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Virtual Entrepreneurship Workshop

Virtual Entrepreneur Workshop

Welcome to the 2013 Virtual Entrepreneur Workshop!

 

Are you wondering what it takes to start a business in today’s economy? Get the facts, before you choose a career in entrepreneurship by attending this unique on-line workshop. It’s easy and convenient. There is no registration, and you can attend as frequently you’d like without having to call-in or use special software!

 

Workshop Program:

The Virtual Entrepreneur Workshop has three comprehensive sessions, providing interesting, current and useful information for aspiring entrepreneurs as well as those already engaged in business ownership. In the Success Profiles session, you can learn about a wide range of accomplished and award winning businesses. Next, a diversity of resources are assembled in the Business Start-up Help session, all set for you to consult and get your questions answered. By this time, you will have found a lot of new ideas to explore and key information to use, but don’t leave without going to the Upcoming Entre-vents session, where you will find information on several local and national conferences being held Winter through Spring 2013.

 

So, here’s how you can get started: Use the Quick Links to select which session you’d like to attend. When you get to each session location, you will be able to easily navigate other links to all the valuable resources presented at the Virtual Entrepreneur Workshop.

 

Quick Links: Go to Sessions

Success Profiles

Business Start-up Help

Upcoming Entre-vents

 

Success Profiles

NATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN       

        “World Pac Paper, LLC, an Inc. 500 and award winning national distributor of high
        quality printing & packaging papers and packaging solutions that…”

        “The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) operates 11 domestic and 2 international
        (Hong Kong and Switzerland) ferrous brokerage offices, which deal routinely with
        several thousand domestic and international producers and consumers of scrap
        and…”


BUSINESS CONSULTING/FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

         Business Management Services, LLC, awarded the Goldline Research Award from
         Fortune Magazine as among the most dependable CPAs in the Midwest – the only
        one in Cincinnati - are business accountants who specialize in small and medium
        size businesses…”

              

SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING / GREEN JOBS

         The National Sustainability Coalition brings together sustainability thought leaders
         and trend setters to advocate green inclusion strategies for all industries…Green
        Build Boot Camp is the initial stage of sustainability training…creating green jobs by
        supporting a career framework in environmental management and sustainability
        consulting…”

 

INTERIOR DESIGN/CUISINE/EVENT PLANNING

        “Montier Designs provides…fine living everyday…combines décor, food and flora…
        Dine and dash: an impressive social event starts with a big idea…ability to
         conceptualize      menu and decor themes, orchestrate the flow of an event, provide
        impeccable catering...”

 

TECHNOLOGY/ TELECOMMUNICATIONS/e-Commerce

        “SparkPeople has thousands of articles, quizzes, videos…to teach you how to live a
        healthy lifestyle, plus…Get support and motivation in our active community through
        Teams, blogs…applications for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry phones…”


RETAIL/FASHION DESIGN

Corwyn Thomas debuted as a fashion designer in late 2001 with the introduction of his self-titled designer brand ‘Corwyn Apparel’. Corwyn Thomas' designs have been featured in People Magazine, Manhattan’s high society Gotham Magazine, and O (The Oprah Magazine).  Krimson was the only brand selected by Oprah Winfrey as the ‘Father’s Day Favorite’ on her famous “O” List…partnership with Kwame Jackson from Donald Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’…” See CNN story: “How we got started” at http://www.corwynapparel.com/store.html

 

Business Start-up Help

LEGAL MATTERS

       “Types of Partnerships This article includes several FAQ’s, such as, ‘What are the
        advantages of a partnership?’  Discover how…Partnerships can be flexible…make
        virtually any arrangements defining their relationship to each other…”

        Franchising Pros and Cons:  Is Franchising Right ofr You?  What is a franchise? ...
        should you start your own business or buy a franchise of an already successful
        business?  ...The ket to finding a franchise opportunity that is right for you is ..."

 

         The UC Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic representing local
        small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on transactional legal issues
        …represent clients of limited financial means, including both for-profit and non-profit
        organizations, which cannot afford the legal services of ...The ECDC will not charge
        for...”


ETHNIC/WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

             Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce

            Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce

            Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  

            Indian American Chamber of Commerce

            India-US Business Alliance

            Ohio Department of Development Global Markets Division

            SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership

            National Business Women's Council

 

YOUNG & COLLEGE-PRENEURS

             UC Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research

            HYPE – Bold Fusion (Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber)

            Youngentrepreneur.com

            The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)

 

ENTRE-RESOURCES & TOOLS

            Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce

            Hamilton County Development Company

            Cincinnati Business Courier

            Entrepreneur. com

            BusinessKnowHow.com

 

ENTRE-EDUCATION

The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education website is for teachers, instructors, youth leaders, program developers and others who help students of all ages find their own entrepreneurial opportunities. …small business design, the entrepreneurial mindsetmicro-enterprise, small business management, enterprising behavior, home-based business, self employment, or…business start up…”

 

Upcoming Entre-vents