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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.

Farmingdale State College students, faculty, and staff may attend our workshops free of charge.  Some exclusions may apply.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

9:00am-11:00am

Create a Killer Marketing Plan for 2018-Part 2

Marketing your business takes solid planning to reach your goals.  Learn how to develop your 12 month vision, identify which marketing activities make sense for your business, set realistic goals, create a budget and get the resources you need to be successful.  Attend this powerful workshop for your 2018 "Marketing Map". This class is ONLY for those with existing businesses!  ( Marketing Part 1 Workshop attendance not required). Pre-registration is preferred.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter:  Doreen Motton, SBDC Business Advisor

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee:$10.00 Register Online

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

9:00am - 11:00am

How to use Networking to Build, Grow and Brand Your Business for Success

Do you want to accelerate your business growth?  It's time to get out and connect face-to-face, business to business.  It's time to NETWORK! Learn the secrets to using this valuable tool to propel you forward to success.  Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter:  Linda O. Fostek, author of the Amazon Best Seller, Love/Hate Networking.


SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee:  $10.00 Register Online

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tax Cuts-Jobs Act/ Pros and Cons of the New Law for Businesses and their Owners

This workshop will clear up the confusion on what the new laws and changes mean to your business, to your family and to your future.  What does the reduction in tax rates mean to your cash flow? Find answers to these questions and more at this informative workshop.  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter:  Frantz Pierre-Louis, CPA

Bridgeworks of Long Beach 780 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

 

9:00am - 11:00am

Business Basics, How to Successfully Start a Small Business

What you need to know when starting a small business.  Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business.  Pre-registration is required. Coffee will be served.

Presenter:  Christina Loggia, SBDC Business Advisor

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

 
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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter:  Christina Loggia, SBDC Business Advisor

SBDC Conference Center (behind golf driving range)

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Fee:  $10.00 Register Online

Tuesdays, March 6-April 24

9:00am-10:30am

Intentional Living Mastermind Group-8 weeks

You are invited to a Mastermind Group study on the book "Intentional Living" by John C. Maxwell.  This is an 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 allows us to see things differently and to get a new perspective on goals and action plans.  Join us from 9:00am -10:30am, 8 Tuesday, March 6-April 24.  Cost is $79 and includes the book.  All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Pre-registration is required.  SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE.  Registration closes when class is filled.

Facilitated by:  Christina Loggia, SBDC Advisor and Certified John Maxwell Coach, Speaker and Trainer

SBDC Campus Commons Building (behind Student Center)

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Fee:  $79.00 Register Online

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

10:00am to 12:00pm

SBA  Selling to the Government & 8(a), HUBZone and WOSB Certifications

You could be leaving Thousands or even Millions of $$$ on the Federal Government Procurement Table. Government purchases more than $500 Billion in goods and services on an annual basis. This workshop is geared toward assisting socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, as well as small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) and Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB).  Attend this FREE certification training session to learn more.  Pre-registration is required.

 

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

9:00am - 11:00am

The Ability to Communicate Can Determine Your Success!

Ever wonder why you are not being heard?  That despite your best effort to communicate, your message is either being ignored, or worse, misinterpreted?   Effective communication is the key to achieving change both personally and professionally.  With over 20 years of experience in writing, editing, public speaking, and marketing, award-winning communications professional Lynne Viccaro O'Leary will share practical tips on how to sharpen your skills. Get heard, get noticed, get ahead!  Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter: Lynne Vicarro O'Leary, award-winning communication specialist.

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9:00am-11:00am

 

Building Credit for a Prosperous Business

This workshop will help you understand what is on your credit report and how your credit score is compiled.  You will be advised on how to avoid and or resolve credit problems through a credit analysis program.  Attend this workshop and learn how you can evade credit issues.  Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter:  John Pabon, NYS Regional Manager/Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.

SBDC Conference Room (in the Campus Commons Building)

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Fee:  $10.00 Register Online

Friday, March 23, 2018

9:00am - 2:00pm

2nd Annual Empowering Women Owned Business Conference

Identify your opportunities and learn about selling to the government, how government procurement works, Federal, Sate and County.  Meet your local contracting experts, make contacts for successful government contracting; learn how to work with the government.  Also available business counseling with SBDC Business Advisors.  Schedule your time at sign-in.  Registration is required.  Continental Breakfast will be served.

Campus Center Ballroom

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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 for 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 right the ones, navigating the WordPress back end, making posts, keeping your site secure and understanding categories and themes.  Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter:  Gary Weiner, Professional Web Programer and Developer, PCQB WordPress Solutions

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

9:00am-11:00am

"Legal Landmines"

In this workshop you will learn about common legal problems and how to protect your business and minimize exposure. We will discuss: forms of legal entities, agreements between owners/partners, Employee issues, product liability, government and regulatory issues, what to do if your company gets sued, what you need to know about insurance....and more.n Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenters: Seth L. Berman Esq. and James W. Weller Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $9.00 Register Online
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