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May 2022

Business Stability – Disaster Planning for Small Businesses

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Business interruptions and disasters affect every business at some stage in its growth. Whether it is a hurricane, power outage, or road construction, disasters can strike at any time. There are key steps businesses can take today to reduce downtime and keep operations running if they are impacted. Attend this webinar to learn more about disaster preparedness tips and resources available to businesses to get better prepared.

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Accepting Cryptocurrency as a Payment Option

May 26 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Free

Presented by Sondee Lima and Jennifer Brown (bios below). Cryptocurrency has been in existence since 2009. As of 2021, over 20% of Americans now own it, and this percentage is growing by the day. It is estimated that 90% of Americans will own crypto by 2028. Likewise, many businesses including Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Subway currently accept cryptocurrency, and this number is growing as well. These businesses enjoy the following benefits: Increased international reach Better security Faster payments Lower processing fees…

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June 2022

Generational Wealth: Building a Lasting LEGACY!

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Free

A webinar series designed to educate minority and small businesses regarding information integral to growth and success. Each 2-hour-long session will provide small business owners & staff, C-level executives, chamber and non-profit organization leaders, and other professionals with the resources needed to create, maintain and grow a successful business. This one-time registration will allow attendees to participate in ALL 4 WEBINAR SESSIONS at no cost. The IN-PERSON SESSIONS will require separate registration and fee.

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Consumer Budgeting During a Crisis presented by Truist

June 1 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Free

The thought of being hit with a major negative event that could affect your finances, such as a job loss, an illness, a car accident—or a pandemic—can keep anyone awake at night. However, the prospect of something expensive and beyond your control happening becomes less threatening if you’re properly prepared. Join us for “Budgeting During a Crisis,” presented by our community partners at Truist Bank. This interactive session will provide you with the tools you need to assemble a crisis…

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Pinterest 301: Creating a Strategy for Your Business on Pinterest

June 1 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Heather is a Pinterest marketer and has been managing client accounts for 5 years. She jokes that she’s used the platform so long she remembers when there wasn’t much to see and you actually found the end of the feed. Before she got into Pinterest marketing she was an accountant and worked in lending. Heather facilitates a YouTube channel & paid community where she helps content creators, coaches & service providers with strategies to grow their traffic & sales on…

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Legal Checklist for Startups

June 2 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

All the legal requirements of starting a new business can seem overwhelming. This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the legal issues involved in starting a new business. Using a startup checklist, it will discuss 7 areas of legal concerns: Creation of Business Entity Regulatory Compliance Owner Relationships Worker Relationships Client/Customer Relationships Vendor Relationships Intellectual Property Attendees will receive a copy of the checklist for their own use Presenter BIO: Laurie M. Lee, Esq. owner of The Legal…

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Getting Your Physical Products on Amazon

June 6 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Robyn Johnson will share from her over 11 years of experience on Amazon to help you get a clear understanding of: -Whether you product is a good fit for Amazon and how to price your products -How to estimate Amazon selling fees and how fees work for physical products -How to get your products the "Prime" badge - Common Pitfalls To Avoid -Tricks to keep your account healthy About our presenter - Robyn Johnson Robyn Johnson has been heralded as…

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How Do I Develop a Product or Service to Sell?

June 7 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

This seminar will cover generating new product ideas, building product concepts, and discussing methods of tailoring your product to the right target market. This will include: • Generating product ideas and concepts. • Functions, tasks, and pain points. • Creating insight statements. • Translating insights into product concepts. • Defining a successful product or service. • Defining the value proposition. • Testing the feasibility of a new product concept. • Launching a new product or service.

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Learn the Basics of Google Ads

June 8 @ 10:00 am EDT
Free

Learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads. You will learn how to create an account and set up an ad campaign, how to improve ad performance, and how to measure success. Led by Pamela Starr, a professional trainer for Grow with Google, this is a session perfect for people new to Google Analytics.

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How to leverage your personality to sell more – Part 1 of 3

June 8 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Part I: Qualify, Connect, Drive Results  Introduction to Personalities, 5 Languages of Appreciation, Generations: This workshop will focus on the skills and importance of “How to recognize and connect with other people quickly” to communicate effectively. People will tell you who they are and what is important to them if you just pay attention to them. This 3-Part series is presented by Cynthia Blackwell, coach, and author of The Magical Power of 3 Roadmap to Success Wealth and Happiness. Cynthia’s…

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

June 9 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Intellectual property rights can cover a wide array of legal protections entrepreneurs may need to protect their unique products and services, their branding their company’s reputation, and other intellectual assets. This webinar will cover the following topics: • Intellectual Property – Definition and Common Mistakes • Trademark Registration and Rights • Types of Patents and the Application Process • Copyright Ownership and Protection • Domain Name Selection and Registration • Types of Trade Secrets and Their Protection Our Presenter is…

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Selling More and Greater Profits on Amazon

June 13 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Robyn Johnson will share from her over 11 years of experience on Amazon to help you create an actionable plan for marketing your products on Amazon including: -How to get your products seen on Amazon (Amazon SEO basics) -Anatomy of the best selling listing -How to use promotions to gain increase conversion rates -Understanding Amazon Advertising and its role in product launches on Amazon -Protecting your brand on Amazon This will be an intermediate-level class assuming that you understand the…

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Determining Product Profit Potential and Target Market

June 14 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

This workshop will cover methods of calculating the market potential and estimating the number of sales and profit you can derive from it using databases available for free through the Jacksonville Public Library. This will include: • How to define consumer or business target markets. • How to include psychographics in the definition. • Calculating market potential sales and profitability.

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Finding Contentment in a Chaotic World

June 14 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Finding Contentment in a Chaotic World can be a tall order today. With juggling family, the children, a business, events, day-to-day activities, and other obligations there is little to no time for us.   However, by understanding who we are, how we behave, what makes us tick, and then what makes others tick, we can start with a feeling of peace. Then let’s learn what can bring us peace during the chaos.   The tips and tools you will learn…

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The ABC’s of Exporting

June 15 @ 9:00 am EDT

Topic Minority & Small Business Boot Camp 2.0 Description A webinar series designed to educate minority and small businesses regarding information integral to growth and success. Each 2-hour-long session will provide small business owners & staff, C-level executives, chamber and non-profit organization leaders, and other professionals with the resources needed to create, maintain and grow a successful business. This one-time registration will allow attendees to participate in ALL 4 WEBINAR SESSIONS at no cost. The IN-PERSON SESSIONS will require separate…

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What is your Business Worth? Buying or Selling: How to Get the Highest Return on Your Investment

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

As a business owner, knowing the value of your business is key to ensuring that your personal and professional goals are on track. Interested in buying a business? Or do you want to sell your business? Either way, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment. How do you answer the key questions: What is it worth? How much should I ask? This comprehensive seminar will help you obtain a better understanding of the…

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Financial Series Part 1 of 3 -Introduction to Bookkeeping for Small Business

June 15 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Many businesses miss out on opportunities to make more money because they do not fully understand the value of keeping a "good set of books" and analyzing the financial reports their books produce. In this three-part workshop shop series, we will discuss strong bookkeeping processes; discuss the technology tools that support your back office; review the most important financial reports examine the metrics required to help you make more informed business decisions. Proper bookkeeping with the right technology and financial…

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Starting Your New Business

June 15 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Free

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business. It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes, and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

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Deep Dive into Facebook

June 16 @ 10:00 am EDT
Free

In this session on Facebook, attendees will analyze if Facebook is really the best platform to drive their particular business, what types of content to create for their viewers and how organic versus paid advertising works. Attendees with learning about different types of content, where to find free or inexpensive tools to organize and assist them, and ultimately how to build a content calendar to stay consistent and relevant to your audience. Additionally, participants will see an actual working advertising…

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How to Set a Price for Your Product or Service

June 16 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

This workshop will cover five methods of product pricing with step-by-step instructions on how to implement them. The methods discussed will include: - Value-Added Pricing - Cost Plus Pricing - Modified Cost Plus Pricing - Competitive Pricing - Value-Based Pricing We will also discuss how to combine some of these methods to determine a specific price and sales volume while generating a profit amount that you specify as part of the process. Presenter BIO: Craig Linsky is a SCORE mentor…

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7 Little Known Secrets to LinkedIn Success

June 18 @ 10:00 am EDT
Free

LinkedIn has become one of the most powerful tools in a company’s marketing arsenal. Want to know how over 55 million businesses are using LinkedIn to grow their business? Find out best practices at this seminar! LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, is always being updated. In this workshop, we'll show you how to take advantage of LinkedIn’s newly refreshed desktop and mobile applications and see how to use its newest features. You’ll benefit from an instructive overview about how to use…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Amazon Ad Budget

June 20 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

This is an advanced-level course for sellers already selling on the Amazon platform. In this course, we will cover how to best utilize ads on Amazon to increase your profitability and top-line sales goals. We will cover: How to calculate the estimated ad budget before launching a new product Best practices for allocating your ad budget across campaigns and products Steps for a successful launch or re-launch of a product What types and targeting of ads to test Best practices…

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Introduction to Google Analytics

June 22 @ 10:00 am EDT
Free

Learn how to set up and start to use Google Analytics to understand how people engage with your website.   Learn how to:   ●    Set goals for your website ●    Set up Google Analytics and connect it to your website ●    Understand what types of reports are available in Google Analytics   Led by Pamela Starr, a professional trainer for Grow with Google, this is a session perfect for people new to Google Analytics.

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Generational Marketing – Reach & Acquire 4 Generations of Customers

June 22 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Having to reach, influence, and convert 4 generations has made marketing more complicated than ever for small businesses to generate leads, build brand trust and achieve financial objectives.   Are you struggling with where to find a Boomer and how to sway a Gen Z’er? How about unpredictable Millennials? They are all SO different. It is critical that you understand what they each want if you are going to get them to buy.   Dive into the unique qualities of…

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Paychex: Human Resource Trends for 2022

June 23 @ 9:00 am EDT
Free

Learn the HR Trends that are impacting businesses today. Topics include post COVID19 trends, Safety Requirements from OSHA, and Hiring/Talent considerations.

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Using Reference Solutions to Grow your Small Business

June 23 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

In this session, you will learn how to: Reference Solutions is a set of databases that allows you to download records of your target market prospects for free. - Access Reference Solutions from home for free with your library card, - Identify new sales prospects, - Create customized business & consumer marketing lists, - Identify key business contacts, - Locate home-based businesses, - Find businesses with web addresses, - Define delivery routes, - Gather competitive business intelligence, - Identify major…

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Legal Steps for Buying/Selling a Business

June 27 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

The decision to buy or sell a business involves 4 legal steps to make certain that it will be a successful transaction for both parties. This webinar is designed to provide an overview of those legal steps to follow when buying/selling an entity or its assets so that risk of facing legal ramifications can be avoided should any issues arise after the closing of a sale. In-depth details on the following steps will be reviewed: Negotiating Base Terms Purchase Agreement…

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Building Your Business Plan

June 28 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Free

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of this plan. FREE! A $35 value!

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Social Selling – How Business is Done Today

June 28 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Free

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools, and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But between Facebook and Twitter, email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month, there’s a lot to keep up with. The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming. This session helps make sense of the noise and teaches you how to create the best combination of email and social media marketing for your business. Gain…

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How to leverage your personality to sell more – Part 2 of 3

June 29 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Part II: Leverage Relationships and Drive Results  How do we leverage relationships to drive the outcomes we desire? Being self-aware of WHO we are and WHAT is important to us is the first step to developing our strategic plan to achieve Explosive Success. This workshop will review what we learned in Part I and provide practical tips to implement immediately. This 3-Part series is presented by Cynthia Blackwell, coach, and author of The Magical Power of 3 Roadmap to Success…

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Big Skills for Leading Small: Building Great Teams

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Learn the Single Best Tool for Creating Teams that Perform It’s no secret we are facing new challenges as small business owners. The current labor market has put employees in a position of power and, for the first time in decades, the pool of eligible employees is declining. The incentives to work with larger companies are increasing with offers of free tuition, signing bonuses, and even cash for just applying! As a small business, how do you compete? One of…

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Franchises – An Easier Way to Owning a Business

June 30 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

Owning a franchise is one way to become an entrepreneur. A franchisor provides the planning, brand name, and promotional support the franchisee needs to get started. Attend this workshop to see if a franchise is right for you. You will have the opportunity to hear from local franchise owners live, including > Presenter, Heidi Simos > Panelist Craig Linsky > Panelist Debra Koehler > Panelist Sean Rotolo > Panelist Edward Hawkins Find out why they decided to take the franchise…

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July 2022

Being a Better Leader: Developing Your Leadership Skills to Grow Your Business

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

In this webinar, we will help business leaders learn how to enhance employee engagement and drive profitability by exploring the 3 Key Leadership Circles of Developing Yourself. You will come away with ways to increase personal wellbeing and leadership impact to help reach your organizational goals. We will provide tools to identify strengths and growth areas, create & implement effective plans and provide best practice “real world” tools. And we will help you measure your effectiveness to know how your…

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August 2022

Build Your Business Credit

August 18 @ 10:00 am EDT

Building business credit is a common quest for both new and existing small business owners. From startup costs to new expansion strategies, establishing a strong business credit profile can help make your immediate and future business plans a success. In this webinar, you will learn the difference between personal and business credit, how to build business credit, and why it matters.

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September 2022

Grow with Google: Google Analytics

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Learn how to take advantage of Google’s free marketing and business productivity tools to grow your business. Google has a buffet of free tools that help small businesses attract new future customers. This workshop shows you where they are and how to use them with a special emphasis on using Google Analytics to uncover new markets, refine your marketing and get more results out of your existing efforts. In the Google Analytics portion discover the easy-to-reach data that can help…

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October 2022

How to Make Your Website Search Engine Friendly

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Have you ever wondered how web search engines and search engine optimization (SEO) works? Are you looking for more online visibility? In this webinar you will learn some of the easiest ways to increase the likelihood of being found on Google and Bing search engines.

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