Training and Events

All webinars take place via zoom from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. 


Retirement Planning for Small Business Owners

June 1

As a small business owner, you must effectively run your company, manage expenses, understand your industry or niche market, manage employees and market to your customers. But what about saving for retirement? We will review many available retirement plans, as well as a brief discussion about succession planning for your exit from the business. Speaker(s): Michael A. Rudolph, LTCP.


Credit Scores Demystified

June 8

This workshop will help you to understand and improve your credit score! Gain a better understanding of why your credit score matters, how it works, and steps you can take to improve it.Speaker(s): Brett Scearce is a Business Development Officer with Emery Federal Credit Union. He has spent the last 26 years in the financial services industry helping people with mortgage lending, banking, business lending, credit education and personal finance. Since 2006, Britt has been a Distinguished Faculty Member at Hondros College teaching Mortgage Loan Originator and Real Estate Finance courses. Britt has a passion for educating people in all areas of their financial lives. Britt is also a regular guest expert on the Simply Money radio show heard on 55KRC in Cincinnati, Ohio Monday-Friday 6:00PM – 7:00PM.


Global Trade: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities 

July 20
9:00 am –3:00 pm 
Voice of America Learning Center, Room 127
7847 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 

If your company is involved in international trade, or thinking about international trade, our trade day is for you. This is a day filled with talks and educational sessions about international trade. It’s highly educational and a great spot for networking with other international trade minded colleagues. Global Trade Day 2022 is brought to you by Miami University Regionals, MBAC - Minority Business Assistance Center, the Ohio Department of Development and The Entrepreneurs Center. 

Learn from local and global experts, connect with your peers and explore new business connections. Join us to discuss the impact of global trade in various regions around the world. 

This year’s event will explore the economic, and business trends influencing the global trade landscape, including the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global supply chain disruption, relations with China and trade policy in key markets around the world. 

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and economically interdependent, it is critical that we educate ourselves and collaborate with business and government leaders to develop strategies for a more prosperous and secure future for more people. 

Our goal is not just to focus on presentations, but to also provide personal connections – something we have all been missing over the past year. We are looking forward to welcoming many familiar friends and meeting new colleagues during an informative day of insights and analysis. 

Keynote Speakers come together to offer valuable perspectives and informative content on their organizations, geographic area and the global marketplace: 

  1. MBAC: Assistance for Ohio small, minority-owned, economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, business growth and development. 
  2. International Market Support Program: Increase export sales & create jobs through Global Market Intelligence & International Business Matchmaking. 
  3. Country updates: Canada, Mexico, Africa, Europe, China 
  4. SBA Loan Programs: Export Express Loan, Export Working Capital, International Trade Loans 

For more information: Contact Debbie Myers-Bernardo at or Deborah Davis at

There is no cost BUT registration is required to receive parking instructions and lunch.