Dayton HRC

Upcoming Small Business Events in Ohio

Below is a list of upcoming events in Ohio courtesy of Alexander Kohls of the SBA:

 

September 29, 2017 – Marietta College will be hosting the Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo in Marietta.  This event will feature three plenary sessions, nine workshops, presentations of the Entrepreneurs of the Year Award, a vendor showcase, and pop-up sessions.  To learn more, please visit here.

September 29, 2017 – The European American Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Data Protection in Europe in Cincinnati.  This seminar will discuss what companies need to know about the General Data Protection Regulation and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.  To register, please visit here.

September 29, 2017 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting Addressing the Capital Crunch in New Albany.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on how local communities, JobsOhio, venture capital, and angel investors invest in emerging companies and how to negotiate for these resources.  To register, please visit here.

October 3, 2017 – The Ohio EPA will be hosting a Sustainability Conference in Columbus.  This conference will educate attendees how to leverage sustainable practices and resources to strengthen Ohio communities and businesses.  To register, please visit here.

October 3, 2017 – The SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center will be hosting Creative Thinking for Small Business in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will present some of the creativity secret weapons used from Silicon Valley to Madison Avenue and how to apply them to a business.  To register, please visit here.

October 3, 2017 – The Ohio Department Of Transportation (ODOT) will be hosting Reading & Understanding ODOT Plans in Columbus.  This FREE workshop is designed to assist businesses in growing in the heavy highway industry by learning from ODOT staff how to read and understand ODOT project plans.  To register, please visit here.

October 3, 2017 – The Ohio University Innovation Center will be hosting an IDEAtion Workshop in Athens.  This FREE workshop will provide each participant with a Strategyzer Business Model Canvas, a Strategyzer Value Proposition Canvas, and a plan for next steps.  To register, please visit here.

October 3 and October 10, 2017 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting the Basis of A Successful Enterprise (B.A.S.E.) in Columbus.  This FREE two day workshop will help attendees discover what it takes to build a business that will allow them to live, thrive, and become a successful entrepreneur.  To register, please visit here.

October 4-6, 2017 – Russ Research Center will be hosting a Geospatial Technology Event in Beavercreek.  This FREE event will be an “open house” format in which attendees will have the opportunity to see live demos of drones, GeoCaching, imagery, LiDAR, and more!  To learn more and to register, please contact Rob Bondurant at 937-877-6177.

October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1, 2017 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Business Plan 101 in Columbus.  This five week course will provide attendees the opportunity to develop a thorough, working business plan, access to the leading business plan software, and the opportunity to present the plan to a panel of lenders.  To register, please visit here.

October 5, 2017 – 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.

October 5, 2017 – The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Social Media 101 in Ft. Mitchell, KY.  This workshop will educate attendees on a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, and more!  To register, please visit here.

October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017 – Innovate New Albany and the SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Market Your Way to Success in New Albany.  This FREE four week course will educate attendees on a variety of aspects of marketing, such as identifying the target market, developing marketing strategies, marketing presentations, and more!  To register, please visit here.

October 9, 2017 – Startup Grind Dayton will be hosting The Ashmun Group in Dayton.  This event will feature Stuart Ashmun who was born in Dayton and will share insight from his career in product design at Microsoft, as well as his foray into entrepreneurship.  To register, please visit here.

October 9-13, 2017 – Techstars will be hosting Startup Week in Cincinnati.  This FREE, five-day celebration of the community builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship.  Events include panel discussions, workshops, and networking.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

October 10, 2017 – The International Trade Association of Southwest Ohio (ITAWSO) will be hosting Changes in US International Trade Policy in Dayton.  This event will feature Derek Gianino, Director of International Policy, US Chamber of Commerce who will explore the changes in trade policy, FTAs, and what it means for Ohio businesses.  To register, please visit here.

October 10, 2017 – The Cincinnati MBAC and PTAC will be hosting Crafting Your Capabilities Statement in Cincinnati.  This FREE event will educate attendees on how to develop a capability statement, by reviewing the components of the capability statement, developing a high level SWOT analysis, and defining and determining differentiators.  To register, please visit here.

October 10, 2017 – Cultivate will be hosting Five Legal Pitfalls Early Stage Companies Should Avoid in Grove City.  This FREE workshop will feature two local attorneys who will discuss strategies to keep a business out of the ditches that impede growth so that goals can be reached successfully.  To register, please visit here.

October 10, 12, 17, & 19, 2017 – The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Effective Decision Making & Delegation in Ft. Mitchell.  This series will educate attendees on how to assess delegation challenges and skills, as well as an organized approach to decision making that builds credibility, saves times, and develops team members.  To register, please visit here.

October 11, 2017 – The SBDC at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Google My Business in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses to manage their online presence across Google.  To register, please visit here.

October 12, 2017 – 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.

October 13, 2017 – Revolution LLC will be hosting Rise of the Rest in Columbus.  This FREE event will celebrate and spotlight the startup ecosystem in Columbus.  Featured activities include a fireside chat and a pitch competition for $100,000!  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

October 13, 2017 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting Augmented and Virtual Reality as a Competitive Advantage in New Albany.  As part of the Tiger Talk Series, this FREE workshop will explain augmented, mixed and virtual reality in easy-to-understand terms, how these technologies can be used, and how they are already in use by some enterprises.  To register, please visit here.

October 13, 2017 – The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Business Succession Planning in Ft. Mitchell, KY.  This workshop will discuss favorable tax laws, interest rates, life insurance costs, and economic outlook.  To register, please visit here.

October 13-15, 2017 – Techstars will be hosting Startup Weekend in Athens.  This FREE, three-day celebration of the community builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship.  Events include panel discussions, workshops, and networking.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

October 14, 2017 – Cincinnati SCORE will be hosting Small Business Dream to Reality in Cincinnati.  This workshop will cover a variety of topics including myths and realities of small business ownership, critical success factors, owner characteristics and duties, structure, business plans, capital, and more!  To register, please visit here.

October 17, 2017 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting an MBE and EDGE Certification Workshop in Columbus.  This FREE workshop will provide an opportunity for business owners to complete their online application for the certifying agencies and received assistance in answering questions throughout.  To learn more about what to bring and to register, please visit here.

October 17-18, 2017 – The Greentree Group, UDRI, and Ohio State University will be hosting the Ohio Defense Forum in Columbus.  This forum will highlight the Ohio National Guard, as well as discuss the Ohio Defense Investment, Understanding and Increasing Military Value, Exploring Defense Industry Adjustment, and more!  To register, please visit here.

October 18, 2017 – The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Minority Business Partnership will be hosting Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Forum in Dayton.  This event will provide in-depth training and opportunities to move an organization’s diversity and inclusion goals from policy to practice.  To register, please visit here.

October 18, 2017 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will be hosting North Korea, Russia, and the Future of U.S. National Security in Columbus.  This event will discuss the most pressing threats to U.S. national security, as well as possible scenarios for a changed world order.  To register, please visit here.

October 18, 2017 – The SBDC at SBDC, Inc. will be hosting Data Driven Decision Making for the Small Business Owner in Springfield.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on how to conduct market research on the industry, competitors, and customer base, as well as how to implement an evidence-based strategic planning process.  To register, please visit here.

October 19, 2017 – 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.

October 19, 2017 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting How to Launch New Products and Services in Grove City.  This seminar will educate attendees on how to develop a product road map, how to bring new products to current customers, and how to build an innovative culture.  To register, please visit here.

October 19, 2017 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Brand Yourself with 6-Word Taglines in Athens.  As part of their Lunch & Learn series, this FREE workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to learn more about branding and how to create a great tagline.  To register, please visit herehttps://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07een704e8fdc49fc1&oseq=&c=&ch=.

October 21, 2017 – Cincinnati SCORE will be hosting a Marketing Workshop – A Plan for Success in Cincinnati.  This workshop will educate attendees on the marketing planning process to define the market and competitors, identify market niche and target customers, and develop a compelling marketing plan.  To register, please visit here.

October 24, 2017 – The Ohio-Israel Agricultural Initiative will be hosting Kosher Certification and Marketing in Columbus.  This seminar will educate attendees on how kosher certification can impact a company, how to market certified kosher products, and provide an opportunity to network with other attendees.  To be notified when registration opens, please contact Sarah Horowitz.

October 24-26, 2017 – Xavier Health will be hosting the Cybersecurity Summit in Cincinnati.  This event will offer attendees two days of robust and collaborative discussion with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials and industry experts.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

October 24-26, 2017 – DaytonDefense will be hosting the Air Vehicle Technology Symposium (AVTech) in Dayton.  This biennial forum will present and discuss the latest air technology advancements and challenges and will bring together engineers, scientists, leaders, and operational personnel from throughout the air vehicle community.  To register, please visit here.

October 25, 2017 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Social Media & Web Design in Lancaster.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on how to successfully market via the internet, which platform is the best fit, and what to consider when creating a web page.  To register, please visit here.

October 26, 2017 – 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.

October 26, 2017 – The SBDC at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting How to Get the Money That’s Owed You in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on what to look for when hiring a collection attorney or agency, the roles of technology and data security in consumer debt collection, and more!  To register, please visit here.

October 26, 2017 – The Dayton Business Journal will be hosting an Aerospace & Defense Forum in Dayton.  This forum brings the leaders of the defense and business communities together to discuss the current and future issues surrounding the economic impact that defense has on the region’s business landscape.  To register, please visit here.

October 27, 2017 – Columbus 2020, Ohio State University, and the Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network at Columbus State will be hosting the 2017 Global Summit in Columbus.  This premier event will allow attendees to engage with other business leaders and experts to explore key topics ranging from workforce skills, talent planning, and more!  To register, please visit here.

October 28, 2017 – The Wright State U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center will be hosting Patent Basics in Dayton.  This FREE workshop is designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur and will offer basic intellectual property information and search techniques for using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) web site and databases.  To register, please visit here.

October 31, 2017 – The SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League will be hosting Digital Marketing/Social Media Strategies in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees how to elevate their marketing, branding, and social media management efforts in order to expand the client base and increase revenue.  To register, please visit here.

 

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.

 

 

Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program – Online Applications Will be Available Beginning September 25, 2017

 

The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program has made the following changes to the program for FY’18.

  • Reimbursement will be made at 33% of the actual cost of training not to exceed the award amount.
  • Each eligible applicant will be eligible for up to $25,000 in assistance.
  • Companies that received Voucher Program assistance in FY’16 (based upon FEIN) who utilized 33% or less of their award amount will not be eligible for assistance in FY’18.
  • FY’18 (Round 6) awards will reimburse training that begins and is completed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Only the applicant company may submit the application.
  • Incumbent Employee is defined as an individual directly employed by a qualifying employer for six months or longer.  Employees that have been employed less than six months are not eligible.

Businesses can begin the online process on September 25, 2017.  The online applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted on October 12, 2017 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 

For more information about the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program visit http://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_wtvp.htm.

 

For additional assistance, contact Shannon Vanderpool at (614) 644-8560 or Shannon.Vanderpool@development.ohio.gov.

 

International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE)

The Ohio IMAGE Grant, funded by the State of Ohio and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is designed to increase exports and create jobs.  The IMAGE grant offers financial assistance for small businesses to promote their products and services in international markets.  The grant will provide a 50% reimbursement up to $10,000 per fiscal year for qualifying activities.  For more information, please visit https://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_image.htm.

 

Dayton Better Business Bureau and Women in Business Networking Programs

 

The BBB and WiBN host Hot Topics Koffee Talks in various locations in the region.  All Koffee Talks are from 8:00am-9:30am.  Below is the on-going schedule:

 

1st Friday – Springboro and Preble County

 

2nd Friday – Centerville and Springfield

 

3rd Friday – North Dayton and West Chester

 

4th Friday – Beavercreek and Oakwood

 

For information on speakers and how to register, please visit http://www.bbb.org/dayton/events-/.

 

 

USDA Rural Development Business & Cooperative Programs

 

Rural Development is pleased to announce important changes to the Business & Industry (B&I) Loan Guarantee Program. These changes will better serve rural communities by helping lenders provide loans to businesses and helping to increase employment opportunities for rural residents. These changes include but are not limited to:

 

  • Removal of the U.S. Citizenship requirement for companies wanting to use the B&I loan guarantee to increase employment in rural areas.  The applicant company will need to demonstrate the loan funds will remain in the United States and will be invested in the rural community to create and retain employment opportunities.

 

  • Owner subordinated debt may be included as equity provided the debt was established in exchange for cash and the debt remains in the company for the life of the guaranteed loan. This change can help applicants meet the minimum tangible balance sheet equity requirements of the program. Minimum tangible balance sheet equity for an existing business is 10% while a startup business is 20%.  All financial statements must be prepared according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

 

  • New Market Tax Credit projects are now be eligible for assistance through the B&I program.  Subordinated debt made by the Community Development Entity can be considered as equity into a project.  This is another means of helping the business meet the minimum tangible balance sheet equity requirements.

 

  • The guarantee fee can be reduced to 1% of the guaranteed portion for businesses that support value added agriculture; promotes access to healthy foods; or is a high impact business development investment.

 

  • Loan guarantees can for agricultural production can be 50% or $5MM, whichever is less, of vertically integrated businesses. This is a substantial increase from the previous agricultural production maximum amount of $1,000,000.

 

Should you have any questions regarding these changes or if you would like additional information on the B&I Loan Guarantee Program, please contact one the Business Programs Staff listed below. We are willing to provide training or outreach on these new regulations should that be necessary to effectively implement this program within your organization.

 

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 Seminars – 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.

 

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.

 

 

Alexander Kohls

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Dayton Senior Area Manager

District International Trade Officer

200 West 2nd Street

Office 400

Dayton, OH 45402

Alexander.Kohls@sba.gov

614-633-6372

 

Get Involved

The more residents that get involved in their community, the better the City of Dayton will be.
The Human Relations Council offers opportunities for individuals and organizations to
make an impact and promote equality and harmony in Dayton, Ohio.

Learn More
Menu