Atlanta Georgia Employment Resource Center

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.Whether just starting out in your career or well established in your career, LDS Employment Resource Services (ERS) or Self-Reliance Services (SRS) can help you accomplish your career goals. The employment center or self-reliance center offers one-on-one coaching, workshops and a large database of employment, education and self-employment opportunities. By visiting the center you learn the most effective job search practices, build your network and find resources to help you further your education or manage a successful small-business.

We recommend that you log-in and begin creating your profile on prior to visiting the employment center. Even if an employment center or self-reliance center is not close enough for you to visit, offers many online resources. If you desire, an employment advisor can also provide assistance over the telephone or through e-mail.

Upcoming Events

"All Things Financial" Forum

April 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center
250 Georgia Avenue S.E. Suite 213
Atlanta, GA 30312

In recognition of April "Financial Fitness Capability Month" WEOP is hosting a forum to educate, empower and change your mindset and provide life long financial strategies for economic sustainability.  The forum is for entrepreneurs, career professionals, contractors, consultants and freelancers. 

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:00 - a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center

The workshop sessions will be facilitated by financialexperts with years of experience and a proven track record of accomplishmentsin the financial industry.

Forum Topics:

Buildiing Blocks: Personal vs. Business Credit

Start Now "Financial Planning Matters"

Scenarious: Preparing for the Unexpected

Protect Yourself: Wise Money Strategies & What YouShould Know

Lunch catered by 2 SistasCookin

Giveaways and financial handouts will also be provided

Registration Fee: $20.00 fee includes lunch

WEOP Members Free


SCORE Atlanta Webinar-Understanding the Digital Workspace Predictions

April 27, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Atlanta Georgia Employment Resource Center

2017is a tipping point around mobile and cloud-based workplace technology. Nakia,shares twelve predictions including wearables gain traction, mobile-firstfinally arrives, content management is standard, a digital workplace,SharePoint, and more.

Thu,Apr 27, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 

Access Code: 668-867-909


•A True Employee-Centric Digital Workplace is about to be a priority for most enterprises. A TRUE digital workplace means more than just an intranet and a few add-ons. Currently, only 12% of enterprises have a TRUE digital workplace that is truly employee-centric.
•User-Centered Design Makes its Way into the Enterprise. Move beyond the technology stack; start with what the employees need and want. Currently, most enterprises start by acquiring promising technology and
•New Roles on the Digital Workplace team. You will now need new roles such as designer or UX designer on your team.
•Enterprises will Continue to Struggle to See Beyond Features. 
Most enterprises start with a list of features (e.g., a blogging tool, a coauthoring tool, etc.). The better approach is to identify first what you are trying to achieve. Then look for the right tool that helps you achieve your intended outcome. Typical work goals:
oknowledge managementoexternal collaborationointernal collaborationocase managementocommunitiesoinnovation supportosocial Q&Aoexpertise location
•Enterprises will Continue to Struggle with the Gap Between Executive and Staff Desires.
•Smart Enterprises will Start Managing Applications as Products. More enterprises will bring an application manager onboard to supervise the care and feeding of an application as if it were a product;
•Emergence of Chief Digital Workplace Officer Role. More enterprises will be hiring into this position — sometimes called the Chief Employee Experience Officer. This person is responsible for the employee experience within the enterprise
•Continued Product/Platform Divide.oPlatforms: IBM, Microsoft SharePoint, OracleoMajor Suites: Drupal, Google, Jive, SAP Jam, VerintoSmaller Suites (Intranet in a box): Atlassian, Atos, Igloo, Interact, Thought farmer, Traction SoftwareoSocial Enterprise Layers & SharePoint Supplements (services that bring the ability to collaborate to the place where you are working): Microsoft Yammer, neudesic, Salesforce Chatter, Sitrion, TIBC, vmware
•Mobile Capability Becomes Critical. This is no longer an option; we have no choice. But there is a big deficit. Currently, these are the levels of mobile access:
o100% email
oeverything else is MUCH less available and effective on a mobile device
•Major Shift to the Cloud. Increasingly, organizations are moving their social collaboration technology into the cloud. Currently, 45% are primarily on premises, only 27% are primarily Saas / Cloud-based
•Slack will not Kill Email. Currently, Slack barely makes a dent in email. Its impact is much smaller than Yammer, Chatter, Jive
•Facebook Repeats Google’s Mistakes. Facebook at work will not work for the enterprise — their technology fundamentally not built for the enterprise. Therefore, enterprise IT directors will lots of unpleasant surprises when they discover that the functionality they need is not there — especially permissioning.

Financing Your Business

April 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
11605 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 100
Building 400
Alpharetta, GA, GA 30009

This workshop will help entrepreneurs learn how to accesscapital to fuel their business’ growth, understand all the different optionsavailable, and become a more educated and savvy borrower than ever before.SCORE and OnDeck invite you to a workshop where you will:

Find out about the different types of financing available andwho provides it

Identifiy which financing options are right for differenttypes of businesses – and how they get approved

Learn how to apply for financing, and what to expect afterthe application is submitted


FEE: $25

Where to begin? Start with a Marketing Plan

April 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
240 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30009

Does marketing seem like a daunting process? This workshopwill help you get a successful marketing plan started. A Marketing Planprovides a roadmap for how to develop, implement, and measure a successfulmarketing program.

What you will learn:

How to define your target market and what makes yourbusiness unique

How to set goals for your marketing plan

How to research the competition

How start a budget for your plan

How to measure success
FEE: $25

Leading as an Entrepreneurial CEO - part 4 of 4

April 28, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street NE 3rd floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
This is a FREE event

Every Friday in April, Gladys Agwai will be teaching her strategies around how to lead effectively as an Entrepreneurial CEO. Each Friday, Gladys will take her 30 years of business experience and deliver actionable steps for you to follow to improve your business skill-sets. 
A new course will be presented each week around ways to capitalize on opportunities as well as successfully move through transformations and development of management systems to build and support your strategies. Gladys will be coaching you through the power of uncovering and owning your strategic skill-set. 

April 28 - Play to Win Strategy – Don’t Play to Play

ABOUT the Workshop

Does this sound like you and your business?
- Your vision is abstract  

- Your mission statement lack context

 - Your future state makes no reference to your competition or customers

In order to be sustainable, an organization must seek to win in a particular place and in a particular way, translating an abstract, happy future into a defined winning aspiration.

Imagine how different your business would look if you knew:
- What your winning aspiration is?

 - Where you will play?

- What management systems you need to build support and measure a strategy?

- How you will win?

- What strategic set of capabilities you must have to excel?


In Playing to Win, your organization defines its biggest strategic problem and formulates several strategic possibilities for solving that problem in a three day workshop.


How To Turn Your Contacts Into Contracts

April 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NE Spruill Oaks Library, John's Creek
9560 Spruill Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30022

This is a FREE event

Our attendees will walk away with knowing how to create a sales script, how to monetize their contacts across several social media platforms.

We all know that contacts mean nothing if you are unable to monetize them. Learn how to take your social media, contacts and turn them into contracts. Once you have the person interested, what do you say? This is where we come in and teach you how to turn them into a customer.


How to:

1. How to create real business relationships throughsocial media.

2. How to reach out and connect with your LinkedInContacts.

3. How to reach out and connect with potentialclients through Twitter and Facebook. 

Get Online & Get Noticed - Learn where to begin

May 3, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cobb County Switzer Library
266 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30060

This two-hour introductory seminar will describe the importance for you to have a web presence for your small business. We will discuss internet strategies, review key elements of effective web design, web development and how to measure results. Following a short break, the second half of the session will address reasons for marketing online, how to attract people to your website, using customer data to sell more, turning visits into sales and much more.

Build the PerfectWebsite for Your Business

How to choose a webdevelopment team

How to choose a webhosting company

How to check choose adomain name that drives traffic

How to analyze yourcompetitors websites

Building your ownsmall business web

Using technology tojumpstart your sales

How to market withFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media

How to market withblogs

How to be found online

How to market withemail newsletters

How to market withonline videos

How to use webanalytics


Digital Marketing 101 & Trends 2017

May 4, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Georgia Hill Building
250 Georgia Ave. SE #213
Atlanta, GA 30312

Grow Your Business with Digital Marketing

Presented by:

Mia Martin


This presentation is designed to help small businessowners understand the value of:

Marketing Automation

Content Marketing

Video Marketing

Mobile Marketing

Big Data


Strategies and tools will be discussed to help you betterdevelop your Digital Marketing Plan.


There will be an opportunity for attendees to receiveConstant Contact at a discounted rate to help simplify email marketing for yourbusiness.


This is a FREE event




Upcoming Programs offered at SWU - North Augusta

May 7 - 9, 2017
8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Online and Onsite
Southern Wesleyan University-North Augusta
802 East Martintown Road, Ste 101
North Augusta, SC 29841

We are enrolling NOW for these programs.

 We have providedworking adults with educational opportunities for more than 25 years. Our adultevening programs are specifically designed to allow you to earn your degreewhile meeting your personal and professional responsibilities. Each programwill enhance your skills in problem solving, information processing andcommunication

For further information, contact our site at 803.426.7981 oryou may go online to submit an online application at

Associates of Arts in General Studies

Online: May 7, 2017


Onsite: May 9, 2017


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Offering concentrations in HR,

Management or Supply Chain Management

Online: May 7, 2017


Onsite: May 9, 2017


** New Program**

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Family Studies

Online: May 7, 2017


Onsite: May 9, 2017


Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Online: May 7, 2017


Onsite: May 9, 2017


MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Online: May 7, 2017


MSML (Master of Science in Management & Leadership)

Online: May 7, 2017


MBA Program with a concentration in Health CareAdministration

*Must be working in the healthcare field or haveexperience in healthcare to enroll in this program

Online: May 7, 2017

For further information, contact our site at 803.426.7981 or you may go online to submit an online application at

Sage Summit US

May 9 - 11, 2017
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Discover insights,innovation, and trends to help you grow your business.

Business is changing rapidly. Join us and thousands of visionary business builders like you at the most personalized, interactive, and experiential event of its type in the United States. Expand your network, learn from experts, and test-drive the latest cutting-edge technology at the must-attend business conference for thought leadership, inspiration, and innovation.

Immerse yourself

From Sage One to Sage Live to Sage X3, join our experts fora deep dive into all things Sage with our interactive sessions. See ourexciting product roadmaps with all the latest features and releases. Learn allabout the latest trends and buzzwords.

Educate yourself

Get advice from a diverse group of business leaders thatpays immediate dividends, like how to avoid Expense, Regret and Pain bychoosing the right ERP for your business. And get product training from theexperts in their field.

Get connected

Network with thousands of fired-up entrepreneurs andbusiness builders from around the US. Then celebrate your new connections afterthe event with complimentary beverages and food.

Take control

Customize your day with more than 200 unique learningopportunities. From breakout sessions, roundtables and even a start-up van,you’ll be sure to find what you need to inspire and empower.

Featured speakers

George Foreman

Stephen Kelly

Alan Laing

Nick Goode

Jennifer Warawa

Information and Registration:

How to Write, Publish & Market Your Book - Part 1 of 3

May 9, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street NE 3rd floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

How to Write, Publish & Market Your Book   

Presented by SCORE Atlanta

Nicole Antoinette will be presenting a series of workshops about how to write, publish and market a book. Offering books is a great way for entrepreneurs to share their knowledge as a subject matter expert as well as provide solutions to their target audience.


Participants will:

Understand how to turn existing experience and skillsinto a book

Brainstorm and organize ideas for a book to promote abusiness

Learn the anatomy of a book to effectively write amanuscript

Gain knowledge on how to write

Draft an outline for a book, book title, and bookdescription

Review the players involved in publishing a book

Understand the difference between traditional publishingand self-publishing

Learn the book production process vs publishing process

Identify important aspects of creating an effective bookplan to market a book

Develop a one-page marketing plan to market

Develop the main point of a book and turn it into amessage

Lay the groundwork to implement a book plan andcommunicate the book's message 


May 9th

A 3-Part Book Publishing Workshop Part One: How to Writea Book to Promote Your Business for Growth

As business owners, you have a unique opportunity to preserve your thoughts, experiences, creativity, skills, and most importantly your “know how” in print. The 'How to Write a Book to Promote Your Business for Growth Workshop' will guide participants on how to develop ideas for multiple books, along with developing an outline to begin writing.


Understanding Local Opportunities with Global Businesses

May 9, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street NE 3rd floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

This is a FREE event

Zhewei Fan Gregory, Ph.D. & Mia Martin will be presenting on the exciting topic of understanding how your local small business can discover opportunities with Global Companies and brands. They will review a list of Global companies doing business in Atlanta as well as how to position your company to best connect with global businesses and brands. Translation,marketing, administration, business services and more are needed by Global companies doing business right here in Atlanta, GA.

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshops

May 9, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Stonecrest Public Library
3123 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038

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

Attend this comprehensive series of workshops to help you test your new business idea and get you started on the right path.

Join us for five modules that help you understand the basics of:

*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.

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Half Day Marketing Summit

May 12, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bronner Center for the Performing Arts
135 Riverside Pkwy
Austell, GA 30168

Half Day Marketing Summit

Drive Your Business with Social Media is designed to help small businesses understand the power of email marketing in conjunction with social media. Strategies and trends will be outlined to help small business owners better connect with their target market.

The Create Raving Fans Engagement Marketing Summit will show you:

The New Rules for Marketing

Save time and money by turning existing customers into a sales engine for your business or non-profit

Easy, Affordable Tools & Tactics

Create clear messaging, clean design, and email and social media campaigns that drive action

Free SmallBusiness Coaching

Go deeper with free one-on-one coaching sessions with consultants and coaches after the event

Event fee $20.00


Develop an Import / Export Business

May 12, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street, NE
Harris Tower 19th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

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


Securing Capital to Grow Your Business

May 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SBA Georgia District Office
Harris Tower Building
233 Peachtree Street, NE 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Calling all aspiring and existing entrepreneurs! SCORE andOnDeck invite you to a workshop where you will, participate in an interactivefundability quiz, find out about the different types of financing available,identify which financing options are right for different types of businesses,and learn how to apply for financing.


Understanding Credit Strategies for the New Business Market

May 18, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Atlanta, GA 30303

The new business market is rapidly evolving via an enhanced technological infrastructure that sets up and supports competitive online platforms and associated services for both borrowers and lenders. While acquisition costs are dropping, there is still a need for more information about credit strategies that prepare businesses to compete in terms of creditworthiness. As our Panelists, emphasize the need for more education.  As a result, well-informed business owners should be able to better project their cash flow and understand how to make sound economic decisions.

Thu, May 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 

Access Code: 382-411-365

SimpleSTEPS™ to Start a Business - Start-up Basics

May 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Stonecrest Public Library
3123 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038

This is a FREE event

ABOUT the Workshop

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

Join us for five modules that help you understand the basics of:

*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 key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview 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
*cash flow 
*funding sources

More information on the complete SimpleSTEPS™ series can be found at

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