Workshops & Events

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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Free

Apr

4

Tue

Practical Window Solutions – A Primer

Picking-up where we left off with “The 11 Basic Rules of Window and Interior Merchandising” (don’t worry if you missed it, there will be a quick review), this presentation will focus on how to keep your store windows relevant and engaging for your customers. This workshop will include: – The nuts and bolts of physically creating your “stage.” – Finding a “vehicle” that’s right for your image. – Creating a harmonious window display to compliment your calendar cycle, products and services.… Find out more »
Free

Apr

5

Wed

Nonprofit Boot Camp: Session #3 – Operating Well

Boot Camp for Changing the World:  How to Start, Manage and Grow a Nonprofit Organization – Session #3: Operating Well Creating organizations that have social impact, provide goods and services that improve human life and society are becoming more popular.  In the first two sessions in this series we learned how to start a nonprofit and the organizational, accounting and fundraising strategies necessary for Planning for Growth.  Come to this third and final session in this series if you need… Find out more »

Apr

18

Tue

Small Business Roundtable: Driving Profits by Watching the Bottom Line – Small Business Banking Essentials

The Small Business Roundtable is an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. No pre-registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch or a beverage. Find out more »

May

16

Tue

Small Business Roundtable: Exceeding Your Customers’ Expectations

Discuss how to motivate yourself and your staff to provide excellent customer service. The Small Business Roundtable is an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. No pre-registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch or a beverage. Find out more »
Free

May

19

Fri

Interior Merchandising – Bringing Your Customer Deeper Into Your Store

This is the third and final workshop in our Retail Merchandising Series. Your window displays are only the beginning of your customer’s experience into a well-curated retail gallery.  How do you excite their senses and get their mouths watering (and purse-strings loosening) as they journey deeper into your space? And, once a customer enters your space, how do you entertain, tantalize, and guide their experience, providing all the elements to not only make the sale, but to also establish a positive relationship… Find out more »
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