Free entrepreneurship series begins soon

Free entrepreneurship series begins soon

Small-business owners can attend 11 workshops in Hudson on range of topics

By Paula Schleis

Beacon Journal business writer

Published on Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

Small-business owners determined to make 2010 a better year than 2009 might find some helpful advice during the next Entrepreneurship and Small Business Series, hosted by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research.

So far, 11 free workshops are scheduled at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. in Hudson.

Registration is required by calling 330-653-6658 or e-mailing askus@hudson.lib.oh.us.

Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m.

How to Procure Government Contracts, with Rich Delisio of the Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the Kent Regional Business Alliance.

Delisio will also be available for one-on-one counseling at the Hudson Library.

Feb. 3, 7 p.m.

Trends Affecting Small Businesses, with Anita Campbell of Anita Campbell Associates and founder of the Small Business Trends online publication and radio program.

Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

Rebecca O. Bagley, president of NorTech, the Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition. NorTech helps to create new technology industries and make the region’s economy more globally competitive.

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

For National Entrepreneurship Week, The Power of Networking, an evening to share stories with other entrepreneurs.

Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

Entrepreneurship Programs College Fair. High school students interested in pursuing entrepreneurship at the college level are invited to meet current college students, recent graduates who have opened their own businesses, and representatives of area university programs.

March 2, 7 p.m.

Richard T. Herman, a business and immigration attorney, and Robert Smith, a Plain Dealer reporter covering international cultures. They are the co-authors of Immigrant Inc.: Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (and How They Will Save the American Worker).

Herman is also co-founder of the Northeast Ohio chapter of TiE, a global network of entrepreneurs.

March 16, 7 p.m.

Product Globalization: A 10-Point Checklist and One Bad Example, presented by Bob Chalfant of NEO Management.

March 31, 6:30 p.m.

Not-for-Profit Basics, a workshop with the Akron chapter of SCORE, a business counseling group.

April 7, 6:30 p.m.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Legal Issues for Small Businesses, by Stephen Cook of the University of Akron School of Law.

April 22, 7 p.m.

Communicating Your Company’s Value: A Marketing and Legal Perspective, with Jeff Bauer of Giraffe Inc., a marketing communications and design firm, and business colleague and lawyer Jeff Jones.

May 5, 7 p.m.

Entrepreneur Success Stories. A panel of successful Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs will share stories.

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Paula Schleis can be reached at 330-996-3741 or pschleis@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/paulaschleis.

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