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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 12, 2018


Long Island Inventors and Entrepreneur Meeting

Presenter: Zandra Smith, Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO- Headquarters, Alexander, Virginia

This meeting is a must!!!

Information presented at this meeting.......Join the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a discussion about what all inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start ups should know about patents and the patent process. The USPTO will provide an in-depth discussion relating to all aspects of the patenting process, including the types of patents, the parts of a patent application, the examination process, claims analysis with respect to novelty and obviousness, and the office action.  This meeting will cover.....

  • Patent Basics
  • Intellectual Property Basics
  • Claims Workshop
  • Patent Examination Process

Learn all the USPTO Resources available to Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups

Pre-registration is required.

Campus Center (by Horton Hall)

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Thursday, September 20, 2018


Business Basics: What you need to know when starting 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 required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter:  Stace Hansen, SBDC Business Advisor

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


How to Believe to Achieve

As an Entrepreneur, you are your biggest asset and you are your biggest liability.  Conventional Wisdom says it's hard to change our subconscious limiting beliefs. In this workshop we will show you that conventional wisdom is wrong.  PSYCH-K, a method for high-speed, mind-set change of limiting beliefs.  Per-K, is a simple process that enables you to communicate directly with the subconscious mind to change beliefs that sabotage peak performance.  Learn how to be the best upgraded version of your that you can be!  Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter: Bill Fauth, Evolutionary Coach, Preferred PSYCH-K Facilitator.

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018


WordPress 102-Adding, Creating, and Managing Content

This course is a follow-up to WordPress 101 and will cover adding content to your WordPress site including creating posts and pages, working with categories and tags to classify your content and some tips on working with the WordPress media library and how best to obtain, modify and upload images.  Pre-Registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenter:  Gary J. Weiner-PCOB WordPress Solutions

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee:  $10.00 Register Online

Thursday, September 27, 2018

How to Write a Business Plan

An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan. Pre-registration required.

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online