Calendar of Events

Creating Your Digital Marketing Presence Webinar

When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017; 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Where: Cornerstone Alliance Board Room, 38 W Wall Street, Benton Harbor
Cost: FREE

This webinar gives you the overview of all things digital from best practices for your website, to getting found online and using the right tools for your business. You will also receive the "Digital Marketing Presence" checklist to ensure you don't miss any opportunities.

Tamara Jaros is the founder and owner of Spark Your Leads, a small business marketing company, focused on providing high value training for small businesses and non-profits in the areas of email marketing, social media
marketing, and digital marketing.

As an accredited solutions partner and authorized local expert for the Constant Contact Corporation, Tamara shares her expertise of the Constant Contact software through valuable content rich seminars and workshops on email marketing and social media marketing for small businesses and non-profits.


 

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Using Reports and Analytics to Evaluate your Marketing Campaigns Webinar

When: Thursday, April 27th, 2017; 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Where: Cornerstone Alliance Board Room, 38 W Wall Street, Benton Harbor
Cost: FREE

This webinar will take you step-by-step through the amazing data generated by all the key online marketing tools - and give you tips on how to use it.  

Tamara Jaros is the founder and owner of Spark Your Leads, a small business marketing company, focused on providing high value training for small businesses and non-profits in the areas of email marketing, social media
marketing, and digital marketing.

As an accredited solutions partner and authorized local expert for the Constant Contact Corporation, Tamara shares her expertise of the Constant Contact software through valuable content rich seminars and workshops on email marketing and social media marketing for small businesses and non-profits.

 

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Tax & Accounting Facts Business Owners Need to Know (SCORE)

When: Wednesday, May 10th; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Kinexus 499 W Main Street @ Riverview Traffic Circle
Cost: FREE

You don't need to be an accountant to run your business; but you need to know your numbers.  

Presented by SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan and the Women's  Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance, in cooperation with Kinexus.

To stay on-top of your business, there are key tax and accounting facts which business owners and key managers must understand.  In this workshop you will learn:  
  • The importance of separating your personal and business transactions
  • The rules for filing self-employment taxes
  • Pension options for small business owners
  • Are you hiring an employee or independent contractor?
  • Due diligence in monitoring for possible fraud or embezzlement

Our workshop presenter:  Karen Brown, a recently retired CPA with over 30 years of experience and Certified SCORE Mentor.

Business owners who are struggling with tax and accounting issues, or those who just need a refresher course, should register today.
 

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Aspiring Entrepreneurs: The Fundamentals of Small Business Success (SCORE)

When: Thursday, May 18th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Lincoln Township Library, 2099 W John Beers Rd., Stevensville
Cost: FREE

Do you have what it takes to start, manage and succeed in your own business?  Presented by SCORE and the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance, this workshop is for entrepreneurial individuals thinking about starting their own business.  Topics to be covered include:  
  • Attributes of successful entrepreneurs
  • Common myths about owning a business - a reality check
  • How to turn an idea into a successful business
  • How to avoid costly mistakes that lead to failure
If you're an aspiring entrepreneur wanting to start your own business, there is no charge to  attend this workshop; but space is limited so you must register today. 
 

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The Key Elements of Selling, Buying and Valuing a Business

When: Saturday, May 20th , 2017; 8:30am to Noon
Where: KINEXUS, 499 W. Main St. Benton Harbor at the Riverview traffic circle
Cost: $25.00

The Key Elements of Selling, Buying and Valuing a Business
Business owners interested in selling their business, and those interested in buying one, should plan to join us for an informative morning on Saturday, May 20th.
Presented by SCORE, the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance, and KINEXUS
 
Learn the factors to considering when putting your business up for sale, and how different buyers could affect your sale. Equally important, learn how to determine the value of a business from both the seller’s and the buyer’s perspective.  Knowing how to value of a business helps you to negotiate through mergers and acquisitions, and is the key to the selling process.
8:30 to 10:00 am. – What Happens to My Business When I’m Not There Any More?
Your business is likely the single most valuable asset you own. This workshop will look at the causes, and practical solutions for selling your business; including:
·        Why it’s important to start with the end in mind
·        How different buyers (family, partner, third party) affect the sale process
·        How to get started on selling the business

Our presenter, Jaakko (Jack) Kasko, is a SCORE Mentor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner with Dodds Wealth Management*, 2610 Lakeshore Dr., St. Joseph, MI, www.brettdodds.com, 269-985-0200. *Note: Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor.
 
10:15 am to Noon – Valuing a Business - Buy or Sell a Business at the Right Price
Get a solid list of steps to value a business, whether you are thinking of selling or buying.  It’s the way to make an informed decision and get to financial success.
Doug Osthimer, Certified Valuation Analyst and Partner, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, www.klcpas.com will present ways to determine a business' value from both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective. Learn the business valuation data request process, and what a clear business valuation is. Understand how to get to a value determination number you can count on.
 
Those interested in selling or buying a business should register today. The Fee, which includes all workshop materials, is $25 per person plus one (1) guest with pre-payment by PayPal or Credit card.
If you register to Pay-at the-Door, the fee is $30 in cash or check for you and your one (1) quest. 
 

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