Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Social Media: Recruiting on Social Media (TSBDC)

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Did you know that the average internet user has more than 5 social media accounts? Social media has become the focal point of online interaction. Sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and a handful of others offer small businesses a great position to connect with potential candidate-unlike the traditional route.

Most small businesses are on social media but not using it to the full when needing great talent. In this workshop, we will discuss the following: *Identify your target audience and the social media sites they frequent, *How to attract your ideal candidates and how to connect them online, *Use social media to promote your employer brand and increase interest, *Learn the latest online sourcing and recruiting tools and *Learn the do's and don't when trying to recruit on social media. Using social media in your recruiting strategy can be the perfect option for small business to stay competitive in today's market.

Speaker(s): Dominique Thompson of IntrepidHR Consulting Group

Free: Registration requested. 

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Blue Print & Estimating: MAMCA
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Blue Print & Estimating: MAMCA

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April 23 - 27
5:30 - 7:30pm

COST: $25

Register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-print-reading-estimation-tickets-44638385613

Understanding and reading blueprints are essential to construction. This is a week long course to refresh you in reading blueprints and estimating. If you have never taken a blueprint or estimating class, you should attend. There will be one on one help available.

Everyone is welcome to attend this class. 

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Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Government Contracting: TSBDC

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Looking to take your business to the next level by doing business with the Federal Government? Join us for a workshop to help you understand the lay of the land and identify steps for doing business with the Federal Government.

FREE: Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Intention: A Paint Class (Community Event)

FROM: This is Intentional
Join us at the Center For Southern Folklore Store for an afternoon of painting and good vibes for the first ever This Is Intentional Paint Class. Wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on. 

COST: $15

All Ages Welcomed/Family Friendly Event
Drinks & Snacks will be for purchase from the Center.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Start-Up: TSBDC

This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.

FREE: Registration is required. Limit seating.

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Microsoft Excel (Intermediate): MAMCA
Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

Microsoft Excel (Intermediate): MAMCA

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COST: $1.00
Register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-excel-intermediate-tickets-44637975386


Excel Intermediate is designed for those who have used Excel before and want to expand their knowledge. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to complete the following on your own: improve formatting, organize data, highlight key information, and create formulas/links between sheets.

RSVP your seat now!

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Bid Preparation: MAMCA
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Bid Preparation: MAMCA

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COST: $1.00
Register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bid-preparation-tickets-44647418631


This training session will review the common documents required for bidding on a construction project. The session will examine the AIA forms, as well as the local and state forms. You will also diagnose a complete bid packet in this session.

                                  Please reserve your seat now....seating is limited!

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Apr
11
12:00 AM00:00

Apply: Inner City Capital Connections program

Apply for the Inner City Capital Connections program

ICCC is an Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) national program that positions inner-city businesses for long-term success. It's designed for busy executives of all expertise levels, and its impact is proven to strengthen businesses and the inner-city communities where they operate. ICCC participants develop and practice skills to improve everyday operations so that they can create more jobs, raise capital and continue to grow.

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Apr
10
3:00 PM15:00

Fix Your Business Presentation: TSBDC

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Want to get control of your business, while drastically improving your quality of life and bottom line? Join this presentation, as Melinda Emerson "SmallBizLady" walks through how to Fix Your Business with her the 12 Ps of Running a Successful Business. She will lead you through clarifying your purpose, fixing your people problems, making your business more profitable and what you should be measuring in your business and more. You'll walk away with a plan to help you build a thriving enterprise.

You will learn: The 12 Ps of Running a Successful Business, how to remove the daily stress and chaos of managing your business, how to build strong people systems, how to have better cash flow management, how to increase your daily productivity and how to persevere in your business.

FREE: Registration is required. Limited seating. 

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A Conversation with Melinda Emerson, the SmallBizLady: NAWBO
Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

A Conversation with Melinda Emerson, the SmallBizLady: NAWBO

From NAWBO:

Melinda is bringing her powerful insights and know-how to NAWBO Memphis to share her revolutionary approach to creating a thriving business! She'll share:

• How to remove the daily stress and chaos of managing a small business 

• How to build a business that allows the owners to live their dream life 

• 12 P's of Running a Successful Business

• Provide rock-solid techniques to help small business owners succeed 

Tickets: $40 for non members

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Mar
29
9:00 AM09:00

Protecting Your Intellectual Property: TSBDC

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From TSBDC:

As a current or future small business owner, you must learn how to best protect your creations and innovations. Without the proper protection in place, you may not reap the full benefits of your idea. Intellectual property protection is not only for large corporations, but is extremely important to protect entrepreneurs.

Registration is required. Limited seating.

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BBA Lunch and Learn: Build Business Credit
Mar
28
11:30 AM11:30

BBA Lunch and Learn: Build Business Credit

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Join us for lunch!

Business consultant Dr. Timothy Moore will discuss the importance of building credit for your small business. Come learn how to build business credit fast, maximize business credit approvals and build credit for your EIN that's not linked to your social security number. 

FREE and open to members and the general public.

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Insurance & Bonding: MAMCA
Mar
22
2:00 PM14:00

Insurance & Bonding: MAMCA

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MAMCA's Insurance and Bonding class will provide you information for new and existing contractors. This class will provide information on workers compensation, as well as qualifications for bonding. You will learn the basic insurance requirements for contractors. 

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2018 Residential/Small Commercial Contractor License Exam Prep Workshop: MAMCA
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

2018 Residential/Small Commercial Contractor License Exam Prep Workshop: MAMCA

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This course helps prepare students to take the State of TN Residential/Small Commercial Building Contractor (BC-A,b) License exam. Students will gain the basic knowledge of techniques, code requirements, business and law, and trade information related to the construction industry. *Final payment is due by March 9, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS

Class time is spent participating in question/answer sessions to familiarize students with the required reference materials.

Cost: $400.00* (scholarship dollars are available)
PLEASE CALL US FOR PROMO CODE!! 901-526-9300

Requirements

  • You must have 2 years of construction experience or
  • A limited residential license (BC-A/r)
  • You must attend every session
  • You must provide your own BOOKS (list provided)

Seating is limited.

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Meet and Greet: After Hours Business Mixer
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Meet and Greet: After Hours Business Mixer

 Community Rescue Corp Services presents an evening of free business networking open to all industries and professions. Socialize and network in a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere with other like-minded entrepreneurs. Bring your business cards. Calling all entrepreneurs and business owners to come and network together! We have some great speakers for this event. Business spotlight opportunity available and a chance to be placed in the business magazine to showcase your business.

Community Rescue Corp Services presents an evening of free business networking open to all industries and professions. Socialize and network in a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere with other like-minded entrepreneurs. Bring your business cards. Calling all entrepreneurs and business owners to come and network together! We have some great speakers for this event. Business spotlight opportunity available and a chance to be placed in the business magazine to showcase your business.

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Rough Feathers Clothing: Official launch
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Rough Feathers Clothing: Official launch

In the mist of spring, Rough Feathers Clothing brings the official launch of its urban collection blend to the stage of the Crosstown Arts community in Midtown. Owner Antonio Jones has been designing for years and finally decided to create another platform to showcase his creativity.

The Spring Collection Launch will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the 430 Art Gallery (430 N. Cleveland) from 6pm – 9pm. Some of the blossoming clothing brands and boutiques in the city and surrounding areas, have been invited to attend this event including: The Rise to Greatness Brand from St. Louis, Chrisp Brand, The Summit Boutique, Ranuchy Clothing from Atlanta, Faircrest (Detroit/Memphis/Jackson), Millionaire Grind, Be Poise, Immortal Ink to name a few.

The event is free and open to the public. The brand will also be accepting can goods for the Memphis Food Bank and is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable items to be donated. Attendees can take advantage of giveaways and door prizes.

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Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

The Hustle & Flow of Business Ownership: TSBDC

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From TSBDC:

This class is targeted to entrepreneurs/hobbyists who want to explore full business ownership. Perhaps you sell crafts or cater but have never considered having your own business. This class is for you. Come learn the benefits of having a business license and what legitimacy has to offer you.

Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Microsoft Excel For Beginners: MAMCA
Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Microsoft Excel For Beginners: MAMCA

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From MAMCA: 

Do you know how to navigate between multiple Excel worksheets? Are you comfortable with formulas and calculations within Excel? Do you understand the need for columns and cells? If you answered "NO" to any of the previous questions, this class is for you. You will learn the How's, Why's, and What's in this class. Join us for a ride down Excel Lane.

REGISTRATION: Free

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Sunday Soul Series: DJ TOP 5
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Soul Series: DJ TOP 5

Community Event: 

Every 2nd Sunday at Makeda's Cookies Downtown Memphis, there is a featured local artist, chef, and vendor. Next Month, DJ TOP 5, the only DJ on the Sunday Soul Series lineup. He's invited some of his friends to join him as he entertains with his skill.

This event is only $10 | Tickets available at 488 S Second and Eventbrite.

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Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

Access to Capital and Credit Repair: TSBDC

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Are you ready to start a business? Are you looking to expand your current business? Small business lending opportunities are on the upswing. Learn about various financing options available to business owners. Also learn proven credit repair techniques that can help you improve your credit in the short and long-terms.

Registration is required. Limit seating.

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Tax Time: MAMCA
Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Tax Time: MAMCA

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FOR CONTRACTORS
James Wright, CPA, will be here to help you prepare for this tax season. Mr. Wright will answer questions about the new tax laws, as well as how to classify your business. He will also assist you in getting ready to submit your information for your Contractor's License.

Seating is limited....please reserve your seat now

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Mar
1
8:30 AM08:30

Tax Workshop for New Businesses: TSBDC

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Join TSBDC and the Tennessee Department of Revenue for a free tax workshop for new businesses/business owners. This session includes information about business tax, sales and use tax, and collection services. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development will give a presentation about state unemployment tax as well. This workshop is recommended primarily for new business owners, but may be beneficial to established owners as well.

Registration is Required. Limit Seating.

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Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

Developing Your Social Media Strategy: TSBDC

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College | Whitehaven Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every small business owner has been told that they need to use social media, but are usually not sure what to do next. What social media platform works best for my industry? What time commitment will it take to keep up with all these social networks? How do I control what people may write on my social media pages? Come hear from social media experts what to do and what not to do when launching your social media strategy.

Registration is required. Limit seating.

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Women Who Rock I.T. Speaker Series: Jackie Lucas | Feb. speaker
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Women Who Rock I.T. Speaker Series: Jackie Lucas | Feb. speaker

February's Women Who Rock I.T. Lunch Series will feature Jackie Lucas, SVP & CIO of Regional One Health.

Memphis Women in Technology (MWiT) is a local Greater Memphis area non-profit organization designed to empower, attract, and support women in the technology industry. With community outreach and support from the established technology industry representation, we strive to deliver a positive message of what a career in tech can do for all generations through charity, grant funding, scholarship funds, and overall support and resource.

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