Events


Market Research: Testing Your Value Proposition
Thursday
Nov
30
3-5pm
Cowork Canton at Stark Economic Development Board
400 E. 3rd Street SE
Canton, Ohio 44702

Attention Entrepreneurs: How do you know if you are providing something that customers really want? Join us for this free seminar on conducting research to refine your value proposition. Determine what problems you are solving for your customers, and what makes your solution unique?


This interactive, free session will focus on early-stage market research from an entrepreneur's perspective. Topics will include the basics of a value proposition, how to quickly develop a plan for testing it, and why it is important to get this right. Our facilitator is Jackie Sommers, market research specialist with JumpStart. Worksheets will be provided.

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Year End Small Business Tax Clinic
Monday
Dec
4
9-11am
Braintree Business Development Center
201 East Fifth Street
Mansfield Ohio 44907



It’s not too late to take steps
to mitigate tax liabilities for 2017. And it’s not too early to plan for your
2018 taxes. And there are constant changes in the tax code that small
businesses need to be aware of.



Bill Harvey from Whitcomb Hess
CPAs in Ashland will put on this
free seminar to help startups understand the need to incorporate tax planning
into their overall business plan.



The seminar runs from 9-11am and will
be followed by the opportunity to meet individually with Bill at no charge.

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Startup Legal Clinic with Jack Stewart
Monday
Dec
18
9:30-11am
Braintree Business Development Center
201 East Fifth Street
Mansfield Ohio 44902

Startups face a number of legal issues ranging from business entity choice to legal compliance. Let attorney Jack Stewart help you navigate a path in this free workshop.



Jack Stewart will put on this free seminar to help startups
understand the need to comply with legal requirements from day-one through exit
or sale of the business. Jack is not only an attorney, but also a CPA and
financial planner. And he is a small business person himself. So he knows a lot
when it comes to starting and running a small business.



This seminar is offered
free-of-charge from 9:30-11am. And then it will be followed by the opportunity to meet
individually with Jack for an initial consultation at no charge.

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11th Annual Groundhog Day International Trade Forecast Breakfast
Friday
Feb
2
7:30-9:30am
Founders Hall at Kent State University at Tuscarawas
330 University Drive NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Registration is now open for the Eleventh Annual Groundhog Day International Trade Forecast Breakfast. Michael Weidokal of ISA will give us an around-the-world tour of what to expect in the global economy for 2018.

Hear what the international trade experts are predicting for 2018. Our presenter is Michael Weidokal, the Research and Development Director of ISA, International Strategic Analysis, specialists in country intelligence, economic forecasting and international business advisory services.

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Caffeinated Ideas in Canton tentative date
Tuesday
Feb
13
10:00-11:00am
Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio
4353 Executive Circle NW
Canton, Ohio 44718

Brainstorming ideas over a cup of coffee. If you are an entrepreneur seeking feedback for a business idea, Caffeinated Ideas is the place to go..

Please join other entrepreneurs and business advisors as we provide an atmosphere and forum in which entrepreneurs can test out ideas in front of a group of helpful professionals representing an array of industries. Maybe you have heard of the Caffeinated Ideas sessions in Mansfield or Akron. Now the Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance brings the concept to Canton. There is no cost to attend and we provide the coffee. Go the registration tab for details.

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Caffeinated Ideas in Mansfield
Thursday
Feb
22
10:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Brainstorming Business Ideas Over a Cup of Coffee

Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank “show?

Think you have a neat cool idea for a business.

Already have a business and need some advise.

Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others?


Please join us at the Richland County Foundation as we provide an atmosphere and forum in which entrepreneurs can test out ideas in front of a group of helpful professionals representing an array of industries. These resource people will help refine the entrepreneur’s idea and shape the business model in a way that saves the entrepreneur vital time and money in the normal trial and error learning process.

We encourage you to bring your ideas, concepts and products no matter what stage of the development process you are in, and as a group we can explore the idea and help you to better position it for the market place.

If you have an existing business and need assistance to overcome some barrier to growth our group of seasoned entrepreneurs can provide help with removing your problems or barriers.
We meet the fourth Thursday of the month so put it on your schedule for next month.
No cost to attend. For additional information, please contact Bob Leach, bcohen@braintreepartners.org, 419-525-1614

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Save the date for SunDown RunDown - Sometime in March 2018
Tuesday
Mar
13
Canton Brewing Company
120 3rd St. NW
Canton, OH 44702

Bringing entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent together to make great connections and build some businesses.

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea. We are a community based group that organizes events to bring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent to talk, bounce ideas off of each other and maybe, just maybe, team up and make something happen in the business community.

Most people attend for the networking and to see some great pitches. But if you want to pitch your own idea, here’s how it works:

1) Start with the "Submit a Pitch" button on the SunDown RunDown website. Submit your idea and 5-slide PowerPoint deck to us. We will review it and get back to you.

2) If selected, we’ll schedule you to pitch at the next event – and you better show up!

3) You will pitch, get feedback on your idea, and maybe make a connection to help move your idea further. And we try to get in as many as 4 pitches during that time.

4) Each pitch is no more than five minutes, and we allow exactly five minutes for questions from the attendees.

5) Audience members are expected to give critical, but constructive feedback to the pitched business idea.If you are just planning to be an audience member, we still would like you to register to attend,

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SunDown RunDown - Mansfield placeholder for sometime in Spring 2018
Tuesday
Apr
10
6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

Bringing entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent together to make great connections and build some businesses.

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea. We are a community based group that organizes events to bring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent to talk, bounce ideas off of each other and maybe, just maybe, team up and make something happen in the business community.

Most people attend for the networking and the pitches. But if you want to pitch your idea, here’s how it works:

1) Submit your idea and 5-slide PowerPoint deck to us. We will review it and get back to you.

2) If selected, we’ll schedule you to pitch at the next event – and you better show up!

3) You will pitch, get feedback on your idea, and maybe make a connection to help move your idea further. And we do this at night – typically at a great after-work watering hole – and we try to get 4 pitches in during that time.

4) Each pitch is exactly five minutes, and we allow exactly five minutes for questions from the attendees.

5) Audience members are expected to give critical, but constructive feedback to the pitched business idea.

To apply to pitch go to http://sundownrundown.org/sundown-rundown-chapters/sundown-rundown-mansfield-oh-chapter/

To register to attend go to http://sundownrundown.org/sundown-rundown-chapters/sundown-rundown-mansfield-oh-chapter/

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Participants will be responsible for their own food and beverages. Purchase of alcohol will require an approved form of identification.
For additional information call 419 610-5924419 610-5924 or email mansfield@sundownrundown.org

SunDown RunDown is the premiere event for entrepreneurs and small business owners to make connections with the talent to help take their business idea forward.

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