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Small Business Webinars

MBMENTORS UPCOMING WEBINARS

MBMentors regularly presents FREE small business webinars covering a variety of topics. From how to start a business, to growing your brand with the right sales and marketing strategies, to how to finance your business, check our schedule regularly for new programs.

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Business Legal Entities

February 7

9-10:15 am

Choosing the right entity is an important step in starting a new business. Your decision will impact control over key decisions, access to outside capital, liability for debts, taxes and a host of other factors. The business entity you choose should support your business’ financial and strategic goals. 

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Validate Your Value Proposition

February 15

11 am-12:30 pm

One of the biggest problems founders face is getting their idea off the ground. They struggle to find customers not because they have a bad idea but because they do not know how to sell it. A value proposition will solve that. It bridges the gap between just having an idea and having an idea that generates customers, revenue, and profit.

 

Presented by Adam Lofquist, Principal of The Lofquist Group

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Marketing Basics

February 22

9-10:30 am

In this webinar you will gain an understanding of key marketing concepts critical to forming a solid foundation for your Marketing Plan (part of your overall Business Plan). Learn how to frame-up your positioning and assess competition as building blocks to a successful plan.

We will also review the 4P’s (Price, Product, Placement, Promotion) of marketing.

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Women's Collective Lab

How to Build Mutually Beneficial Business Connections

February 24

11:00 am -1:00 pm

Business networking involves making connections not only with likely customers or clients, but also with other individuals who might refer business to you. It also involves connecting with people who can provide information or training, and can be an excellent way of locating potential employees and reputable vendors to hire for your business.

 

This session will share best practices on how to become a better networker.

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Business Plans

Part 1

February 28

9 am-10:15 am

What is a business plan and why would you need one? Who is a business plan for? Do you need a formal plan to be successful? What are the different types of business plans?

 

During this session we will review four different types of plans and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Business Plan

Business Plans

Part 2

March 8

9 am-10:30 am

In Business Plans Part 2 you'll learn the importance of the financial section of a business plan.

 

If you are seeking investors or obtaining a bank loan - this is the part of the plan you're going to have to show in detail.

 

Even if you don't need financing, you should compile a financial forecast in order to simply be successful in steering your business.

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