Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO)

Upcoming NEDCO Events and Workshops - PHOENIX

2019

Developing a Business Plan

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:30 pm7:00 pm

Financial Planning Topics for Individuals and Business Owners

Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:30 pm8:00 pm

Business Financial Statements

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:00 pm7:30 pm

How to Negotiate Contracts

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Entrepreneurial Balance Sheet: How to balance personal and business for maximal success!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
10:00 am12:00 pm

Business Financial Statements

Thursday, June 27, 2019
10:00 am11:30 am

In this workshop, business owners will learn the three most important financial documents: balance sheets, profit, and loss statements, and cash flow reports. At the end of the workshop, business owners will be able to prepare or work with a
professional to prepare these documents for their businesses.

How businesses Obtain Credit

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
6:00 pm7:30 pm

In this workshop, business owners will learn the value of creditworthiness and how to maintain a good business credit score. They'll also discover the documents necessary to make a successful application for a business loan.

Understanding the Value of your Business

Thursday, July 11, 2019
11:00 am1:00 pm

This workshop will educate business owners on the critical roll valuation plays in effective succession, retirement and estate planning. Whether your business is a family tradition or a group of partners, in its infancy or third generation, you should be planning for your future.

Network for Creatives

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Networking can be awkward, but it doesn't have to be, learn how to make connections that can further your artist career. Join Phoenix Art Museum's Giovana Aviles as she helps with tips on how to network to make genuine connections.

Lunch and Learn with the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
11:30 am1:00 pm

Are you a VETERAN who is interested in starting a business? Wondering where to turn for help? Come visit the Veterans Business Outreach Center for a complimentary lunch and learn to meet local resources who will help you at no cost to you!

Mesa Veterans Resource Center
165 N. Centennial Way

Developing a Business Plan

Saturday, July 20, 2019
9:30 am11:00 am

In this workshop, business owners will learn the seven parts of a good business plan and what to consider when writing a business plan. At the end of the workshop, business owners will have a blueprint or first draft of a business plan.

Tempe Bric Library
3500 S Rural Rd Suite 202
Tempe, AZ 85282

Free to attend!

Crowdfunding: What you need to know!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Join us at this workshop as we talk about money and how to legally raise it for your business through the use of crowdfunding! There is a lot of misconception and bad information about crowdfunding and AWEEc wants to help you understand how the process works.
Brian Burt, a business lawyer from Snell & Wilmer, will explain the historic challenges of raising capital, the different types of rewards and equity-based crowdfunding, and how to comply with the rules while maximizing your chances of success.

Creating a Budget - Creating your Future

Thursday, July 25, 2019
11:00 am1:00 pm

Anticipating money mistakes and financial pitfalls is a key part of both your personal and your business financial well-being. By committing to creating a budget, your chances of business and personal financial success are enhanced. It's a roadmap to help anticipate future needs, spending, profits, and cash flow and helps spot potential problems.

How Businesses Use Credit

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Join BBVA and A New Leaf NEDCO as we talk about how businesses obtain credit.

In this workshop, business owners will learn the types of credit available to a small business owner such as lines of credit, credit cards, and term loans, as well financing options from the Small Business Administration.

Using Financial Statements as Business Tools to Drive Your business to New Levels

Thursday, August 15, 2019
11:00 am2:00 pm

As a small business, you need to learn how to use basic financial statements - and it isnt difficult and it isnt rocket science! Financial statements "show you the money!" They show you where your business's money came from, where it went, and where it is now. This workshop is designed to help you use your financial statements as business tools.

Before Quickbooks What You Need to Know to Effectively Manage Your Money!

Thursday, August 22, 2019
11:00 am2:00 pm

For a small business, it is critical to understand how to effectively manage the aspects of income and expenses. As a business owner, the pain starts when you dont have a way of managing them. This workshop is designed to help you to take a step back and understand the pain points of your business finances.

Business Banking Services

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00 pm8:00 pm

In this workshop, business owners will learn about the variety of banking services and products available, especially for small businesses. At the end of the workshop, business owners will be able to identify the services their businesses need and build a relationship with a financial institution that meets those needs.

How to Start a New Business

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:00 pm8:00 pm

There are few things as exciting as starting your own business, but is Arizona the place to do it?

Fast Company has ranked Arizona #1 in the nation for entrepreneurial activity; our state leads the country in projected job growth according to Forbes; and Chief Executive recently included Arizona on its Top 10 States for Business list.

Snell & Wilmer Partner Brian J. Burt will discuss issues related to starting a new business and share lessons learned personally and from clients’ entrepreneurial experiences.

Topics for this workshop will include:
- Creating a business plan (i.e., how do you make money?)
- Protecting your personal assets by forming a company
- Selecting the right form of entity and creating a company
- Start-up funding
- What it means to have partners and how to bring them in
- Basic agreements every new business should have
- Developing and protecting your brand
- Building your advisory team