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.

Spring 2016

Thursdays, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26      9:00am - 11:00am

QuickBooks - a 3 Part Series This is a 3-part series workshop that will start with setting up QuickBooks, followed by working with Accounts Receivable & Deposits, and ending with working with Accounts Payable & Reports.  Pre-registration is required.

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$150.00 Register Online  

Tuesday, 5/31/16 9:00am - 11:00am

Veteran's Business Informational Seminar What you need to know to start a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business.  This workshop will also include information on the new NYS mandate for Service Disabled Owned Businesses (SDVOB). Pre-registration is required.

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Fridays, June 3, 10-, 17, 24.  July 8, 15, 2016   9:00am - 10:30am

6 Series Personal/Business  Financial Workshop

This workshop will discuss concepts & techniques on how to become Financially Organized while accumulating Financial Wealth by offering a new approach to financial decision making and planning. 
Session #1: Introduction to Personal/Business Finance 101-At the end of Session #1, each person will receive their own personal financial website which can be used for sessions 1 & 6.
Session #2: Protection-Part 1: Protect first your business & personal lives from unforeseen life events.-Will discuss the philosophies on how to ensure your business and family lives are protected from events such as sickness, death, debt, decline market, job loss......
Session #3 Protection-Part 2- What you need to do to legally protect your personal and business properties from unforeseen legal & accident  events.  Will discuss concepts to ensure your business and family lives are protected from events such as accidents, lawsuits, business disputes, death......
Session #4: Strengthening and improving your Business & Personal Cash Flow.  How to build an ample supply of Short Term Capital, how to create a Debt Repayment Plan.
Session #5: Building your wealth while minimizing your Debts and Tax liabilities.  Knowing the difference between Good Debts vs. Bad Debts, true Rate of Return on your Investments and Assets, learn tax advantage strategies & products to reduce your tax liabilities and burdens.
Session #6: Creating your robust personal & business Financial Plan.  Assist in creating your Persona/Business Financial Plan, discuss techniques and concepts in ensuring you keep on target, Questions & Answers. Pre-registration is required.

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$50.00 Register Online  

Monday, 6/06/16 9:00am-1:00pm

Doing Business With SUNY- Architects & Engineers for Construction Related Services Are you interested in doing business with SUNY, specifically Farmingdale State College?  Farmingdale State College and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding informational sessions for contractors and construction related service firms on how to do business with SUNY.  Sessions are open to general contractors, sub contractors, suppliers of construction related service firms (surveyors, AV consultants, environmental consultants, etc). MWBE's, SDVOB's.  Pre-registration is required.

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$12.00 Register Online  

Tuesday, 6/7/16 6:00pm-8:00pm

Bookkeeping for Emerging Companies Your new business has an awesome logo and a sweet website.  But how much time have you spent on your financial systems?  Poor planning here can create major headaches later, especially at tax time.  In this seminar we will explore the challenges and offer solutions for managing you growing business.  Pre registration is required. 

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$12.00
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Wednesday, 6/8/16 6:00pm-9:00pm

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

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$17.00 Register Online  

Wednesday, 6/8/16 9:00am - 1:00pm

Doing Business With SUNY - Construction-Contractors and Sub-Contractors Are you interested in doing business with SUNY, specifically Farmingdale State College?  Farmingdale State College and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding informational sessions for  contractors and construction related service firms on how to do business with SUNY.  Sessions are open to general contractors, sub contractors, suppliers of construction related service firms (surveyors, AV consultants, environmental consultants, etc).  MWBE's SDVOB's.  Pre-registration is required.

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$15.00 Register Online  

Thursday, 6/9/16 9:00am - 11:00am

Websites-The What, Why & How Having a current website is essential to the growth of any business. It's the virtual window to your company and first impressions count.  At this workshop, you'll hear a bit of history of what websites used to be and how they've evolved, latest trends in design, the essential components, how best to go about creating (or revamping) one for your business and ways to market your website.  Pre-registration is required.

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$12.00 Register Online  

Thursday, 6/16/16 9:00am-11:00am

Business Basics:  How to Successfully Start a Business What you need to know to start a small business.  Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and franchising your business.  Pre-registration is required. 

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$12.00
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Tuesday, 6/21/16  9:00am - 11:00am

Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media Between Facebook and Twitter, email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out this month--there's a lot to keep up with.  There are only so many hours in each day.  The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming.  This session will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media tomorrow for your business. 

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$12.00 Register Online