SBDC Southern Maryland - Friday's FAQ 
Serving Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties 
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Monday, October 16, 2017, 8am-12pm
Eric Franklin Entrepreneurial Accelerator (EFEA) 

Meet your mentor at EFEAs 2nd Annual Mentoring Monday, the annual speed coaching and networking event introduced by Eric Franklin Entrepreneurial Accelerator. The combination of speed coaching and networking is a catalyst for meaningful introductions and engaging conversations between businesses throughout the region. 

Connect and learn with businesses who have a track record for success. Arrive at 8 am and schedule as many as 7 one-on-one coaching sessions with professionals who offer insights on buying a business or selling your business, entrepreneurship, marketing, advertising, branding, web design, social media, accounting, real estate, insurance, wealth management, selling to the government, commercialization of technology, import - export, law, intellectual property, and more . . . 

The Eric Franklin Entrepreneurial Accelerator (EFEA) is a partnership between the Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Eric Franklin, President and CEO of ERIMAX, Inc. The goal of the Accelerator is to build an entrepreneur platform for businesses in Southern Maryland to grow, thrive, and connect with other entrepreneur ecosystems across the country. 
Businesses Interested in Mentoring for the Day
Call Lisa in the SBDC Office: 301-934-7583
Ask About Volunteering in 2018 in lieu of Display Fee
(certain limitations may apply - LIMITED DISPLAYS BY CATEGORY)
NEW : Professionals In Residence
The Professionals In Residence Round Table Series is an initiative of the Small Business Development Center of Southern Maryland to provide opportunities for networking and mentor-ship to business owners and start ups.

Scheduled to debut in 2018, the SBDC will bring senior industry leaders to the College of Southern Maryland to offer advice and guidance as entrepreneurs at all stages of development choose from topics that they have expertise in or that they would like to learn more about from peers and industry leaders. 
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Catch These Hot Classes in August !!!
or Wait Until October; November; December; 2018!
Recent Students' Remarks:  "Very informative and super helpful!" "Lots of enthusiasm for the subject and it comes across, making students excited too."
Discover how this user-friendly software program can make small business recordkeeping fast and easy. Alternating lecture and hands-on computer exercises will provide an overview of the many features of QuickBooks. Find out how its applications can streamline business processes. Learn how to create a new company and to work with customer transactions, vendor transactions, and bank accounts, as well as generating basic financial reports and customizing invoices. 
SBC-6370 tuition: $13 / fees: $112 

143029 | Thu | Aug 3 | 9AM-3PM | Prince Frederick
146742 | Fri | Oct 6 | 9AM-3PM | Leonardtown
Financing Your Small Business

Recent Students' Remarks:  "The info was a lot." "Valuable info given nice to talk to an actual banker." 

Whether you are starting a new business or expanding a successful existing business, it is essential to know the financial sources that are available to you. Evaluate sources of business financing to determine which would best serve your needs. Prepare for the process of securing business financing; identify the lenders considerations in granting credit. Discuss federal, state and local loan/loan guarantee programs. Prepare yourself to work with an SBDC counselor to finalize your business plan and loan application.   SBC-5020 tuition: $13 / fees: $42

143024 | Tue | Aug 8 |   5:30-7:30 PM | Prince Frederick
146745 | Wed | Nov 8 |  7:00-9:00 PM | La Plata
Building a Successful Business Plan

Recent Students' Remarks: 
"Excellent. Very Knowledgeable Very Professional. "Great information." "Great energy, good information and helpful for putting plan together." "A treasure trove of information."

Essential for the start-up business owner and for the entrepreneur preparing to expand a successful business. Discuss strategic planning, marketing, administration, personnel, finance, and accounting. Learn to - develop an effective business plan to manage your business; create a marketing action plan that will help you achieve your sales goals; prepare financial projections; use financial information to make better and more informed decisions. The business plan is still a most important factor in a lender’s decision-making process. Make sure your business plan will generate the financing you need and provide informed strategies to ensure you will be successful.
SBC-6260 tuition: $13 / fees: $70

143026 | Wed | Aug 16 & 23 | 5:30 PM-8:00 PM | Prince Frederick
146740 | Thu | Oct 19 & 26 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM | Leonardtown
Legal and Records Management Issues 
Avoid Costly Legal and Financial Mistakes

Recent Students' Remarks:  "Very Good Information." "A class that you need to take if you are opening a business" "Great to go through process to compare to different business types" 

Legal and Records Management Issues, is an excellent 2-Part workshop, This is a SUPERB workshop for ALL entrepreneurs - regardless of whether you are in business or not! Insights and tips about starting businesses, businesses with multiple owners, ongoing business legalities, etc. Cost is just $80 - which covers BOTH sessions.

This is a SUPERB workshop for ALL entrepreneurs - regardless of whether you are in business or not! Insights and tips about starting businesses, businesses with multiple owners, ongoing business legalities, etc. 

143038 | Tue | Aug 22 & 29 | 5:30 PM-8:00 PM | Leonardtown

Don't Wait - Get This Essential Class NOW! Scheduled Again in 2018 

QuickBooks Practical Applications – Beyond Basics 
Designed to enhance and enrich the knowledge of current QuickBooks users. Topics include working with inventory, creating estimates, using “classes,” job costing, time tracking, and creating budgets. This hands-on interactive course offers the opportunity to present specific questions and scenarios in order to address your individual QuickBooks needs, as well as the opportunity to interact with peers encountering similar situations. 
SBC-7320 tuition: $13 / fees: $112  

143043 | Thu | Aug 24 | 9:00AM-3:00PM | Leonardtown
146747 | Sat | Dec 16 | 9:00AM-3:00PM | La Plata
Recent Students' Remarks:  "Knows her QB's very open to questions." "Helen was able to answer all questions posed in an effective manner and presented further helpful insight as needed. "
Ellen Flowers-Fields | Regional Director |  Email
Lisa Creason | Program Assistant for Region |  Email   
Bill Hitte | Business Consultant Charles County |  Email
Kathy MacAdams | Business Consultant Calvert County |  Email 
Wynne Briscoe | Business Consultant St. Mary's County |  Email
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