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Cybersecurity Training and Resources
This video and resources provide a step-by-step guide on how government contractors can achieve compliance with the cybersecurity requirements established by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

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March 29, 2018 – The SBDC at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Developing a Content Calendar in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will provide insights into a dynamic plan for the year ahead, working outline for your content, and developing a clear picture of your audience and their needs.  To register, please visit here



March 29, 2018 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting a Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) Class in Athens.  This FREE class will educate attendees on types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying customers, and how to market a product or service.  To register, please visit here



March 29, 2018 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting Learn How the Library is a Premier Source for Business Information in Columbus.  This workshop will cover a variety of topics including accessing free business data, understanding the industry and competitive landscape, identifying target customers for growth, and reviewing successful sample business plans.  To register, please visit here



March 29, 2018 – 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.


March 29, 2018 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will be hosting The U.S. and China: Prospects for Trade and Security Relations in Columbus.  This event will feature a dialogue on the relationship between the U.S. and China and its implications on the economy and security of both countries.  To register, please visit here



March 29, 2018 – The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) and ODOT will be hosting an ADA Compliance Workshop in Waverly.  This FREE workshop will introduce the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how to comply with them.  To register, please visit here



March 30, 2018 – The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will be hosting A Dictator or a Messiah? Implications of China’s 2018 Constitutional Changes in Cincinnati.  This event will feature resident experts who will discuss how to plan business for the years to come when dealing with China.  To register, please visit here



March 30, 2018 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting Think Like a Futurist: 10 Habits of Mind to Enhance Your Effectiveness as a Leader in New Albany.  As part of their Tiger Talk Series, this FREE workshop will discuss what a futurist is and how to incorporate their habits into your own practice of leadership.  To register, please visit here



March 31, 2018 – Dayton SCORE will be hosting Business Start-up By the Numbers in Dayton.  This workshop will educate attendees on break even analysis, SWOT analysis, pricing a product, predicting cash flow, true capitalization needs, general P&L basics, fixed vs. variable costs, the importance of a business plan to financial success.  Registration details coming soon!


April 3 – May 1, 2018 – The Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Introductory Business Chinese in New Albany.  This course, which meets Tuesday evenings, is designed to introduce the crucial cultural concepts and language skills needed in Chinese business and interpersonal settings.  To register, please visit here



April 4, 2018 – The Ohio EPA and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) Region 4 will be hosting a Grant Writing Workshop in Springfield.  This workshop will discuss prospecting tips, how to approach different kinds of grantmakers, avoiding common mistakes, and developing realistic objectives, activities, and budgets.  To register, please contact Dennis Clement



April 4, 2018 – The Ohio Aerospace Institute and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will be hosting Connect with Aerospace and Defense in Independence.  The goal of this event is to connect startups and small businesses from all industries with medium and large aerospace and defense companies and government agencies.  To register, please visit here



April 4, 2018 – The Innovation Center at Ohio University will be hosting a Customer VALIDation Workshop in Athens.  This workshop provides participants with techniques and tools to get their business in front of potential customers for feedback.  To register, please visit here



April 4-5, 2018 – 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 5, 2018 – 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 5, 2018 – ACEnet will be hosting Intro to Entrepreneurship – Start Your Own Business! in The Plains.  This FREE workshop is designed for those individuals who might be independent contractors who want to better manage their business or those looking to start a home-based business doing direct sales.  To register, please contact Sarah Cornwell at 740-592-3854 ext. 120.


April 11, 2018 – Dayton SCORE, the SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center, and the SBA will be hosting Legal, Accounting, and Tax Requirements in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide a group of experts in these disciplines who will discuss the requirement and provide contacts to acquire these services.  To register, please visit here



April 12, 2018 – 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 12, 2018 – The Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Launching Your Business in Columbus.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on the business opportunities and support services in central Ohio.  To register, please visit here



April 12, 2018 – The Dayton Business Journal will be hosting the Manufacturing and Logistics Forum in Dayton.  This event will feature a panel discussion on the real world issues in manufacturing, logistics, and supply chains.  To register, please visit here



April 12, 2018 – ACEnet will be hosting Marketing & Social Media for Your Small Business in The Plains.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees how to develop brand identity using logos and other visual tools, as well as how to tell your unique story and develop marketing materials for advertising.  To register, please contact Sarah Cornwell at 740-592-3854 ext. 120.


April 16, 2018 – The Foreign Policy Leadership Council (FPLC) will be hosting What in the World: Global Hot Spots and U.S. Foreign Policy in Cincinnati.  This event will feature Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC News, who will discuss the multiple foreign policy challenges the U.S. is facing.  To register, please visit here



April 17, 2018 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting an MBE and EDGE Certification Workshop in Columbus.  This working class will walk attendees through the application process for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) Certifications.  To learn more about what to bring to the class and to register, please visit here



April 17-18, 2018 – ORV~WBC will be hosting the 2018 Catch the Wave Regional Conference in Columbus.  This conference will offer an extensive schedule of workshops, a peer-to-peer power hour, wisdom circle, meetings with buyers, and much more!  To register, please visit here



April 18, 2018 – ECDI will be hosting Capital for Construction: Accurately Estimating for a Profitable Job in Columbus.  This workshop will discuss how to estimate construction project costs in order to ensure a profitable outcome.  To register, please visit here



April 18, 2018 – Columbus Business First will be hosting CIO Tomorrow in Columbus.  This conference will focus on the areas of workforce development, recruiting, retention, promotion, training, education, and access when it comes to the technology community.  To learn more and to register, please visit here



April 18-19, 2018 – 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 19, 2018 – The Dayton Metro Library and Dayton SCORE will be hosting Sales 101 for the 21st Century in Dayton.  As the second installment of a three-part series, this session will provide a grounding in best practices fundamentals for those who are beginning or considering a career in sales or sales support.  To register, please visit here



April 19, 2018 – The SBDC at Warren County will be hosting Steps to Starting Your Own Business in Mason.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on how to start a business and the various resources available to small businesses.  To register, please visit here



April 19, 2018 – 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 19, 2018 – ACEnet will be hosting Small Business Bookkeeping, Finances, & Taxes in The Plains.  This FREE workshop will explore how to manage small business income and expenses, as well as learning how to budget and finding the resources to help a business succeed.  To register, please contact Sarah Cornwell at 740-592-3854 ext. 120.


April 20, 2018 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting Why You Need to Reinvent Yourself and Your Company Every 3.5 Years in New Albany.  This FREE workshop will discuss how change is happening more often and at a faster speed than ever before and the process of reinventing yourself and a company.  To register, please visit here.


April 24, 2018 – OU PTAC will be hosting Government Contracting Locally at HCDC in Cincinnati. This FREE workshop is specifically designed for small business seeking to do business with local agencies in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Learn how to do business with the City of Cincinnati, Southern Ohio Rapid Transit Authority, Cincinnati Metro Housing Authority and Hamilton County. Procurement representatives from these agencies will present on doing business with their agency detailing topic such as vendor registration, contracting requirements, purchase thresholds and more. To register, click here



April 24, 2018 – Frost Brown Todd will be hosting LogisticsConnect 2018 in Columbus.  The theme of this year’s event is Innovation and Transportation: Logistics in the Age of Automation and will feature expert speakers who will explore the industry’s most important trends and show how the future is already impacting the present.  To register, please visit here



April 25, 2018 – The SBDC at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Steps to Starting a New Business in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will educate attendees on how to start a business and the various resources available to small businesses.  To register, please visit here



April 25, 2018 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting a Small Business Tax Workshop in Columbus.  This event will educate attendees on the federal and state tax rights, as well as requirements and responsibilities.  To register, please visit here



April 26, 2018 – The Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals, Inc. will be hosting the IRPT Shippers Day 2018 in Cincinnati.  This event will explore America’s rivers and their importance on the transportation of goods.  This event will feature education and networking with transportation professionals from around the country.  To register, please email admin@irpt.net or call 618-468-3010.


April 26, 2018 – ACEnet will be hosting Business Planning and Coaching in The Plains.  This FREE workshop will discuss the elements of a business plan and how to use the plan to organize ideas and set goals for the business.  To register, please contact Sarah Cornwell at 740-592-3854 ext. 120.


April 26, 2018 – 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 26, 2018 – ECDI will be hosting Succession Planning for Your Business in Columbus.  This FREE workshop will discuss how new and existing business owners can protect their assets and investments in the business.  To register, please visit here



April 27, 2018 – Frost Brown Todd will be hosting a Labor and Employment Law Seminar in West Chester.  This event will cover a variety of topics including the Fair Credit Report Act, FMLA and ADA Landmines, Effective Performance Appraisals, Immigration, Traditional Labor Law, and more!  To register, click here



April 28, 2018 – The Wright State Patent & Trademark Resource Center will be hosting Trademark Basics in Dayton.  This FREE workshop offers basic trademark information, the difference between federal registration, state registration, and common law marks, as well as search techniques using the USPTO website and databases.  To register, please contact Ran Raider at 937-775-3521.


May 1, 2018 – The Small Business Administration (SBA) will be hosting Financing Your Business in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will feature several panels of lending institutions who will discuss traditional and alternative lending, as well as a panel of small businesses who will discuss their own experiences.  To register, please visit here



May 1-2, 2018 – The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Ohio Development Services Agency will be hosting the Ohio Business Matchmaker in Dayton.  This premier event will provide small businesses the opportunity to meet with government procurement officials and prime contracts, as well as to learn how the process of government contracting.  To register, please visit here.


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