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October 2021

Funding Your Business – The Complete Loan Packaging Process (On-Demand Web

October 14 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm
Virtual, Online
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Getting a loan for your small business can be a challenge but, if you know what you are doing you can greatly increase your odds of success.The Ohio SBDC team are experts in helping you understand what you will need and how to deal with your bank. Our SBDC Center facilitated almost $5 million in funding last year for businesses just like yours.In this on-demand webinar, we will provide you with the skills and understanding to prepare a loan package,…

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Lifting One to Lift Many – Kiva Capital and Community Funding Dreams (On-De

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - December 31 @ 11:59 pm
Virtual, Online
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Join our Kiva Capital Access Manager for an informational session to learn more about the steps to become a borrower with Kiva.Kiva, a pioneering crowdfunding platform started in 2005 enables individuals, who do not have access to traditional funding, to start, sustain or grow a small business. This provides the individuals the chance to create economic opportunities for themselves. The platform provides a base for family, friends and community supporters to invest as little as $25.00 to support a small…

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November 2021

Brick x Brick: Find the Funny Every Day

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual, Online
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Find the funny every day to manage stress and improve your quality of life!Humor is an amazing human ability that allows us to find the funny in almost every situation. Ongoing research demonstrates that humorous experiences serve as a coping mechanism to help us dramatically improve our physical and mental health. It can also help us relieve emotional distress and assist in changing our negative thinking patterns.Discover how you can use humor to make daily improvements to your health and…

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How To Apply For PPP Loan Forgiveness

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Step by step instructions and tips to prepare and apply for PPP loan forgiveness with the SBA.This session will cover preparing and applying for forgiveness of your Paycheck Protection Program loan. We'll also briefly review all the resources and support the Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI) offers small business owners. The information session will explain:Preview upcoming changes to the forgiveness request processEligible uses of PPP loan fundsPayroll and employment requirementsDocumentation requirements How to apply for forgivenessECDI resources and support available**You…

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December 2021

BASE: Basis of a Successful Enterprise

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thinking of starting a business? Set yourself up for success by building a solid business foundation by attending BASEThinking of starting a business? Set yourself up for success by building a solid business foundation by attending BASEB.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become…

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Online Marketing Secrets: Winning Online Sales Strategies

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Online Marketing Secrets: Winning Online Sales StrategiesMarketing can be a daunting aspect of your business growth. It can be tough to know when and where to start. Timothy Warren, President & CEO of Helium SEO, knows the ins and outs of digital marketing and is sharing the secrets to navigating online marketing. In this session we will answer questions like who is your target audience - where and how do you find them, what are the "digital watering holes" and…

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Virtual ECDI Information Session

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Info session on lending and training at ECDIThis session offers a brief overview of all the programs and resources the Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI) offers. The information session will explain :Who we are and our missionLoans we offer, who is eligible and the process involvedTraining opportunitiesWomen's Business Centers of OhioInnovative ECDI programs: Capital for Construction, Food Fort and the Social Enterprise HubThis session is required for all prospective ECDI clients. Since 2004, ECDI has assisted Ohio’s entrepreneurs through their one-stop-shop…

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Business Clinic Series – Business Entities

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From Sole Proprietorships to Corporations, we'll help you understand the various business entity options available in the State of Ohio.Are you thinking of starting your own small business, but don't know which business entity you should elect? Wondering how an LLC differs from a Sole Proprietorship? If so, join us for this one-hour installment in our Business Clinic Series for all the need-to-know details about business entities in Ohio. Your Presenter: Angela Savino-Alexander, Attorney at LawOur Business Clinic Series provides…

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Capital Crash Course 2022

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual, Online
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Once a year we bring together financial experts & lenders to provide you with the newest financing options available!You NEED financing to grow your business. We KNOW how to help you get it. Every year we work hard to bring you an information packed conference that includes great keynote speakers, resources, peer experiences and of our the jewel of our event the "How to Get the Bank to Say "YES"" bank panel. Register today to grab your "seat" for our…

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Social Media Strategy for Small Business: The Plan Before the Post

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to prepare, build, manage and evaluate the results of your social media strategy to catapult your business success!Social Media is today's entrepreneur and small business owner's solution to their marketing and advertising needs. Is social media the godsend that so many champion? If so is that success available to all? The answer to those questions are yes and maybe, if and only if, you plan for it to be.Attend the Social Media Strategy: The Plan Before the Post to learn…

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