Upcoming small business training programs

Upcoming small business training programs


The following are this week’s scheduled Small Business Association training events and Prophet Share’s business training programs:


Introduction to the 8(a) Business Development Program, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, City of Central Falls and Navigant Credit Union, at the Navigant Credit Union Community Room, 693 Broad St. in Central Falls.

The program runs from 9 to 11 a.m. and is free. To register, email providence.ri@sba.gov or call 401-528-4561.

Join this workshop to discover what the 8(a) Business Development Program is and how your business can get registered. This will be the first in a three-part series of workshops on the 8(a) program.

How to Explore the SBA Loan Programs, from the Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Blvd. in Providence. The program runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and is free. To register, visit cweonline.org or call 401-277-0800.

This seminar discusses the basics of the various SBA loan products.

Participants will learn how banks evaluate loan applications, as well as how the SBA can help bridge the gap between a proposal that is unapprovable and one that is.

IRS ACA Virtual Town Hall Presentation on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. Monday, 3 to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To register, go to wipp.org’s calendar of events page.

To register for any of the Prophet Share seminars that follow, visit prophetshareri.com. If you have questions, call Dave Nash at 401-447-8000. All events will be held at the Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Roard, Warwick, Building 2, Suite 5.


Consumer Food Trends and New Food Products that Sell, 6:30 p.m., free


Felony Marketing: How to Scientifically Steal Competitors’ Clients, 9 a.m., $10.


Attention: Sales Managers and Business Owners Who Hire Sales People ...“How To Hire Smart,” 9 a.m., free.

Business Coaches Q&A Round Table, 2 p.m., free.

How to Create Your Successful Entrepreneurial Career at any Age, 6:30 p.m., free.


Jump Start Your Sales for 2014, 9 a.m., $25.


How “Leading with A.I.R.” (authenticity, integrity, respect) and Spirituality Increases Profitability, 8 a.m., $30.

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