Our SMBA Events

Mar
7
Wed
Business Basics @ Bounce (the Bounce building)
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The fundamentals for those interested in starting their own business or for those who have recently started a business, whether a commercial lease or a home-based operation. Learn about the planning process, initial financial projections, ownership options, review of the required forms, licensing, loan options and additional funding availability. Participants will receive the business plan outline during the session.

Seminar is free, but advance registration is required in order to issue parking passes and ensure adequate seating and training materials. To register, please call 330.375.2111, or email info@akronsbdc.org .

Presented by

Jim Griggy, CBA, for the Ohio Small Business Development Center (OSBDC) at the Summit Medina Business Alliance (SMBA)

and

Mark Hansel, Lender Relations Rep for the Cleveland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Mar
15
Thu
How to Write a Business Plan @ Bounce (the Bounce building)
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The most important aspect of a business plan is to serve as a guide during the life of your business. It is the blueprint of your business and will serve to keep you on track. This workshop will not only teach you how to write a business plan, it will show you the value of having a business plan and keeping it current. Seminar is free, but advance registration is required in order to issue parking passes and ensure adequate seating and training materials. To register, please call 330.375.2111, or email info@akronsbdc.org.

Seminar begins promptly at 10 am.

 Presented by

 Brian Walters, MBA, CBA for the Summit Medina Business Alliance

and

Mark Hansel, Cleveland District Office of the SBA, Dept. of Economic Development/Lender Relations

Apr
4
Wed
Business Basics @ Bounce
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The fundamentals for those interested in starting their own business or for those who have recently started a business, whether a commercial lease or a home-based operation. Learn about the planning process, initial financial projections, ownership options, review of the required forms, licensing, loan options and additional funding availability. Participants will receive the business plan outline during the session.

Seminar is free, but advance registration is required in order to issue parking passes and ensure adequate seating and training materials. To register, please call 330.375.2111, or email info@akronsbdc.org .

Presented by

Jim Griggy, CBA, for the Ohio Small Business Development Center (OSBDC) at the Summit Medina Business Alliance (SMBA)

and

Mark Hansel, Lender Relations Rep for the Cleveland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Apr
11
Wed
Numbers Demystified @ Bounce
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

All too often small business owners receive a set of financial statements from an accountant or bookkeeping service, from an untrained employee, or directly from an accounting software package without the benefit of any knowledge of what the numbers actually mean. Later, they are surprised by events that could have been foreseen if they knew how to look at their own financials.

This two-hour presentation demonstrates some basic financial analysis techniques using meaningful comparisons and financial ratios.

Presented by: Jim Griggy, Certified Business Advisor