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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Effective Advertising & Promotions (Session 3 of 3)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State's Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Advertising and promotion can be a major expense item for your company. Getting good results from your investment, though, requires a methodical approach to successfully develop your marketing strategies. Marketing today is part science, part art, a bit of logic and a passion for your business. It doesn?t have to be hard ? and it should be fun. Learn how to determine what to say, to whom it should be said, and the best vehicles to communicate those special messages about your business. This class will help you better understand advertising and promotional techniques, determine effective methods to promote your company, and how to regularly use those approaches to get the best return for your marketing dollars. more...

Session topic:

Advertising and promotion can be a major expense item for your company. Getting good results from your investment, though, requires a methodical approach to successfully develop your marketing strategies.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu to read more about the seminar and to register or call at 417-837-2617 more...

Registration
deadline:

3/8/2013

Cost:

$119.00

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 471/836-5685




2014 Master Gardeners of Greene County Core Training (Session 8 of 16)

When:  Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:  
Mercy Cancer Center
2055 S. Fremont, Springfield MO map...

Description:

An intensive in-depth training for those interested in the Master Gardener program. Preregistration and acceptance into the class is required.

Session topic:

Pruning

Registration:

Contact the Greene County University of Missouri Extension office at 417-881-8909 for registration details.

Class size:

50

Event full:

No

Cost:

$150.00

Facilitator:

Patrick Byers, byerspl@missouri.edu
Greene County MU Extension Center
phone: 417/881-8909




Starting a Business: The First Steps & Basics of Writing a Business Plan

When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 p.m.

Where:  
Missouri State University’s Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business

405 North Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Thinking about starting your own business, being your own boss and enjoying the life of an entrepreneur? Fantastic!
Of course you have a business plan, have secured funding, and have hired an accountant and lawyer, right?

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps & The basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 6-hour workshop series divided over 2 days created for those considering going into business for themselves.

In just two evenings, you will…

• Discover if you have what it takes to be an owner by assessing your strengths and weaknesses.
• Learn the importance of having a business plan and what might go wrong if you don’t!
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition.
• Focus on assembling a market plan/niche.
• Find successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investor.

Session topic:

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps & The basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 6-hour workshop series divided over 2 days created for those considering going into business for themselves.

Registration:

2-day workshop

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$50.00
If you are a dislocated or laid off worker registered with jobs.mo.gov, you could attend these workshops at no cost. Please call 800-392-2949 for details.

Facilitator:

Ronald Mueller, muellerrf@missouri.edu
Missouri SBTDCs, State Office
phone: (636) 928-7714




Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 38 of 43)

When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 p.m.

Where:  
Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...

Description:

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
 more...

Session topic:

Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.

Registration:

Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...

Cost:

$139.00
$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business

Facilitator:

Tara Horton, tarahorton@missouristate.edu
Missouri State University SBTDC
phone: 471/836-5685