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Is Business Ownership for You?

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main

In this informative presentation, franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will answer attendees’ initial questions on business and franchising basics. This event will be held at Montgomery County's Business Solutions Center on the 3rd floor at 1435 Cincinnati St Dayton 45417. 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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Responsible Money Management

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

Developing a spending plan will act as a roadmap to your financial success.  Have you ever wondered where your hard-earned money goes each month?  Most people fail to take action until it is too late.  By being proactive you take control of your situation and set up goals that work toward your financial stability. Personal Financial Planning is an orderly and detailed accounting of your income, savings, living expenses, and credit obligations that will help you manage your money more efficiently.  Without it you have no financial direction, but with a little effort the peace of mind and benefits are numerous.  

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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- Today's Dress for Success

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Miami Township
Community Room
If it has been a while since you were interviewing and meeting potential employers, your wardrobe and your professional communication skills might need an update. Join Teresa Napier of Lee Hecht Harrison as she shares details on today's professional dress rules. Participants will also discuss first impressions and office etiquette. Newcomers should arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration and orientation.
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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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Let DML Help You Meet Your Business and Career Goals

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Main
Join Business Services Librarian Ann Riegle-Crichton as she walks through the free library resources such as ReferenceUSA, Career Cruising, Lynda.com and the Job Seekers programs, all of which can help you with business and market research, career exploration and development of new or better work skills. This event will be held at the Montgomery County Business Solutions Center on the 3rd floor at 1435 Cincinnati Street Dayton 45417.
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Your Career Plan: Choice, Not Chance

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
If you are currently employed, you have a choice about career and job.  If you do not make the choice to actively work on your career plan, you are leaving it up to chance that your employer will keep you around. The odds are not in your favor. Career and life coach Dean Waggenspack will lead participants through the importance of having a career plan; the steps involved in creating a plan and building career/ life/ self balance within that plan.  This program will run in three sessions on Feb 9, 16 and 23. Each session will build on the previous session but participants can choose to attend one, two or all three sessions.

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Job Seekers Northwest- First Impressions Matter

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Everything from your email address to your voice mail greeting to how you dress when you turn in a job application matters to potential employers.  Join Teresa Napier of Lee Hecht Harrison as she shares ways to make the absolute best first impression.
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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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Smart Money: Five Money Questions for Women

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Women face unique financial circumstances.  A strong financial strategy is vital.  Ensure your financial strategy fits your lifestyle and needs.  During this presentation, we explore five critical money questions for women. 
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Understanding Credit & How To Use It Wisely

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B

Used properly credit offers us convenience.  Credit has been marketed to us in so many forms and so aggressively that we cannot imagine a world without it.  It took a complete meltdown of our national economy to get anyone to pay attention to out of control spending. Using credit creates debt that must be repaid.  All of us will likely find it necessary to use credit at some time, and this course will help us to understand credit and learn to use it wisely. 

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Your Career Plan: Choice, Not Chance

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
If you are currently employed, you have a choice about career and job.  If you do not make the choice to actively work on your career plan, you are leaving it up to chance that your employer will keep you around. The odds are not in your favor. Career and life coach Dean Waggenspack will lead participants through the importance of having a career plan; the steps involved in creating a plan and building career/ life/ self balance within that plan.  This program will run in three sessions on Feb 9, 16 and 23. Each session will build on the previous session but participants can choose to attend one, two or all three sessions.

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Your Career Plan: Choice, Not Chance

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
If you are currently employed, you have a choice about career and job.  If you do not make the choice to actively work on your career plan, you are leaving it up to chance that your employer will keep you around. The odds are not in your favor. Career and life coach Dean Waggenspack will lead participants through the importance of having a career plan; the steps involved in creating a plan and building career/ life/ self balance within that plan.  This program will run in three sessions on Feb 9, 16 and 23. Each session will build on the previous session but participants can choose to attend one, two or all three sessions.

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SCORE Small Business Counseling for Veterans

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Huber Heights
Study Pod 1
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. For counseling sessions held at Huber Heights branch library, first priority will be given to VETERANS interested in starting a business or in growing an existing business.  Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Registration is open

Is Business Ownership for You?

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main

In this informative presentation, franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will answer attendees’ initial questions on business and franchising basics. This event will be held at Montgomery County's Business Solutions Center on the 3rd floor at 1435 Cincinnati St Dayton 45417. 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

View More

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- Good Financial Decision Making For Job Seekers

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Miami Township
Community Room
Managing your money while looking for a new job can be a real juggling act. Our panel of experts, led by Don Sweitzer of DayAir Credit Union and Tim Brandon of Consumer Credit Counseling Services, will help you make the best possible financial decisions. Newcomers should arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration and orientation.
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How to Help Your Teen Get in & Get Money for College

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Dr. Pamela Ellis, The Education Doctor, will share 7 actionable items to begin, improve, or do differently to help your teen prepare for college. She will also discuss how your teen can choose the college that is right for them and where to find money for your family to afford college.
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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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Get real. Get ready. Get to Business!

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Are you ready? What’s the plan?
As a business owner you prepare yourself for the journey ahead by conduction research, seeking advice and educating yourself on the business that you are seeking to endeavor. This is called for many doing your homework. Come learn how to create a living business plan that you will use throughout the life of your business.
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Job Seekers Northwest- Adult Education Options

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Many job seekers are held back because they don't have a diploma or the right certificate or training required by a particular employer.  Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Sinclair offer all sorts of affordable adult ed options, including GED classes through Dayton Metro Library, that can open doors with employers. Learn about several adult ed programs in this session.
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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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Buying a Home

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
HER Realtor Kim Williams presents "Homebuyer Preparation Course" which covers everything you need to know to buy a home. Topics covered include: whether to rent or buy; financial aspects of home buying; making an offer; inspections and closing process.
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Get real. Get ready. Get to Business!

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Getting the money
If you are looking for grants and loans to begin your business, chances are they do not exist or you will not be eligible. Most new business are totally funded by the owners. Learn five creative tips used by an entrepreneur to creatively fund a new business.
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Get real. Get ready. Get to Business!

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Building a team that is game ready
As an entrepreneur you often feel like you are alone. As you build your business plan it must include a team that will help your business succeed. Do not run your business like you are a cast-a-way.
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