The Small Business Development Center offers low-cost training and resources as well as confidential, no-cost counseling to new ventures and existing businesses. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Business Risk Management
Learn to determine and then grade your business risk in order to make a decision on whether the risk is an acceptable or unavoidable risk for your company. You will also learn how to avoid or mitigate risk by performing a risk analysis. Risk analysis can help you with safety and financial concerns and is the beginning of putting together contingency plans for those risks deemed unavoidable for the company.
Understanding Business Insurance
Determine the precise insurance needs for your business! Topics of discussion will include Business Property, Business Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber Liability and Data Breach, Workers’ Compensation, Business Owners Policy, Bonds and many other areas of interest to business owners. This is an excellent session for getting many of your insurance questions answered and eliminating any insurance woes.
Obtaining Federal Government SBIR/STTR Grants
Start or expand your technology business using federal government Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. Understand the SBIR/STTR Programs; get the tools for deciding if your firm should pursue SBIR/STTR; learn how to successfully participate in SBIR/STTR; learn about the many outside/third party resources available to help SBIR/STTR bidders.
Marketing Your Business on the Internet
In this practical, hands-on course, an e-commerce expert will show you how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site/s performance using Web analytics. You will understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site.