Business Weekly Agenda for January 24 – Yahoo News

Jan. 24—Wednesday January 25
The Small Business Resource Association will host a Networking MINGLE at B2 Bistro, 701 Reading Ave., West Reading, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration: https://www.sbrassociation.com/register-b2-bistro. SBRA MINGLES provide a unique opportunity to network with other small business owners. This event is free for members, $25 at the door for non-members.
Wednesday January 25
Berks LaunchBox presents a webinar "Step-by-Step Class to Build a Business Model Canvas," from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to craft a business plan in a one-page summary with the Business Model Canvas — which shows the feasibility, desirability, and viability of your business. Attendees will learn how to articulate their value proposition, how they deliver value, and how to measure that value. They will also have the opportunity to practice and get feedback on the draft canvas from one of the coaches during a follow-up private meeting. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/step-by-step-class-to-build-a-business-model-canvas-tickets-488658640147. This class is free to the public.
Tuesday January 31
The Berks Family Business Alliance, a signature program of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA), will present "The 7 Principles of a Healthy Business," from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Sly Fox Taphouse at the Knitting Mills, 820 Knitting Mills Way, Wyomissing. Join Steve Essig, third generation president of Essig Plumbing & Heating, to dive deeper into the first of the seven principles, Effective Leadership. Essig will discuss his path to being a successful leader and will help attendees understand what businesses sometimes do wrong. Registration is required at: greaterreading.org. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members.
Thursday February 3
The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance will host a "Breakfast4Success, 3 Leaders: 30 Thoughts," from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center 3rd Floor Ballroom, 136 N. 6th St., Reading. The event will feature Brianna Campbell, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach; Santo D. Marabella, a professor emeritus at Moravian University; and Adrean Turner, an entrepreneur and professor at Alvernia University. Each will share their thoughts on how improving self-awareness can lead to dramatic changes. Registration is required for this members only event at: greaterreading.org. Cost: $35 for members.
Thursday February 16
Berks LaunchBox presents a webinar "Building Your Brand on Social Media," from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Presented by Bell Media Group, the session will explore six top social media platforms and how to get active on the ones that align with your business goals. Participants will leave with ideas, tips, and examples to help gain exposure and begin building trust with future customers. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-your-brand-on-social-media-tickets-503419811207. This event is free to the public.
Tuesday February 22
The Small Business Resource Association will host a Tuesday Tune-Up workshop, "How to Manage Your LinkedIn Profile to Grow Your Business," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., virtually via Zoom. In this session, presented by Sarah Mehesy, learn how to: Engage with your network on LinkedIn, how to construct a great post, how the LinkedIn algorithm impacts your reach and effectiveness, how to grow your network and vet connection requests. Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqduGsqzkoGNRmRMTme5HAIHmvfyfEehCz. This event is free to the public.
Every second Tuesday
The SHRM Berks County Chapter will meet virtually from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Meeting includes a presentation on a relevant HR topic. Visit www.berkspa.shrm.org for details.
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