Lunch and Learn
The South Coast Development Council, Inc. has been sponsoring some specialized overview sessions perfect for the busy business owner. The "Lunch and Learn" programs are revving up with some existing specialized speakers and interesting discussions. These sessions are FREE and occur in room 207 in the 2110 Newmark Avenue building in Coos Bay from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
The program will be restarting in April with a whole new line up of exciting topics you may not find anywhere else! Some of our Business Retention, Recruiting, and Expansion ideas for 2019 include:
--Removing barriers to your success - 'Getting out of the maze' is a sequel book to 'Who moved my cheese?' Our speaker will be talking about how we sometimes stand in the way of our goals and success
--Building resilience in your business -- more than just emergency planning and making sure that everyone gets out safely during a major event. What can you do to help your business survive?
--Mastermind Groups - These highly successful groups serve as an effective substitute for a Board of Directors for small businesses. This session will talk about how to start and maintain a mastermind group in your community.
--Harnessing the power of Email - Effective use of existing email systems can be a great marketing tool for businesses... but they can also be detrimental. Learn techniques and tools for levering your skills
--Expanding your business - 10 things to think about before moving to a new location
--More Social Media perhaps on things like getting the best bang for your time, online sales, using video to ramp up your sales, protecting your intellectual property, etc.
--And much more. Stay tuned!
2018 Lunch & Learn Discussion Programs included
Building a Solid Social Business Foundation, with Jay Noggle
Social media is your new business card. It can open doors and create new business or shut down great opportunities if not used thoughtfully. (December)
Getting the Right Work Done, with Jalene Case
How do you choose what’s most valuable for your business, both now and in the future? What’s your system for holding the focus on what’s important rather than continually being distracted by what’s seemingly urgent in the moment? (December)
Business Succession Planning - identifying and recognizing options for keeping your business up and running when you are ready for a change (October)
Non-Profit Board Recruitment and Engagement - what are ways to attract and retain board members on your non-profit? There are several ideas to try. (September)