The Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network is your resource for expert business advice and guidance in all areas of business management, including pre-venture feasibility, business plan development, marketing, record keeping, financial and human resource management, operations management, and access to capital (loans & investors), as well as specialized areas such as international trade and technical services. SBDC Counselors offer one-on-one confidential counseling at no charge to make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your company. Small Business trainings are also offered at low to no cost. Conveniently located in 7 locations throughout Micronesia (Guam, Palau, Marshall Islands, Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae and CNMI), the SBDC offers a host of services designed to help start, sustain and/or grow your business, achieve higher profits and improve operations.

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Interested in starting and/or expanding your own business? The UOG Guam SBDC invites you to our upcoming small business trainings being offered during the New Year 2013! Save your seat and register today!

For more information on how the Guam SBDC can help you contact us at 735-2590

“QuickBooks: Entering & Paying Bills”

Friday, April 25th (8:30am – 11:30am)

Presented by Fred Granillo, Business Counselor/Training Program Coordinator
Fee: $50 per person
Location: UOG Guam SBDC Room #148 Leon Guerrero SBDC Building

SYNOPSIS: In this training you will learn the different ways you can handle bills in QuickBooks, how to enter a bill in QuickBooks, use the Pay Bills window to pay a bill in QuickBooks and how to enter a discount on a bill from a vendor. Vendor reports will also be reviewed to see impact of transactions.

**Registration and payment deadline 04/23/2014 at 12noon

“How to Prepare a Financial Plan”

Friday, May 2nd (8:30am – 11:00am)

Presented by Fred Granillo, Business Counselor/Training Program Coordinator
Fee: $20 per person
Location: UOG Guam SBDC Room #148 Leon Guerrero SBDC Building

SYNOPSIS: A financial plan is the heart of any startup or existing business. It is a culmination of the income statement, the cash-flow projection and the business’ balance sheet. The financial plan is a way to look at a business through a financial lens, which is the view most investors or bankers prefer. When preparing a financial plan, it is not mandatory that you be a mathematician, but you need to understand how the numbers affect a business. This training will provide a foundation on both the financial reports and methodology to develop the numbers for those reports.

**Registration and payment deadline 4/30/2014 at 12noon

"How to Start a Business”

Friday, May 9th (8:30am – 11:00am)

Presented by Denise Mendiola-Hertslet, Senior Business
Counselor/WIB Program Coordinator
Fee: $20 per person
Location: UOG Guam SBDC Room #148 Leon Guerrero SBDC Building

SYNOPSIS:This workshop will help individuals learn everything they will need to get started, including an introduction to business plans and the importance of preparing one; exploring the legal forms of business (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability partnership / company) and which one is right for your business needs; local or federal licensing requirements for the business. Participants will be able to obtain vital information and resources to start and own a business. This training will take the mystery out of starting a business and help participants better evaluate their business idea!

**Registration and payment deadline 5/7/2014 at 12noon

"How to Coach Employees with Corrective and Positive Feedback”

Wed., May 14th (8:30am – 11:30am)

Presented by Toshie Ito, Motiva Training & Consulting
Fee: $30 per person
Location: UOG Guam SBDC Room #148 Leon Guerrero SBDC Building

SYNOPSIS:For managers and supervisors, communication skill is essential to effective leadership and employee performance management. Lack of or poor communication skill can result in (1) losing employee morale and loyalty, and (2) letting problem behaviors fester to affect work environment, productivity and customer satisfaction. Managers’ and supervisors’ silence is deadly. Avoidance and delay are the worst enemies. Employees would wonder where they stand if they are not given appropriate feedback in a timely manner. Your employees are entitled to receive corrective and positive feedback from you. Do not surprise your employees 6 months later or at the time of performance evaluation review, or with a totally unexpected disciplinary action. Day-to-day communication is the key to successful management. This course teaches how to set performance standard and when and how to provide corrective or positive feedback to employees.

**Registration and payment deadline 5/12/2014 at 12noon


online log onto your eCenter account and click PAY NOW Cash, check (payable to University of Guam) & major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, and Diners Club & JCB) accepted.

For more information, please call the Guam SBDC at 735-2590.

DISCLAIMER:The Pacific Islands SBDC Network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, please contact Nicole Tesiro, P.O. Box 5014 Mangilao, Guam 96923, Tel: (671)735-2590, or Email, Services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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