Cyber Security
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Cyber Security

Are you thinking about opening an online business? do you know the online dangers?Join us to learn more about cyber security.

Wednesday, November 7 , 2018 @ 6PM

Hub of Innovation 

5233 Hohman Ave

Hammond, IN
Register by Wednesday, Oct.31 by visiting here

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Hiring for Success
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Hiring for Success

Hiring new employees is a task with which all entrepreneurs struggle.Are you having trouble keeping employees? Are you wanting to expand your workforce? Join the human resource executives of Peoples’ Bank to learn how to hire and retain the right people for your business.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 6PM

Hub of Innovation 

5233 Hohman Ave

Hammond, IN
Register by Wednesday, Oct.31 by visiting here

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Budgeting, Savings, and Credit

Would you like help learning how to budget your money? Would you like to learn how to handle your savings better? Would you like to learn how to strengthen and build up your credit? Come to our Budgeting, Savings, and Credit program presented by the Consumer Credit Counseling Services and NWI and HDC to learn how to handle your budgeting, savings, and credit.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 @ 6PM

Hub of Innovation 

5233 Hohman Ave

Hammond, IN
Register by Wednesday, Oct.17 by visiting here

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

"Cash Is King" by ISBDC

Would you like to improve your business cash flow and understand your financial statements? Visit the Hub of Innovation on Wednesday October 4th to learn more about your financial statements. Cash is King is presented by the Indiana Small Business Development Center. 

 

Thursday October 11th, 2018

6:00 PM 

Hub of Innovation 

5233 Hohman Ave.

Hammond, IN 46320

Register by Thursday October 4th here

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Quickbooks Certification Course
Sep
22
to Oct 6

Quickbooks Certification Course

Registration for our QuickBooks Certification course is now open for our fall 2018 course. During this course you will learn QuickBooks setup, utilities & product knowledge, payroll, sales, and many other aspects of the software. Participants will take a proctored exam and upon passing will receive a certification from Intuit, the maker of Quickbooks. Courses will be held at the Hub of Innovation at 5233 Hohman Ave. in Hammond, Indiana. Courses will be held on Saturday Sep.22nd, Sep.29th, and Oct.6th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM . To register please visit the link provided below!

Register here  

 

For any questions please contact Jackie DeRosa at jackie@hdcnwi.org 

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Apr
28
8:30 AM08:30

QuickBooks Essential I

This class is a great resource for using QuickBooks on a daily basis. 
Core bookkeeping functions are taught to help you capture your business’ vital financial data while getting your job done Write here…

  • Getting started
  • Setting Up QuickBooks
  • Working with lists
  • Working with bank accounts
  • Using other accounts in QuickBooks
  • Entering sales information
  • Receiving payments
  • Making deposits
  • Entering and paying bills

The HUB of Innovation 5233 Hohman Ave
Saturday, April 28 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fee:  $99 2   points

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Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

FREE FINANCIAL WELLNESS FAIR

PRESENTED BY FIRST MIDWEST BANK AND

NORTHWEST INDIANA COMMUNITY ACTION

Located at the HUB of innovation 5233 Hohman Ave Hammond IN

The Fair will take place Saturday Feb 24, 2018 9:00am- 3:00pm

Please come and meet some of the participating vendors:

• Habitat for Humanity (Gary)

• Indiana Small Business Development Center - ISBDC

• Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance

• Spanish Coalition for Housing

• FAFSA Preparation and Filing Assistance

• Hammond HUB of Innovation

• Consumer Credit Counseling

• Specialized Alternatives for Family and Youth (SAFY)

 

The Free Financial Wellness Fair will include, credit report checks, FAFSA applications, credit counseling, and identity theft education, just to name a few. Come in to take advantage of these complimentary services and

let us help you improve your financial wellness. All are welcome to attend. Free tax preparation to low-moderate income individuals. Appointments must be made for tax preparations.

For more information or appointment please call 219.794.1829.

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Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Free Financial Wellness Fair

                                             Hammond HUB of Innovation
                                                   5233 Hohman Avenue
                                                          Hammond, IN

Please come and meet some of the participating vendors:
• Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC)
• Spanish Coalition for Housing
• Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance
• Consumer Credit Counseling of NWI
• Indiana Tech (FASFA Preparation and Filing Assistance)
• North Township Trustee Office
• Hammond Public Library
• Geminus
• MHS Health
• HHCC
• North Shore Health Center
• Oak Street Health Center
• Urban League of Northwest Indiana
• Work One
The Free Financial Wellness Fair’s participating vendors will be providing,
credit report checks, FAFSA applications, credit counseling, and
identity theft education, just to name a few. Come in to take advantage of these
complimentary services and let us help you improve your financial wellness.
All are welcome to attend. For more information please call 219.794.1829.

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Feb
15
10:30 AM10:30

Bilingual Business Startup 101 Success

The Northwest ISBDC and Hammond Development Corporation partnered in a Bilingual Business Start-up 101 workshop. The Bilingual event we had 25 people in attendance hearing speakers from the Indiana Small Business Development Corporation. There were three Spanish speaking interpreters on hand to help with any and all questions.  One Mandarin speaking attendee was later helped by our very own Yingxue Duan, HDC intern who speaks fluent Mandarin.

Hammond Understands Business in any language!

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Feb
8
to Feb 22

Personal Finance

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February 8          Personal Credit- Fifth Third Bank

February 15         Budgeting for Home or Business presented by Lauren Jones of 4L Financial

February 22        Savings & Retirement Options for Entrepreneurs presented by Lauren Jones of 4L Financial

Fee: $10 per class or $25 for all three

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Feb
3
to Feb 17

QuickBooks Certification

Attend Training, Get prepared, Take the Exam

In this Class, you'll discover all the tools to make you a marketable Quick-Books force. You will learn how to create and customize a Quick-Books company,  data entry including inventory& payroll, periodic maintenance, networking tools, managing security, accounting processes and much more.

Students will learn Quick-Books Setup, Utilities& Product Knowledge, Payroll, Sales, Purchases, Basic Accounting, Reports, List Management, and Customization/Saving Time& Shortcuts.

2018 Date

Saturday, February 3                    

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Saturday, February 10

Saturday, February 17

Fee: $349 for a 3-day class (payable at registration) including pretest, exam and 1 retake exam. Ask about test scholarships. Lunch will be provided each day.

 

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Bilingual Business Start-Up 101

Workshop offers guidance for emerging entrepreneurs

The Northwest ISBDC and Hammond Development Corporation are partnering to bring you this Bilingual Business Start-up 101 workshop. It is the first step toward owning a successful small business and it aims to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of assessing capital. Topics include:

  • Identifying your personal objectives
  • Skills and resources
  • Describing your business idea and requirements
  • Business plan essentials
  • Intro to the Indiana State "InBiz" website
  • PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) Resources including Minority Owned Business Certification

This workshop will be offered mainly in English, however interpreters will be on hand for those that need the information translated in Spanish. Business 101 workbooks will be available in both English and Spanish. There is no cost for the workshop, however pre-registration is required as seating is limited.

Fee: Free

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Arranque de negocis bilingue 101

El Northwest ISBDC y Hammond Development Corporation se estan asociando para ofrecerle este taller Bilingual business Strat-up 101. Es el primer paso para tener una pequena empresa exitosa y su objetivo es ayudar a los empresarios a evaluar sus ideas comerciales, preparar un plan de negocios solido, gestionar las expectativas y aumentar las posibilidadaes de acceder al capital. Los temas incluyen:

  • Identifcando sus objetivos personales
  • Habilidades y recursos
  • Describiendo su idea de negocio y requisites
  • Aspectos basicos de plan de negocios
  • Introduccion al sitio web del estado de Indiana "InBiz"
  • Recursos del PTAC (Centro de Asistencia Tecnica de Adauisiciones), incluida la certificacion de empresas propiedad de minorias

Este taller se ofrecera principalmente en ingles, sin embargo habra in-teroretes disponibles para aquellos que necesiten la informacion traducida al espanol. Los libros de trabajo de Business 101 estaran disponibles en ingles y espanol. El taller no tiene costo sin embargo, se requiere preinscripcion ya que elcupo es limitado.

Costo: gratis

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Jan
23
to Mar 20

NxLevel Entrepreneurship Class - Winter 2018

The Nxlevel course is an intensive training program designed to encourage business expansion in a community.  The course focuses on teaching the art of better business practices while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business expansion decisions and activities.  The NxLevel Entrepreneurial Programs were developed and designed to train both potential and existing entrepreneurs by offering a practical, condensed series of ten entrepreneurial training sessions.

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  • Start business planning
  • Organize and manage your business
  • Identify opportunities
  • Market your business
  • Manage the financial aspect of your business
  • Write a comprehensive business plan
  • Network with other engineers

Fee:  $99.00

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Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Alumni Night

Disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses: this Alumni Night is especially for you! Diana Hunter from the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will be our speaker for the night explaining the benefits of DBE, MBE and WBE business certification and discussing the certification process in her presentation “Government Contracts: How to get certified for State & Federal Contracts.”

There will be a light dinner, raffle, and presentation. The event is free, but you must register as seating is limited.

Cost: FREE (NxLevel Graduates Only)

 

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NxLevel Entrepreneurship Class Winter 2018
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

NxLevel Entrepreneurship Class Winter 2018

ORIENTATION
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6 pm - 7 pm

CLASS BEGINS
Tuesdays, January 23 - March 20, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The NxLevel course is an intensive training program designed to encourage business expansion in a community. The course focuses on teaching the art of better business practices while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business expansion decisions and activities. The NxLevel Entrepreneurial Programs were developed and designed to train both potential and existing entrepreneurs by offering a practical, condensed series of ten entrepreneurial training sessions. 

• Start business planning
• Organize and manage your business
• Identify opportunities
• Market your business
• Manage the financial aspect of your business
• Write a comprehensive business plan
• Network with other entrepreneurs

Cost: $99 - includes book
Register: bit.ly/2iW7zY2
Questions: Jackie DeRosa - jackie@hdcnwi.org / 219-803-6304

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Tips & Tricks for Non-Profits
Dec
13
8:30 AM08:30

Tips & Tricks for Non-Profits

$49 - includes class material and instructor follow up

This workshop is a great resource for using QuickBooks on a daily basis in your Non-Profit Organization. Designed to help you tailor QuickBooks to your organization’s financial needs while getting your mission accomplished. This class is designed for users of any year QuickBooks, Pro, Premier or Enterprise Solutions.

-Translating business terms to non-profit equivalents
-Recording donations, fees & grants
-Managing in-kind donations
-Producing receipts & annual statements
-Tracking and reporting grant & event expenses

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Non-Profit Resource Day
Nov
3
8:30 AM08:30

Non-Profit Resource Day

The HUB of Innovation is inviting non-profit organizations from around The Region to join us for this education and networking opportunity. 

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:30 am - 2 pm

The HUB of Innovation
5233 Hohman Ave. 
Hammond, IN 46320

Deadline to register is Friday, October 27. 

Sponsored by 

 
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Guerilla Marketing
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Guerilla Marketing

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The Sales Funnel w/ Via Marketing

For a business, branding is all about how you want people to percieve you. Building that image up takes more than just a great logo. Sarah Sharp with Jireh Communications is a brand expert who will introduce you to the different elements and aspects of building your brand.

Sarah Sharp, President and Chief Operating Officer of Jireh Communications LLC is the trusted visionary behind what has become a premier full-service consulting firm with expertise in media, public relations, and brand management. Bringing forth the vision of her own firm, Sharp began Jireh Communications LLC in 2001. The firm has built a national reputation of providing creative, effective, strategic media strategies and brand management to increase visibility and revenue for businesses. The firm offers services in brand management, media relations, strategic planning, crisis communications, public relations, faith-based Media Management and grassroots organizational development.

Fee: $5 or attend the whole series for $15

Attend the entire series and be entered to win one of four opportunities to receive a free consultation with one of our presenters.

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Take the Fear out of Payroll
Oct
25
8:30 AM08:30

Take the Fear out of Payroll

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Processing payroll in-house takes commitment and organization, but QuickBooks makes it easy when setup correctly. Learn how to properly setup and use the payroll system and maintain employee records.  Let QuickBooks take the fear out of paying your employees. 

Topics Covered

  • Enrollment and tax forms
  • Employee paperwork and records
  • Manage Payroll schedules
  • Create paychecks
  • Pay payroll taxes manually or online
  • Organize deadlines for payments & filings.
  • Setup common payroll issues including,
  • commissions, garnishments, employee advances,
  • expense reimbursements

Fee: $49 - book included

To register, email admin@hdcnwi.org or call (219) 803-6300. 

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Guerilla Marketing
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Guerilla Marketing

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Building Your Brand w/ Jirah Communications

For a business, branding is all about how you want people to percieve you. Building that image up takes more than just a great logo. Sarah Sharp with Jireh Communications is a brand expert who will introduce you to the different elements and aspects of building your brand.

Sarah Sharp, President and Chief Operating Officer of Jireh Communications LLC is the trusted visionary behind what has become a premier full-service consulting firm with expertise in media, public relations, and brand management. Bringing forth the vision of her own firm, Sharp began Jireh Communications LLC in 2001. The firm has built a national reputation of providing creative, effective, strategic media strategies and brand management to increase visibility and revenue for businesses. The firm offers services in brand management, media relations, strategic planning, crisis communications, public relations, faith-based Media Management and grassroots organizational development.

Fee: $5 or attend the whole series for $15

Attend the entire series and be entered to win one of four opportunities to receive a free consultation with one of our presenters.

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Guerilla Marketing
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Guerilla Marketing

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Loving Your Logo w/ Graphic Designer Amal Khatib

Your logo is the first step to establishing your brand. Sesasoned graphic designer Amal Khatib will go over what makes a great logo, how to pick something you like, easy ways to improvise, and at what point should you call upon the professionals.

Fee: $5 or attend the whole series for $15

Attend the entire series and be entered to win one of four opportunities to receive a free consultation with one of our presenters.

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Guerilla Marketing
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Guerilla Marketing

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Targeting Your Audience w/ C WHITT

Getting your message out to your customers is critical for any business, but first you have to know who they are. For our first session, Chelsea Whittington of C WHITT will walk us through how to identify and reach out to your target audience. 

Established in the fall of 2015, C WHITT is a PR consulting firm under the sole proprietorship of seasoned communications professional Chelsea Whittington. Their areas of focus include public relations/Media relations campaign development, social media strategy, communications training/coaching, public speaking, professional writing, voiceover talent and email marketing.

Fee: $5 or attend the whole series for $15

Attend the entire series and be entered to win one of four opportunities to receive a free consultation with one of our presenters.

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Mastermind Think Tank
Oct
2
to Nov 6

Mastermind Think Tank

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Enhance your business with FREE customized resources and exceptional support. This is a small group program limited to 8 participants. 

3 S's = Set, Strategize, Succeed
Create and execute strategies that will help your business grow. 

Resources
Customized resources provided to you weekly. 

Expert Advice / Workshops
Guest speakers invited weekly to address the needs of your business. 

Accountability
Group accountability, weekly check-ins and cheers as you hit your target goals. 

Every Monday
October 16 - November 6
6 pm - 8 pm

The HUB of Innovaiton
5233 Hohman Ave. 
Hammond, IN

Facilitator: Crystal O' Brien 

Deadline to register is Friday, October 6

Sponsored by

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QuickBooks Online Essentials
Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

QuickBooks Online Essentials

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For new or current users of the QuickBooks Online application. Whether from your desktop, tablet or smartphone, QuickBooks Online allows you to handle your accounting and access your data from any internet connection. All the features of the Desktop version of QuickBooks without being tied to your desktop. Bring your tablet, smart phone or laptop to get the most out of this class!

  • Getting Started & Setting up
  • All the Accounting You Need to Know
  • Navigating QuickBooks Online
  • Recording Transactions
  • Reporting Tools
  • Expanding Usability of QuickBooks Online

Fee:  $99 - Book included

To register, email admin@hdcnwi.org or call (219) 803-6300. 

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300-850: Getting the Score on Business Credit
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

300-850: Getting the Score on Business Credit

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Session 3:  Financial Recovery

Join us for a three day seminar series on understanding, establishing and repairing credit with a focus on the specific needs of small and start up business owners.  Conducted and sponsored by First Midwest Bank, each session will also earn you a chance to win a free office network machine.

In the third and final session, we'll discuss common credit problems and present stragities and information on how to repair your credit.

This is a FREE program, sponsored by First Midwest Bank.  Light refreshments will be served. 

To register, email admin@hdcnwi.org or call (219) 803-6300.

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300-850: Getting the Score on Business Credit
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

300-850: Getting the Score on Business Credit

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Session 2:  To Your Credit

Join us for a three day seminar series on understanding, establishing and repairing credit with a focus on the specific needs of small and start up business owners.  Conducted and sponsored by First Midwest Bank, each session will also earn you a chance to win a free office network machine.

In session two, banking experts will discuss how to build and manage your personal and business credit. 

This is a FREE program, sponsored by First Midwest Bank.  Light refreshments will be served. 

To register, email admin@hdcnwi.org or call (219) 803-6300.

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