Using the Census to Conduct Market Research: BYO Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 12:00pm

Location: Temple SBDC, 1510 Cecil B Moore, PHILA PA 19121

Registration Deadline: 12/10/2019 8:00 AM (EST)
Fee: No Fee

Training Topic: Marketing/Sales
Description: The census is a powerful and free tool that can provide business owners with data about their customers within their target geographic area. Bring your laptop for this interactive workshop instructing us on navigating the census website.

Point of Contact: Jamie Shanker-Passero (215) 204-2375
Center: Temple University SBDC Main Campus

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Understanding Wage and Hour Regulations: BYO Lunch & Learn

Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:00pm

Location: Temple SBDC, 1510 Cecil B Moore, PHILA PA 19121

Status: Open- 26 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 1/9/2020 8:00 AM (EST)
Fee: No Fee

Training Topics: Human Resources/Managing Employees
Description: Understanding Wage and Hour Regulations for New and Small Businesses Many small business owners have questions regarding their minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping obligations.

This event will give a brief overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and address common issues like:
– Is my business covered under the law?
– How is overtime calculated?
– Pay deduction issues
– What must be paid as “hours worked”?
– What records am I required to keep?
– What types of exemptions are there from minimum wage and overtime?

We will be joined by Elizabeth Zimmer-Mull, Community Outreach Resource & Planning Specialist for the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. Feel free to bring your lunch to this event.

Point of Contact: Jamie Shanker-Passero (215) 204-2375
Center: Temple University SBDC Main Campus

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January Temple Business Roundtable: First Step of Starting Your Own Business

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Location: 1509 Cecil B Moore, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Registration Deadline: 1/30/2020 8:00 AM (EST)
Fee: No Fee

 

Training Topics: Business Plan, Business Start-up/Preplanning

Description: Considering starting a business but not sure where to start? Network with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and learn from our expert panel who will address challenges faced by small business owners. In addition to our Roundtable discussion on First Step of Starting Your Own Business, you’ll also have access to some new curriculum to activate your business ideas, ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 ALLSM – part of the Woodforest FoundrySM. This session teaches that you often already have access to the tools you need to be an entrepreneur. To be successful, it is important to look at the world from new perspectives. This is done by leveraging existing assets, such as local business leaders who can help unlock area resources, and knowledge and expertise of your peers to “cocreate” entrepreneur-based outcomes. Representatives from Woodforest National Bank® will also be joining us for this event.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 ALL Powered by Sustainable Startups. Woodforest Foundry is an entrepreneur activation program by Woodforest National Bank, Member FDIC.

This event is co-sponsored by: North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative, Pan African Studies Community Education Center, Center for Community Partnerships, Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative, Office of Community Relations

Instructions: Event is located in Room 214 of 1509 Cecil B Moore.

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Facebook Basics for Business: BYO Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 12:00pm

Location: Temple SBDC, 1510 Cecil B Moore, PHILA PA 19121

Status: Open- 30 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 2/4/2020 11:00 AM (EST)
Fee: No Fee

Training Topics: Marketing/Sales, Social Media
Description:With over 1 billion users and growing, Facebook is a crucial tool toward marketing your small business and- it is becoming more crucial by the day. Understanding how to create a presence and produce useful content is an important part of connecting with potential customers. This is a basic workshop for entrepreneurs with little to no Facebook experience. We will talk about those big questions – how and what to post.

During the workshop, we’ll focus on the following:
– How to set up your account- How to engage with customers (frequency/content)
– How to schedule posts
– How to advertise on Facebook
– ads vs boosts

Point of Contact: Jamie Shanker-Passero (215) 204-2375
Center: Temple University SBDC Main Campus

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February Temple Business Roundtable: FIRST STEP to Business Planning

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Location: 1510 Cecil B Moore, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Registration Deadline: 2/11/2020 8:00 AM (ET)
Fee: No Fee

Training Topics: Business Plan, Business Start-up/Preplanning

Description: Considering starting a business but not sure where to start? This FREE event is for you. Join us for a presentation to break down the nuts and bolts of what is needed to start a business.

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