Mary Ellen Hickman

WEBINAR: Steps to Secure More Funding for Your Business – February 22

February 22, 2011 4pm – 5pm Uncover the inside requirements banks don’t talk about Retool pricing, discounts and payment terms to bring in more cash SBA small business guarantees – what they are and how to get one An Office Depot Webcafe event. The recording is posted on Office Depot website.

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Feb
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WEBINAR: Putting Your Business in Order: The Business Plan – December 9

December 9, 2010 2pm – 3pm ET What do banks and investors really want to see in your business plan? Write a strong, marketable business plan to win the investment you need. Not for startups, this webinar is designed for small business owners committed to expanding their businesses. An event of Women Accessing Capital series .. read more

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Dec
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EVENT: Russian-American Conference: Doing Business in the US – November 23

November 23, 2010 2.30pm – 6pm Rockville, MD Mary Ellen will be speaking at the conference that will address country-specific issues of entering the US market. Some of the key points are: Managing expectations – what to consider when importing in the US? Important legislative and tax highlights Bringing the distance between the two cultures .. read more

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Nov
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WEBINAR: Seal the Deal: Financing Your Business with Bank and SBA Loans – November 16

November 16, 2010 4pm – 5pm ET Lenders are still lending! Create a strong presentation and compelling pitch to close the deal Learn what banks really want to see in your business plan Discover how to qualify for and obtain SBA funds An Office Depot Webcafe event. The recording is posted on the Office Depot .. read more

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Nov
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WORKSHOP: Change Your Marketing Strategy – October 7

October 7, 2010 8.30am – 11am Tysons Corner, VA Mary Ellen will lead you through a practical, highly interactive strategy session that focuses on marketing strategically to increase overall profitability. Learn how to Identify the best customers for your business Rework pricing and discounts to increase margins Clearly differentiate your business from competition You’ll walk .. read more

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Oct
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PANEL: Financing Strategies for Growing Small Businesses – September 1

September 1, 2010 10.45am – 11.30am Bethesda, MD If you are an established small business owner (3+ years) serious about finding capital to grow and invest in your business, this highly interactive session is for you. Our expert team – a banker, marketer and lawyer – will talk you through challenges in legal structure, business .. read more

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Sep
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WEBINAR: How to Build Your Presentation for Investors – August 26

August 26, 2010 3pm – 4pm ET Ready to talk to a bank or investor? Create a strong presentation and compelling pitch to close the deal. We’ll step through exactly what you need to know in order to get the investment your business needs. Designed for small business owners with a proven history of success. .. read more

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Aug
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WORKSHOP: Increase Fee-for-Service Revenue – August 24

August 24, 2010 1pm – 6pm Richmond, VA Increase Revenue From Fee-for-Service.Take control of your organization’s revenue stream by doing more of your mission. We’ll set objectives, discuss how to determine the amount of additional revenue you’ll need this fiscal year, how to keep on strategy/on mission, which of your services are the most marketable, .. read more

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Aug
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WORKSHOP: Fill Your Development Budget Gaps with Fee-for-Service Revenue – August 11

August 11, 2010 9.30am – 11.30am Washington, DC As you review your development goals from the past year, do you see any gaps? The new fiscal year is yours to shape; fill those gaps by improving your fee-for-service programs! We’ll discuss which of your services are the most marketable, who will want to buy your .. read more

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Aug
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WORKSHOP: Marketing Strategy for Successful Growth – June 23

June 23, 2010 12pm – 2pm Charlottesville, VA A highly interactive workshop packed with practical strategies and tactics for the budding entrepreneurs at UVA’s Darden Business Incubator.

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Jun
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