Events for the Week of January 24 – January 28, 2022

The events listed in this blog post will take place during the week of January 24 – January 28, 2022.

Click the ‘Register here!’ hyperlink at the bottom of each event description to register for that event.

If you would like to see what other events we have coming up, please visit https://thethomashub.com/events/.

Monday – January 24

Starting a Small Business

6:30PM – 7:30PM EST – FREE – Online

Understand the basics of starting a business in this webinar that takes you from idea to opportunity! Learn key strategies for start-up, financing, and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Speaker: Dennis Watts

Register here!

Tuesday – January 25

Inmates to Entrepreneurs – 8 Week Entrepreneurship Course

6:00PM – 7:30PM EST – FREE – Online  

Inmates to Entrepreneurs hosts a virtual course for anyone with a criminal background who has started or is interested in starting their own business. This course will meet Tuesday nights for eight weeks (January 18 – March 8).

By the end of the course, you will not be an experienced entrepreneur, but you will have the basics for starting a business and beginning your new entrepreneurial life. Learn from people who have been exactly where you are and who have become successful.

Register here!

Create a Winning Business Plan

6:00PM – 8:00PM EST – FREE – Online

Learn how to turn your small business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success; Learn how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated; Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts, and steps for making the process easy.

Speaker: Michael Barbera, PhD

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How to Start a Child Care Center: Feasibility

6:00PM – 8:00PM EST – FREE – Online

Finding the money to start a childcare center can be tough!

This seminar will answer the following questions:

  1. Where can I obtain financing?
  2. What is the process of getting a loan for a childcare business?
  3. What critical steps should I take in running a childcare business?
  4. What other training is available to childcare operators?
  5. What are some of the statewide resources that are available to help?

Participants will delve into some of the more intimidating, but useful concepts of financial management, including price setting, break-even analysis, cash flow management, and understanding financial statements to help ensure that your future or current business is self-sustaining.

Register here!

Thursday – January 27

Finding Your Customer & Creating a Marketing Plan

6:30PM – 7:30PM EST – FREE – Online

Just because you have an idea doesn’t mean anyone will buy it. You must clearly describe your customer and create a plan to reach them.

Learn how to clearly describe your customer and create a plan to reach them; Learn how many customers are in your market area; Discover five steps of a winning plan.

Speaker: Mike Collins, MBA

Register here!