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!
 
  
    

August

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Test your dream in this intensive 2 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 at no charge. 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.
Speaker: Dennis McCarthy, Michael Markarian, Jude Kostas, Amanda Caetano

September

Thursday, September 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.
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