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Berks Launchbox Happenings May 2022
May 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Together, we will create a keychain in TinkerCAD, which you can personalize, then send to the 3D printers to create your first prototype. We will discuss the software and equipment used to 3D print a product. We will go over terms and tips used in 3d printing, then detail the steps in the software to design, slice & print to make your ideas come to life. The free design tool you learn, TinkerCAD, can be used from home to create future projects!
Thurs., May 26: 6 – 8 p.m. FREE!
Drive Demand with Your Marketing Communications Plan
Communications and media expert, Erika Berlin, reveals how to create a data-driven communications plan to drive awareness and engagement with customers. Following up from the first session, Erika discusses how to develop an effective communications strategy from the strategic marketing plan. Topics include: selecting the right channels, creating engaging content, and identifying and tracking metrics.
Thurs., May 26: 10 – 11 a.m. – FREE
Learn the Accounting Basics Business Owners Should Know
Need a crash course in business accounting to understand the finances of your startup? Don’t leave this important area to someone else. Always know enough to keep your finger on the financial pulse of your business! Topics include: what TAX ID# to use, the difference between Cash basis and Accrual basis and haw it affects taxes, how to see if your company is profitable, terms to understand and much more.
Tues., June 7 & Thurs., June 16
6 – 8 p.m. – FREE
Berks LaunchBox Community Spotlight
The Berks LaunchBox is excited to be able to present for the Berks Alliance Community Spotlight Webinar about who we are and highlight some success stories and statistics, including statewide impact. Presenters will include: Dr. George Grant, Penn State Berks Chancellor, James Delattre, Director, Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, some of our startups, and our staff.
Thursday, June 9: 12 – 1 p.m. – FREE
How to Find Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business
With the main federal relief programs now over, small businesses are seeking out other funding options that may be available to them. This workshop will help you understand the small business grant landscape, things to consider, where to find funding, and more.
The different types of grants available to small business owners
Tips for crafting your grant application
Other free and low-cost capital options for your business
Audience Q&A with presenter Brian Pifer, VP of Entrepreneurship, Small Business Majority.
Tues., May 31: 1 – 2 p.m. – FREE