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.


Wednesdays,  January 4, February 15, 2017

9:00am - 10:30am

International Living Mastermind Group - 7 Weeks + Bonus Vision Board Workshop

You are invited to a Mastermind Group study on the book "International 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 result 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 to 10:30am, 7 Wednesdays, January 4-February 15, plus BONUS Vision Board Workshop on Wednesday, February 22 from 9:00-11:00am.  Cost is $79.00 and includes the book.  All participants will receive a certificate of completion.  Space is limited to 12 people.  Registration closes on December 16.  Pre-registration is required. 

Campus Commons Building

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Tuesdays, January 10th -31st, 2017

SBDC Workshop Series Start-up Workshops

(in business < 1yr.)

Understanding Business Basics: Tuesday, January 10th.  Learn what you'll need to successfully start your small business.  Topics will include: business entities, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information and financing options for your business.  Pre-registration is required.                   Presenter: Christina Loggia, Certified Business Advisor, Farmingdale SBDC                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
How to Write a Business Plan:  Tuesday, January 17th.  This is an interactive class designed to help you develop an effective business plan.  You'll actually start writing part of you plan in class.  Pre-registration is required.                                                                                                                                Presenter: Kathleen Sheridan, Business Advisor, Farmingdale SBDC

Focusing on the Financials-Accounting Principles for you Business: Tuesday, January 24th.  Want to keep track of your business finances in a spreadsheet?  In this workshop you will learn how to think about your cash activity choices and how those choices impact your business; gain an understanding of the importance of reconciling your cash activity; lean how to get meaningful financial information using spreadsheets, and get a basic understanding of the three basic financial statements and how you can use them to grow your business.  Pre-registration is required.                                                                           Presenter: Laura Sabbagh, CPA, P.C.

Creating a Marketing Plan:  Tuesday, January 31st.  Learn how to create a blueprint to spread the word about your business and grow.  You'll discover the various communication methods including; social media channels, email marketing, creating timelines, using links and more. Pre-registration is required.       Presenter: Doreen Motton, Business Advisor, Farmingdale SBDC 


SBDC Conference Center

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$40.00 for the Series

$12.00 per class
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