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Market Research That Won't Break the Bank

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! Join Dayton Metro Library’s Business Services Librarian who will demonstrate how you can use free library resources to: Identify potential customers; Find information on consumer demographics; Access reliable information on market size and critical trends; Identify and research your competition; Analyze potential business locations. This event is sponsored by the SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center and will be held at 714 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402. You must call 937-281-0118 to register.
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Job Seekers MT- HR Professionals Tell All

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room

Join HR professionals Kelli Todd with Green Tokai and Erika Koepper with Cat Logistics as they share the top mistakes job seekers make and offer suggestions on how to avoid making those mistakes.

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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Miami Township
Quad Room B
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Your Life's Work Reimagined Series Kickoff

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

The series begins with reimagining two words: “Retirement” and “volunteering”.  Participants will learn about the concept of an "encore career" for those people looking for productive engagement (work and service) that is meaningful but also means something beyond the self.

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Is Business Ownership for You?

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

Your new life’s work might be starting your own business. Explore this option in detail with franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will answer attendees’ initial questions on business and franchising basics. Highlights include:

·         Why consider business ownership? Advantages and disadvantages


·         Determining your ideal business model: Build, buy or franchise


·         Economic overview and business trends


·         Much more than food: Myths of franchise ownership


·         Funding options and building equity as an exit strategy


·         How the SBDC, SBA and SCORE can help


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Time: Intend It, Don't Just Spend It

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

We are all given the same 24 hours each day, yet many of us go to bed each night wondering if we’ve spent our time wisely. Led by Rose Lounsbury--professional organizer and owner of Less LLC--this class will focus on techniques to help us spend our time more intentionally. Participants will learn the #1 list they should make, how to balance “must do’s” with “want to do’s”, and how to make daily schedules that are actually meaningful.


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Job Seekers MT Interview Preparation and Skills

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room

The Job Seekers team will share invaluable library resources for interview preparation and discuss the skills needed to master different types of interviews, including phone, Skype and call-back interviews.

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Volunteerism as Your Life's Work

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

There are many opportunities in our community for rewarding (and impactful) engagement as a volunteer. Join a panel including David Hicks of Dayton Metro Library, Janelle Leonard of Five Rivers MetroParks and Jeanne Holihan of The Dayton Foundation as they share information about volunteer roles that truly make a difference! 


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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Registration begins 5/15/2017 at 12:00 AM

HOW TO START A BUSINESS

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room

Ms. Jaya Kiere Johnson is a Senior Economics major and Accounting minor at Spelman College. At the age of 16, she started her first business, Links by J. Kiere, a handmade jewelry brand that empowers women of color of all generations. Since then Jaya was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and in 2015 she was voted Entrepreneur of the Year for the Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Man of the Year issue.   At Spelman College, Jaya started Daddyless Daughters, a supportive community for Spelman students who have grown up without the presence of a father.  After graduation, Jaya will attend Wake Forest University’s Master in Accountancy program to become a Certified Public Accountant. She also plans to continue growing her business and turning Daddyless Daughters into an international nonprofit organization.

Ms. Johnson will walk the teens through the following Program Objectives:

1. Increase entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial thought among high-school aged students

2. Provide information on how to start and grow a business while in high-school/college

3. Inspire and empower students to accomplish their goals

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Life's Work- Choice, Not Chance- session 1

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

Join career and life coach Dean Waggenspack as he helps shift your mentality to consider the choices available to you.  Address four barriers to moving forward (time, uncertainty, stuck and skills gap). (Participants can attend any of sessions 1, 2, 3. Sessions build on each other but each session can be attended as a stand-alone event.)


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How To Start A Business

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room

Ms. Jaya Kiere Johnson is a Senior Economics major and Accounting minor at Spelman College. At the age of 16, she started her first business, Links by J. Kiere, a handmade jewelry brand that empowers women of color of all generations. Since then Jaya was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and in 2015 she was voted Entrepreneur of the Year for the Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Man of the Year issue.   At Spelman College, Jaya started Daddyless Daughters, a supportive community for Spelman students who have grown up without the presence of a father.  After graduation, Jaya will attend Wake Forest University’s Master in Accountancy program to become a Certified Public Accountant. She also plans to continue growing her business and turning Daddyless Daughters into an international nonprofit organization.

 

Ms. Johnson will walk the teens through the following Program Objectives:

1. Increase entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial thought among high-school aged students

2. Provide information on how to start and grow a business while in high-school/college

3. Inspire and empower students to accomplish their goals

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Job Seekers NW- Creating an Outstanding Resume

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Tara Twitty of CASS will discuss how to construct an extraordinary resume that will open doors and get you noticed by employers.
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Miami Township
Quad Room B
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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How to start a business

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Westwood
Meeting Room

Ms. Jaya Kiere Johnson is a Senior Economics major and Accounting minor at Spelman College. At the age of 16, she started her first business, Links by J. Kiere, a handmade jewelry brand that empowers women of color of all generations. Since then Jaya was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and in 2015 she was voted Entrepreneur of the Year for the Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Man of the Year issue.   At Spelman College, Jaya started Daddyless Daughters, a supportive community for Spelman students who have grown up without the presence of a father.  After graduation, Jaya will attend Wake Forest University’s Master in Accountancy program to become a Certified Public Accountant. She also plans to continue growing her business and turning Daddyless Daughters into an international nonprofit organization.

Ms. Johnson will walk the teens through the following Program Objectives:

1. Increase entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial thought among high-school aged students

2. Provide information on how to start and grow a business while in high-school/college

3. Inspire and empower students to accomplish their goals

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HOW TO START A BUSINESS: Ms. Jaya Kiere Johnson

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Ms. Jaya Kiere Johnson is a Senior Economics major and Accounting minor at Spelman College. At the age of 16, she started her first business, Links by J. Kiere, a handmade jewelry brand that empowers women of color of all generations. Since then Jaya was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and in 2015 she was voted Entrepreneur of the Year for the Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Man of the Year issue.   At Spelman College, Jaya started Daddyless Daughters, a supportive community for Spelman students who have grown up without the presence of a father.  After graduation, Jaya will attend Wake Forest University’s Master in Accountancy program to become a Certified Public Accountant. She also plans to continue growing her business and turning Daddyless Daughters into an international nonprofit organization.

Ms. Johnson will walk the teens through the following Program Objectives:
1. Increase entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial thought among high-school aged students
2. Provide information on how to start and grow a business while in high-school/college
3. Inspire and empower students to accomplish their goals

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Life's Work- Choice, Not Chance- session 2

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

In session 2, Dean Waggenspack helps you understand yourself, your strengths and your goals better. There will also be time to reflect on the Three Circles of Career & Life: (1) My assets and experiences, (2) What need I want to meet or problem I want to solve and (3) What I really want to do.


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The 11 Habits of Organized People

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Do you see organized people and wonder just how they do it? Well, their secrets are about to be revealed. Presented by professional organizer Rose Lounsbury, founder of Less LLC, this class will focus on 11 practical habits you can adopt to achieve and maintain organization in your home and workspace. It’s time to clear that clutter, once and for all!
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How to Grow a Business

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Ms. Jaya Kiere Johnson is a Senior Economics major and Accounting minor at Spelman College. At the age of 16, she started her first business, Links by J. Kiere, a handmade jewelry brand that empowers women of color of all generations. Since then Jaya was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and in 2015 she was voted Entrepreneur of the Year for the Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Man of the Year issue.   At Spelman College, Jaya started Daddyless Daughters, a supportive community for Spelman students who have grown up without the presence of a father.  After graduation, Jaya will attend Wake Forest University’s Master in Accountancy program to become a Certified Public Accountant. She also plans to continue growing her business and turning Daddyless Daughters into an international nonprofit organization.
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Life's Work- Choice, Not Chance- session 3

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

In this final installment in the Life’s Work series, Dean Waggenspack will discuss how moving forward in career and life requires reflection on two things: 1) a snapshot of where you are today;  and 2) exploring what you want your career and life to look like in the future.  


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Market Research That Won't Break the Bank

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! Join Dayton Metro Library’s Business Services Librarian who will demonstrate how you can use free library resources to: Identify potential customers; Find information on consumer demographics; Access reliable information on market size and critical trends; Identify and research your competition; Analyze potential business locations. This event is sponsored by the SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center and will be held at 714 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402. You must call 937-281-0118 to register.
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Job Seekers MT Extraordinary Resumes That Will Get Noticed

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room

Dana Morgan of Lee Hecht Harrison will share sample resumes and suggestions for creating an outstanding resume that will get noticed.

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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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