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Often the best way to educate yourself to successfully start, manage, and grow your business is to take advantage of the many workshops and training programs available to small business owners in several formats. By attending these workshops, you will learn not only from the presenters, but also from the other attendees who are going through the same process.

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Knowing the Rules & How to Break Them – 10 Basics of Window & Store Merchandising

This workshop, the first in a three-part retail merchandising series, will address: Basics for constructing interior and window presentations Tips for soft-line/fashion, hard-line/home and service-focused small business How the natural world and geometry provide guidance for aesthetically pleasing and successful soft-selling How Line, Approachability, Repetition, Lifestyle and Pairing can make or break your displays Presenter DP Miller has been in the visual merchandising field for over 30 years, and has created interior spaces and windows for a variety of retailers. Find out more »




Nonprofit Boot Camp: Session 2 – Planning for Growth

Series: Boot Camp for Changing the World – How to Start, Manage and Grow a Nonprofit Organization Creating organizations that have social impact, provide goods and services that improve human life and society are becoming more popular.  How to decide between starting a for-profit company, a B-Corp or a traditional nonprofit takes time an energy.  What’s right for your cause? What does that mean for you and those involved.  Or, do you need a refresher on how to do things… Find out more »




Stop Spinning Your Wheels on Marketing! Differentiate, Identify, Engage

Presented by Heidi O’Leska, President/Founder Vintage Juice Brand Marketing “We spend tons of money on advertising, but we get no results.” “We sent 5,000 post cards, but only got a handful of responses, direct mail is a waste.” Sound familiar? Nine times out of ten it’s not the messenger but the message. If your marketing plan isn’t based on sound strategy, creativity and a message that your target audience understands and acts on – then you are wasting your money.… Find out more »
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