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December 2018

Social Media Breakfast – Prioritizing Marketing Efforts for Small Businesses

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am
College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 424 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
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Social Media Breakfast Mankato

As a small business, deciding which marketing tactics to use can be overwhelming. Marketing approaches change constantly and everyone you talk to has a different view on what’s best for your business. In this discussion, we’ll talk about how you can prioritize your marketing efforts to maximize your time and budget while still growing your small business.

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January 2019

1 Million Cups

January 2 @ 8:30 am
College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 424 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
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1millioncups

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Come to watch and conversate with this month’s presenter Vitals Aware Services.

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February 2019

1 Million Cups

February 6 @ 8:30 am
College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 424 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
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1millioncups

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Come to watch and conversate with this month’s presenter Vitals Aware Services. Come to watch and conversate with this month’s presenters Greenseam and Stratafolio.

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Social Media Breakfast

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 424 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
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Free

Social Media Breakfasts serves two main purposes: Face-to-face networking: Bring together marketers, PR pros, students, entrepreneurs, and social media practitioners and enthusiasts of all stripes over breakfast; Education: Through panel discussions, presentations, case studies, debates, and breakout sessions … teach, share, and learn social media best practices for business.

This months SMB features GreenSeam

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Traction

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 424 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
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If you are the owner, leader or manager of an entrepreneurial organization who wants to see your business consistently run better and grow faster, Joe Paulsen and EOS can help you and your team simplify, clarify and achieve your vision. Even the most successful entrepreneurs occasionally find running a business more challenging
than they expected. Many work longer hours and get less return on their investment of time and money than they would like.....

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Foundations in Contracting – Basics of Government Contracting

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strategic Partnership Center, 424 N Riverfront Dr. Suite 101
Mankato, MN 56001 United States
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Free

This class is an overview of the Government Market; Statistical Information about Government Purchasing, Resources for Researching the Market, Procurement History and Statistics, how the Government purchases, types of procurement methods, what is required of the Vendor to participate in the process, and how PTAC can assist with government contracting efforts and discussion of Bid-Match service. This series was developed for the small business vendor that is new to the government marketplace. We intend to walk you through the steps…

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Foundations in Contracting – Getting Started in the Government Market

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Strategic Partnership Center, 424 N Riverfront Dr. Suite 101
Mankato, MN 56001 United States
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Free

Vendors will actually start the process to prepare online registrations necessary to be recognized as a Vendor to the government. Complete overview of required registrations; Secretary of State registration of legal names/dba; Dun and Bradstreet registration; creating SAM account, required notarized letter and entity profile; SBA Profile; training provided on Positioning for Success; overview of certifications and registrations available in addition to the above (8(1), WBENC, WOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, DBE, TG/VO/ED, MBE, CERT, etc.). Engage with a PTAC…

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March 2019

Foundations in Contracting – How to Research and Target Your Market

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strategic Partnership Center, 424 N Riverfront Dr. Suite 101
Mankato, MN 56001 United States
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Free

Vendors will receive training on how to conduct research for government markets. Training will include (not limited to) the following websites/tools: Bid-Match, FPDS, GSA SSQ, GSA, FBO, USAspending, state and local government on the net, schedule competitive research, DSBS competitive research, SAM research, Google. This series was developed for the small business vendor that is new to the government marketplace. We intend to walk you through the steps to build your foundation so that when you submit a proposal or…

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Foundations in Contracting – Government Marketing – Preparing Appropriate Materials

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Strategic Partnership Center, 424 N Riverfront Dr. Suite 101
Mankato, MN 56001 United States
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Free

Vendors will review their current materials and develop enhanced materials that include DUNS, CAGE, NAICS, PSCs, FSCs and mission-focused content for their appropriate target market. This will be a hands-on interactive workshop that will review and evaluate current practices on the following materials: business cards, email protocol (sending, receiving, response, signatures, and appropriate content), letterhead, websites, brochures, PowerPoint presentations to agencies, past performance narratives and capability narratives, as well as developing databases for each This series was developed for the…

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