Workshops offered by Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development

July 17, 2013
Communication Styles in the Workplace

Collaboration, creativity, and communication are necessary ingredients in a highly productive and harmonious work environment.

Through the Communication Styles Framework pioneered by Bob Keteyian you will:
Discover your communication style strengths
Identify how those strengths can serve as obstacles
Develop specific tools to achieve understanding

Bob is the author of Do You Know What I Mean?-Discovering Your Personal Communication Style, which offers a unique, in-depth approach to conversational dynamics, problem-solving, and successful collaboration.

With over 30 years of experience, Bob has developed a wide ranging consulting practice, helping people have important/difficult conversations, developing creativity in teams, aligning leadership and communication styles, and rooting company culture in successful communication practices.

Registration for Portland Venue Here
Registration for Innovation Center Here
Registration for Target Technology Center Here
Registration for Maine Aquaculture Center Here

June 27, 2013
Equity Prep
Speaker:  Don Gooding, MCED Executive Director

If your company is thinking about raising equity – selling shares – there is a lot to get ready before you start asking for checks. This workshop will walk through the rather extensive list of things to prepare, from financial models, pitch decks and Executive Summaries to cap tables, reference lists, deal structures and exit options. Do you know if and why you need a PPM or should highlight EBITDA?  Is your corporate legal work in order? Even if you don’t need the cash for a year it’s not too early to starting prepping for raising equity.
Details and registration here

July 24, 2013
Grant writing for Small Businesses
Speaker: Lee Cheever, MCED

Grant opportunities for businesses are different than those in the non-profit arena and the competition is tough. Knowing how to find the right funding source and putting together a strong proposal provide the best chances for success. In this workshop we will discuss how to find likely funding sources, how to review program announcements, tips on preparing the different sections of the proposal, utilizing review criteria, typical reasons for proposal rejection and what to do after an award (in addition to spending the money).
**This will be a small group session tailored to the individual needs of the participants.
Details and Registration here

July 31,2013
Simply Pitch: How to Give What The Investors Want to Hear
speaker: Seth Rigoletti

It includes:
1. Simple, Clear Slides
2. How to Frame your Story
3. Answering Questions Clearly and Simply
4. Sticking to the Big Picture
5. Resonating Calm and Confidence
Details and Registration here
Don’t Miss it! Events

June Maine Entrepreneurs Event
Maine Entrepreneurs Meetings have moved to the 4th THURSDAY of the month for 2013 which means that the June Maine Entrepreneurs Event is on THURSDAY, June 27th from 6pm-8pm, at the offices of Bernstein Shur, 100 Middle Street, 5th Floor, West Tower, Portland.
FMI and to RSVP

Ace Consultants Academy
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