Helping the Entrepreneur – Educational Series

Starting a new business or trying to expand your business is challenging.  Especially given the recent events that are going on in our country.  Uncertainty in the decision-making process can stall the growth of any business.   Wouldn’t it be easier if you had the proper tools to become more confident in your ability to monitor the health of your business or better understand your customers?

Well guess what, H.O.M.E. is where you need to come because we are making it easy for local business owners and entrepreneurs.   Helping the Entrepreneur Education Series (HTEES) was developed; to help small business owners, like you, build the confidence to strengthen and grow their businesses.

Our education series offers a variety of ways for you to engage with successful business people and resources.  No matter what challenges you may be facing, we can connect you to the help needed.  HTEES is a partnership of business leaders committed to ensuring the success of small business in Delaware.  HTEES provides business consulting, individual counseling, marketing strategies, education in the form of topical workshops and classes, and technical assistance in a variety of areas and subjects.

Our Mission:

  • Promote the professional development of small business owners and entrepreneurs through educational programs.
  • Provide an organizational structure which promotes networking and peer interaction.
  • Inform members about legislation that impacts small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Now is the time to make your dreams come true and what better way to achieve this than by coming to H.O.M.E!

Upcoming Events:

  • April 22: Hiring Practices – Diane Campanile

  • May 6: Book Signing with Sherm Porter

  • May 28: Employee Handbooks – Diane Campanile

  • June 10: Strategies to Get Out of Debt – Rod Hausmann
  • September 8: How to Switch Your Mindset to Focus in Workplace – Jeanie Johnstone

Upcoming Events

Hiring Practices

April 22, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A national member of SHRM since 1996, Diane who is a recognized expert and leader in the HR field has an extensive background in human resources management and employer compliance. She served as the SHRM legislative conduit in Pennsylvania District 6 from 2015-2018 and was the Delaware SHRM HR Award winner in 2018 before serving on the DE SHRM Board as Program Chair.

SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world’s largest HR membership organization. As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.

She received her formal education from West Chester University and The Wharton School of Business and holds the following certifications: SHRM-SCP, HIPAA Master, OSHA 30 earning her Title IX Investigator certification from Tulane Law School in 2020. This professional distinction sets her apart from colleagues, as she provides the highest level of knowledge and skills in the HR field.

Diane is an asset to the organization she currently leads called The Human Capital Management Practice at The Lyons Insurance Agency headquartered in Wilmington, DE. and she can be reached at 484.888.3911.

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Headline Speakers

Bruce Rushton
Growth Coach

Kiera Smale
Ignite Leadership360

Steven Dow

Antoinette Blake
A.Blake Enterprises

Ayanna Khan
Khan Consulting LLC

Rod Hausmann
Financial Coach

Vision, Strategy, and Execution:  The Foundation of Business Success

October 8, 2020 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Often times, business owners and managers do not spend sufficient time upfront designing the business and lifestyle they want. They have a business and personal life by default, not by design. If you are not intentionally planning for growth, you are unintentionally planning for decline.

This workshop is designed to help business owners, executives, and managers create a vision for the company, reflect on strategies necessary to bring the vision to pass, and learn new ways to execute better.

Join us for this free workshop. Light refreshments will be served.

Speaker: Bruce Rushton – The Growth Coach

Bruce Rushton is the owner and CEO of The Growth Coach of Northern Delaware, a business and sales coaching company serving Delaware and the surrounding areas. Bruce is certified in The Strategic Mindset business coaching process, which adheres to the standards, practices and policies that the International Coaching Federation has set forth in their Code of Professional Standards and Ethics.

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Tax and Retirement Plan Strategies for Small Businesses

January 28, 2021 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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Rod Hausmann
Financial Coach

Tax and Retirement Plan Strategies for Small Businesses – Rod Hausmann & Richard Engle

Discuss how to plan your Small Business tax strategy and how to properly prepare for your retirement in the new year.

Grant Writing Fundamentals

February 25 2021 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Speaker: Ayanna Khan – CEO Khan Consulting, LLC

Developing effective grant writing skills are essential to acquire competitive funding from government agencies and private foundations. Writing a successful grant proposal is a blend of art and science. It requires content knowledge, writing proficiency, strong research skills, creativity, organizational ability, patience, and a great deal of luck. This course will provide students with the basic background necessary to develop a competitive funding proposal. Topics discussed will be components of an application; Helpful tools and resources; Strategies for developing a proposal; how to identify potential funding sources; how to read and understand proposal guidelines and requests for proposals (RFP); writing objectives; preparation and justification of budgets; cost-sharing and sub-contracts; procedures for grants submission and grants start-up and the grant review process.

Course Objectives: This course will provide an introduction to the basic skills, principles and techniques of successful grant writing. Students completing the course will understand the fundamental components of a grant proposal such as the abstract or summary, background and significance, specific aims/goals and objectives, project design and methods, sustainability, assessment, broader impacts, dissemination, budget, and budget justification.

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