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‘EIGHT LITTLE-KNOWN RESOURCES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS’ PRESENTATION

5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Holiday Inn

Gustave Anderson of Manufacturing-Works is set to present “8 Little-Known Resources to Grow Your Business” for Business Resources on TAP from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn, 204 S. 30th St., according to a news release.

There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Email jboudreau@laramie.org or call 745-7339 to RSVP or for more information.

WYOMING SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER WEBINAR

2-3 p.m. June 1, online

According to recent statistics, 93 percent of all purchase decisions are influenced by social media, according to a news release. Small-business owners need to understand how to compose posts that will drive potential customers to their brands.

Eric Spellmann, a well-known speaker and consultant on social media public relations, is slated to present the Wyoming Small Business Development Center webinar “Four Steps to Writing the Perfect Business Social Media Post” from 2-3 p.m. June 1.

The SBDC is a partnership among the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It focuses on educating small-business owners and potential owners on how to successfully start and operate small businesses. The SBDC’s main office is located at UW, the release states.

In this session, Spellmann will guide attendees through writing their own posts, based on a four-step model. His online marketing video series, which educates business owners on the latest internet success marketing tools and strategies, has more than half a million views, with fans, followers and customers originating from all over the world. Attendees will leave with a ready-to-implement business social media strategy and the tools to see immediate success.

The registration fee for the webinar is $15, and attendees must register at www.wyomingsbdc.org to obtain the link to the webinar. The program will be recorded for anyone unable to attend at that time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested by Thursday. Call Bruce Morse at 307-754-2139 for more information.

COMMERCIALIZATION ASSISTANCE FROM SBIR/STTR AGENCIES WEBINAR

2-3 p.m. June 13, online

A webinar is scheduled from 2-3 p.m. June 13 online sponsored by the Wyoming SBDC Network. Most Federal agencies that offer SBIR/STTR grants provide commercialization assistance to Phase I recipients. This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of what those programs offer and also discuss opportunities to obtain agency funding from a commercialization service provider of your choice. We will also talk about current SBIR/STTR commercialization programs that will end at the close of the current fiscal year.

Jim and Gail Greenwood with teach the workshop. They have been involved in the SBIR program since its inception in 1983 and have taught workshops nationwide. Recipients of the coveted Tibbetts Award for their contributions to SBIR/STTR outreach and education efforts, the Greenwoods were recognized by the Small Business Technology Council as “Champions for Small Business” for their outreach efforts.

The Wyoming SBDC Network has been fortunate to receive a FAST grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to finance these nationally known speakers. Because of that grant funding, this program will be free of charge for Wyoming residents. Go to www.wyomingsbdc.org to obtain the link to the webinar.

Call Kelly Haigler Cornish at 766-2904 for more information. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested by Tuesday.

FINANCIAL FORECASTING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WEBINAR

2-3 p.m. June 15, online

Businesses, using traditional budgeting practices, refer to past data to forecast future results. In times of fluctuating income and expenses, one year’s results might not be a great predictor for the next year, according to a news release.

A Wyoming Small Business Development Center webinar, titled “Financial Forecasting for the Small Business: Rolling Forecasts in Action,” is scheduled from 2-3 p.m. June 15.

This webinar will show small-business owners how to use rolling forecasts to create better projections for their businesses. Rolling forecasts are based on key business drivers and use project-based planning to provide a framework for a better vision of the future to support better decision making. Carl Young, a nationally recognized author and speaker, and former CFO, business owner and scholar, will lead the webinar. Young is a trained accountant, with more than 25 years of speaking and training experience. He is a turnaround consultant and coach, specializing in organization, management, business processes, internal controls and accounting processes and systems. His concept of “rolling forecasts” allows business managers to consistently add new data into their process, creating a more accurate financial picture in these rapidly changing times, the release states.

The webinar is free of charge because of an SBA Portable Assistance Grant. Go to www.wyomingsbdc.org to obtain the link to the webinar.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested By June 1. Call Greg Jordan at 766-3593, email wsbdc@uwyo.edu or go to www.wyomingsbdc.org for more information.

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