The Capitol Stacks!

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Join us for an Upcoming Program!

January 24, 2017 – Intro to Trademarks

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Starting or expanding your business? Protect your brand by learning the basics of trademarks from attorney Frank G. Long.

  • Choosing a strong mark
  • Benefits of registration
  • Avoiding common mistakes

January 24, 2017, Noon – 1 p.m.

To Register: https://www.azlibrary.gov/events/2082

USPTO Patent Filing Webinar

noun_201421_patentpendingThinking about filing a patent, but confused by the application options? Check out the USPTO’s upcoming webinar:

DATE AND TIME

Mon, January 23, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

DESCRIPTION

Are you an inventor looking to protect your idea but unsure of which application to file?

Then join us as we go over the differences between Utility and Design Patent applications and the advantages of filing a Provisional and/or Non Provisional Utility Patent Application.

We will also go over the different forms, fees, and formalities required for the respective type of application.

This interactive presentation will allow online users to send questions via the chat function to have them answered live!

Registration Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-different-types-of-patent-applications-tickets-29490635284

This is an outside event; please follow links above for more information.

Cyber Security Awareness

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! Hear from City of Phoenix experts about the security and privacy challenges facing small and medium businesses as well as individuals.

Tuesday, October 25th, Begins at noon.

Hosted at the Burton Barr Public Library:

1221 N. Central Avenue

For a printable flyer, click the image.

This is an outside event; please follow links above for more information.

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September 22, 2016 – Zoom Thinking

Click the video for a special message from our presenter, Jon Ward!

Zoom Thinking: Tools and Tactics to Empower Your Mind

Learn how to improve your creativity, problem solving, planning and decision making with the techniques of Zoom Thinking, as developed by Jon Ward.
The techniques taught can be used by entrepreneurs, policymakers, and researchers.

Join us to learn the core Zoom skills:

Finding Neutral: Being relaxed and non-reactive in the presence of a data mass

Noticing:  Becoming aware of “the feeling of the thought”

Condensation: Summarizing ideas with the least words possible

Situational Awareness: Recognizing and observing contexts

Creative Ignorance: Refusing to know what you know

Jon Ward is a a branding and marketing consultant, focused on entrepreneurial companies that serve a social purpose. He has over thirty years experience in branding and marketing, and is currently an adjunct consultant to the Sheffield Group. His past clients have included Pinnacle West, Del Webb, and Robert Kiyosaki of “Rich Dad” fame.

To register:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1800

Join Us for an Upcoming Event!

September 14, 2016 – Using Census Data/Tools for Business Planning and Market Analysis: Introducing Census Business Builder

Using Census Data September 14

This hands-on training will provide an introduction to Census Bureau Economic Programs and related Business Concepts, the American Community Survey demographics and the latest Business tool: Census Business Builder.   A new Web application,Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition now available in beta, allows users to build a region from one or more counties and create a report for the entire region and the individual business sectors within the region.  This second edition of Census Business Builder follows the successful launch of Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition, which provides statistics for a single type of business and area on the same demographic and economic characteristics as the new edition.

Who should attend? Small business owners, consultants, Small Business Development Training Centers, financial institutions, micro lending organizations, and any organization that targets small businesses and economic development.

Seating is limited.  Registration is required. Training will be hands on, please bring your laptop.  Wi-Fi access available.  Free parking on site.

About presenter Pauline Nuñez:

Pauline Núñez develops and conducts training programs on U.S. Census Data for state/local government, tribal nations, Congressional Districts, nonprofit, health care, and economic development organizations throughout South Central Texas, the Texas-Mexico borderlands and Arizona. She has over 25 years’ experience in community development micro lending, grant writing, marketing and business development for small businesses and non-profit management.

To register for the 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. session, click here.

To register for the 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. session, click here.