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April 9, 2024 | Vol.9 Issue 13


MBE, WBE & EDGE Certification 101 Boot Camp - Athens, Ohio

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 @ 10 AM

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Lunch & Learn Thursdays

The 5Cs of Credit

Thursday, April 10, 2024 @ 12 PM

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4/11/2024 - Five C's of Credit  4/25/2024 - The Basics of Lending Documentation for a Business Loan 

4/26/2024 - SEBE Coffee & Conversations 

5/2/2024 - 2024 Urban Business Connection Celebration 

5/8 & 5/9 - Ohio Business Match Maker 

5/9/2024 - Building a Strong Business Network  

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Pitching Your Product to the Retail Store Buyers

Friday, April 12, 2024 @ 12 PM

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Are You Ready for an Ad-Venture?

Friday, April 12, 2024 @ 12 PM

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Defining Your Business Model

Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 9:30 AM

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How to Manage Your Debt - Strategies for Financial Health and Growth

Thursday, April 11, 2024 @ 1 PM

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Research and Innovation Showcase

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 @ 4 PM

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Bid Preparation Training for Non-Construction Businesses

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 9 AM

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The Social Enterprise Accelerator

SEA Change helps social entrepreneurs develop sustainability, determine their meaningful social impact, and access the tools they need to successfully launch their business.

NOW OPEN: Apply for the 2024 Central Ohio Signature Cohort before April 15!

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