Training & Events

The RI Small Business Development Center has a variety of training to meet your needs and help develop or grow your business. By working hard and smart with us, you will be able to build a true competitive advantage for your business.  Choose from the workshops at our various locations shown below. See Training and Event Policies!


Friday, October 28, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
We emphasize positive human qualities that best influence individual and organizational success and well-being. Our process brings a greater recognition and application of the unique talents, values, and creativity within every individual participant. Gain a greater recognition and application of your distinct talents, values and creativity. In this seminar, we will focus upon: Examples of sources for small business and career options that can come from the merger of entrepreneurial energy with that consistent with personal and family values and goals. Who should attend this workshop: Small business owners, managers, senior associates, individuals considering a first time business, and business career seekers.
Speaker: Speaker: Michael Collins, MA, Founder, The Fifth Season™ ~ Preparing for times of opportunity and growth throughout our professional and personal life.
Fee: $ 25.00


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Test your dreams in this intensive 3 hour workshop designed to assess the feasibility of your business idea and provide you with the tools and tips needed to plan for entrepreneurship. Both traditional and progressive tools like The Big Idea and the Business Model Canvas will be utilized to help you target your customers, define your value proposition and estimate the resources and cash needed to be successful. You can extend this one time workshop by working with an RISBDC business counselor. The Focus of the Workshop Market Opportunity Recognition Nuts & Bolts: Government Requirements & Legal Considerations Elements of a Business Model If you’re starting a business or need feedback on the essential steps and process of starting a business then this workshop is for you.
Think Big We Do

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