Join us for the Alpha & Omega Church and Florida SBDC at FIU webinar series! This series includes twelve webinars on how to grow your small business. A variety of topics will be covered, that can help you take your small business to the next level.
7/30/2020 A&O: Business Trends in the New Normal
COVID-19 has changed the way we do business, and new business opportunities are emerging. Suddenly the trends and technologies that we saw very far away seem to be here. During this webinar, you will see the trends and cases of agile companies that are setting a new path. This webinar will give you new fresh ideas on how to re-invent your business.
8/5/2020 A&O: Trim the Fat: Marketing During COVID-19
During a crisis, marketing is paramount to keep a business “Top of Mind” with customers, but how you market will be vital to your business. So, when a cultural moment shifts as dramatically as it has in the face of COVID-19, it is important that brands address the issue with tact, empathy, and mindful marketing as they strategies their marketing efforts. What should you be doing with your marketing right now? This would be different for businesses who are essential vs businesses that are closed. This is not a time to binge-watch TV. This is a time to reflect, improve and be creative
8/27/2020 A&O: Introduction to Financial Statements
Accountants and lenders are often key players in growing a business. Despite this fact, many business owners do not speak their financial language nor understand the four basic financial statements. This webinar will provide business owners with the tools essential to understanding, analyzing, and interpreting financial statements. After taking this webinar, you will be able to use your businesses’ financial statements to make timely, educated decisions about the growth of the business.
9/10/2020 A&O: Budgeting, Forecasting & Projections
How do you measure the financial success of your business? Are you planning for future growth? This webinar provides business owners with an understanding of how to plan the future growth of their business, and be better prepared for revenue swings. After participating in this webinar, business owners willbe able to better manage growth via the company’s finances.
9/24/2020 A&O: Managing Your Cash Flow
Are you profitable, yet struggle month-to-month in managing your cash flow? This webinar will help business owners understand the difference between profitability and cash flow. Managing the timing of when money enters and exits a company is crucial to business survival and growth. After taking this webinar, business owners will be betterable to control the availability of cash in their business.
10/8/2020 A&O: How to Make Your Business Bankable
Why are some businesses able to easily obtain loans? The answer starts with you, the business owner. Learn how to make your business loan-worthy. From the importance of the business owner’s personal credit, to understanding how lenders evaluate your business, this webinar will put you on the right path to being bankable.
10/22/2020 A&O: Finding & Winning Local Contracts
Are you looking to get into government contracting? The best place to start on your journey is local government contracts available for local businesses. With that in mind, this webinar teaches business owners: •How to identify key local agency contacts; •How to pull together an actionable game plan; •How to market themselves to local buyers and ensure successful follow up.
11/19/2020 A&O: Byte-Size Cybersecurity for Small Businesses
The theft of digital information has become the norm in today’s society. Participants will receive key insights on the cyber threat landscape and learn best practices on how to protect their businesses from cyber-attacks. Topics that will be covered: •Discussion of Cyber Threats •Cybersecurity Best Practices •Identifying & Protecting Critical Records •Accessing Cybersecurity Tools & Resources •Cyber Insurance.
12/10/2020 A&O: Creating Strategic Growth
Growth doesn’t happen by accident. A sustainable strategic growth planning process focuses on the little steps your company can take every single quarter to help your business grow and stay on track for achieving your larger goals. Join us for this insightful webinar to learn: •What are the characteristics of a sustainable competitive advantage •How to identify and manage the common pitfalls of strategy implementation
1/14/2021 A&O: Guerrilla Marketing Right Now
Everyone is experiencing a decline in traditional marketing channels, but businesses need to think long-term during this short-time crisis to keep building their brands. Guerrilla Marketing affords businesses an opportunity to use their time, energy, imagination and outside of the box ideas to keep and attract new customers while creating new marketing alternatives. Designing a Guerrilla Marketing plan will allow you to create specific, strategic and actionable steps in order to take your business from where it is now to where you want it to go. Now is the time to consider new ideas and new marketing opportunities to help your business stay afloat.
1/28/2021 A&O: Franchising: What You Need to Know
Are you a small business owner looking to franchise? Are you an entrepreneur interested to purchase a franchise? This dynamic webinar will give you key business and legal insights to make an informed decision on franchising. In particular, the webinar will cover: • Outline franchising options • Pro’s & Con’s of franchising • How to evaluate franchise opportunities • Preparing a business to be franchised
2/25/2021 A&O: Grow Global
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 96 percent of the world’s customers reside outside the United States. In fact, most of the companies in the United States do not think of foreign markets nor that sales opportunities abroad are possible for them. Miami businesses have the advantage of being located in a trade and logistics hub that is also the gateway to the Americas. There are some steps you can take to decide if your business is ready to start doing business abroad. This webinar will provide you with the information on resources available to businesses that are either already doing business abroad or are interested in going global.
Fee: No Cost