Updated March 23 at 3:23pm
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Free seminars by the area’s small-business trainers


WARWICK – The Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Program and SCORE will host sixteen free seminars presented by the area’s finest small-business trainers. All seminars will be held at the Centerville Seminar Center at 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, Building 2, Suite 5.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

  • 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. “What Am I Doing Here? Making Networking Work for You!,” presented by Ed Drozda, the small business doctor and president of E&D Associates.

  • 2 – 4 p.m. “The Top Seven Reasons to Use Video on Your Website,” presented by David Sardinha, president Pineapple Studio.

  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. “Marketing with Stories…how to create buzz and gain mind share through the power of stories,” presented by Dave Nash, founder of the Rhode Island Small Business Recovery Program and president of Engage Marketing Inc.

    Thursday, Aug. 23

  • 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. “The Mystery of the Missing Prospect,” presented by Bob Salvas, president of Success Mail.

  • 2 – 4 p.m. “Razor-Thin Positioning: Become the Expert and Gain Market Share by Narrowing Your Focus,” presented by Dave Lubelczyk, president of Image Identity, LTD and author of MYOB … Mind Your Own Brand.

  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. “Building your Brand,” presented by Gil Lantini, president of FOCUS Business Solutions and founder of the Rhode Island Small Business Journal.

    Monday, Aug. 27

  • 2 – 4 p.m. “Essential Public Speaking Skills for Business Success,” presented by Alyson Arnold, president of Speak Easy.

    Tuesday, Aug. 28

  • 9 – 11 a.m. “Pricing for Profits,” presented by David Lucier, CPA.

  • 2 – 4 p. m. An Entrepreneur's Legal Toolbox," presented by Nicholas Pereira

    Wednesday, Aug. 29

  • 9 – 11:30 a.m. “Finding Your Omaha: How to Create Your Business’s Roadmap to Operational Success,” presented by Tom Stocker, president of Owner’s Edge LLC.

  • 2 – 4 p.m. “Evaluating a Business Purchase Opportunity,” presented by Dan Morrison, Partner/Area Director, Murphy Business and Financial Corporation

  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. “Is Your Business Website Connected? Increase Your Online Visibility”, presented by Chris Sheehy, president of Sidewalk Branding Co.

    Thursday, Aug. 30

  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. “Triple Your Income with Your No. 1 Asset: Your “List”, presented by Kevin Conway, president of Cutting Edge eMarketing.

  • 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Access to Capital”, presented by SEED Corp. and Freedom National Bank.

  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. “QuickBooks Essentials,” presented by Tammy Collins, certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and president of Paragon Small Business Solutions.

    Friday, Aug. 31

  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. “Do-It-Yourself Website Workshop”, presented by Justin Capaldi of Capaldi Web Design.

    Complete descriptions of each of these seminars can be found at www.rismallbusinessrecovery.com or call Dave Nash at 401-447-8000.

    These programs are made available through the generous support of Freedom National Bank.

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