Dayton HRC

Upcoming Small Business Events in Ohio

February 14, 2017 – Cultivate will be hosting Connecting Sales & Marketing: How Personas Can Drive Customer Action in Grove City.  This FREE session will educate attendees on how to create targeted, actionable personas, how to get critical input from your customers and sales teams, and how to identify and prioritize campaigns.  To register, please visit here.

February 14, 2017 – The Dayton Area Logistics Association will be hosting the 2nd Annual Southwest Ohio Logistics Conference in Dayton.  This conference will cover various topics in the logistics industry such as intermodal freight transport, legislation in logistics, distribution strategies, trends in logistics, and more!  To register, please visit here.

February 14, 2017 – The Dayton Better Business Bureau, FASTLANE, and Women in Business Networking (WiBN) will be hosting Thriving In a Male-Dominated Industry in Dayton.  As part of their monthly Women in Manufacturing Breakfast Series, this panel discussion will feature several prominent women leaders to discuss their experiences.  To register, please visit here.

February 14-16, 2017 – The Kentucky World Trade Center will be hosting an International Certification Program in Cincinnati.  This three-day program is taught by business experts in areas ranging from banking, tax, legal, customs compliance, market intelligence, freight forwarding, international marketing, and customs brokerage.  To register, please visit here.

February 15, 2017 – The SBDC at Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Steps to Starting a New Business in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will cover a variety of topics including business plans, business structure, legal matters, business insurance, taxation, small business loans, and more!  To register, please visit here.

February 15, 2017 – DaytonDefense will be hosting their monthly Lunch and Learn in Dayton.  This month will feature Dr. Douglas Blake, Director, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).  Dr. Blake will be sharing the mission, challenges and initiatives of the AFRL directorate.  To register, please visit here.

February 15, 2017 – The German-American Chamber of Commerce and Transatlantic Cluster Initiative will be hosting Transatlantic Cluster Conference: Lightweighting Technologies and Materials in Columbus.  This conference will educate attendees on technology and materials, research and innovation, and international collaboration opportunities.  To register, please visit here.

February 15, 2017 – The ORV~WBC will be hosting Tier II: An Entry Point Into Honda’s Supply Chain in Powell.  This luncheon will educate attendees on how to become a Tier II supplier to Honda and why being a Tier II supplier can be more advantageous than being a Tier I.  To register, please visit here.

February 16, 2017 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Business Plan 101: Write the Tool That Drives Your Business in New Albany.  This five week course will provide attendees with a thorough, working business plan.  For more information and to register, please visit here.

February 16, 2017 – The SBDC at Ohio University and TechGrowth Ohio will be hosting What You Need to Know Before Filing Your Business Taxes in Athens.  This FREE training will educate attendees on the IRS calendar, new tax deadlines and rules, filing tips and tricks, business formation guidelines, best practices, and more!  To register, please contact Trenia Twyman at 740-597-1460.

February 16, 2017 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will be hosting Global Health: How China Impacts the World in Columbus.  This Signature Luncheon will discuss the interactions between health, climate change, environment, and economic interests, with a particular focus on these issues in the Chinese context.  To register, please visit here.

February 16, 2017 – Canton SCORE and the SBDC at Kent State-Tuscarawas will be hosting Securing Capital to Grow Your Business in New Philadelphia.  This seminar will educate attendees on how and where to secure the capital needed to expand a business.  To register, please visit here.

February 16-17, 2017 – Confluence will be hosting the 13th Annual OVALS Conference in Cincinnati.  This two-day conference’s theme will be Water Technologies: The Wave of the Future and will provide an opportunity to find out about technologies being developed by regional universities and the potential business opportunities associated with them.  To register, please visit here.

February 17, 2017 – The SBDC at The Hamilton Mill will be hosting How Can the SBA Assist My Business in Hamilton.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on SBA programs and cover topics such as the lending process, eligible and ineligible applications, interest rate trends, and more!  To register, please visit here.

February 21, 2017 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) Class in Lancaster.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees about types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying customers, and marketing a product or service.  To register, please visit here.

February 22, 2017 – The ORV~WBC will be hosting The Importance of Collaboration Between Your Banker and Your Accountant in Dayton.  This luncheon will educate attendees on how the financial industry  views everything from the balance sheet and income statement to growth plans and an accountant’s tax planning.  To register, please visit here.

February 23, 2017 – The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting the 4th Annual Japan Matters Symposium: The Strategic Importance of the U.S. Japan Relationship in Cincinnati.  This event will focus on the relationship between these two countries.  To register, please visit http://www.jasgc.org/.

February 23, 2017 – The Wright State Patent & Trademark Resource Center will be hosting Intellectual Property Basics in Dayton.  This FREE workshop offers basic intellectual property information and search techniques for using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website and databases.  To register, please visit http://libraries.wright.edu/events.

February 23, 2017 – The SBDC at Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting DIY Marketing: Build Your Website in Cincinnati.  This workshop will educate and assist attendees in how to build a website and then actually create one.  To register, please visit here.

February 23, 2017 – UDRI’s FASTLANE will be hosting Introduction to Lean Manufacturing in Dayton.  As part of the FAST Talk Series, this workshop will educate attendees on how to identify simple solutions to the most challenging problems with the assistance of Lean Manufacturing Tools.  To register, please visit here.

February 23, 2017 – The SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League will be hosting Taxes For Small Businesses in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will discuss the various taxes that apply to small businesses, how and when to file, and more!  To register, please visit here.

February 23, 2017 – The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Government Affairs Breakfast in Dayton.  The topic for this seminar will be President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office: What to Expect for the Business Community and will feature Jack Howard with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  To register, please visit here.

February 23, 2017 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) Class in Pomeroy.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees about types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying customers, and marketing a product or service.  To register, please visit here.

February 24, 2017 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Successful Selling for the Small Business Owner in Dublin.  This FREE, three-part series will educate attendees on how to develop a simplified business strategy that will build long-term relationships and generate increased revenue.  To register, please visit here.

February 27, 2017 – The SBA will be hosting Understanding Working Capital in Your Small Business in Georgetown.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on working capital and the programs and services that the U.S. Small Business Administration offers.  To register, please contact Glenn Clevenger at 513-684-2814 ext. 205.

February 28, 2017 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) Class in Athens.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees about types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying customers, and marketing a product or service.  To register, please visit here.

March 1, 2017 – The SBDC at The Hamilton Mill will be hosting FastTrac NewVenture in Hamilton.  This 10 week training course will educate attendees on a variety of topics including aligning business concepts with real market opportunities, defining company brands, setting realistic goals, and much more!  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

March 1, 2017 – The Dayton Metro Library will be hosting Market Research That Won’t Break the Bank in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will demonstrate the various resources and databases offered by the library that can help identify customers, research competition, analyze business locations, and more!  To register, please visit here.

March 1, 2017 – The Centerville Library will be hosting Social Media 101: The Basics of Social Media in Centerville.  This FREE event will educate attendees on the value of using social media to reach customers and drive repeat business.  For more information, please visit here.

March 2, 2017 – The Women’s Business Center, Columbus SCORE, SBA, and Women’s Small Business Accelerator will be hosting Dress for Impact in Columbus.  This event will educate attendees on how to create an appearance that communicates who they are and what is appropriate for their careers.  To register, please visit here.

March 4, 2017 – Cincinnati SCORE will be hosting Your Small Business Dream to Reality – What It Takes in Cincinnati.  This workshop offers valuable insight into small business start-up fundamentals for the new/undecided entrepreneur.  To register, please visit here.

March 7, 2017 – The Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Doing Business with China Boot Camp in Dublin.  This event will feature seasoned cultural coaches who educate attendees on the appropriate behaviors for receiving a Chinese delegation.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

March 7, 2017 – The SBDC at Wright State will be hosting Business Basics: Successful Start-Up in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will focus on the business idea, logistics of a business, and an organized pathway toward success.  To register, please visit here.

March 10, 2017 – The Dayton Metro Library, Dayton SCORE, and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Insights for Women in Business in Dayton.  This FREE event will feature Marie Cosgrove, CEO of balanceback who share her difficult journey to where she is now and the importance of being persistent.  To register, please visit here.

March 13, 2017 – Shawnee State University will be hosting PORTSFUTURE Entrepreneurship Roundtable in Portsmouth.  This FREE event will feature a panel of local entrepreneurs, as well as introduce various resources available to start or grow a business. To register, please visit here.

March 14, 2017 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Elements of Business: Accelerate Your Business in Cambridge.  This FREE session will introduce various local, state, and federal resources that aim to help small businesses.  To register, please visit here.

March 14-17, 2017 – Xavier Health will be hosting the FDA/Xavier PharmaLink Conference in Cincinnati.  This premier event offers a robust and collaborative discussion with FDA Officials and Industry Experts.  The key outcomes of this conference is to inspire collaboration, lead innovation, and make a difference.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.

March 15, 2017 – DaytonDefense will be hosting their monthly Lunch and Learn in Dayton.  This month will feature Arthur Huber III, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Deputy Director for Operations.  Mr. Huber will be speaking on a variety of AFRL UAS activities with focus on their latest initiatives in Ground Based Sense & Avoid for Unmanned Systems.  To register, please visit here.

March 15, 2017 – Technology First will be hosting the Ohio Information Security Conference in Dayton.  This conference will focus on four areas/tracks: management, technical, implementation, and workforce development. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

March 15, 2017 – Dayton SCORE and the SBA will be hosting Introduction to Services Available in Dayton.  As a part of the Small Business Development Series, this FREE workshop will provide a top level summary of information and services from a number of agencies and organizations that help small businesses.  To register, please visit here.

March 16, 2017 – The SBA will be hosting Contracting and 8(a) in Xenia.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees about the information that they need and provide resource partners that can help you accomplish your goals in government contracting.  To register, please contact Jill Nagy-Reynolds at 614-469-6860 ext.276.

March 16, 2017 – The Dayton Business Journal and Aileron will be hosting The Evolution of Leadership in Tipp City.  This workshop will offer facilitated, interactive sessions on making conscious decisions, strengthening soft skills, and understanding how to “show up” and lead.  To register, please visit here.

March 21, 2017 – The Ohio Export Assistance Network at Wright State, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the SBA will be hosting Culture and Exporting in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of the export process and the role of culture in doing business internationally.  To register, please contact Alex Kohls at 614-633-6372.

March 23, 2017 – The Patent and Trademark Resource Center will be hosting Trademark Basics in Dayton.  This FREE session offers basic trade and service mark information and search techniques for using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other online databases.  To register, please visit here.

March 28, 2017 – The SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center will be hosting Business Basics: Successful Start-Up in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will focus on the business idea, logistics of a business, and an organized pathway toward success.  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.

 

2017 Ohio Export Internship Program

The Ohio Export Internship Program is designed for companies looking to export for the first time or to improve their current export initiatives.  This program matched businesses with highly motivated students from Ohio universities and colleges who have taken export-focused coursework.  Participating businesses are provided a 50% reimbursement for intern wages.  For more information, please visit www.eip.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.

 

This list is provided courtesy of:

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

 

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