Commit to working ON your business, not just IN it!
MetroAction offers a variety of training programs to help start-up and existing businesses develop the skills they need to be successful.
“Training for the actual business side of the business in my industry is non-existent. MetroAction’s programs have given me a new outlook on the overall management of my business. Their programs are extremely helpful.”
How Will the Affordable Health Care Act Affect My Small Business?
How Will the Affordable Health Care Act Affect My Small Business?: On March 21, 2010 President Obama signed health care reform legislation into law. Many small business owners are confused on how this legislation will impact their small business. If you are among the small business owners that would like to be aware of how the health care reform will affect your business, prepare for the future and have your questions answered, attend “How Will the Affordable Health Care Act Affect My Small Business?” on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 222 Mulberry Street, Scranton at 9AM. Registration is required. Please register at www.scrantonchamber.com or call 570-342-7711.
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Would you like to attend this seminar but are unable to get away from your small business? Let us know and we will sign you up to access the seminar directly from your small business. No special equipment is needed-all you need is an internet connection or a phone line. It’s really that easy!
Small Business Institute: SBI will help you see how all the pieces of your business work together. Presented by MetroAction and the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, the Small Business Institute provides novice and experienced business owners, as well as business managers with a plan to enhance business success, create a strong marketing plan, develop a better understanding of basic financial information and the opportunity to network with other business owners. All participants will learn best practices and tips to ensure long term success.
This program will be presented on Thursdays, September 20 and 27 at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 222 Mulberry Street, Scranton, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and is also available at the same time as a webinar. The cost is $75 for Chamber members and $99 for non chamber members and includes all necessary program materials. Visit www.MetroAction.org or call (570) 341-0270 to register.
Scholarships may be available for some businesses. Contact Alicia Tompkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify.
Blog Your Way to Small Business Success: Attend Blog Your Way to Small Business Success seminar, as Jenna Urban, creator of Bucktown Bargains, walks you through the essential steps of establishing and managing a successful Blogging presence. You will get practical how-to information on creating a blog, tips for effective blog writing and best practices on how to draw visitors to your site. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and leave with action items that will help you create an engaging blog presence for your organization that will lead to additional income and visibility for your small business.
This seminar is for people who are beginning to explore blogging and have questions on how to get started and how it can benefit your business.
Blogging for Your Small Business will be presented on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 222 Mulberry Street, Scranton at 9am. Cost is $25 per Chamber member and $35 per non-Chamber member. To register, visit www.MetroAction.org or call (570) 341-0270. This program is sponsored by MetroAction and The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center.
Marketing Mastery: Do you need to grow your customer base? Is your advertising effective? How can you make the most of your limited advertising budget? MetroAction’s Marketing Mastery course will help you identify your target market, build successful marketing messages, develop marketing materials that work, and create a comprehensive marketing plan on a limited budget. This course is perfect for any sized business that is interested in implementing proven strategies that produce major returns!
Three Steps to Business Success: Three Steps to Business Success is a two-hour seminar which covers specific strategies to help start-up and existing small businesses gain a competitive advantage. This seminar will address how to plan for success, effective ways to market your business, financing and finding grants, and available community resources. This program is also available as a webinar. [$10]
Marketing 101: Marketing 101 is a two-hour seminar which offers simple and effective small business marketing techniques that focus on real world, proven strategies. This seminar will help start-up and existing small businesses gain a competitive advantage by providing strategies to package a business, create cost effective marketing materials, communicate a strong marketing message, and avoid common marketing mistakes. This program is also available as a webinar. [$10]
Financing Your Business: This seminar explains the options of financing your business despite today’s difficult economy. You will learn how small business loans work, what documents and information are required, and review the requirements to qualify for small-business financing. The seminar will also explain about small business grants, what lenders look for, understanding credit and how you can improve your chances of qualifying for a small-business loan. This program is also available as a webinar. [$10]
Meet the Lender Forum: MetroAction teams up with partner locations throughout the year to provide informative roundtable discussions on small business financing opportunities. [FREE]
Applying for a Small Business Loan: This webinar explains how to apply for a MetroAction loan. The webinar discusses loan details such as amounts, rates, terms and eligibility and also discusses how to complete MetroAction’s small business loan Pre-Qualification application. [FREE]
Writing a Business Plan: This webinar discusses the basics of writing a business plan such as, information to gather, the parts of a business plan, helpful resources and how to complete MetroAction’s Business Planning Templates. [FREE]
Submitting Your Business Plan Templates: This webinar explains how to complete and submit MetroAction’s Business Planning Templates. [FREE]
Other seminars: MetroAction periodically offers other seminars and workshops to help businesses grow. Topics include customer service, financial management, strategic planning and much more! We also feature programs from renowned providers such as Dale Carnegie 1-day training programs, the Disney Institute and others. For more information, visit our news page.
DYNAMIC PRESENTERS WANTED!
If you are willing to share your expertise as a guest speaker or panelist, please let MetroAction know. We are interested in presentations on various business and professional educational topics designed for all levels of experience (beginner, intermediate and/or advanced).
If you are interested in presenting a business seminar or workshop for MetroAction, complete and submit a Seminar Presenter Proposal. MetroAction staff will contact you to discuss available opportunities.