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Tuesday, November 12, 2019Business Development

Transportation Roundtable: Getting Your Real ID

Transportation Roundtable: Getting Your Real ID

Join us for this first in a series of roundtables about Transportation and Business in the Lebanon Valley.

 

Getting Ready for a REAL ID

 

In less than a year, you and your colleagues will be required to hold a real ID when traveling domestically and entering a federal facility (that requires an ID) or a military base.

 

Don't get left in the security line! Be prepared and learn what you need to get your Real ID, how long the process will take, and when you will need to have it. 

This free session is being presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


When:
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
This is a free information session. Registration is requested.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019Business Development

SCORE: Simple Steps to Starting Your Business (Series)

SCORE: Simple Steps to Starting Your Business (Series)

SCORE 16 - Simple Steps to Starting a Business

November 13 - December 18, 2019

Simple Steps is a comprehensive program offered by the SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Chapter with the goal of assisting and equipping small business entrepreneurs with the tools needed to develop a successful business plan. The program will help business entrepreneurs start and grow their business. The program consists of five 2+ hour sequential classes.Who should attend? Individuals or business partners considering starting a business, buying a business or small business owners who want to enrich and grow their business profitably.

SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 1: Starting a Business  An introduction to the SIMPLE STEPS Program including steps an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business or run a new business. This session provides:

Introduction to SCORE and entrepreneurial colleagues also starting a business– Myths and realities of entrepreneurship– Critical success factors– Types of Businesses– Overview of key business planning components to be addressed in detail in upcoming sessionso Components of business ownershipo Legal considerations (structure, licensing, taxes) Business and Marketing plan overview Financial Plan overview including cash management and funding

SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 2 : Business Planning  This session focuses on business planning. It discusses how to develop the business idea/concept, create the business model and data collection of core information to create a professional and viable business plan.– Developing your business concept– Elements of a Business Plan– Identifying customers and competitors– How and where to collect the information to complete a Business Plan

SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 3: Marketing This session provides an overview of a marketing plan and guides the participants on the steps necessary to build a successful plan. The discussion will touch on product definition, pricing strategy, competition, target markets, marketing strategies to reach customers and costs elements as related to marketing plan choices.– Define your product or service and the benefits they provide – Define and target your customer and the benefit you provide them– Differentiate your product or service – Promote your product or service – Place your product in the marketplace (retail store, website, mail order, etc.)

SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 4: Financial Planning and Projections  This session focuses on financial planning for a successful business. The session is intended to take the mystery out of the“numbers” and provide a clear financial framework and tools for understanding and tracking business performance. Participants will learn how to create:– Forecast of revenue and expenses– Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet – Profit and Loss Statement – Break Even Analysis and Benchmarks for your company compared to industry norms 

SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 5: Funding and Financing and Panel Discussion with Key Resources  This session discusses financing your business. The discussion includes sources of funds, financial statement analysis,accounting and bookkeeping systems, the six C's of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, monthly preparation andreview of financial statements. A bank loan officer will provide an inside view of how a banker assesses the merits of business plans and loan applications.In addition, a panel of key resources every small business should know will be available to answer questions on why and how to get started. Resources include: Banker, Insurance Agent, Lawyer, bookkeeper and SCORE Mentor.

Register online here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=79jaircab&oeidk=a07efpgj78i6a15575c

 

 

 

When:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Ephrata Public Library
560 South Reading Road
Ephrata

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Friday, November 15, 2019Business Development

Panel: Medical Cannabis and Company Policies

Panel: Medical Cannabis and Company Policies

Please join our panel of experts as we discuss:

Medical Cannabis and Company Policies

We've gathered a panel of experts to help answer your questions on medical cannabis.

  • Sarah Locklund, Community Outreach Manager, Herbology
  • Peggy Morcom, Esq., Buzgon Davis Law Office
  • State Rep. Russ Diamond, 102nd District

 

Topics will include:

  • What can you ask during an interview?
  • Legal issues – liabilities, discrimination
  • Understanding the benefits/side effects
  • Should I change employee policies?
  • How do people qualify to be a patient?
  • How could this affect someone's performance?
  • Will this interfere with health coverage qualification? 
  • Where does legislation stand on protecting employers?


And so much more. Please bring your questions and we'll let the experts answer.

 

There is no cost for this presentation.  

 

  

When:
Friday, November 15, 2019 8:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
While there is no charge for the event, registration is requested.

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Friday, November 22, 2019Business Development

Business Roundtable: Small Business Taxes & Accounting

Business Roundtable: Small Business Taxes & Accounting

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Small Business Taxes and Accounting

What do you need to know about changes in taxes? What are the most common mistakes made in business accounting and taxes? Come on out for a casual presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers. Presented by Daniel Siegel, CPA, of Stanilla Siegel & Maser. 

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Dominos Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber.

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.

 

Business Roundtable Annual Schedule:

12/20 - Getting Ready for Twenty Twenty.


When:
Friday, November 22, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019Business Development

Workforce Investment Collaborative

Workforce Investment Collaborative

Please join us as we continue our Workforce Investment Collaborative.

The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation have partnered to address some of the ongoing workforce needs of Lebanon County employers. 

The purpose of the Workforce Investment Collaborative is to identify and prioritize common workforce issues faced by Lebanon County employers and develop solutions to address these issues within the business community. The collaboration will look for short- and long-term actionable items for the county and individual businesses. Topics may include best practices, streamlining operations, technology upgrades, and shared employees among others. Attendees will be invited to discuss their ideas.

This is an employer-driven collaboration to create viable solutions for workforce issues. There is no cost or membership requirement to participate.

While this is currently open to any Lebanon County employer, it is geared towards businesses with 20 or more employees. This initiative is currently not open to those who provide employment related services.

Future meetings will follow-up on previous discussions and review resources and obstacles to utilization.

The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce and Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation invite businesses to attend but request registration by using the link below.

  

When:
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA
Registration:
Open to members and non-members. Registration is requested so we may plan accordingly for attendees.

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For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Friday, December 20, 2019Business Development

Business Roundtable: Getting Ready for Twenty-Twenty

Business Roundtable: Getting Ready for Twenty-Twenty

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Getting Ready for Twenty-Twenty

It's almost 2020! Are you ready? Do you have goals set for the year? How did you do in 2019? Come on out for a casual presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers. 

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Dominos Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber. Feel free to bring your favorite holiday dish as well!

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.


When:
Friday, December 20, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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