Gannon SBDC To Host Full Schedule of Seminars and Webinars

Published: 24-Jun-2019

July is a busy month at Gannon SBDC with a variety of seminars and webinars on topics of interest to small business owners. Below is a list of these events.  For a complete schedule of seminars and other Gannon SBDC events, click here.

The First Step Seminar 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Center for Business Ingenuity, 900 State Street, Room 104, Erie, PA
Cost:  $30 (Pre-registration required)

Are you considering starting your own business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan and exploring financing options.  

Register online here

Customer Service Best Practices Webinar
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 12—1 p.m.
A link to the webinar will be sent upon registration 
Cost: Free (Pre-registration required)

Outstanding customer service is a powerful way to acquire and keep customers for life, but customer service is about more than the customer always being right. It's about treating customers like you'd treat members of your family. In this session, you will discover how to make outstanding customer service a way to set you apart from your competition and a driver of sales growth. A question and answer session will follow.

Register online here.

Business Entity Formation
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:30—11 a.m.
Center for Business Ingenuity, 900 State Street, Room 104, Erie, PA
Cost: $35 (Pre-registration required)

S-Corp, C-Corp, Partnership, LLC--which one is right for you and your new small business? Choosing the right form of organization is one of the earliest and most significant decisions you'll make when starting a business. Atty. John Leemhuis will guide you through the choices, explain the advantages and disadvantages of each and give you the information you need in our Business Entity Formation seminar.
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e-Marketing 101
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 9:30—11 a.m.
William Douglass Conference Center 764 Bessemer Street, Meadville, PA
Cost: $35 (Pre-registration required)

Gannon SBDC Director Margaret U. Horne, MBA, CVA, will take you up to the minute in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of eMarketing.  This session will provide an overview of the key social and ecommerce trends that are essential for small businesses.  She will discuss multi-channel online marketing tools including search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), display advertising, online analytics, social media, email, mobile and influence marketing. 

Register online here.

Intermediate QuickBooks
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 8:30—11 a.m.
Center for Business Ingenuity, 900 State Street, Room 104, Erie, PA
Cost: $35 (Pre-registration required)

This workshop, presented by a team of experts from Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Company headed by partner Janel Bonsell, CPA, CFE, CFF, will discuss how to manage the daily, weekly and monthly transactions in QuickBooks for more effective business operations. The workshop will expand on the concepts taught at the Introduction to QuickBooks seminar in June. It is recommended for users who have some experience with QuickBooks and are interested in getting more from this powerful business management and planning tool.

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