Upcoming Workshops


SMALL & MINORITY
BUSINESS LENDING SYMPOSIUM

FREE TO EXISITNG BUSINESSES & INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN STARTING A BUSINESS.
LUNCH PROVIDED!!

 Hosted by:
The Chamber, Gadsden/Etowah County
Jacksonville State University’s Small Business Development Center
Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
9:00AM – 2:00PM (Event Speake
2:00PM – 4:00PM Lender Expo1
Location:
The Chamber, Gadsden/Etowah County
One Commerce Square
Gadsden, AL 35901
 
Event Speakers
Tom Todt                                                                           Lisa Riley
Alabama State District Director                                         Regional Director Lift Fund
US Small Business Administration                                                   
                             
Allen Bowen                                                                       Scott Stewart                                                  
Community & Business Program Director                          State Director
US Department of Agriculture – Business &                      Office of Minority Business Enterprises, ADECA Industry Loan Program
 
Dana Moore, Executive Director                                          Jerry Ellison                                                      
Southern Development Council                                           State Procurement Director
                                                                                            Alabama Small Business Development Center
W. Howard Wills, JD                                                                                                     
State Coordinator                                                                                           
State Small Business Credit Initiative, ADECA
                             
1 LOCAL LENDERS WILL BE ON-HAND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SYPOSIUM TO TALK WITH ATTENDEES ABOUT SPECIFIC LENDING PROGRAMS FOR SMALL & MINORITY BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS
 
FREE TO EXISITNG BUSINESSES & INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN STARTING A BUSINESS.
LUNCH PROVIDED!!
Reservations are required.  Seating is limited.
Please Call 256-543-3472

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PAST WORKSHOPS

Dos and Don’ts of Small Business Accounting 

Sponsored by
BBVA Bank
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center
 
Thursday, November 4, 2015
 8:30AM – 10:00AM
 
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Board Room
1330 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
 
Agenda
 
8:30AM           Welcome                                                         Joe Grimes, JSU Small Business               
                                                                                             Development Center

8:40AM           CPA Roundtable                                               David Smith, Valens Point, LLC
                       Panel Moderators                                             Donna Fathke, East AL Regional Planning
                       Panel will consist of 2 CPAs & 2 Accountants                     
 
10:00AM         Adjourn                      
 
REGISTER
Free and Open to the Public
Seating is limited, please call and reserve your seat
256-237-3536 or 256-782-5271
There is no cost to attend this workshop.
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The SBDC at Jacksonville State Universtiy is a member of the Alabama SBDC Network.  Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreeement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Reasonable accommodations for person with disabilities will be made if requested at least two week in advance.  Contact Anna Fang, JSU SBDC 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265        256.782.5271




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The Small Business Development Center and Procurement Technical Assistance
Program at Jacksonville State University

 
Presents
 
                 Selling to the Government     
2 Sessions: Morning & Afternoon
 
                                               

 
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Houston Cole Library - 11th Floor
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
No charge to attend but registration is required.
To register for the workshop, call JSU SBDC at 256-782-5271 or email your request to SBDC@jsu.edu.
 
 Morning Session:    Business Workshop   9:00 – 11:25 AM
   The workshop will provide business owners with information on how to succeed in the federal, state, and local marketplace. All businesses are welcome to attend.
11:25 – 1:00 - Lunch on your Own
 
AfternoonSession: Government Opportunity Matchmaker – 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Open to all business owners. The Matchmaker provides an opportunity to meet one-on-one with governmental agency and prime contractor buyers to discuss upcoming projects and business opportunities.
Registration for the Matchmaker will begin Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at the following address:
 http://al-ptac.org/matchmaker/register.php?id=10
Directions to the Library - http://www.jsu.edu/library/information/directions.html

More detailed information below
 
                                            Selling to the Government                                                       
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Presented by
Small Business Development Center at Jacksonville State University
U.S. Small Business Administration
9:00 AM – 11:25 AM
No charge to attend but registration is required.
To register for the workshop, call JSU SBDC at 256-782-5271 or email your request to SBDC@jsu.edu.
Directions to the Library - http://www.jsu.edu/library/information/directions.html
 
Procurement Training Sessions    
 9:00 – 9:10                             Welcome and Announcements
                                               Dr. William Fielding, Dean, JSU College of Commerce and Business          
                                               Administration
                                              Ken Grissom, Director, JSU Small Business Development Center
                                              Raymond Hembree, Deputy District Director, Alabama SBA District Office

9:10 – 9:40                              SBA Small Business Certifications
                                              Teresa Wilson, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist
 
9:40 -10:10                              Marshall Space Flight Center Opportunities
                                              Lynn Garrison
 
10:10 – 10:25                          Break
 
10:25 – 10:55                          Small Business Perspective of Selling to the Government
                                              Tom Kochan, Carmin Industries
 
10:55 – 11:25                          Selling to the State of Alabama
                                              Michael Jones, State Purchasing Director
                                          
11:25                                       Adjourn

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Government Opportunity
                                                 Matchmaker  
                                                     

Thursday, November 19, 2015
 
Presented by
Small Business Development Center at Jacksonville State University
U.S. Small Business Administration
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Houston Cole Library - 11th Floor
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
Procurement Training Sessions    
 
1:00 – 1:15                          Welcome and Announcements
                                          Ken Grissom, Director Small Business Development Center
 
1:15 – 2:30                          Opportunity for clients to meet one-on-one with governmental agency and  
                                           prime contractor buyers to discuss upcoming projects and business
                                           opportunities
 
2:30 – 2:45                          Break
 
2:45 – 4:00                          Opportunity for clients to meet one-on-one with governmental agency and prime
                                           contractor buyers to discuss upcoming projects and business opportunities
 
4:00                                       Adjourn
 
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The SBDC at Jacksonville State Universtiy is a member of the Alabama SBDC Network.  Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreeement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Reasonable accommodations for person with disabilities will be made if requested at least two week in advance.  Contact Anna Fang, JSU SBDC 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265        256.782.5271


** PAST WORKSHOPS **

LinkedIn Basics
Sponsored by
Valens Point, LLC
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Anniston SCORE
Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center
 
Thursday, October 15, 2015
 8:30AM – 9:30AM
 
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Board Room
1330 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
 
Agenda
8:30AM          Welcome                                                                                Ken Grissom, JSU Small Business  
                                                                                                                     Development Center
8:40AM          Featured Presentation – LinkedIn Basics                              David Smith, Valens Point, LLC
                      Topics include:
                                 Profile set-up and administration
                                Adding your picture, headline, and work summary
                                 Work experience, skills, and expertise
                                Contact information setting and privacy decisions
                                 Using LinkedIn search to find people and prospects
                                Connections ideas and best practices
                                 Adding post and publishing
 
9:30AM          Adjourn                      
 
 Register Online
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/linkedin-basics-create-a-profile-that-gets-you-noticed-tickets-18966120176
Or call (256) 237-3536 or 256-782-5271
There is no cost to attend this workshop.





Free Workshop
 Sponsored By
The JSU Small Business Development Center
 
“SBA Certifications”
Wednesday – September 2, 2015
10:00AM - 11:00AM
 
113 Merrill Hall
700 Pelham Road
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Al 36265
     Agenda
10:00AM       Introduction                                           Ken Grissom
JSU PTAC   
 
10:05AM       SBA Certifications                                   Teresa Wilson
                                                                                                 AL SBA District Office
                                  11:00AM       Adjourn 

 Free and Open to the Public
Please call and reserve your seat
Jacksonville State SBDC (256)782-5271

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Social Media Boot Camp
 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
 12:00PM – 1:00PM
 
Sponsored by
Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
 
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
1330 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
 
Agenda
12:00-12:10        Welcome                                                  Ms. Amy Anderson
                                                                                                     Account Executive, JSU
 
12:10-1:00          Social Media Workshop                            Ms. Emily Duncan
                                                      Facebook                                                  Marketing Director,                                                                    Twitter                                           Calhoun Chamber of Commerce
                                                      Instagram
                                                      YouTube
                           
                            1:00                      Adjourn                        

To RSVP please call (256) 237-3536
 
There is no cost to attend this workshop.
 
BYOL - BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

** PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS **


7 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success

Presented By
Jacksonville State University's Small Business Development Center
SCORE of Anniston
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:00AM - 11:30AM


Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System
(The Entrepreneurial Center)
1400 Commercie Blvd.
Anniston, AL 36207


There is no cost to attend this workshop.
                        8:00 - 8:10 Welcome ..................................................Amy Anderson, JSU SBDC
                        8:10 - 9:30 Marketing to Small Business ...................David Smith, Valens Point
                        9:30            Adjourn
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HR Success Series

Presented by
Jacksonville State University’s Small Business Development Center
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Calhoun County SHRM
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

 
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:00AM- 9:30AM
 
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
1330 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
 
There is no cost to attend this workshop.

 
8:00 – 8:10    Welcome                                                       Amy Anderson, Account Executive
                                                                                           JSU Small Business Development Center
 
8:10 – 9:30    Occupations Safety and                               James Cooley, Compliance Assistance Specialist
                        Health Administration                                 Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 
9:30                Adjourn

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HR Success Series


Presented by
Jacksonville State University’s Small Business Development Center
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Calhoun County SHRM
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
8:00AM- 9:30AM
 
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
1330 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
 
There is no cost to attend this workshop.

 
      8:00 – 8:10    Welcome                                                        Amy Anderson, Account Executive
                                                                                 JSU Small Business Development Center
 
8:10 – 9:30    U.S. Equal Employment                                Sheri Guenster, Enforcement Supervisor
                        Opportunity Commission                            US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 
      9:30                Adjourn

 
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Contract Management Seminar
 
 Sponsored By
Jacksonville State University Procurement Technical Assistance Center
 
 Date & Time
Tuesday, March 10, 2015    9:00 – 11:00 AM
 
Location
Houston Cole Library
Room 1101C (11th Floor)
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265

 
AGENDA   

9:00AM          Welcome & Introduction……………………. Ken Grissom, JSU PTAC
                                                                                                                       
            9:05AM          Presentation…………………………………..Jerry Ellison, State of Alabama PTAC
     
          11:00AM          Adjourn
 
 
Free, however, seating is limited
Reservations are required
JSU SBDC (256) 782-5271


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EMAIL MARKETING
(Strategies and Best Practices That Get Results)
 
Presented by:
Jacksonville State University (JSU) Small Business Development System
Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial Center
Anniston SCORE Chapter
Constant Contact
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:30AM – 10:30AM
CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Building
1470 Sentinel Drive, Anniston, AL 36207

 
ATTENDEES OF THIS PRESENTATION WILL LEARN:
The different type of newsletters
How to create content that keeps your reader engage & interested
The importance of using images and how to use them
Surefire strategies to get your emails opened
Timing is everything and you will learn when to send your newsletter
And MORE...
  • No fee charged for attendance, but seating is limited
  • Registrations are required
  • More information online, see link below
 
The SBDC at Jacksonville State University is a member of the Alabama SBDC Network.  Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if  requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Anna Fang, JSU  SBDC  700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL  36265     256.782.5271

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"Northeast Alabama Regional Business Summit"
Presented by
Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center, Alabama Power Company, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, and Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
 
Civilian Marksmanship Program
1470 Sentinel Drive
Anniston, AL 36207
 
Doors will open and breakfast will be served at 7:30AM. Talks begin at 8:00AM.
 
There is no cost to attend this workshop.
Attendees must RSVP to (256) 782-5271 by November 4 at noon.
  AM
7:30 – 8:00      Breakfast will be served.                                           
 
8:00 – 8:10      Welcome and Introduction of Guest Speakers         Amy Anderson, Account Executive
                                                                                                 JSU SBDC
 
8:10 – 8:30      Current Small Business Environment                      Tom Todt, Alabama State Director
                                                                                                 Small Business Administration
 
8:30 – 8:50      Current Retail Environment and Market                   Rick Brown, President
                        Predictions                                                         Alabama Retail Association
 
8:50 – 9:00      Introduction of Business Champions                      Linda Hearn, Director
                                                                                                Calhoun County Chamber of            
                                                                                                Commerce
 
9:00 – 9:30      Question & Answer Segment                                Tanya Maloney, Director
                                                                                                Cleburne County Chamber of        
                                                                                                Commerce
9:30                 Adjourn

 

 

"BUILD YOUR MARKETING TOOLKIT"
 
Presented by:
Jacksonville State University (JSU) Small Business Development System
Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial Center
Anniston SCORE Chapter
Constant Contact
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9AM – 11AM
CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Building
1470 Sentinel Drive, Anniston, AL 36207
 
ATTENDEES OF THIS PRESENTATION WILL LEARN:
What marketing really is (and isn’t)
How marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses
The 4 Pillars of Marketing Success
The importance of setting goals and objectives
                                                     Getting found online
 
  • No fee charged for attendance, but seating is limited
  • Registrations are required
  • More information online, see link below
 
"Register online or call:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9iwbvjme0121787&llr=u5ufapjab
 
The NE Alabama Entrepreneurial Center at (256) 831-5215
or
The JSU SBDC at (256) 782-5271
   AGENDA
 
 9:00   -   9:10       Welcome                                                Joe Grimes, JSU SBDC
 9:10    -   9:15      Introduction of Speaker                            Jennifer Williamon, NEAES & SCORE
 9:10   - 11:00        Program                                                 Mike Coleman, Constant  Contact
11:00                     Adjourn
 

 
        
         "Selling to the Government"                                                  
Presented by
Small Business Development Center at Jacksonville State University
U.S. Small Business Administration

JSU Houston Cole Library, 11th Floor
Thursday, November 6, 2014
9:00 AM – 11:20 AM
 
No charge to attend, but registration is required.
To register for the workshop, call JSU SBDC at 256-782-5271
or email your request to SBDC@jsu.edu
.
Directions to the Library - http://www.jsu.edu/library/information/directions.html
 
Procurement Training Sessions    
    AM
9:00 – 9:10     Welcome and Announcements         Dr. William Fielding, Dean,
                                                                           JSU College of Commerce and Business Administration
                                                                           Ken Grissom, Program Coordinator Small Business      
                                                                           Development Center
                                                                           Raymond Hembree, Deputy District Director, Alabama 
                                                                           SBA District Office
 
9:10 – 9:50     SBA Small Business Certifications   Anise Arrington, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist
 
9:50 – 10:00   Break
 
10:00 – 10:40  Selling to the State of Alabama         Michael Jones, State Purchasing Director
 
10:40 – 11:20  State Small Business                      Howard Wills, Alabama Department of Economic           
                      Credit Initiative                                and Community Affairs
 
11:20              Adjourn
 

The Small Business Development Center and
Procurement Technical Assistance
Program
at Jacksonville State University
 
Presents
 
"Government Opportunity Matchmaker"
 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Houston Cole Library - 11th Floor
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
No charge to attend, but registration is required.
To register for the workshop, call JSU SBDC at 256-782-5271
or email your request to SBDC@jsu.edu
.
Directions to the Library - http://www.jsu.edu/library/information/directions.html
 
Procurement Training Sessions
1:00 – 1:15PM            Welcome and Announcements            Ken Grissom, Program Coordinator SBDC
 
1:15 – 2:30PM            Opportunity for clients to meet one-on-one with governmental agency and prime
                                  contractor buyers to discuss upcoming projects and business opportunities
 
2:30 – 2:45PM           Break
 
2:45 – 4:00PM           Opportunity for clients to meet one-on-one with governmental agency and prime
                                 contractor buyers to discuss upcoming projects and business opportunities
 
4:00PM                      Adjourn

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CAMPAIGNS THAT DRIVE ACTION USING
EMAIL & SOCIAL MEDIA

 
Presented by:
Jacksonville State University (JSU) Small Business Development System
Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial Center
Calhoun County SCORE Chapter
Constant Contact
Well Fargo Bank
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9AM – 11AM
 
CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Building
1470 Sentinel Drive
Anniston, AL 36207
 
No fee charged for attendance, but
Seating is limited
Registrations are required
More information online, see link below
 
Register online or call:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9iw9p64d6138a48&llr=u5ufapjab
 
The Entrepreneurial Center at (256) 831-5215
or
The JSU SBDC at (256) 782-5271
 
Attendees of this presentation will learn:
  • The different types of newsletters
  • What to write about in your newsletter or announcement and how to consider using images
  • Subject line best practices
  • When to send your newsletter
  • The importance of understanding how connected email and social media are…they have to be done together.
  • What types of additional tools might be useful
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USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Presented by:
Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center
Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial Center
Anniston SCORE Chapter
Constant Contact
Wells Fargo Bank

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Location:
CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Building
1470 Sentinel Drive
Anniston, AL 36207

* No fee charged for attendance, butSeating is limited
* Registrations are required 
 
AGENDA
 
         8:30   -   8:40       Welcome & Introductions                                 Jennifer Williamon, NEAES & SCORE
         8:40    -  8:45      JSU SBDC                                                        Joe Grimes, JSU SBDC
         8:45   -  12:00      Program                                                            Mike Coleman, Constant Contact
        12:00                     Adjourn
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