*Community Partners’ Seminars, Workshops & Webinars

Small business training events – some outside of our regular SBDC network:


JumpStart and Odell Coleman of ColemanWick present a three-part deep-dive workshop on how to use Voice of Customer (VOC) to increase your customer acquisition and retention. ColemanWick is a research and analytics firm with deep experience at turning data into growth for clients across the spectrum of industry.

The workshop will explore how best to implement VOC throughout the sales cycle — invaluable for any company planning new products, entering new markets or losing market share or customers. In addition to the three-week workshop, there will be monthly progress check-ins for three months following the sessions.

The three-week workshop will focus on the followings topics:

  • Week 1: Fundamentals of VOC in Customer Acquisition & Retention |  Thursday, May 7 (2hrs)

  • Week 2: Using VOC for Customer Acquisition | Thursday, May 14 (2hrs)

  • Week 3: Using VOC for Customer Retention | Thursday, May 21 (2hrs)

  • 30 Day Follow-up | Thursday, June 18 (2hrs)

  • 30 Day Follow-up | Thursday, July 16 (2hrs)

  • 30 Day Follow-up | Thursday, August 13 (2hrs)

Businesses generating more than $75,000 in annual revenue are preferred for these workshops. All industries are welcome.

Voice of Customer Workshop Series  


May 28, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 1

Join the The Annek Group for a series of deep dives designed to help you implement Digital Marketing. Topics include advertising, SEO, content creation and more.

JumpStart has partnered with The Annek Group for a free in-person deep dive designed to help you implement Digital Marketing.

The six-week workshop will focus on the followings topics:

  • Week 1: Basic Intro to Digital Marketing Webinar | Thursday, May 28 (2hrs)

  • Week 2: How to Make a Video | Friday, June 5 (4hrs)

  • Week 3: Google AdWords / PPC | Friday, June 12 (4hrs)

  • Week 4: Facebook Advertising | Friday, June 19 (4hrs)

  • Week 5: Search Engine Optimization / SEO | Friday, June 26 (4hrs)

  • Week 6: Workshop Summary & Hiring a Digital Marketer | Wednesday, July 1 (4hrs)

Businesses generating more than $75,000 in annual revenue are preferred for these workshops. All industries are welcome.

Digital Marketing 101 Workshop Series



Our ongoing COVID-19 Busines Assistance Webinar Series continues this week with a discussion on the difficult task of raising capital for your business during a global pandemic.

Join a panel of investors for an examination of how new deals are being evaluated right now, how deal terms are changing and how companies are successfully planning fundraising rounds in the current climate of uncertainty. All entrepreneurs and small business owners are welcome.






Akron Summit County Public Library events…

to be announced…


Please contact: 

PH: 330.643.9075




Full Calendar



60 South High Street

Akron, OH


More Info Link: www.akronlibrary.org; www.ascpl.org



Cuyahoga Falls Library – upcoming business events…to be announced…

2015 Third Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221




 Hudson Library & Historical Society – upcoming business events…

The Hudson Library will remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 health crisis. We are continuing to follow the public health and safety guidelines from Governor DeWine. Patrons should not return their materials. All due dates will be extended.

Reference services are still available during library closure. Email your reference questions to askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at (330) 653-6658 x1010


VIRTUAL: Navigating COVID-19 & Beyond: Finance & HR Best Practices
Thursday, May 28, 12 p.m.

Doug Houser, CPA, Principal, Director of Construction & Real Estate Services, and Renee West, Senior Manager-Lead HR Consultant, from Rea & Associates, will discuss how small businesses and employees can navigate COVID-19 changes. Topics discussed will include finance, accounting and cash flow considerations for businesses; HR and employee engagement considerations and updates regarding HR and COVID-19 regulations. This program is presented in partnership with the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce. 


Join us for Virtual Learning!

The Hudson Library & Historical Society is excited to announce our new virtual event series designed for small businesses and job seekers.
Registration with a valid email address is required for all virtual programs. Participants will be emailed an invitation to meet on Zoom a day before the program. For more information, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at 330.653.6658 x1010.

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