July is the month of fireworks in my hometown of Philadelphia. The networking for summer 2014 also starts with a bang! Let’s get right to the list, starting with:
Sunday, June 29th, 2014 3pm – 6pm – Calling All Female Entrepreneurs Cohort 5 – This series is designed to inform and educate entrepreneurs on real life issues that directly affect their success. The three major components are: an Accounting System, a Marketing/Networking System and great personal Credit. Time Management is an essential skill in business to manage another layer of responsibilities. Marketing, accounting, making product/service, staff have been added to the already busy lifestyle. The Series consists of three classes and 1 networking event. RSVP @ http://callingallentrepreneurs2.eventbrite.com . Do not miss this series as the next one begins January of 2015!
Wednesday, July 9th 1pm – 4pm The SBA’s (8a, HUB Zone and Womens) Business Development Program helps small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and gain access to the Federal Procurement Market. This program will review the qualifications for these development programs as well as the process to gain certification.
The Program’s mission is to promote job growth, capital investment and MUCH MORE……. RSVP for this FREE event @
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:30pm to 7:30pm SpeedBiz Chima Brazilian Steakhouse 1901 JFK Blvd. It’s fast, fun, and fruitful. At SpeedBiz you’ll meet many people in a short amount of time. After participating in three-minute networking sessions, and rotating for more, you’ll end up with new connections, new opportunities, and maybe some new friends. Please arrive promptly at 5:30 to begin rotations. Bring plenty of business cards! $20 for non-members. Reservations and pre-payment are required.
Register Now – http://www.centercityproprietors.org/event/view/204/1014/1405465200
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 9:30 a.m. or Thursday, July 17 @ 9:30 a.m.Come check out Philly’s newest collaborative workspace! Join us to see and hear about the ic@3401 space while snacking on Federal Donuts & coffee – SnackChat! SnackChats are free, but please register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 215-571-4033 Open to technology entrepreneurs, creative freelancers and curious minds!
July 16th 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Second Step at Wharton SBDC rovides you with the tools to evaluate the challenges and feasibility of your business idea through research and planning.
This 2-part workshop is designed to give you the tools to:
- Begin your primary market research by identifying and interviewing potential customers and competitors
- Develop your mission statement and value proposition
- Identify areas of additional research to begin your business plan Event Fee: $50
Register @ http://whartonsbdc.wharton.upenn.edu/courses/course-list/course/?id=21098
Then your business is ready for the Third Step: Strategic Business Planning. This workshop is accelerated (5 sessions). In this series, you will draft your Business Plan, describe your Financial Model, learn to improve your Business Model, and develop an Action Plan. In order to successfully complete your draft Business Plan, entrepreneurs are encouraged to complete weekly assignments and submit drafts for a Business Plan Review following the series. Event Fee – 225.00 If you would like to register more than one partner for your business, register and contact us with the names of your partners at (215) 898-4861. Register @ http://whartonsbdc.wharton.upenn.edu/courses/course-list/third-step/
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 8:00am Steve Forbes | Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do at the Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA. His new book examines the Federal Reserve’s current policies and the economic future of our country. Book included with ticket Continental breakfast at 7:30; event begins at 8:00 Registration fee is 40.00 RSVP @ http://libraryphila.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=653652
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:00pm- 8:00pm “CONNECT TO LOCAL CAPITAL!” Learn how you can gain access to locally owned and managed banks, lending institutions and venture capitalist firms at SBN’s networking event, Connecting Business to Local Capital. Join SBN for the opportunity to chat with an array of representatives from local financial institutions to learn more about funding possibilities for your business.
At Connect to Capital, you will have the chance to:
- Learn how lending organizations and banks evaluate loan applications & the kind of funding they can provide
- Discuss your own business issues with representatives
- Enjoy good company & delicious BBQ provided by the event’s food sponsor, Streetside BBQ
Cost 20.00 RSVP @ http://sbnphilly.ticketleap.com/sbn-networking-event-meet-the-funders/details
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Add more fireworks to your business! Happy networking!