• HopArts exhibit 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Hope Valley
  • Car Show 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Westerly
  • Zumba Dance Fitness 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly
  • Chess Club 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly
  • Child and Parent Robotics 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • Author presentation 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly
  • Welcome the Day - Tai Chi 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Westerly
  • Hoxie Gallery 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

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    Upcoming small business training programs in R.I.

    The following are this week’s small business training events from the U.S. Small Business Administration-Rhode Island and Prophet Share:

    SBA-R.I.

    Wednesday

    • The SBA and City of Pawtucket’s Guide to Small Business Resources, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, city of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Foundation, SCORE, the Center for Women & Enterprise, TD Bank and the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, at the Pawtucket Visitor’s Center, second floor conference room, 175 Main St., Pawtucket. The program runs from 9 to 11 a.m. and is free. To register, email jsandmann@pawtucketfoundation.org or call 401-725-4400.

    Are you interested in starting a small business but don’t know where to start? Do you already own a small business and need assistance with marketing, employee management, setting up financial statements? Join this discussion as experts from the SBA, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, CWE and SCORE guide you through all the resources available to you and your small business.

    Thursday

    • Personal Marketing: The End of Mass Communication and the Beginning of 1-to-1 Communication, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, City of Providence, SCORE and the Center for Women & Enterprise, at Hatch Entrepreneurial Center, 244 Weybosset St., third floor, Providence. The program runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is free. To register, email providence.ri@sba.gov or call 401-528-4561.

    Join marketing consultant Bob Salvas as he discusses segmentation, one-to-one technologies and how to build lasting relationships with your best prospects and customers.

    Friday

    • Social Media Boot Camp, from the Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee for the workshop is $195. Partial scholarships may be available for those who qualify. To register, visit cweonline.org or call 401-277-0800.

    Do you need to strengthen your market reach and increase customer engagement? Are you looking to social media to generate more revenue? This workshop will help you.

    Saturday

    • Accounting and Taxes for Small Business-Part 1, from SCORE, at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is free. To register, email pplref@provlib.org and put “Attention: Ann P” in the subject line or call 401-455-8005.

    Join SCORE for the first of a two-week seminar that helps small businesses gain a better understanding of basic accounting and tax principles.

    Prophet Share

    To register for any of the following seminars, visit prophetshareri.com.

    All events will be held at the Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, Building 2, Suite 5.

    Tuesday

    • Personal Marketing: The End of Mass Communication and the Beginning of 1-to-1 Communication, 9 a.m., free.

    Join marketing consultant Bob Salvas as he discusses segmentation, one-to-one technologies and how to build lasting relationships with your best prospects and customers.

    • How to Create Your Successful Entrepreneurial Career at Any Age, 2 p.m., free.

    Regardless of your age, it’s not too late to cash in on your vast experience and knowledge to earn extra cash, build a legacy, or just have fun. Senior entrepreneurs can find success and freedom utilizing the skills they have already honed. And, this two hour seminar will show you how.

    • Effective Business Plan Writing & Finance Boot Camp, 6:30 p.m., free.

    In this free boot camp, David Lucier, CPA, will help provide answers to these questions and point you in the right direction toward financing your dream business.

    Wednesday

    • Advanced LinkedIn Prospecting Event, 1:30 p.m., $39.

    This advanced LinkedIn event will feature live demonstrations, role play and implementation of the top three ways to use LinkedIn to fill you pipeline with referrals.

    • Turn Your Product Idea into a Successful Venture ... 8 Steps and a Roadmap to Save You Time and Money, 6:30 p.m., free.

    Transforming a creative concept into a real product may seem like rocket science but with some hard work and an action plan in hand, it is a manageable process. Join us to address eight essential steps that will get your project on a path with a solid foundation…more

    Thursday

    • Online Profitability Blueprint: 20 Reasons Why Your Website Is Not the Powerful Business Tool It Should Be, 9 a.m., $19.

    Our 20-point website-health checklist and online profitability blueprint will uncover why your website is not doing its job to its full potential.

    Friday

    • Time Management Skills: How to Get Control and Keep Control of What Seems Uncontrollable, 8:30 a.m., $49.

    Learn a time management system that is innovative, simple and proven to work. A system that you can learn today and leverage tomorrow so that you can shift from simply producing to actually being productive immediately.

    Saturday

    • Tell Your Story … on VIDEO!, by appointment, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $85.

    A new opportunity is being offered through Prophet Share and Pineapple Studios, which are combining efforts to bring you highly professional and extremely affordable video to help you professionally tell your story.



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