Dayton HRC

Upcoming Area-wide Event and Opportunity List

April 8, 2019 – The SBDC at Kent State-Tuscarawas will be hosting New Business Start Up in New Philadelphia.  This workshop is an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand, and business financing.  To register, please visit here.

April 9, 2019 – The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Government Contracts: What Happened in 2018 That You Need to Know in Dayton.  This workshop will provide insights to companies who do business with the government as well as those who would like to transact with the government.  To register, please visit here.

April 9, 2019 – Cultivate will be hosting The Future of Work: Understanding and Overcoming Disruptions Caused by Technology and the Younger Generations in Grove City.  This workshop will help identify the gaps in your business that could be keeping you from employing and keeping the best talent available.  To register, please visit here.

April 9, 2019 – The Cincinnati Council on World Affairs will be hosting International Institutions Under Strain in Cincinnati.  As part of the 2019 Spring Speaker Series, this session will feature Daniel Ikenson, Director of Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute who will discuss the World Trade Organization (WTO).  To register, please visit here.

April 9, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) in Athens.  This FREE class will cover topics such as types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service.  To register, please visit here.

April 9, 2019 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

April 9, 2019 – UC College of Law and Graydon Law Offices will be hosting Law and Business in Sub-Saharan Africa in Cincinnati.  This seminar will feature three African attorneys who will discuss their personal observations about doing business and practicing law in the region.  To register, please visit here.

April 10, 2019 – The Innovation Center at Ohio University will be hosting a Customer Validation Workshop in Athens.  This workshop will discuss how to identify and reach potential customers to get valuable feedback on a business idea.  To register, please visit here.

April 11, 2019 – The Greater Ross County and Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce will be hosting The Site Selection Process in Chillicothe.  This FREE workshop will feature expert consultants who will share the secrets of the industry when competing for site visits.  To register, please visit here.

April 11, 2019 – HCDC will be hosting Antifragility in Cincinnati.  As part of the Switched on Startup series, this FREE workshop will discuss thorny aspects of the entrepreneurs journey and the principles needed to navigate the terrain.  To register, please visit here.

April 11, 2019 – DRMA will be hosting Riding the Crest: Economic Update with Brian Beaulieu in Fairborn.  This event will discuss the leading economic indicators and what it means for manufacturing going forward.  To register, please visit here.

April 11, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Understand Your Market Thru Data in St. Clairsville.  This FREE workshop will discuss the importance of using market research and data to better understand your market.  To register, please visit here.

April 11, 2019 – FranNet and Columbus SCORE will be hosting Is Business Ownership Right For You? in Dublin.  This workshop will cover topics such as understanding the risks and benefits of various business models, approaches to financing, and more!  To register, please visit here.

April 12, 2019 – HCDC and Queen City Angels will be hosting eKickStart in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will feature Gerald Schlecter, founding member of two companies, who will discuss his experiences and lessons learned.  To register, please visit here.

April 12, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Social Media Marketing in Athens.  This FREE workshop will discuss the various online platforms and how to maximize them when marketing a company.  To register, please visit here.

April 12, 2019 – HCDC will be hosting Mastering the SBIR in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will feature experts from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) who will provide a step-by-step tutorial of the SBIR process and how to pursue non-dilutive funding for innovation.  To register, please visit here.

April 16, 2019 – Startup Grind will be hosting From PhD to Founder in Dayton.  This session will feature Karen Wonders, Founder and Director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, who will share insights on how she is scaling her business as well as how she took the leap to make her venture come to life.  To register, please visit here.

April 16, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Contract Bidding for Small Businesses in Columbus.  This workshop will explore the bidding process and discover the keys to creating competitive bids.  To register, please visit here.

April 16, 2019 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

April 16, 2019 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting How to Create a Revenue-Generating Marketing Plan in Columbus.  This workshop discuss SCORE’s easy to implement, step-by-step process for creating a marketing roadmap to grow your business.  To register, please visit here.

April 17, 2019 – The SBDC at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Steps to Starting a New Business in Batavia.  This FREE workshop will discuss the steps that are important to starting a business.  To register, please visit here.

April 17, 2019 – The Ohio EPA will be hosting the 2019 Sustainability Conference in Columbus.  This conference will show attendees how to leverage sustainable practices and resources to strengthen Ohio communities and businesses.  To register, please visit here.

April 17-18, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Basis of a Successful Enterprise (BASE) Class in Columbus.  This FREE, two-day workshop will educate attendees on what it takes to build a business around their dreams and passion.  To register, please visit here.

 

April 18, 2019 – The Warren County SBDC will be hosting Steps to Starting Your Own Business in Springboro.  This FREE workshop will discuss business plans, entity formation, taxes, licenses, permits, legal issues, recordkeeping, business loans, and more!  To register, please visit here.

April 18, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) in Logan.  This FREE class will cover topics such as types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service.  To register, please visit here.

April 18, 2019 – ECDI will be hosting Capital for Construction: Estimating and Bidding Process in Cincinnati.  This workshop will discuss understanding project size and value, getting to know the client, understanding the bidding process, awareness of the market and local regulations, managing current workload and adding new projects.  To register, please visit here.

April 18, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) in Pomeroy.  This FREE class will cover topics such as types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service.  To register, please visit here.

April 18, 2019 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting What You Need to Know About Franchise Ownership Today in Columbus.  This workshop will discuss franchise concepts targeting central Ohio, average investment for franchises, financing franchises, and more!  To register, please visit here.

April 20, 2019 – The SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) will be hosting a New Business Information Session in Dayton.  This FREE seminar will provide an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing.  To register, please visit here.

April 22-23, 2019 – The SBA and the Ohio Development Services Agency will be hosting the 2019 Ohio Business Matchmaker in Dayton.  This premier event will provide an opportunity for small businesses to meet one-on-one with federal, state, and local government buyers, as well as prime contractors.  To register, please visit here.

April 23, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Websites for Small Businesses in Columbus.  This workshop will discuss the keys to building a website that builds brand awareness and expands market share.  To register, please visit here.

April 23, 2019 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

April 23, 2019 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting Bringing Products to Market in Columbus.  This workshop is designed to provide information and advice on the steps required to convert an idea into a product that can be successfully sold.  To register, please visit here.

April 24, 2019 – HCDC will be hosting Everything You Need to Know About SBA 504 Loans in Cincinnati.  This FREE event will feature a morning and afternoon session.  The morning topic is What You Need to Know About the SBA 504 Program for Small Businesses.  The afternoon topic is The SBA 504 Process After Approval.  To register, please visit here.

April 25, 2019 – The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Global E-Commerce & Supply Chain Strategy – Challenges and Opportunities in Cincinnati.  This event will feature experts from P&G, HKTDC and others who will discuss best practices in this field.  To register, please visit here.

April 25, 2019 – ODOT will be hosting a DBE Certification Workshop in New Philadelphia.  This FREE workshop is to assist companies who are interested in Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification and understanding available contract opportunities.  To register, please visit here.

April 25, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting a Small Business Tax Workshop in Columbus.  This FREE workshop is designed to provide a general overview of business taxes and the instruction necessary for compliance with federal, state, and local taxes.  To register, please visit here.

April 26, 2019 – The SBA will be hosting the Spark Award Ceremony and Business Roundtable in Miami County.  This FREE event will feature the recognition of a local company and a business roundtable with government officials and small businesses.  More details will be forthcoming.

April 30, 2019 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.

April 30, 2019 – FASTLANE will be hosting Intro to Collaborative Robots Workshop in Dayton.  This workshop will discuss the benefits and potential applications for collaborative robotics and flexible automation and how it can help a business.  To register, please visit here.

April 30 – May 3, 2019 – Xavier Health and the FDA will be hosting MedCon in Cincinnati.  This conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact with FDA and medical device industry experts on solutions for today and tomorrow.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

May 2, 2019 – The SBDC at the OSU-South Centers will be hosting a U.S. Department of Labor Information Seminar in Piketon.  This workshop will discuss the difference between State and Federal labor laws, salary requirements, what can be asked in an interview, and more!  To register, please contact Jennifer Dunnboss at 740-289-1605.

 

Need Help Marketing Your Products or Services Internationally?

The International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program helps small businesses increase exports and create jobs in Ohio’s economy. The program reimburses at a 50% rate, capped at $12,500 per eligible approved applicant.  The IMAGE program is funded, in part, through the Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). For more information about the IMAGE program, visit: www.image.development.ohio.gov.

 

Ohio EPA Resource Guide for Businesses and Communities

 

Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (DEFA) provides several compliance, technical and financial assistance programs available to help Ohio communities and businesses with their environmental needs.  These services and relevant contact information are summarized in their “Resource Guide” which is available to view and download at:

 

http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/29/documents/ocs/ResourceGuide.pdf

 

For questions about the guide, please contact Pejmaan Fallah at Pejmaan.Fallah@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-3666.

 

 

USDA, Rural Development, Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program has funding available for Fiscal Year 2019!

 

The USDA, Rural Development, Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program can provide loan guarantees for the purpose of:

 

  • Acquiring new businesses or expanding existing businesses;
  • Purchasing and improving real estate;
  • Purchasing machinery & equipment;
  • refinancing outstanding debt; and
  • providing term working capital.

 

Projects prioritized by headquarters are those projects intended to further enhance the rural economies by providing well-paying employment, essential community services and long term investments. These priority projects include:

 

  • Broadband; high-speed internet connectivity.
  • Commercially available unmanned technologies.
  • Food distribution such as grocery stores and food manufacturing along with agritourism and biotechnology.
  • Advancement of energy security by boosting production of energy from natural gas, oil, coal and renewables.
  • A focus on “made in America” including projects for infrastructure, distribution, and value-chain participants.
  • Projects that advance the quality of life. For example modern utilities, medical services, and for the treatment and recovery of opioid addiction.
  • Advancement of career training and development.

 

The loan guarantee can be used to provide better rates and terms to the businesses you serve while reducing lender risk.  In addition to reducing risk, the issuance of the loan guarantee can allow for additional fee income through the sale of the guaranteed portion on the secondary market.

 

Should there be an opportunity to consider financing one of these projects, please keep these programs in mind. There are guarantees of 80% for loans up to $5,000,000; 70% for loans of $5,000,000 – $10,000,000, and 60% on loans over $10,000,000.

 

Please contact a staff member listed below to schedule a time to meet to further discuss the program and its advantages.

 

Christie Hooks            Christie.Hooks@oh.usda.gov              614-255-2397

Cindy Musshel           Cindy.Musshel@oh.usda.gov             614-255-2427

Debbie Rausch           Deborah.Rausch@oh.usda.gov           614-255-2425

Jennifer Brown           Jennifer.Brown@oh.usda.gov             614-255-2423

Randy Monhemius     Randy.Monhemius@oh.usda.gov       614-255-2424

 

 

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 Resource – 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.

 

SBA Partner Organization – SCORE provides free, confidential one-on-one mentoring to both aspiring and existing small businesses and entrepreneurs.  This organization also offers seminars, workshops and online resources covering a wide variety of small business topics.  There are several offices in Ohio, please visit www.score.org to find the nearest one.

 

Upcoming International Trade Missions and Webinars – The Ohio Development Services Agency and 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.

 

SBA Resource Guide The SBA is happy to announce that the SBA Columbus Resource guide is now available electronically on our district website at: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/resourceguide_3138.pdf

 

Provided by:

Alexander Kohls

Senior Area Manager – Dayton Region

Columbus District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration
(614) 633-6372

alexander.kohls@sba.gov

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