Microloan Seminars

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DESCRIPTION

How to Start or Grow a Business in Fall River – Introduction

  • Date:  February 1, 2017
  • Register By:  January 26, 2017
  • Time:  4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Cherry & Webb Building, 139 South Main Street,  Fall River, MA 02722

So you want to be an entrepreneur, your own boss, a multimillionaire! Starting a business is a major undertaking, if you want to do it right, and maximize the likelihood of success. Join us for a fast paced, dynamic workshop which will take you from 1) feasibility analysis to 2) licensing and permitting, to 3) an overview of business planning to 4) financing criteria. This free workshop is for anyone who is in the process of or thinking about starting a small business in Fall River.

The “Real Scoop” on Business Financing

  • Date:  March 8, 2017
  • Register By:   March 2, 2017
  • Time:  4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Cherry & Webb Building, 139 South Main Street, Fall River, MA 02722

Would you like to get the “Real Scoop” on what it takes for your company to get financing? Come to a workshop where you’ll hear from Mike Motta, Microloan Technical Assistant Specialist with FROED, about the process of obtaining loans for your Fall River business. This workshop will be appropriate for both existing businesses in Fall River and someone starting a new business in Fall River.

Creating a Plan for Success

  • Date:  March 29, 2017
  • Register By:  March 23, 2017
  • Time:  4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Cherry & Webb Building, 139 South Main Street, Fall River, MA 02722

Who needs a business plan? If you’re in business, you do! Think of a business plan as a map that helps plot the direction in which your business will grow. A business plan is necessary to obtain financing, and serves as the basis of your overall marketing plan. The old expression is true, “If you fail to plan you’re planning to fail.” In this session we’ll show you how to write a business plan that will pave the way for you to build a successful business in Fall River.

Everyone is in Sales

  • Date:  April 12, 2017
  • Register By:  April 6, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Cherry & Webb Building, 139 South Main Street, Fall River, MA 02722

Sales is not just about traditional products or services. Every day, you need to “sell” your ideas, motivate employees, and convince others to cooperate with you. Sales isn’t talking, it’s listening, identifying opportunities, then presenting and delivering solutions. Join Mike Motta, FROED’s Microloan Technical Assistant Specialist and a seasoned sales professional, as he explores effective methods of communication, presentation skills, controlling the conversation, how to welcome, address, and resolve objections, and various ways to close the sale. No matter what business you’re in “Nothing happens until somebody sells something!”

Developing an Effective Marketing Strategy to Attract and Retain Customers

  • Date:  May 24, 2017
  • Register By:  May 18, 2017
  • Time:  4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Cherry & Webb Building, 139 South Main Street, Fall River, MA 02722

Marketing is the process of attracting and retaining customers. But with all of the media available today—print, radio, TV, social media— where is the best place to spend your marketing dollars? In this session, you’ll learn how to define your customers’ profile, how to identify the best way to attract and engage them, and how to keep them coming back.

How to Deliver Fanatical Customer Service

  • Date:  June 28, 2017
  • Register By:  June 22, 2017
  • Time:  4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Cherry & Webb Building, 139 South Main Street, Fall River, MA 02722

Whether you have “clients,” “buyers,” “patients,” “members,” or just plain “customers,” keeping them happy and coming back is the key to the success of your business. In order to win people over and stop them from going to your competition, everyone in your organization must have the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional service in every interaction with your customers and to spot and solve problems before they occur. Mike Motta is not only FROED’s Microloan Technical Assistant Specialist, but he’s a customer service fanatic! In this interactive workshop, which is designed for owners, managers, and employees, Mike uses a variety of techniques and role-playing to demonstrate the right and wrong ways to handle situations and how to deliver exceptional, positive, profitable, and memorable interactions with your customers.

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