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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.

 

Wednesdays, March 8th - April 19, 2017

9:00am - 10:30am

Becoming a Person of Influence Mastermind Group- 7 weeks

You are invited to a Mastermind Group study on the book "Becoming a Person of Influence" by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan.  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 allow us to see things differently and to get a new prospective on goals and actions plans.  Fee includes book.  Space limited to 12 people.  Registration closes on Monday, February 27, 2017

Pre-registration is required.

Conference Room/Campus Commons Bldg.

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$69.00

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Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 23, 30, 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm

2017 MWBE and Small Business Contractor Bond Readiness Training Program-a 6 evening workshop

The New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program provides MWBE and small business contractors with training, technical assistance and credit support to secure surety bonds necessary for state contracts.  Businesses that have never been bonded or required increased bonding capacity will benefit from this statewide program.  Pre-registration is required.

SBDC Conference Center

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

9:00am to 11:00am

Focusing on the Financials-Accounting Principles for Your Business

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, the importance of reconciling your cash activity, two 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.

SBDC Conference Center

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$12.00

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

9:00am to 11:00am

Protecting a Profiting from your Intellectual Property

Learn how to protect your confidential information, ideas, trade secrets, software, lists, logos and how to profit from them.

Pre-registration is required.

Presenters: Lisa Renee Pomerantz & George Likourezos, Attorneys at Law

Bridgeworks of Long Beach

780 Long Beach Rd, Long Beach, NY

$9.00

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Effective Marketing: Digital, Social & Video

Knowing who your target customer is, Authenticity in your marketing, Why social media? Video's role in marketing, Marketing vs Advertising, Setting targets & Goals for your digital advertising.  All of the above will be covered in this workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Presenter: Christine Lopez, OnmiPoint Marketing

Bridgeworks of Long Beach

780 Long Beach Rd,Long Beach, NY

$9.00

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am

How to Grow Your Business Using Email Marketing & Social Media

 

Email marketing and social media are by far, the most cost effective methods for reaching new audiences, getting in front of your customers and building a loyal following.  Discover why you must be in-it-to-win-it and how to use them to advance your business.Pre-registration is required.

Presenter:  Doreen Motton, SBDC Business Advisor

SBDC Conference Center

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$12.00

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am

Getting Started with Excel

From scheduling, to basic accounting and sales, Excel can be used as a database or to crunch numbers.  Join us for a workshop in which we will go over the basics of this popular spreadsheet program.  Topics will include Text and Number Formatting and Alignment; Basic Editing including Cut, Copy and Paste; and an Introduction to Formulas.  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter:  Debra Dittmer

SBDC Conference Center

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$12.00

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Tuesday, April 17, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am

You Too Can Have a Retirement Plan.....

You Are Not Too Small!

You are just starting your business or you have an existing small business that just got off the ground, you may think that this is not the time to start thinking about a retirement plan.  Now IS the time to start!  In this workshop you will learn Investing Basics; Five Steps to Building a Disciplined Investment Strategy.  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter Javier O. Lora, Financial Advisor, Northwest Mutual

SBDC Conference  Center

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$12.00

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Wednesday,  April 19, 2017

11:00am to 3:00pm

Access to Capital for your Business

There are options when you need to borrow money for your Business; this workshop will look at traditional banks and alternative lending resources for your small business.  Don't miss your chance to talk with the experts.  Pre-registration is required.

BNB, NYBDC, SBA, LIDC, BOC, GROW AMERICAN FUND

SBDC Conference Center

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No Fee

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