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Seminars and Workshops
With an emphasis on entrepreneurship and development, ASSETS hosts a series of themed workshops, bootcamps, and seminar series throughout the year for entrepreneurs as they seek to build their businesses. From business strategy to revolutionary industry practices, these sessions will give you the tools and knowledge necessary to take your business to the next level.
Check out our listings below for all of our current or upcoming offerings!
If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen. – Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
COVID-19 Webinar Series (June 17 – Aug 5): SBA Disaster Assistance & Safety Protocols
Throughout our series of webinars, Kim Stout, Economic Development Specialist at the SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, will discuss the latest details of SBA Disaster Assistance Programs, including PPP and EIDL. Guidelines for these programs are frequently changing, so we’ve set up bi-weekly sessions for you to stay up to date! Each biweekly session will also include information on other current small business resources. Additional topics are listed in the link. Stay tuned as additional topics will be updated on a biweekly basis. You may register for each session through this event page, just pick one date to join us!
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2020 Summer Seminar Series Part 1: Digital Talks—Building Ideas to Last
A two-part series (July 15th & July 22nd, 5:30 p.m.) in which we explore interconnections of systems thinking, social and environmental impact, and business modeling for entrepreneurs in the Idea Phase and Startup Phase. The July 15th session focuses on strategic tactics to launch your business with impact in mind. The July 22nd session will be an open dialogue with the Author of “51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship” and Founder and CEO of Innov8social, Neetal Parekh. This presentation and dialogue will explore the importance of integrating impact and systems thinking into your business venture at the early stages.
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2020 Summer Seminar Series Part 2: Innovative Strategies to Pivot Your Business Model
A two-part series (July 29th and August 5th, 5:30 p.m.) in which we discuss how the novel Coronavirus is causing tremendous shifts in both the national and global economy. Many companies are being forced to innovate and adapt their business models to meet these challenges, or else risk falling victim to these drastic changes. Learning the fundamentals of how businesses and industries change will prove to be instrumental in enabling you to carry out your own initiatives. Assess and dissect the successes and failures of businesses in the past, and learn how to apply these valuable lessons to your own challenges. Join ASSETS, SCORE, and local business owners in a two-day series as they share how to’s and successful stories of pivoting in times of COVID.
Business 101: Get Lean
Business 101 Seminars occur quarterly at ASSETS with a heavy focus on basic business strategy and integrating social impact. Business 101 seminars are free and are held in the evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Registration is required. The Lean Start-up Model enables entrepreneurs to strategize a Minimum Viable Product around the needs and desires of their customers and to more easily adapt to changes as they grow their business. Entrepreneurs will discover innovative ways to launch their Minimal Viable Product in a cost-effective way while implementing a foundation for future social and/or environmental impact. Due to COVID-19, the next seminar is TBD. Check back for updates!
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The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at ASSETS houses all of Entrepreneur Training’s programs. The WBC exists to support small business owners who are starting or expanding their businesses. While extra consideration is given to the specific challenges and issues for women entrepreneurs, the programs serve all — women, men, and racial and ethnic minorities.
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The WBC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.