The Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network is your resource for expert business advice and guidance in all areas of business management, including pre-venture feasibility, business plan development, marketing, record keeping, financial and human resource management, operations management, and access to capital (loans & investors), as well as specialized areas such as international trade and technical services. SBDC Counselors offer one-on-one confidential counseling at no charge to make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your company. Small Business trainings are also offered at low to no cost. Conveniently located in 7 locations throughout Micronesia (Guam, Palau, Marshall Islands, Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae and CNMI), the SBDC offers a host of services designed to help start, sustain and/or grow your business, achieve higher profits and improve operations.

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Interested in starting and/or expanding your own business? The UOG Guam SBDC invites you to our upcoming small business trainings being offered during the New Year 2014! Save your seat and register today!

For more information on how the Guam SBDC can help you contact us at 735-2590

“How to Write a Business Plan”

Friday, August 1st (8:30am – 11:00am)

Presented by Denise Mendiola-Hertslet, Senior Business Counselor/WIB Program Coordinator
Fee: $20.00 per person
Location: UOG Guam SBDC Room #148 Leon Guerrero SBPA Building

SYNOPSIS:This seminar will cover all of the elements to be included in a business plan, & explain with examples what is required in each section. The focus of the seminar will be the three M’s – Money, Management & Marketing. Participants will also be provided with a sample business plan, sources of industry research information, and introduced to online business planning tools that are accessible at any time through an internet-enabled PC.

**Registration and payment deadline 7/30/14**

“How to Kill Motivation Killers that Lead to Employee Behavior Problem”

Wednesday, August 13th (8:30am – 11:00am)

Presented by Toshie Ito, Motiva Training & Consulting
Fee: $30.00 per person
Location: UOG Guam SBDC Room #148 Leon Guerrero SBPA Building

SYNOPSIS:When a manager is faced with employee's problem behavior, it needs to be dealt with at an early stage. However, before making a rushed decision to take a disciplinary action, it’s worth the time and trouble to look for possible causes of problem before making an important decision. A decrease in an employee's motivation and enthusiasm is the first indication of behavior problem, and it can happen to even excellent employees. This course helps you identify "Motivation Killers” that lead to behavior problems, and introduces ideas and solutions to promote employee's enthusiasm and motivation.

**Registration and payment deadline 8/11/14

“How to Manage a Business”

Friday, August 15th (8:30am – 11:00am)

Presented by Denise Mendiola-Hertslet, Senior Business Counselor/WIB Program Coordinator
Fee: $20.00 per person
Location: UOG Guam SBDC Room #148 Leon Guerrero SBDC Building

SYNOPSIS:Managing other people effectively depends on managing yourself. Better business performance will therefore flow from improving your self-management skills. We have identified 8 different aspects of managing as business – managing yourself, your time, your employees, your customers, sales and networks, solving problems, managing risk, and managing your finances. This workshop identifies the issues you may face in each area, and provides you with practical recommendations for dealing with them. Included in the workshop are several evaluation tools that can be used to better manage your business.

**Registration and payment deadline 8/13/14


online log onto your eCenter account and click PAY NOW Cash, check (payable to University of Guam) & major credit cards (AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, and Diners Club & JCB) accepted.

For more information, please call the Guam SBDC at 735-2590.

DISCLAIMER:The Pacific Islands SBDC Network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, please contact Nicole Tesiro, P.O. Box 5014 Mangilao, Guam 96923, Tel: (671)735-2590, or Email, Services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: $100.00 per person (Lunch is not included)
Location: L.G SBPA Bldg. UOG Room#148 First Floor
Instructor: Certified QuickBooks Instructor/Business Counselor Fred Granillo

SYNOPSIS: In this seminar, we'll get you up to speed on QuickBooks' many features, tools, and menus; explore the easiest, most efficient ways to put QuickBooks to work for you; and drill down into more advanced functions. You'll be surprised at how swiftly you'll gain the knowledge and confidence you need to take full advantage of this powerful program!

Topics that will be covered:

1. QuickBooks Basics to Get You Up and Running with Confidence

2. Your Chart of Accounts: Spend Time Setting it Up Now and You’ll Save Time in the Future!

3. QuickBooks Tracking – Built-in Features to Easily Run Highly Detailed Reports

4. Payables and Receivables – Keeping Track of Your Income and Expenditures

5. Save Time With QuickBooks’ Many Customizable Report Options

Seating is limited to 14 participants. Save your seat & Register today!

**Registration & Payment deadline August 6, 2014.


The Bank of Guam Women in Business Program with the support of the Guam Women's Chamber of Commerce present:

“How to Start a Retail/Wholesale Business on Guam”

Friday, August 29th (9:00am – 3:00pm)

Presented by Denise Mendiola-Hertslet, Senior Business Counselor/WIB Program Coordinator
Fee: $50.00 per person (Lunch is not included)

SYNOPSIS: Are you ready to turn your dream of owning a retail or wholesale business on Guam into a reality? Before you buy your first piece of inventory, rent your facility, or design your sign, you need to lay the groundwork for success. This workshop will cover the business plan basics and local government agencies’ rules and regulations you will need to be aware of before you apply for a business license, and help you hone your business idea into a well-designed concept.

Registration and payment deadline Wednesday, 8/27/14**

Register Today!