Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup

The Recordkeeping for a Small Business workshop provides an overview of record keeping and is designed to help participants understand how record keeping can benefit their small business. Come learn the ways businesses keep vital records of their activities and track their day-to-day transactions in traditional accounting. Understand the structure, content, and application of a variety of record keeping forms and accounting methods. We’ll explore the differences and connections between record keeping, accounting, and financial management and learn about the requirements of a record keeping system. We’ll discuss the sources of documentation: income, purchases and business expenses. Some of the challenges we’ll cover include separation of business and personal finances; bank and credit card account reconciliation; petty cash, and purchase authorization.

Speaker(s): Presenter: Adrienne Heard, CBA.

Co-Sponsor(s): The Entrepreneurs Center

Join us for Pints & Preneurs and grab a pint at on July 11th at Warped Wing to take advantage of a great networking opportunity with local entrepreneurs! Startups of all ages and types are welcome to come and learn more about what the Dayton entrepreneurial community has to offer. You never know who you’ll meet, so come enjoy a beer and open up the possibility to change your business!

Early Risers is a morning event series intended to bring together big companies and startups in a mutually beneficial forum, allowing executives the opportunity to find innovative solutions to their industry problems and increasing the entrepreneurs’ odds of finding the resources they need to launch their businesses to the next level.

Once a month 3 entrepreneurs will pitch their concept or product to an audience of business leaders, angel investors, and game-changers. The catch is that these entrepreneurs are asking for more than just funding–they are pitching for things like:

  1. Connections to business that might be their first customers.
  2. Access to a mentor to help build their weaknesses.
  3. A key employee to round out their team.
  4. A supplier that can scale their manufacturing
  5. A technical co-founder

The audience will then be given 5 minutes to ask questions of the entrepreneurs. Opportunities to ask additional questions or connect with the entrepreneur will be available after the event.

Simply establishing a board isn’t good enough. If the board isn’t performing effectively, it can have a negative effect on your business. Learn the traits of high performance boards and how to ensure your board is operating at its highest potential.

Are you avoiding those nagging tasks on your to-do list? Need to make some progress on a new project? Join us for our First Friday Workday and use our collaborative and productive space for FREE.

Free wifi, private phone booths, relaxed coffee lounge, comfy bean bags, fresh coffee, and wonderful connections.

Afterwards, stay and kickoff the weekend at our Nucleus Live! event

After the 2016 Dayton Mini Maker Faire, the Make It Dayton team took a long, deserved break – mostly so we could spend a little time getting back to our own maker projects!  We had a fantastic first year for our Maker Faire on July 16, with over 2500 attendees and more than 50 exhibits and hands-on activities scattered across Carillon Historical Park.  Now that we’re all rested and refreshed, we’re gearing up for the 2017 Dayton Mini Maker Faire.

This year, the Dayton Mini Maker Faire is expanding to a 2 day event, August 5-6 2017.  We’ll be launching our Call for Makers this January, so keep an eye out for our newly revised and simplified application form.  This year we are focusing on adding classes, speakers and more hands-on workshops to the event.  We are working on bringing in a 2-day HAM radio certification course, and a very big name speaker and author who has been featured in Make: Magazine.

You can learn more about all our new ideas for the 2017 Dayton Mini Maker Faire this weekend, November 5-6 from 12-5pm, at the Dayton Mall Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire.  We’ll be one of the featured exhibits along with Dayton Diode, STEAMWorks Labs, Proto Buildbar and Boro Moms & Beyond.  Get an up-close look at the winning go-cart from the Boneyard Build-Off, check out some cool EL wire, HAM radio and electronics projects, and see some 3D printed stuff at our table.  We are excited to be partnering with Barnes & Noble for 2017, and look for their pop-up shop at Carillon Park during the Dayton Mini Maker Faire August 5-6.

If you can’t make it to the Barnes & Noble event this weekend, mark your calendars because Make It Dayton will also be at the Science Festival during Super Science Saturday at the Boonshoft Museum, November 19 from 10am-4pm.

Finally, if you’re looking for a way to get involved with Make It Dayton, or want to volunteer at the Dayton Mini Maker Faire this summer, be sure to follow @makeitdayton on Facebook and Twitter, and join our Meetup group at  We have been holding casual meetups at local coffee shops called Maker Mornings.  We have them every few weeks on Saturday mornings, and we try to rotate locations around town.  You can also reach us at  We are looking for people interested in being part of the planning committee, but also for our street team that hangs flyers around town and for our day-of Maker Faire set-up, tear-down and event teams.  These are all great opportunities for high school or college students, boy and girl scouts, or other youth groups looking to record some volunteer hours supporting Dayton History, the non-profit that runs Carillon Historical Park.

We hope you’re getting excited about next summer’s Dayton Mini Maker Faire!  We can’t wait!  For all the latest news and announcements, be sure to subscribe to this blog as well as follow @makeitdayton and @makerfaireDAY on Facebook and Twitter.

Join us as we team with the Dayton Metro Library and BusinessFIRST! to cowork at new main library. This state-of-the-art building features flexible work spaces, blazing-fast internet, numerous community amenities, and an array of small business resources that can help you get your endeavor off the ground.

RSVP to Colleen Turner at

8:00 am – Doors open for Resource Rally, Networking, & Coworking: Grab coffee and a bite to eat while connecting with your fellow coworkers

8:30-10:00 am – Small Business Resource Rally, hosted by BusinessFIRST!: Get tips from experienced small business owners and learn about regional small business resources in areas like workforce training and recruiting, financing and access to capital, small business certifications, and contracting opportunities.

12:00-1:30 pm – Workshop: Video Marketing for Small Businesses, presented by Andrew White from Indigo Life: Get tips on how to make the most out of video marketing while doing it on a shoestring budget.

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00-4:00 pm – Open office hours with subject-matter experts in strategic planning, legal, marketing, and more topics.

2:00-3:00 pm – Library Tour: Get an inside look at the new main library and the resources available that can help your small business.

4:00-5:00 pm – Happy Hour at the new Mudlick Tap House and Q&A with owners Jen Dean and Forrest Williams: Get a peek into downtown’s newest dining spot while hearing the story of these successful entrepreneurs.

NOTE: Attendance at lunch workshop and other sessions are optional, i.e. you can keep working if you need to meet a deadline.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with Dayton’s most creative entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and difference-makers. Grab your laptop for what promises to be your best day “at the office” all month. RSVP to Colleen Turner at

EVENT PARTNERS: Downtown Dayton Partnership, Dayton Metro Library,Business First! For a Greater Dayton RegionDayton Tech Guide, Greater Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC), Nucleus, Ohio SBDC Network

96% of businesses fail in ten years. Only 4 out of 100 businesses survive
past the 10 year mark. If your company is past the ten year mark or more,
then congratulations, you’re one of the 4% that survived!

Lunch will be provided along with Gift Drawings.

RSVP Please contact me to confirm your attendance at the link below:

Join us for Pints & Preneurs and grab a pint at on August 8th at a Dayton Beer Company to take advantage of a great networking opportunity with local entrepreneurs! Startups of all ages and types are welcome to come and learn more about what the Dayton entrepreneurial community has to offer. You never know who you’ll meet, so come enjoy a beer and open up the possibility to change your business!


E-Presence Setup and Management and Cyber Security will discuss the method to set up and manage social media marketing. Cyber security will deal with the responsibility inherent in using social media. This is a free seminar hosted by SCORE and SBDC.