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eLearning Library: Emerging Entrepreneurs

eLearning Library: Emerging Entrepreneurs

Many On-Demand Learning Options for You

WBDC eLearning Classroom for
Emerging Entrepreneurs

Emerging Entrenpreneurs

Congratulations! You have launched your business – or you’re just about to. And you don’t know what you don’t know.

These classes will help support you to start and grow.

Building Your B.A.I.L. Team - I is for Insurer

Insurance protects your most valuable asset . . . you! Everyone believes the bad things happen to other people but, as a business owner, you have to plan for the things that no one wants to think about. 
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Building Your B.A.I.L. Team - L is for Lawyer

Lawyers/Legal Experts provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business – including regulatory compliance, contracts and trademark advice, plus formal business incorporation and risk assessment.
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Business Entity Types

Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage start-up businesses, this quick module delves into the top three considerations to evaluate as you set about determining your legal business structure.  Learn about the differences between a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation, and decide which is the best fit. 
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Business Plan Basics

Explore business Plan writing and the benefits of having a business plan. 
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Cyber Security

Think your business is too small to be concerned about cyber security? Think again! Typically, we only hear about data breaches at huge corporations, but the truth is most businesses that are hacked are small. Find out how you can tell if your business is vulnerable and get tips on how to make it more secure.
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How CT's New Cyber Law Affects Your Business

Learn how Connecticut’s new cyber security law, issued October 1, 2021, affects your business. 
The new law affects individual or sole proprietorships, partnerships, firms, corporations, trusts, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, joint stock companies, and joint ventures. This webinar is especially relevant for businesses that collect sensitive and personal information from their employees and clients.
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Building Your B.A.I.L. Team - A is for Accountant

Accountants evaluate your financial statements and tax position to help further your company’s progress towards its goals. Explore how you can implement accounting practices for your business. This session will cover ways to build a relationship with your accounting professionals, provide the accountant’s view on working with your business, and engage tools for you to take action on improving your business story by the numbers
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Building Your B.A.I.L. Team - B is for Banker

Bankers supply cash management, merchant processing, and other valuable services — not just someone you talk to when you need financing. Explore how you can implement best banking practices for your business.
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Credit Score 101

Explore personal credit scores and the steps you can take to get your financial house in order. Whether you’re starting a business or already operating one, this session will help you understand the effects of personal finances on business finances, and give you practical tips for improving your credit score. 
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Discovering Capital for Your Small Business

Learn about opportunities for attaining the funds you need for your business.  Gain an understanding of traditional and non-traditional lenders, alternative loan sources, and the requirements you need to qualify. 
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Helpful Tips in Preparing Your Business Taxes

Learn some quick tips to help you prepare and stay on top of the paperwork that comes in fast and furious in the early part of the year.
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Introduction to QuickBooks Online

Join Sherry Konwerski, WBDC Business Advisor and QuickBooks Pro Advisor, for a general overview of QuickBooks Online. Learn the basic features and functionality of this tool and determine if it is the best solution for your needs. This class is recommended for those who aren’t familiar with bookkeeping or accounting.
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Know Your Numbers

Learn common types and important considerations for financing a new business. This series of short videos, averaging five to 10 minutes each, covers topics such as Financing Options and Preparation, Accounting Applications, Revenue Models, Calculating Costs, Pricing and Profitability, Personal Credit, and QuickBooks Basics. Check back regularly for new additions. 
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Money Tips to Help Women Thrive

The “M” word doesn’t have to raise fears every time you hear it. While you may feel you have a good grasp on the basics, more refined skills are helpful in learning to build a secure financial future. Join us for an interactive discussion and leave with an action plan that will help guide your financial future. 
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Personal Finance Basics

The basics that every small business owner should know when it comes to personal and business finances, presented by WBDC Business Advisors. 
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PPP Forgiveness

Learn what you need to know about which forms to use when applying for PPP Forgiveness.
Recorded 12.02.21
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Email Marketing

Forever stuck on subject lines? Don’t know how to grow or segment your audience? Missing calls to action?
Learn the best practices you need for your email marketing strategy to succeed.
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Marketing Foundations - Your Company's Story

Dive into the foundational aspects of developing a successful marketing approach for your business. Explore the importance of understanding your market, competitive analysis, telling your unique story and how to reach your target market. This series of short videos, averaging five to 10 minutes each, will lay the foundation for your marketing plan.
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Website Development: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Thinking of creating a website for your business and wondering if you should do it yourself or hire a professional? Explore the pros and cons of both options.
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What’s next?
Meet with a WBDC Advisor