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Professional Development Opportunities

The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes the critical importance of ongoing training and development for member businesses to thrive in today's dynamic marketplace. By supporting educational opportunities for continued learning, the Chamber aims to empower its members with the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to evolving industry trends, enhance productivity, and maintain a competitive edge. Investing in the professional growth not only strengthens individual businesses but also contributes to the overall economic vitality of the community. Through collaboration and access to educational resources, the Chamber fosters a culture of innovation and excellence, positioning its members for long-term success in a rapidly changing business landscape.

ONU Center for Corporate Engagement

We are excited to share a new partnership with Ohio Northern University. Chamber member companies receive a 25% discount on one-day programs and multi-day certificates. Digital Badges and certificates will be provided. CEUs will be provided upon completion at .06 per day. 

One-day programs = $450 per person (price reflects 25% discount)

Click on the PDF link below to learn more about each program. Dates subject to change.

To Register:
CODE: Contact the Chamber for the Code


We also have a wonderful partnership with SCORE. Please take advantage of these excellent offerings and register today to expand your learning opportunities as a small business owner. 

E-Commerce Made Easy - Your Step-By-Step Pathway for Selling Online

April 9, 2024 | 7:00PM EST

Dive into the world of online selling. This essential workshop is your key to mastering online business, offering strategies, platform insights, and extra resources for aspiring to seasoned entrepreneurs.

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New Product Development 1

April 9, 2024 | 12:00PM EST

So, You Think You Have A Good Idea?

Participants will answer what is a good idea and will learn a 6-point checklist. Additionally, you will understand the importance of customer discovery and effectively communicating with investors and buyers.

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Simple Steps 2: Business Concepts

April 10, 2024 | 7:00PM EST

This workshop will address feasibility plan data, industry profile data, customer data, competitive data and resources for collecting data.

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New Product Development 2

April 16, 2024 | 12:00PM EST

How to recognize a good idea & develop it into a product that can start a company, or help your existing company make money, and how to establish your value proposition through customer discovery (Establishing features & benefits, & value).

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Simple Steps 3: Marketing Your Business

April 17, 2024 | 7:00PM EST

The workshop will address:

  • Competition
  • Product and services description
  • Pricing strategy
  • Target markets and channels
  • Marketing strategies to reach customers
  • Marketing message
  • Sales Basics

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New Product Development 3

April 23, 2024 | 12:00PM EST

How to Commercialize It: Participants have a general understanding of the QVC playbook and will learn how to get the first sale. In addition, attendees will learn the distribution overview and how to eliminate channel conflict.

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Simple Steps 4: Financial Plan

April 24, 2024 | 7:00PM EST

You will learn how to Compare the competition for features/benefits of offering, pricing strategy, sales size, marketing strategy, and business model/efficiency.

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Simple Steps 5: Funding

May 1, 2024 | 7:00PM EST

In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting, the six C's of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements.

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P.O. Box 237, Paulding, OH 45879

Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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