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Local Calendar of Events

Find events happening around Lancaster County to help move your business forward.

July 2024

Upcoming Event

Marketing Part 2: Promoting Your Business

July 18, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’ve developed a wonderful new product or service and now you need to get customers to buy it! In this webinar we’ll walk through the most common promotional methods used by entrepreneurs, including networking, referrals, social media, content marketing, email marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). We’ll help you decide how you can best reach your targeted customers .

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Upcoming Event

Website Planning 101

July 23, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ready for a new website? Whether you are building it yourself or decide to work with a pro, getting organized is the key to your website’s success.

Learn how to:

• Set your website’s goals
• Determine key functionality and features
• Plan your website content
• Choose and platform and provider

 

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Upcoming Event

Hiring a Lawyer for Your Small Business

July 24, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As a small business owner, it is likely you have you asked the question “how can I find the best legal advice for my business?” In this webinar you will learn why, when and how to engage a lawyer for your business.

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Upcoming Event

Developing Financial Projections for Your New Small Business

July 25, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’re starting or have started your new small business. Great!! But . . . you’re worried about what your sales will be, or if you can make a profit and how you will manage your cash flow. If you need help in any of these areas, this webinar is for you! We’ll review calculating your startup costs, projecting sales, creating a projected profit and loss statement and cashflow statement.

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Upcoming Event

LUNCH & LEARN Branding Basics – What Every Small Business Owner Should 💯Know

July 25, 2024 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Marketing is essential for any small business that wants to grow and succeed. Yet entrepreneurs often jump in without the foundations of critical marketing fundamentals like branding in place. This workshop will help you understand the basics of branding and why it matters for your small business.

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Upcoming Event

Starting a Successful eCommerce Business

July 30, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Some businesses start as an ecommerce business while others start with traditional brick and mortar and expand into ecommerce. This webinar will review key steps and considerations for a successful e-commerce business and provide entrepreneurs with a realistic overview of how to start and succeed as an online business.

 

 

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Upcoming Event

Zoning & Permitting for New Businesses

July 30, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As a new business owner, navigating the world of zoning and permitting requirements with your municipality can be daunting. From verifying that your business has the proper zoning permit, to managing building, health, and planning permits, you want to ensure you’re following the correct process while being compliant with your municipality’s requirements. Join us for an in-person Seminar!

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Upcoming Event

Creating Legal Contracts

July 31, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Contracts guide more than most people realize, but many don’t appreciate the complexity of a formal business contract or even understand exactly what a contract is. In this webinar, learn when you need a formal business contract, what to include, and what happens if someone doesn’t uphold their end of the bargain.

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August 2024

Upcoming Event

Bookkeeping for Small Nonprofits

August 6, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Designed for newly established nonprofits, this webinar demystifies the financial management process, focusing on bookkeeping and accounting fundamentals. It offers a clear path for maintaining precise financial records, ensuring compliance, and establishing a solid fiscal foundation.

 

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Upcoming Event

Borrowing for Small Businesses

August 7, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar will help you understand your business’s financing options and put you in the best position to get the funding your business needs. You’ll learn why businesses borrow, where to turn for funding, and how the lending process works to get you to a smoother, smarter, and often more successful outcome.

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Upcoming Event

Creating a Quick Business Plan

August 8, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

You have a great business idea, but what is the next step? How do you turn your idea into a great product or service? In this webinar, we show you how to write your “Value Proposition” and use the “Lean Canvas” to capture key ideas, concepts and strategies about your business. When you leave the webinar, you’ll be able to draft your own one-page business plan.

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Upcoming Event

Setting Up a New Business Entity

August 9, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Should I register my business? What legal structure is best for my business? What kind of business insurance do I need? If you’re asking these questions, this webinar is for you. You’ll learn what you need to do to make sure your business is able to conduct its affairs legally, and how to take those critical first steps.

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Upcoming Event

Cash Flow Management Basics

August 13, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Understanding cash flow is crucial for your business. You must monitor cash flow constantly to make sure your checking account always has a positive balance and that you’re bringing in more cash than you’re spending. If not, you need to revise your plans.

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Upcoming Event

Marketing Part 1: Developing Your Marketing Plan

August 14, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Many entrepreneurs create products or services they can’t sell no matter how hard they work. It doesn’t have to be this way. This webinar will help you build a roadmap you can use to identify your ideal clients and discover a value proposition that will set you above your competition. We’ll also explain how to conduct a competitor analysis. We will review different pricing strategies.

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Upcoming Event

Marketing Part 2: Promoting Your Business

August 15, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

You’ve developed a wonderful new product or service and now you need to get customers to buy it! In this webinar we’ll walk through the most common promotional methods used by entrepreneurs, including networking, referrals, social media, content marketing, email marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). We’ll help you decide how you can best reach your targeted customers.

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Upcoming Event

Small Business Mixer at the Common Wheel Columbia

August 22, 2024 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Common Wheel in Columbia for a night of networking and collaboration with other small business owners. Learn about ways to partner with Cultivate and connect with like-minded individuals looking to start or grow their businesses. Whether you want to make new contacts, share ideas, or learn about the resources available in Columbia, don’t miss this chance to expand your network and discover how Cultivate Lancaster can help you connect with valuable resources.

SAVE THE DATE ! More details coming soon!

 

Upcoming Event

Small Business Series Virtual: Boost your business with AI

August 27, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What to expect:This AI talk focuses on “Leveraging Language Models for Small Business Success.” In this interactive session, we will start with the basics of what a large language model is and demonstrate some practical applications live.

Discover how Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT can revolutionize your small business operations, from note-taking and content creation to automating social media and analysis. We’ll cover the anatomy of a good prompt to get the results you want. Finally, we will discuss basic privacy and copyright considerations and safeguarding sensitive information. This is a rapidly changing area so bring your questions and personal experiences as we discuss ways to maximize the potential of LLMs while ensuring ethical and secure practices to drive efficiency and growth in your business.

About the speaker:

Joella Gamon is a SCORE-certified mentor, marketer, and AI enthusiast whose passion is helping small companies find their voice and grow. She brings more than 20 years of experience leading marketing, product, strategy, and business development efforts in environments spanning start up to publicly traded global companies.

Most recently, she founded The Big Pixie, a boutique consulting firm that leverages AI tools to simplify small business marketing and processes. She holds an MBA from Penn State and enjoys running, traveling, and meeting new people. Joella lives in Lancaster with her husband and rescue cats.

Join our interactive session to explore the fundamentals of Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT and witness real-time demonstrations of practical applications.Learn practical applications including optimizing marketing efforts, boosting strategic planning, managing daily tasks, and even analyzing data.

Discover how Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT can revolutionize your small business operations in a safe, ethical way!

 

 

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Organizations

Aspire WorksLabs

Types of Services Offered:

Coworking • Innovation & Technologies • Product Development • Product Testing

Small Business Administration – Philadelphia District Office

Types of Services Offered:

Accounting, Bookkeeping, & Taxes • Business Plan Development • Certifications • Funding • Growth Strategies • Licensing, Insurance, Credentials • Market Research ... and 6 more

The Candy Factory

Types of Services Offered:

Coworking • Networking & Events

Jeremy and the team at the Lancaster City Alliance….

Jeremy and the team at the Lancaster City Alliance have done an excellent job of administrating the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) and encouraging new technology companies. Their efforts have helped Triode Media Group obtain tax credits and expand our technology offering.

Evan Scudner, Executive Producer, Triode Media Group