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2022

Aug

10

Accounting 101: Using QuickBooks Online

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

12:00 PM to 01:30 PM


LEARN

  • Understand the 2 main financial statements business owners need to manage their business
  • Learn the 5 main types of accounts used to run your company's books
  • Learn how to set up and invoice customers along with properly processing customer payments
  • Learn how to set up suppliers and how to effectively process payments to vendors
  • Understand how to get started using the QuickBooks Online product (vs. Desktop product) 

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2022

Aug

10

Start with Brand - Messaging & Identity

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

12:00 PM to 01:30 PM


Marketing is a heavy investment. With all its complexities, it's tempting to "throw stuff at the wall" to see what sticks. But when you have limited resources, this approach can be costly and detrimental. 


Start with Brand is a three-part series designed to help small business owners stop gambling with their time, money, and success. Brand Strategist, Kesha Lien, will lead you through creating a brand blueprint – a strategy-driven approach to eliminating guesswork, making smart decisions, and gaining marketing confidence.  


Learn how to define your unique selling proposition, communicate with your audience, and make sure all of your marketing efforts align with your true north. 

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2022

Aug

10

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets?

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

07:00 PM to 08:00 PM


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experts about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product.


Join the Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Minnesota Small Business Development Center, and the SBA Minnesota District Office to learn about intellectual property basics and how to connect with a no-cost consultant with the Small Business Development Center in your area to bring your ideas to reality.


The discussion will cover:

  • An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP 
  • Local resources and assistance available through the USPTO and other agencies
  • The Small Business Development Center and how to access no-cost consulting for your small business •
  • Local SBA support

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2022

Aug

11

Financial Wellness - 2 Session Series

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

09:00 AM to 10:30 AM


Life can get pretty busy. But in the process of getting everything done, your own needs can get lost in the shuffle. Your financial plan is a good example. 


If you’ve never sat down and created a plan, now’s the time to do it. 


Join us over two sessions designed to help you achieve financial well-being! 


Topics to be discussed:

  • Improving your personal cash flow. Manage your cash flow and debt.
  • Protecting what’s important. Protect your health, wealth, and more.
  • Making the most of the money you have. Take a strategic approach to taxes and investing.
  • Saving for long-term goals. Plan for retirement and college.

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2022

Aug

11

Time Management Techniques

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


During this workshop, you will learn a unique approach to tracking time, the essentials of goal development & attainment, and an impactful reflective practice based on positive psychology. Furthermore, you will walk away from this session with two personalized tools to immediately implement into your weekly routine, a greater understanding of yourself, and a foundation to support continued success.

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2022

Aug

11

Hub Happy Hour

To Be Determined, Minneapolis, MN

04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

An informal Hub Happy Hour takes place every Thursday. Take a break to connect with fellow members of drinks and snacks to wind down your week!

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2022

Aug

15

The Basics of Contacts

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


No matter the service or industry, business is all about relationships. Without relationships, there would be no transactions. In business, those relationships are often formalized and governed by contracts. Every small business owner can benefit from knowing the basics of how contracts work.


In this presentation, business attorney Kimberly Hanlon will cover the most important things you need to know about contracts in plain English. She will also provide a handy guide you can take with you to reference the next time you are getting ready to nail down your next business agreement. 


In this presentation, Kimberly will cover:

  1. What is (and isn’t) a contract?
  2. What are the minimum requirements for a contract?
  3. What things can never be a contract?
  4. When does a contract have to be in writing?
  5. Can an oral (unwritten) contract be enforced?
  6. What are the steps to documenting an agreement informally?
  7. When can I use an informal agreement process?
  8. When should I seek legal help?

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2022

Aug

16

Work of Art: Marketing

Rondo Community Library, Saint Paul Public Library, 461 Dale Street North, St Paul, MN 55103

10:30 AM to 01:00 PM

This is one of a series of Work of Art classes from Springboard for the Arts that will be hosted at Rondo Community Library.


Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business.



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2022

Aug

16

Art-Train Agency/Organization Training Registration

Minneapolis, MN

01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

The Art-Train Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils of all sizes. For a single fee (waived for Black, Indigenous and People of Color-led community based organizations), participants attend an initial synchronous virtual training session, and then receive one year of ongoing technical assistance through an online resource library and optional bi-weekly drop-in virtual group coaching and networking rooms with Art-Train staff, experts and an expanding network of peers (every other Thursday).


Each 3 hour training includes:

-Understanding federal funding access and approaches

-Impacts of working with local artists

-3 customizable program models to engage local artists

-Tools for equitable collaboration

-Peer networking


Upcoming Training Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 27,2022, 1:00-4:00pm CST
  • Tuesday, October 25, 1:00-4:00pm CST