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Upcoming Workshops & Training Events

*The posted duration of the SBDC workshops are approximate. Workshops may be shorter or longer depending on the content and attendee participation. The SBDC reserves the right to cancel any workshop.*

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. NO REFUNDS. Transfer of payment to another workshop can be accommodated with prior notice and approval.

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

8:15am - 1:00pm

Nassau County Small Business Empowerment Summit

Legislator Siela A. Bynoe, in partnership with Excelsior Growth Fund and the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, presents the Small Business Empowerment Summit. This event is designed to empower, engage and support small and minority women, and veteran owned businesses and will offer the tools needed to gain equal footing and tackle barriers in a competitive marketplace.  Pre-registration is required.  Lunch will be provided.

"Yes We Can" Community Center 141 Garden St. Westbury, NY 11590

 

No Fee Register Online

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am

 

Would YOU do business with YOU?!

You may have only 30 seconds to project a clear message about what you do, are YOU putting your best foot forward?  This multi-media and interactive workshop will help you: Develop a clear Elevator Pitch, Create and Evaluate an effective Business Card, Get the most out of your Networking efforts, Assess your Physical Appearance and how it affects your success.  You'll even get to score your current efforts and know where you stand. Refreshments and Networking start at 8:30am.   Pre-registration is required.

Presenter:  Glenn Rudin, Sales and Marketing Consultant

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm

"7 Critical IT Security Protections EVERY Business Must Have!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The scary risks of mobile & cloud computing
  • Why firewalls and antivirus software give you a false sense of security
  • The #1 security threat to your business
  • A SHOCKING truth about bank fraud

Bridgeworks of Long Beach

780 Long Beach Blvd.

Long Beach, NY

Fee: $9.00 Register Online

 Thursday, September 28, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am

How to Write a Business Plan

An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan.  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter: Christina Loggia, SBDC Business Advisor

 

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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 Fee: $10:00 Register Online

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am

MWBE Application & Certification Process

This workshop is designed to offer a basic understanding of the regulations and guidelines governing the certification and application process for the New York Empire State Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE).  We will discuss the similarities and benefits of private sector MWBE certification; the Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) certification; Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) certification; and HUD Section 3 certification.  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter:  Shelley Brazley, Acting Director, Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee; $10.00 Register Online

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

9:00am to 11:00am

Get Organized, Decrease Procrastination, Increase Productivity

This informational workshop will change your life.  Are you a business owner who's sitting at a desk of paper piles and unfinished projects, or an entrepreneur who's to-do's stay undone, or a startup who works from home and hasn't established a designated area and systems to works from on a daily basis ...sounds like this workshop is for you!  This workshop will show you how organization will keep your work space functional and productive.  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter:  Laura Savino, professional organizing and productivity consultant

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

9:00am to 11:00am

Create a Marketing Plan to Rock the Holidays

'Tis the season to rack up on revenue for your small business.  End the year on a high note with a well thought out marketing plan that drives maximum results.  Learn how to use free/low cost resources like Facebook or email marketing to deliver your message and get new customers.  Discover the tips you need to launch a successful holiday marketing campaign.

Presenter:  Doreen Motton, SBDC Business Advisor

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am

What Every Business Owner Wants!

All business owners want to grow their business or practice, get new clients or patients, make more money, insure their future success, and gain a competitive advantage.  This program has been delivered worldwide to owners of all types of businesses and sectors.  Every business owner wants to know how to get streams of new leads; convert those leads into new profitable clients, and create more opportunities.  This presentation shares real example of how to accomplish the goals and dreams of every business owner.  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter:  Michael Frenda, Corporate Solution Specialist, Dale Carnegie Training of Long Island

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Thursday,October 12, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am

WordPress 101-How to set up and run a WordPress website for your business

This workshop will teach you the basics of setting up and running a WordPress site for your business.  Topics covered will include an overview of WordPress itself, advantages and disadvantages, WordPress.com vs WordPress.org, what you need to get started, how to set up your site and get it online, the ecosystem of WordPress themes and plugins and how to pick the right ones, navigating the WordPress back end, making posts, creating pages, keeping your site secure and understanding categories and themes.  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter: Gary Weiner, Professional web programmer and developer, PCQB WordPress Solutions

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee:  $10.00 Register Online

Tuesday, October 17, and Tuesday, October 24, 2017

9:00am - 12:00pm

QuickBooks Online-a 2 Part Series

This workshop will cover: Getting Started, product overview, importing data, setting up your company. Navigating QuickBooks Online, best practices, company home page, customer center, transactions tab, quick create.   Recording Transactions, sales and revenue, expenses and purchases, additional transaction types.   Reporting, benefits of reviewing your financial reports, reporting capabilities of QBO versions, reporting methods. Expanding Usability, QuickBooks payments, payroll, intuit app center. Only 9 seats available. Pre-registration is required.

Presenter:  Laura Sabbagh, CPA

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $150.00 Register Online

Wednesdays, October 18, 2017 to November 15, 2017

9:00am - 10:30am

Mastermind Group-"Put Your Dreams to the Test"

You are invited to a Mastermind Group Study on "Put Your Dreams to the Test" by John Maxwell.  This is a 5-week in-depth study that will afford you the opportunity to join forces and mastermind with a unique group of like-minded individuals who are focused on taking results in every area of their lives to a new level.  Having the support and ideas from other focused and driven people allow us to see things differently and to get a new perspective on goals and action plans. Only 12 seats available.  Fee includes book. 

Campus Commons Building (behind the Campus Center)

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Fee: $49.00 Register Online

Thursday, October 19, 2017


9:00am - 11:00am

Is Your Corporation House In Order?

This workshop will focus on understanding the documents needed to ensure your Corporation, LLC, and Partnership is in compliance with the Department of State as well as what is needed if you are looking to become MWBE certified, looking to purchase a business or looking to sell your business now or in the future.  Make sure your paperwork is in order and you did not skip any vital steps as you begin to start or to expand your business!  The Speaker, Lisa Pomerantz, is an attorney who specializes in helping small businesses with compliance and setting up appropriate business entities.  Pre-registration is required. 

Presenter:  Lisa Pomerantz, attorney at law

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online
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