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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, September 18, 2019


Key Lessons for Small Business Owners


To be discussed at this workshop:

Tips for personal, financial, and professional health. The importance of relationship building and networking. Establishing your personal brand within the community. Seeking out mentors and sponsors. Recognizing that change is a part of business. Taking personal and professional risks to grow. Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter: Susan Ganz, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Executive



 Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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 Fee: $10.00

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Thursday, September 19, 2019


The Art of Negotiation

We are negotiating whether we are hiring employees, purchasing good, leasing a property or trying to close a transaction. The Art of Negotiation - Ability or lack of negotiation skills impact our desired results. Effective communication is key to being an effective negotiator. Understanding human behavior helps to effectively negotiate. Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter: Rosemarie Kluepfel, Leadership & Communication Coach

 Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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 Fee: $10.00  Register Online

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Owning a Franchise-Why You Should Consider It.


People around the world are putting their skill-set and desire to own a business to work by opening a franchise business. Franchises provide the playbook for you to execute your business ownership dreams. Statistics have shown that franchise businesses succeed at a considerably higher rate than do start-up businesses. Learn the facts.  Pre-registration is required. Coffee will be served.

Presenter: Stuart Levenberg, Kensington Company - FranNet Franchise Consultant


Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Thursday, September 26, 2019


Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club

Topic: How to Start a Business from your Passion

Have an idea for a new product? Want to turn your idea into a business? Speaker George Andriopoulos will provide tools and resources to help turn your idea into a money-making reality! Pre-registration is required for this FREE event. All are welcome!

Speaker: George Andriopoulos, CEO at Launchpad Five One Six, CEO at Media Convergence, Partner/Vice-President at Concierge 360

Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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No Fee Register Online

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


WordPress Site Management and Maintenance

This class deals with many of the basic, back-end tasks involved in running a WordPress website.
Topics include when and how to run updates, security monitoring, managing user roles, adjusting settings and using the WordPress customizer. It also covers how to find, select and install plugins as well as picking, installing and switching themes and how that affects a running site. Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter: Gary Weiner-PCQB WordPress Solutions

Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Friday, November 15, 2019


Government Procurement & Business Expo

Farmingdale Small Business Development Center and Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs invite you to the: Government Procurement & Business Expo

Attend the Government Procurement and Business Expo to make the government your next customer!  Meet potential clients, agency decision makers, and resources one-on-one to learn how you can grow your business through government procurement.  

To Register, visit https://govbizexpo.eventbrite.com

Farmingdale State College Campus Center (by Horton Hall)

Fee: $15.00 registering online

$25.00 at door

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