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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.

Thursday, May 30, 2019



Let's Get Digital

Our Goal: Help Businesses Establish a Powerful & Effective On-Line Presence

How to Use FREE On-Line Marketing Tools via Google & Facebook

  •  Learn How to Claim, Manage and Use YOUR Google My Business page
  •  Learn How to Create and Maintain a Professionally looking FB Business page
  •  The Importance of Online Reviews, How to Generate & Obtain Positive Reviews
  •  Websites; the Importance of a Mobile Optimized Website

LIVE Examples for Businesses Attending the Workshop!!  Pre-registration is required.  Coffee will be served.

Presenters: Kevin Kelly & Brian LeDonne, of PS Digital, have been helping small to medium-sized businesses stay ahead of their competition
in the complex, confusing space of Digital Marketing

 Conference Center (by the golf driving range)

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Fee: $10:00

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Saturday, June 1, 2019


USPTO Inventor Day

This event will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn specifically about the value of patents and trademarks, federal and local resources available to help entrepreneurs start or grow a business, strategies to leverage IP assets, and networking opportunities with experts in the IP and the small business growth and development fields.

Presenters: Elizabeth Doughery, Atlantic Outreach Liaison, Office of the Under Secretary and Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

                    William Sales, Patent & Trademark Research Center Librarian, Smithtown Library


  • SBA & SBDC
  • Long Island Inventor Group
  • UIA
  • USPTO Office of Innovation Development

 Registration is required.  Lunch will be provided.

Campus Center Ballroom (by Horton Hall)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Get Organized, Decrease Procrastination, Increase Productivity

This informational workshop will change your life. Are you a business owner who's sitting at at desk of paper piles and unfinished projects, or an entrepreneur whose to-do's stay undone....? Sounds like this workshop is for YOU! Pre-registration is required. Coffee will be served

Presenter: Laura Savino, a/k/a "Dr. DeClutter"  Professional Organizing and Productivity Consultant

Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

 Thursday June 6, 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. Don't live under the false impression that franchising is just fast food and retail and will cost a fortune to get into the game.

Get the facts from this informative workshop: Why Your Own Business, Facing the Fears of Business Ownership, Misconceptions about Franchising:So Much More Than Fast Food & Retail, Finding the Ideal Franchise for YOU! 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

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Intellectual Property Considerations for Small Businesses

This work shop will focus on the intellectual property considerations for products launched from conception through distribution. It will consider the need for protecting intellectual property including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret rights, agreements with employees and contractors to safe guard those rights.

Presenter: Richard B. Klar, Esq., Intellectual Property Attorney

Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


SBA-Selling to the Government & 8(a) HUBZone and WOSB

This "Selling to the Government" certification program is geared toward assisting socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, as well as small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) and Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Pre-registration is required. Coffee will be served.

Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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No Fee

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 Tuesday, June 18, 2019


 What Does Your Credit Say About You?

This workshop will help you understand what is on your credit report and how your credit score is compiled. You will be advised on how to avoid and or resolve credit problems. A good credit score is essential for all. Attend this workshop and learn how to evade credit issues. Pre-registration is required. Coffee will be served.

Presenter: John Pabon-Outreach Coordinator-Certified Credit and Housing Counselor

 Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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 Fee: $10.00  Register Online