March 5, 2019 – The Better Business Bureau and the Kettering Health Network will be hosting Schemes, Scams, and Crimes: Protecting Yourself in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will discuss how to make the most of assets and protecting yourself from scammers.  To register, please visit here.


March 5, 2019 – The New Albany Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Women’s Leadership Panel in New Albany.  This event will feature a panel of esteemed women executives who will discuss relevant issues and share their leadership journey, lessons learned, and the secrets of their success.  To register, please visit here.


March 5, 2019 – The SBDC at Kent State-Tuscarawas and Canton SCORE will be hosting Simple Steps for Growing Your Business in New Philadelphia.  This workshop will help assess a business by identifying key opportunities and how to strategically plan for the future.  To register, please visit here.


March 5, 2019 – The SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League will be hosting Real Estate Purchase to Start or Establish Your Business in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will feature experts who will discuss the commercial real estate market in order to meet acquisition goals.  To register, please visit here.


March 5-April 4, 2019 – The Workforce & Business Development Program of Pike County and the OSU-South Centers SBDC will be hosting Self Employment: From Dream to Reality! in Piketon.  This FREE series of workshops will meet each Tuesday and Thursday to help you develop your plan to be a successful entrepreneur.  To register, please visit here.


March 6, 2019 – Kegler Brown will be hosting a Managing Labor & Employee Relations Seminar in Columbus.  This half-day seminar will provide timely information regarding labor and employee relations as they relate to you and your company.  To register, please contact Korri Titus at 614-255-5515.


March 6, 2019 – The SBDC at the Hamilton Mill will be hosting Government Contracting Fundamentals in Hamilton.  This FREE workshop is designed for established small businesses and will discuss the process, identifying customers, buying thresholds and methods, where to find bid opportunities, and more!  To register, please visit here.


March 6, 2019 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting Sales Model Selection: Choosing the Best Structure to Deliver Your Revenue Goals in New Albany.  This FREE workshop will provide a clear understanding of the relative advantages of, and trade-offs between various sales structures that fuel revenue growth.  To register, please visit here.


March 6-7, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Basis of a Successful Enterprise (BASE) Class in Columbus.  This FREE, two-day workshop will educate attendees on what it takes to build a business around their dreams and passion.  To register, please visit here.


March 7, 2019 – Startup Grind Dayton will be hosting Influence and Culture in Dayton.  This event will feature Jacqueline Gamblin who will share wisdom on being a female leader in advanced technology, navigating commercial and government clients as well as insights on building the right company culture.  To register, please visit here.


March 7, 2019 – The Cincinnati MBAC will be hosting Marketing Know How: Creating Your Web Presence in Cincinnati.  This workshop will discuss the inner workings of popular social media outlets and how they can positively impact profits.  To register, please visit here.


March 7, 2019 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.


March 8, 2019 – JASGC will be hosting The Role of Women in the Coffee Business in Japan and Around the World in Cincinnati.  This seminar will feature members of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) and their stories.  To register, please visit here.


March 11, 2019 – The SBDC at Kent State-Tuscarawas will be hosting New Business Start Up in New Philadelphia.  This workshop is an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand, and financing.  To register, please visit here.


March 12, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) in Marietta.  This FREE class will cover topics such as types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service.  To register, please visit here.


March 12, 2019 – The Dayton American Advertising Federation (AAF) will be hosting SummitUp in Dayton.  This event will feature many speakers that will discuss the latest trends in marketing, advertising, PR, and new media.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.


March 12, 2019 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting Retail Basics – Online or Brick and Mortar in Columbus.  This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to hear from an industry expert who will take the mystery out of making a profit through buying and selling merchandise.  To register, please visit here.


March 12, 2019 – The Dayton Tech Guide will be hosting Pints & Preneurs in Dayton.  This FREE event will feature a panel of women entrepreneurs who discuss the ups and downs of starting a woman-owned business.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.


March 12, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) in Zanesville.  This FREE class will cover topics such as types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service.  To register, please visit here.


March 12, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Social Media Strategy for Small Business in Columbus.  This workshop will discuss ways to increase the reach of a business by utilizing “free” online tools, as well as how and why to establish an online identity.  To register, please visit here.


March 12, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting E-Commerce in Marietta.  This FREE workshop will discuss the steps to selling products online successfully.  To register, please visit here.


March 12-15, 2019 – Xavier University will be hosting the PharmaLink Conference in Cincinnati.  This conference will discuss leading-edge solutions for your most pressing issues including deep dive discussion during Quality, Regulatory, and Supply Chain tracks.  To register, please visit here.


March 13, 2019 – The Ohio Export Assistance Networks at OSU-South Centers and Youngstown State will be hosting Trade Wars and U.S. Tariffs in Chillicothe.  This FREE event will discuss tariffs on China and partner countries, tariff exclusion, sanctions on Iran and other compliance issues, current tariffs and retaliation, and more!  To register, please contact Jennifer Dunn at 740-289-1605.


March 13, 2019 – Technology First will be hosting the Ohio Information Security Conference in Dayton.  This conference will provide various presentations and discussions on information security.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.


March 13, 2019 – The SBDC at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Steps to Starting a New Business in Batavia.  This FREE workshop will discuss the steps that are important to starting a business.  To register, please visit here.


March 13, 2019 – The Springfield SBDC will be hosting Social Enterprise: A Community Conversation in Springfield.  This event is meant to kick start a wave of local entrepreneurs and nonprofit professionals who are building businesses that exist for a social good.  To register, please visit here.


March 13, 2019 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting How to Be the Visionary Leader Your Business Deserves in New Albany.  This FREE workshop will discuss how to invest more energy in working on a business rather than in it.  To register, please visit here.


March 14, 2019 – Confluence will be hosting Confluence Connects in Dayton.  This event will discuss UAS applications for water utilities, water test beds, water utility testing and the region’s national assets, history, and universities.  To register, please visit here.


March 14, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) in Athens.  This FREE class will cover topics such as types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service.  To register, please visit here.


March 14, 2019 – The AFRL Small Business Hub will be hosting Opportunity Discovery with the Air Force STTR Program and Local Resources in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will discuss the STTR program, the Commercialization Readiness Program, Phase III contracts, and more!  To register, please visit here.


March 14, 2019 – The Cincinnati MBAC will be hosting Protecting Your Business From Cyber Attacks in Cincinnati.  This FREE workshop will discuss the various threats, who and what are vulnerable, finding the threats, and more!  To register, please visit here.


March 14, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Ohio Sales Tax in Columbus.  This FREE workshop will discuss sales tax in Ohio, sales tax reporting, tracking, and payment.  To register, please visit here.


March 14, 2019 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.


March 14, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) in St. Clairsville.  This FREE class will cover topics such as types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service.  To register, please visit here.


March 16, 2019 – The SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) will be hosting a New Business Information Session in Dayton.  This FREE seminar will provide an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing.  To register, please visit here.


March 19, 2019 – The Springfield SBDC and Sunbelt Advisors will be hosting an Exit Planning Strategy Seminar in Springfield.  This workshop will discuss how to determine the best time to sell, steps to add value, tax considerations, and investment strategies.  To register, please visit here.


March 19, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting an MBE and EDGE Certification Workshop in Columbus.  This working class will walk attendees through the application process for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) Certifications.  To learn more about what to bring to the class and to register, please visit here.


March 20. 2019 – The Warren County SBDC will be hosting Cyber Security for Small Business in Mason.  This FREE training will discuss the importance of improving cyber security and the negative impact it can have on small businesses.  To register, please visit here.


March 20, 2019 – Innovate New Albany will be hosting Uncover. Rediscover. You in New Albany.  This FREE workshop will provide the points needed to review an existing business biography or craft one from a blank canvas.  To learn more and to register, please visit here.


March 20, 2019 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting Bringing Products to Market in Columbus.  This workshop is designed to give you information and advice on the steps required to go from your idea to a product that can be sold.  To register, please visit here.


March 20, 2019 – The PTAC at Ohio University will be hosting Developing your Customer Pitch. Marketing to the federal government takes planning, persistence and patience. Learn best marketing practices from experts in the field including how to identify your ideal customer, translate your company capabilities into customer benefits, prepare for rejections from potential customers, identify your company’s advantages and more. The panel will feature: Merry P. Korn: CEO, Pearl Interactive Network; Ron Hartke: Business Development Manager, Ardent Technologies, Inc.; Cassie Strasburg: Vice President of Government Sales, Davenport Aviation; Teresa Macalolooy: CEO, Macalogic. To register, click here.


March 20-21, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Basis of a Successful Enterprise (BASE) Class in Columbus.  This FREE, two-day workshop will educate attendees on what it takes to build a business around their dreams and passion.  To register, please visit here.


March 21, 2019 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.


March 23, 2019 – Wright State University will be hosting Trademark Basics in Dayton.  This FREE workshop is designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks and will discuss trademark basics and the mechanics of searching the USPTO website.  To register, please visit here.


March 26, 2019 – The SBDC at Columbus State will be hosting Facebook for Small Businesses in Columbus.  This workshop will explore ways in which small businesses can use Facebook to create brand awareness and expand market share.  To register, please visit here.


March 26, 2019 – Fiverr will be hosting Leveling Up – How to Launch and Grow Your Business Using Fiverr in Pickerington.  This FREE workshop will discuss how to turn a business idea into a reality and then taking it to the next level.  To register, please visit here.


March 27, 2019 – The Kricker Innovation Hub at Shawnee State will be hosting Building Your Business Workshop: Certification Programs in Portsmouth.  This FREE workshop will explain how certifications are utilized to opening the door to more business with ODOT.  To register, please visit here.


March 27-28, 2019 – Xavier University will be hosting an EU Medical Device Regulation Workshop in Cincinnati.  This event will provide practical solutions to successfully prepare your company for the fast-approaching regulation deadline in May 2020.  To register, please visit here.


March 28, 2019 – The Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) will be hosting Business Orientation in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.  For more information and to register, please call 937-333-1030.


March 28, 2019 – Columbus SCORE will be hosting Learn How the Library Is Your Premier Source for Business Information in Columbus.  This workshop will review free business data to complete a business plan and sample business plans.  To register, please visit here.


March 28, 2019 – The Miami Valley SBDC will be hosting Recordkeeping for the Small Business in Dayton.  This FREE workshop will provide an overview of recordkeeping and is designed to help participants understand how recordkeeping can benefit small businesses.  To register, please visit here.


March 28, 2019 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) in Pomeroy.  This FREE class will cover topics such as types of ownership, licensing, tax requirements, sources of financing, identifying your customer, and how to market your product or service.  To register, please visit here.


2019 Ohio Business Matchmaker Webinars

Click here for all 2019 Pre-Matchmaker Webinars.


March 5, 2019 – “What is the Ohio Business Matchmaker?” will explain the purpose of the event and provide information on logistics and best practices. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 7, 2019“Making the Most of the Matchmaker” will teach you how to prepare your business for success at the Matchmaker. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 12, 2019“Doing Business with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center” You will learn what the center buys and the best ways for small businesses to earn contracts. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 14, 2019“Doing Business with the City of Dayton” You will learn the types of products and services the city buys and how to get started. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 19, 2019 “Doing Business with NASA” The U.S. space agency buys a lot more than just rocket fuel and rockets. You will learn about how you can sell your products and services to NASA. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 20, 2019 “Government Contracting 101” You will learn the basics of earning government contracts, a key skill for success at the Matchmaker. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 21, 2019  “Doing Business with the Ohio Department of Transportation” You will learn about all the types of goods and services the department purchases. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 26, 2019 “Doing Business with FEMA” The Federal Emergency Management Agency needs many goods and services to respond to disasters around the country. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 27, 2019 “Creating a Capabilities Statement” A strong capabilities statement is a critical piece for success in government contracting. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


March 28, 2019 “Doing Business with the City of Cincinnati” You will learn the types of
products and services the city buys and how to get started. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


April 2, 2019“Doing Business with the State of Ohio” You will learn how to get started with earning contracts with the state. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


April 4, 2019“Doing Business with Franklin County” You will learn about the goods and services that the county buys and how to get started. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


April 9, 2019“Doing Business with the National Guard” You will learn how to get started selling your goods and services to the Guard. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


April 11, 2019“Doing Business with the City of Columbus” You will learn the types of products and services the city buys and how to get started. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


April 16, 2019“Doing Business with the Columbus/Dayton Airport” You will learn about the goods and services the airports buys from small businesses. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.


April 18, 2019“SBIR/STTR Funding, Tech Center, AFRL” Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer require eligible government agencies to set aside some of their budget so that small businesses can engage in research and development that can lead to technology commercialization. This webinar will involve the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Click here to register or watch the recorded webinar.