCORE office recognized Arleneís writing business with the ìTexas Small Business Champions Award.î During her career, Arlene has written more than a thousand magazine articles, hundreds of radio and television advertisements and programs, and several other books. If it needs to be written, Arlene Gale, ìThe Book Writing Business Coach,î can do it! Her passion is working with people to write, market, and publish their own top quality book in order to leverage their business expertise and move it forward.

Pre-registration is required by May 23, 2017 at 5 pm. No onsite registration will be available

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: 3 Steps to Writing Your High Quality Book
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Publishers surveys report 80 percent of Americans say they want to write a book, but less than one-tenth of one percent actually do. Are you tired of just thinking and talking about writing your book? Come learn marketing from start to finish, ASAPs of book writing, and important steps for publishing a quality book.Discussion will include who should write a book and why. Find out how your top quality book can help position you as an expert and advance your business growth. (Suitable for non-fiction and fiction writers from beginners on up.)

Presenter by: Arlene Gale

Arlene Gale has 30 years of professional writing and international speaking experience. Her non-fiction book Face Forward Move Forward is a multiple international and national award winner. It was an amazon.com ì#1 Best New Release and ì#1 Best Seller in four categories. In 2016, the national SCORE office recognized Arleneís writing business with the ìTexas Small Business Champions Award.î During her career, Arlene has written more than a thousand magazine articles, hundreds of radio and television advertisements and programs, and several other books. If it needs to be written, Arlene Gale, ìThe Book Writing Business Coach,î can do it! Her passion is working with people to write, market, and publish their own top quality book in order to leverage their business expertise and move it forward.

Pre-registration is required by May 23, 2017 at 5 pm. No onsite registration will be available

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Franchise Business Exploration Workshop (Cedar Hill)
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
If you are seriously considering business ownership, and specifically franchise ownership – then this workshop is for you. Topics include:
  • Why Business Ownership?
  •  Three Options for Going Into Business
  •  Small Business in the United States
  •  Franchise Industry Overview
  •  Building a Business Model
  •  Simplifying the Search for a Franchise

Presenter:    Bryant Colley, Franchise Specialist with FranNet of Dallas/Fort Worth

Pre registration is required by April 18, 2017 at 5 pm.  No onsite registration will be available.
May
26
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Home Based Business
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center Home Based Business

Learn what it takes to start and operate a Home Based Business.
ï Do you really want to be an entrepreneur?
ï How will you finance your business?
ï Developing a business plan
ï Complying with government regulations

Presenter:  Gordon Edwards

Online registration is required prior to attending this class. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Cedar Hill)
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the services of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center can assist starting or growing your business.   A few of the topics included are:  what it takes to be an entrepreneur, financing your business, and developing a business plan.

Registration ends on May 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Presenter:  Mark Christie, Business Advisor

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Jun
2
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientation (Dallas)
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the services of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center can assist starting or growing your business.   A few of the topics included are:  what it takes to be an entrepreneur, financing your business, and developing a business plan.

Registration ends on May 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Jun
8
Thu
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Home Based Business
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center Home Based Business

Learn what it takes to start and operate a Home Based Business.
ï Do you really want to be an entrepreneur?
ï How will you finance your business?
ï Developing a business plan
ï Complying with government regulations

Presenter:  Loletha Moore

Online registration is required prior to attending this class. No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Collin SBDC: It’s a BRAND New World
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

It’s a BRAND New World

Any business cannot really be successful unless they stand for something. You must have an identity, evoke an emotion and be memorable to your customer. Brand-i-fication™ is our process of establishing your brand, permeating it into your market space and drive revenue. The class will cover:

    • 5 Steps to a Power Brand
    • The real value of a Brand Promise
    • Your Business Website: the Billboard for your Brand
    • Perspective, point of view and your voice
    • Best Practices – what works
    • Before you Begin: Knowing your Customer and your World
    • What Focus Groups can Teach You
    • What Storytelling did for a BBQ business
    • Digital Checklist – terms and definitions

When you walk out the door, you will know what it takes to brand your business. Through our Brand-i-fication™ process, you will know how leverage your brand and your voice on social media to drive awareness and revenue. Your brand should have impact, create a loyal community and spur revenue and growth. Let your brand shout.

David McNair helped a brand new BBQ joint rise to #1 in the DFW Marketplace through branding and social media. He took a luxury retail store to a new level through storytelling and blogging. He took an ten-ton wrecking ball to his client’s competition by rebranding a large demolition company.  He took the nation’s largest diamond jeweler from a diamond commodity to a fashion presence.

Partnering with TIK:TALK Marketing, they produce winning business websites and successful digital marketing campaigns.  As President of Talent America Marketing, David specializes in

branding programs to help clients differentiate themselves from the competition.

Contact:    David L. McNair, 469-458-3744 or David@TalentAmerica.us

Website:   TIK:TALK Marketing  www.Tik-Talk.com

Facebook: @tiktalkmarketing,  @TalentAmericaMarketing

Jun
9
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Small Business Start-up Workshop
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about the expertise available to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from one of the largest management assistance programs serving small businesses in the United States. SBDCs assist start-up and existing businesses to start, expand and remain competitive in the complex market place and ever-changing global economy. This session will provide participants with information on the in-depth management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC Network throughout the 49 counties in northeast Texas.  Our only mission is to accelerate the economy by helping entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Presenter:  Gordon Edwards, Business Advisor

Pre registration is required. Deadline to register is June 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm.  No onsite registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Jun
16
Fri
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Orientación en español (Dallas)
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aprenda cÛmo los servicios del Dallas Metropolitan SBDC pueden ayudar a iniciar o crecer su negocio. Temas incluyen:

plan de negocio
regulaciÛn/licencias
prestamos
estructuras legales
impuestos federales
estales
y m·s

Presentador: S. Bento

Se requiere reservar antes de Junio 14, 2017.

Jun
22
Thu
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: How to Identify the Right Insurance for Your Business
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come and identify the†right type of insurance for your business, this workshop will cover:

Youíve worked hard to create a successful business. But unexpected events can have a negative impact on the business youíve built. As a business owner, itís important to have both property and liability protection.† Come learn how to identify what is right for you and your business.

Presenter: Mr. Karras Jackson, Agent, Allstate Insurance

Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is June 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm. No onsite registration will be available.
Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this†session do not provide legal advice.† The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Jun
29
Thu
Dallas Metropolitan SBDC: Grow Your Sales – Get Customers Now!
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Many salespeople “wing it”, cross their fingers, and hope they get the sale. During this interactive session, participants will learn a system that results in four predictable outcomes, duplicates success, and qualifies prospects instead of having them disqualify you. By having a true sales system you can confidently manage the sales process and go from being an order-taker to a sales professional!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process that prospects take sales people through.
  • A sales process that results in four predicable outcomes, and allows success to be duplicated.
  • Learn to sell based on the value instead of relying on price or features and benefits.
  • Qualify prospects sooner rather than later.
  • …and more!
  • Speaker: Brisa Castillo – Associate, Acuitv Systems, Inc

    Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is June 27 at 5:00 pm

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Jul
13
Thu
Franchise Business Exploration Workshop
Jul 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
If you are seriously considering business ownership, and specifically franchise ownership – then this workshop is for you. Topics include:
  • Why Business Ownership?
  •  Three Options for Going Into Business
  •  Small Business in the United States
  •  Franchise Industry Overview
  •  Building a Business Model
  •  Simplifying the Search for a Franchise

Presenter:    Bryant Colley, Franchise Specialist with FranNet of Dallas/Fort Worth

Pre registration is required by April 18, 2017 at 5 pm.  No onsite registration will be available.

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