The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is offering several educational seminars during the month of September as part of its Small Business Celebration. All seminars will be offered as webinars via Zoom and there is no charge to attend. The sponsors for the seminars are FNB Bank and Lundberg Medical Imaging. Pre-registration is required at paducahchamber.org.
The seminars include:
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 8 a.m. – “Business 201: What I wish I’d known in my first three years of business” featuring a panel of small business owners including: Daniel Jones of Strawberry Hills Pharmacy; Jessica Newman of Advantage Insurance Services; and Shulorn Jeter of eXp Realty - Kentucky. The panel will make short presentations about their experiences and offer fellow entrepreneurs and business owners encouragement and tips to overcome obstacles and push forward.
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. – “Readjusting Operating Expenses: Cash Flow Projections” featuring Chris Wooldridge, Director of Murray State University’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development (CEED). The CEED offers consulting services at no cost for existing and start-up business owners. This seminar will provide information about how businesses can revise their business plan and manage cash flow during economic uncertainty.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m. – “Marketing: Who is Your Market?” featuring presenters Jim Dudley of KeeFORCE and Chris Hill of Entreneering. This seminar will offer marketing tips and strategies to help promote a business and how to determine who makes up the target market.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. – “Business 301: Getting out of your own way to be successful in business” featuring presenters Chad Beyer of i5 design group and Tammy Zimmerman of Payroc. This seminar will help business owners understand how to manage time and resources to maximize productivity.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m. – “PPP: From Loan to Grant, Next Steps” featuring a panel of local lenders and resource experts including: Lori Noel of FNB Bank; Ashley Grooms of Williams, Williams & Lentz; and Mark Hequembourg of Kemper CPA. This seminar will help business owners better understand the rules for the SBA’s PPP Loan and how to transition to loan forgiveness.