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Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Produces Hello Dayton video

 

The Dayton Chamber has produced an excellent promotional video that highlights all the wonderful, unique attractions and destinations that make our city and region unique. View this exceptional video here. Visit the Chamber’s full website.

Interview Success Tips- For Employers

In Dayton Metro Library’s Job Seekers classes, interviewing tips are discussed quite often. But it’s almost always from the potential employee side. There isn’t a lot out there to support the EMPLOYER to conduct effective and productive interviews that lead to successful hires.

Entrepreneur magazine recently featured an article that DOES address this topic. And the article discusses not only the standard interview behaviors like what questions to ask, how to get to the real information you want; it also addresses the mistakes employers might not even realize they are making in their interviews.  The interview outcome can be skewed by moments in the interview that aren’t particularly significant. For example:

  1. Flattery does get you everywhere- a majority of interviewers studied by Journal of Applied Psychology found that interviewers were often swayed by compliments, kind words, self-promotion by candidates. Charm may be an important trait when hiring sales reps, but is it an important trait in other jobs, like IT professionals, accountants, teachers?
  2. Timing is everything- A study in Psychological Science found that candidates in the middle, like number three and four, were often scored lower because there was fear on the part of the interviewer that they’d scored numbers one and two too high.
  3. Being at the end of the schedule may not be good- There might be a tendency to believe that being later in the day or last on the schedule is better because the interviewer has saved the best for last. But actually, being last can be bad because the interviewer is tired, overwhelmed, bored or just ready to be done with interviews.

Consider your own interview style. Guilty of any of these behaviors? Read the full article.

University of Cincinnati Offers Free Patent and Trademark Clinic

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The University of Cincinnati Law School is offering a free Patent and Trademark Clinic (PTC). The PTC is the first Ohio law school clinic to focus on both patents and trademarks. A natural complement to Cincinnati Law’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, the PTC provides legal help on intellectual property (IP) matters to local business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and inventors who otherwise couldn’t afford such services.

PTC clients will work with second and third year law students, under the supervision of experienced intellectual property attorneys, to address important IP needs which may include preparation and review of intellectual property licenses, completion of patent application and much more.

Prospective clients can apply by completing and submitting an application, which can be printed from the PTC’s website: www.law.uc.edu/clinics/PTC.  They can also request an application or ask questions by calling 513–556–2055 or emailing ptcclinic@uc.edu.

Woodbury is New Director of SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center

 After more than twenty five years of helping people realize their dreams of entrepreneurship, Pat Newcomb has retired as director of the SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) and moved on to begin the next chapter of her life. Pat made a tremendous mark on the Dayton Region business community; her vast knowledge, expertise and mentorship will be sorely missed. Pat’s official last day with the SBDC at TEC was June 30.

Kim Woodbury is the new director. Before moving to TEC, Kim was with the Small Business Development Center at Wright State for nearly ten years. She is an Air Force veteran and has experienced the challenges facing small business through involvement in her father's small manufacturing business. With Woodbury’s experience, the invaluable guidance received from Pat, and the support of Cindi Green and Adrienne Heard, small businesses throughout Dayton and the Miami Valley will continue to receive outstanding help and support from the SBDC at TEC. Please call 937-281-0118 to schedule an appointment.

Networking Success is Topic for Next Insights for Women in Business

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017 the Insights for Women in Business team will host an evening event devoted to networking success. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are faced with so many events where they can expand their reach and influence. Amy Gantt, owner of Lula Bell Art and Designs, understands being busy running a business while taking care of a home and family. She understands that networking events are important, but sometimes too prevalent. Not all events provide a return on the investment of time, and or money. So Amy will share her “networking plan” which will help female business owners and entrepreneurs decide which events provide the greatest outcome.

The evening will be held at Corner Kitchen in the Oregon District.  Registration will open at 4 p.m.  Amy’s presentation will begin at 5:00 p.m.  Natalie Skilliter, owner of Corner Kitchen and her team have planned a delightful menu of gourmet appetizers and drinks that will be shared throughout the evening. There will be time for participants to practice the networking skills Amy discusses before the event wraps up at 6:30 p.m.

The cost for this event is $20 and registration is available through the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce website. Space is limited. Any questions can be directed to Ann Riegle-Crichton of Dayton Metro Library at 937-496-8631. Insights for Women in Business is a series of events that allow female entrepreneurs to share their stories of success and their insights with new female business owners and entrepreneurs. Insights is a program developed in partnership with the Dayton Metro Library, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton SCORE.

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