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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, May 30, 2018


9:00am-11:00am

Email Marketing & Social Media

Email marketing is the prime mode of communication for thousands of businesses. It's the most cost effective way to get more customers and reinforce your brand with people who know you. Learn how to expand your business with proven email marketing strategies that will help you get in front of more people and increase your business's bottom line. Pre-registration is required. Coffee is served.


Presenter: Doreen Motton, SBDC Business Advisor

Campus Commons Building (behind Campus Center)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

6:30pm-8:30pm

"Let's Talk Inventing"

You have the next best new product but have questions and need to know what your next step is. Valuable information and resources will be shared to get your product to market. Bring your questions for Mary and learn from her experience where to turn next. This is a great workshop as a follow up to what you may have heard during our Long Island Inventor's Club. If you haven't been a part of the Inventor's Club but want to get started here is your chance. The SBDC is here to support your Journey?  Pre-registration is required.

Presenter: Mary Pitre-Local Successful Inventor

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

9:00am-11:00am

Get Organized, Decrease Procrastination, Increase Productivity

Farmingdale SBDC and Ignite LI (The Manufacturing Consortium of Long Island) Present.......

Are you a business owner who's sitting at a desk of paper piles and unfinished projects, or an entrepreneur who's to-do's stay undone? Sounds like this workshop is for YOU!!!! This workshop will help you increase productivity, increase business and decrease stress.
Learn how you can be more organized and efficient. Pre-registration is required. Coffee will be served.


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

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Fee: $10.00 Register Online

Thursday, June 7, 2018

9:00am-11:00am

Business Basics: How to Successfully Start 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: Jason Kohl, SBDC Certified Business Advisor

 SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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 Fee: $10.00  Register Online

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10:30am-12:30pm

Make Smarter Decisions for Your Business-Avoid Blindspots

Entrepreneurs and business owners, are you challenged to keep up with the daily routines in your business, knowing you need to do more to focus on growth, but uncertain what to do?
GrowthWheel is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs overcome their barriers to growth. Pre-registration is required.  Coffee is served.

Presenter: Jason Kohl, MBA, CCIM-SBDC Certified Business Advisor-Certified GrowthWheel Advisor

Campus Commons Building (behind the Campus Center)

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Fee: $9.00
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

7:00pm-9:00pm

NYVOB-New York Veteran Owned Business Association

Agenda: Inaugural Meeting of NYVOBA

PSEG: SDVOB Opportunities for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses.  More information to follow...

Presenter: Barbara A. Brudie, Supplier Diversity Manager, PSEG Long Island

SBDC Conference Center (by golf driving range)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7:00pm-9:00pm

Long Island Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club

Join us for our 4th meeting. Topics to be discussed: -SBA programs including SBIR & STTR lending/grant programs.

John Mallano & Bailey Wolff of the SBA will join us to give invaluable information about how the SBA can support innovators! Come learn of their programs including SBIR & STTR grant programs**

**The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs also known as America's Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States.  Pre-registration is required.

Speakers: John Mallano, Deputy Director, SBA New York District Office

                Bailey Wolff, Public Affairs Specialist, SBA New York District Office

SBDC Conference Center (by the golf driving range)

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

9:00am-11:00am

How to Write a Business Plan

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

Presenter: Jason Kohl, SBDC Certified Business Adivsor

SBDC Conference Center (by the golf driving range)

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