Free Business Topics in Indianapolis

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  • Business Trends 2016

    Mark A. Roger, Business Broker, FranNet MidAmerica | Indiana

    A practical guide to business trends important to successful entrepreneurship in 2016. Mark will identify these trends and teach how to use them to your advantage as a business owner. Highlights include: MORE >

    - identifying the state of entrepreneurship marketplace,
    - evaluating the new business fundamentals and “profit models,”
    - understanding the new strategies of business ownership,
    - exploring the teachings of Shark Tank and The Profit, and
    - discussing opportunities available for entrepreneurs in Indiana.
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  • Build, Buy or Franchise

    Mark A. Roger, Business Broker, FranNet MidAmerica | Indiana

    A practical guide to evaluating business concepts from an owners' perspective. Mark will discuss trending business strategies, hot concepts in today's marketplace, and evaluate the three strategies behind business start-ups. Highlights include: MORE >

    - understanding the strategies behind fundamental business models,
    - evaluating pertinent due diligence issues and business owners’ concerns,
    - identifying trending variations to traditional work environments,
    - exploring the teachings of Shark Tank and The Profit, and
    - discussing opportunities available for entrepreneurs in Indiana.
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  • Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining Volunteers

    Renee Harlor, Founder, Big Elm Business Solutions

    So many non-profit organizations are started by passionate people who want to make the world a better place. Non-profits often operate on slim budgets and remain stagnant, or worse, fail. It isn't because of the lack of heart, dedication or passion. It's because of the lack of a strategic plan, goals and a solid team of volunteers. Let's talk about getting the right people in place and keeping them happy. MORE >

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  • Indie Film & PR for the Small Business

    Catherine E. Rubey, Owner and Creative Director, InGe, Inc.

    As the writer, producer, and executive producer of the Lifetime movie “Holiday Baggage” starring Cheryl Ladd and Barry Bostwick, Catherine has learned how to pitch investors, how to build a strong team, how to write and execute a business plan and how to market a product.

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  • 8 Is Not Great

    Renee Harlor, Founder, Big Elm Business Solutions

    When was the last time you couldn't wait to tell your friend all about your average experience? Customer service can cost you thousands of dollars or it can earn you more market share. Your clients, customers and guests don't remember average. They do remember awful and awesome. Most companies can't afford to employee a full time trainer, the problem, is most companies can't afford NOT to have a trainer. We break down the numbers when it comes to customer service in a fun and enlightening way. Average will cost you!
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  • Connect & Succeed: A Communication Style to Engage and Motivate Your Employees

    David Bennett, Owner, Common Ground Communication

    Those in management are constantly seeking ways to relate to and work with their direct reports. This presentation, based on the book by the same name, provides managers with guidelines for developing a communication style that will enable them to engage and motivate those people with whom they work. MORE >

    All people in management start with basic communication skills which they use as their default. Some of those skills work for them, some of them do not. A Connect & Succeed Communication Style helps managers to identify the communication skills that work for them and enhance those skills even further. This approach also helps those in management find common ground and connections with all of their employees/associates making the work more rewarding and productive for everyone.
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