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Started in PA - AcousticSheep

Every entrepreneur has a story to tell about their business startup journey. Started in PA features conversations with entrepreneurs who share stories on “why” and “how” they got started. You will hear how they are growing, in knowledge, talent and experience. What were their biggest challenges, biggest surprises, lessons learned and what is next?

In this session, we chat with CEO, Dr. Wei-Shin Lai of Acoustic Sheep where they design and manufacture helpful personal care products like SleepPhones®. Like many idea-solutions they started from a personal need. In March 2020, Acoustic Sheep in response to COVID-19 mask mandates discovered most masks were a poor design fit for those with beards and with glasses fogging up.

  • Webinar...Please Note: After you register, within a few days you will receive an email invite from Cathy via the Zoom platform with a unique link to participate in the webinar.
  • Tuesday December 15, 2020
    09:30 AM

Started in PA: Actuated Medical

Every entrepreneur has a story to tell about their business startup journey. Started in PA features conversations with entrepreneurs who share stories on “why” and “how” they got started. You will hear how they are growing, in knowledge, talent and experience. What were their biggest challenges, biggest surprises, lessons learned and what is next? Engage with us, ask questions and enjoy inspiring and amusing chats with a variety of CEOs, Presidents and founders who started a business in Pennsylvania.

  • Webinar...Please Note: After you register, within a few days you will receive an email invite from Cathy via the Zoom platform with a unique link to participate in the webinar.
  • Thursday October 29, 2020
    10:00 AM

Using Your Company Financial Statements as a Management Tool

Sure, you do your financial accounting for your taxes. But are you using the powerful information embedded within your company's financial statements to manage its life and growth? 

Ben Franklin Venture Investment Forum is presenting its next webinar on December 2, 2020, entitled, "Using Your Company Financial Statements as a Management Tool.”

  • Webinar
  • Wednesday December 2, 2020
    09:30 AM

Customer Discovery in the Digital Age

Every business begins and grows based on the answer to two questions.

  1. Who is your customer?
  2. What is the problem your product or service solves for these customers?

The customer discovery process begins by querying potential customer segments and getting feedback to all the issues they bring to your attention. The insights you gain help to create ideal customer personas and value propositions.

  • Webinar
  • Thursday September 24, 2020
    10:00 AM

Ecommerce Returns Management Policies: How to Stand Behind Every Customer Sale and Not Lose Your Shirts

Returns can quickly make or break your bottom line in ecommerce.

But returns are far more than simply a cost to minimize. Returns are deeply engrained in the ecommerce customer experience, and they represent an opportunity to satisfy a customer who almost got what they wanted. 

During this webinar, Matt Blevins from ReturnLogic will explain how you can ensure a superior post-purchase experience through your return policy and process. He will even reveal how returns data can unlock immense value in your business via insights related to products and customers.

  • Webinar
  • Thursday October 22, 2020
    10:00 AM

Making a Compelling Pitch

Once you know that raising equity is the best way to fund your company’s growth, how do you do so effectively? There are a lot of ways you can shoot yourself in the foot when attempting to capture the attention of investors. How do avoid these mistakes?

  • Webinar
  • Thursday November 5, 2020
    09:30 AM

An Introduction to Equity Investing

As a company owner, financing its growth is your responsibility. If a loan isn’t a possibility, how about equity? If all you know about equity investment is what you’ve seen on “Shark Tank”, you’ve only scratched the surface of this method of financing high-growth companies. Whether you’re sure that equity funding is the right financing vehicle for your company or you just want to get more information, here’s a webinar that will give you some straight answers and help you prepare for equity investment.

  • Webinar
  • Thursday October 1, 2020
    09:30 AM

Digital Marketing: Thriving Past the Pandemic - PART 2 – PAID ADVERTISING, PPC, CREATIVE & MORE

It's the right time for taking advantage of smart ad spend and placement opportunities. Learn from Internet Marketing expert and best selling author, Kris Jones the importance of developing the right offer, for the right audience, at the right time and place and avoid spending thousands of dollars and not achieve your goals. Now is the time for getting your digital marketing and growth strategy right and be prepared to pull ahead of your competition as the world reopens for business.

  • Webinar
  • Thursday June 4, 2020
    10:00 AM

Digital Marketing: Thriving Past the Pandemic - PART 1: Search Engine Optimization, Content, Data

Kris Jones and Chris Nash have started businesses during tough times and, like you, feel the squeeze too. In this two part series they will share their knowledge and the most up to date information on using the most effective digital marketing channels, content, data and optimization strategies including examples, tools and tips to achieve the best results and drive demand.

The current pandemic environment will not last forever. Now is the time for getting your digital marketing and growth strategy right and be prepared to pull ahead of your competition as the world reopens for business.

  • Webinar
  • Thursday May 28, 2020
    10:00 AM

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