Self-Reliance Services Atlanta Georgia

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.Whether you are you looking for a better job, interested in starting your own business, in need of education or training, or just need help managing your family budget or personal finances, Self-Reliance Services (SRS), formally known as LDS Employment Resource Services, can help support you on your path to greater temporal and spiritual self-reliance. Contact your local bishop or the stake Self-Reliance specialist and ask about attending an upcoming Self-Reliance devotional and joining a Self-Reliance group. You can also receive one-on-one assistance by visiting a Self-Reliance Resource Center or LDS Employment Resource Center if available in your area.

Even if a center is not close enough for you to visit, we recommend that you log-in to ldsjobs.org and create your profile. On ldsjobs.org you will find many tools and tips to help you, including links to local employment, self-employment, and education resources.

Upcoming Events

Mini Business Plan - A Road Map to Entrepreneurial Success

October 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
240 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
USA

A workshop focusing on the components of a successful business plan:

Clear, succinct writing style 
Compelling business description 
Importance of market research 
Effective development of meaningful financial projections

The plan consists of four sections: Business Description, Management and Operations, Marketing and Sales and Financial Projections. Also included is an application for funding along with a discussion of funding resources, both conventional and alternative.

The workshop teaches you to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your business and your competition. It will help you determine the overall feasibility of the plan. The important aspects of starting and operating a business will be discussed along with applying financial data to the decision processes.

The program includes handouts that are valuable resources in writing a successful business plan.

Fee $25

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Finding Your Business Idea

October 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street NE 3rd floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA

This workshop is to help participants find and evaluate theirbusiness idea, enhance awareness of how to create a profit-generating businessmodel, and to provide tips and resources to entrepreneurs that lay thefoundation for a solid business plan.

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Cancellation policy

Free events offered by SCORE are in great demand. Please notify us immediately if you cannot attend. Events are subject to cancellation, you will be notified by email if this occurs.

Be Productive, Not Busy

October 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buckhead Branch Public Library
269 Buckhead Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
USA

"Being productive not just busy" Attendees willlearn how to prioritize all facets of their lives, in order to be more productivein all areas. In doing so, they in turn will learn to free up more time forgoal attainment in their careers, or businesses, while simultaneously achievingmore "free" time to do what they love (hobbies, travel, etc.).

Cancellation policy

Free events offered by SCORE are in great demand. Pleasenotify us immediately if you cannot attend. Events are subject to cancellation,you will be notified by email if this occurs.

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SimpleSTEPS™ to Start a Business - Start-up Basics

October 24, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Decatur Public Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
USA

ABOUT the Workshop

Attend this comprehensive series of workshops to help youtest your new business idea and get you started on the right path. Reinforceyour workshop experience with FREE one-to-one mentoring.

Join us for five modules that help you understand the basicsof:

*the concepts involved with assessing a business idea,

*marketing your product or service,

*understanding business financials and how they work,

*how to fund and finance your business.

This introductory workshop "Start-up Basics"focuses on the concept of testing your business idea and identifying the keyfactors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with anoverview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business.

In this module, you will introduced to:

*advantages and disadvantages of owning a business

*most profitable legal form for your business

*the fundamentals of formation

*organization

*marketing

*cash flow

*funding sources

More information on the complete SimpleSTEPS™ series can be found at http://atlanta.score.org/node/146646

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 This is a FREE event

OFFICIAL GOOGLE Grow Your Business Online Workshop

October 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street NE 3rd floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA
People no longer “go” online, they live online. More than ever, it’s important for businesses to show up in the critical moments when potential customers search for answers, products, and services they need.

In this session, presented by Demming Bass, Google's Official Presenter and Trainer for their Get Your Business Online Program, we’ll introduce the basics of connecting with customers online, including reaching local customers with a free business listing, search engine optimization tips to help your website be found, and an introduction to online advertising. You'll also learn about additional free Google Business tools that will help grow your business online including
Google Analytics, Trends, and Search Console.

Taking Your Networking Pitch From “Meh” to Memorable

October 25, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
USA

You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.And, you're probably not going to close a deal in those first 30 seconds. But if you do it correctly, you'll create some interest and earn more time to talk about your business. Do it well, and you'll be remembered the next time you meet. Do it excellent, and you'll have an ambassador to refer you business.

It's all about being memorable! Come participate in this hand-on workshop and get some new tools to improve your networking pitch.

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Understanding Payroll for Small Businesses

October 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
11605 Haynes Bridge Road
Building 400 Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30009
USA
Payroll is one of the primary aspects of conducting business that is troubling for many new entrepreneurs. How to “determine tax obligations,” “calculate payroll” and “prepare checks,” can be perplexing. Learn what you need to know to stay out of trouble by taking this workshop. Get help answering these questions and more.
  • What do you need to know when hiring your employees?
  • Are you in compliance with the IRS and State?
  • Learn about payroll taxes and other deductions

FEE: $25

Building a Capability Statement That Works

October 27, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street NE 3rd floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA

When a company wants to start working with any level ofgovernment contractor or large business you need a quick and easy way tointroduce yourself. Participants will receive a template to begin designing orimprove their existing Capability Statement. Attendees should bring a laptop,their resume, business pan, or existing Capability Statement.

Cancellation policy

Free events offered by SCORE are in great demand. Pleasenotify us immediately if you cannot attend. Events are subject to cancellation,you will be notified by email if this occurs.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Community Job Fair

October 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337
USA

FLYER:

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REGISTRATION:

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will host the annual Airport Community Job Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337. 

We welcome you to participate as an employer. Our goal is to connect qualified job seekers with the hundreds of jobs available in the Airport community.

EMPLOYER REGISTRATION IS OPEN AT: https://atljf17.eventbrite.com   

Job Fair features and highlights:

 Free Work Ready Training: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at GICC conducted by WorkSource Georgia and Georgia Department of Labor prepares candidates for the job fair.

Oct. 26 training from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. includes Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, How to be Successful at a Job Fair, and Dress for Success.

 Two mobile coaches offer candidates personal assistance with resume printing, minor resume updates, and WorkSource training registration.

 Employer areas of concentration:

o Concessions

o Construction

o Professional and other services

 Education Resource Center (short-term training and job placement programs)

 Free Wi-Fi for registration by Oct. 11

Top Ways to Grow Your Business on a Shoestring Budget from a Lifetime Entrepreneur

November 2, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Norcross Community Center
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071
USA

We live in a different world and there are faster, moreefficient ways to get things done that you might not know existed! Startups andexisting companies have no choice but to leverage time, money and resources tosurvive and grow.

Brad consistently receives 9 out of 10 ratings for thisworkshop that is NOT based on theory or concepts. It is taught through actualexamples he and his team have implemented that you can put into placeimmediately. A sample of topics covered include:

Over 30 unique and cheap (often free)  tools to fuel your business growth

Generate thousands of highly targeted prospects in the next7 days - using a simple tactic that works in virtually any market niche.

Leveraging the new workstyle economy: How Brad uses a teamof  freelancers and virtual assistants toget incredible quality work done very low cost and fast

Growth hacking strategies to optimize your sales funnel,generate inexpensive, targeted leads and close more deals

Other creative tactics and tools to get more done with less

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Fee $25 

Small Business Expo

November 9, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway SE
Hall A
Atlanta, GA 30339
USA

Attend business-critical workshops, shop from vendors to help your business grow ≠twork with thousands of business owners


SCORE ATLANTA isproud to invite you to the upcoming

Small Business Expo2017 - Atlanta

RSVP TODAY TO ATTENDFOR FREE & GET ACCESS TO:

- Exhibitor Hall w/products & services to help your biz

- Free access to 20+business-critical workshops

- Speed Networkingsessions with other professionals

- Business CardShowcase & exchange

- Meet thousands ofbusiness owners & entrepreneurs

RSVP FREE TODAY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-expo-2017-atlanta-registration-27958709252?aff=ScoreAtlanta

Module 1: Start Up Basics

November 14, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
College Park Branch Public Library
3647 Main Street
College Park, GA 30337
USA

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testingyour business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-upsuccess. Start-up Basics provide you with an overview of the skills and toolsneeded when deciding to start a business.

Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eefoma2b43a643f2&oseq=&c=&ch=

Cancellation policy

Free events offered by SCORE are in great demand. Please notify us immediately if you cannot attend. Events are subject to cancellation,you will be notified by email if this occurs.

OFFICIAL GOOGLE GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE WORKSHOP

November 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street NE 3rd floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA

People no longer “go” online, they live online. More than ever, it’s important for businesses to show up in the critical moments when potential customers search for answers, products, and services they need.

In this session, presented by Demming Bass, Google's Official Presenter and Trainer for their Get Your Business Online Program, we’ll introduce the basics of connecting with customers online, including reaching local customers with a free business listing, search engine optimization tips to help your website be found, and an introduction to online advertising. You'll also learn about additional free Google Business tools that will help grow your business online including Google Analytics, Trends, and Search Console.  

Develop an Import / Export Business

November 17, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street, NE 3rd Floor
Harris Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA

ABOUT the Workshop

Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider importing and exporting.  With nearly 96 percent of consumers living outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, opportunities await U.S. small business.

Go where the customers are. There is significant opportunity for small businesses to profit through importing and exporting operations.

Do you have what it takes to become a successful international business? Are you ready to make international sales? Importing / Exporting offers great opportunities but requires preparation and planning.

This is a two part series taught by international experts from the Georgia Small Business Development Center, a resource partner of the SBA.





Module I will aid you in assessing your readiness, understanding what you need to know and consider before pursuing an international strategy. 
Module II will introduce you to those topics needed to develop and implement your strategy
: international pricing and costing issues, proforma export quotations, payment terms, and risk assessment.

The workshops will help you gain the knowledge to develop and implement an international  plan. You will become acquainted with the key components of an effective import / export plan.  The instructors will raise questions you should answer to complete your plan and provide the resources to help you answer those questions.

    * organizational and product readiness,
    * market research,
    * guidance for developing your strategy and marketing plan,
    * promoting your products in target market, and
    * complying with US and foreign regulations.











Fee for Module  I is $50 per person and is taught 9:30am - 12:30pm
Fee for Module II is $50 per person and is taught 1:15pm -  4:30pm
Both modules can be attended as a full day event for a single Fee of $89 per person



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