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.

Fall 2016

Wednesdays, October 5, 2016-November 2, 2016

9:00am - 10:30am

Reach Your Potential:  Laws To Grow By

Whether you're just starting a business or have been in business for years, growth is inevitable to being successful.  John C. Maxwell, author of, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, has identified 15 Laws to follow while you're on your journey.  Join Christina Loggia, SBDC Business Advisor and Certified John Maxwell Speaker for this in-depth weekly Mastermind group.  Pre-registration is required.  $49.00 includes book.  All participants who complete the five sessions will receive a certificate of completion. 

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

9:00am - 11:00am

Financial Workshop Series

Part 2:  Access to Capital

In this workshop you will learn how to compare various financing products available to small businesses, how to evaluate the right capital for your needs, the steps in applying for financing, and key considerations from a lenders' perspective.  Recommended to be in business for one year.  Pre-registration is required.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

9:00am - 11:00am

How to Become a Rainmaker

Rain-mak-er - An executive with exceptional ability to attract clients.

The marketing function is crucial to the success of your business.  Join us for this lively session as we discuss advertising, networking, social media, websites and more, introducing you to the tools to develop a strategic marketing plan.  Increase your earnings, grow your business, become a rainmaker.  Speaker:  Sandra G. Johnson CP, EA, CFE   Pre-registration is required.

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$12.00 Register Online  

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 

9:00am-11:00am

Marketing in the New Era:Digital and Traditional Marketing Tips & Guidance

Learn about modern day tools you can use to harness power of the internet to grow your Business and Revenue!  In this seminar we will review the latest tips, ideas and useful information that will help you understand your business, your customers and how to properly and cost effectively use the wide variety of marketing tools available.  We will cover Email Promotion, Social Media, Blogging, Web Presence, SEO, Banner Ads, Networking/Partnering, References, Testimonials, GOOGLE's new platforms and much more.  Pre-registration is required.

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$12.00
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

6:00pm-8:00pm

How to Write a Business Plan

An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan.  Pre-registration is required.  Speaker: Kathleen Sheridan, SBDC Business Advisor. Pre-registration is required.

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$12.00 Register Online  

Thursday, September 15, 2015 

9:00am-11:00am

Business Basics: How to Successfully Start a Small Business

What you need to start a small business.  Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business.  Pre-registration is required.  Speaker: Christina Loggia, SBDC Business Advisor

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$12.00 Register Online  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9:00am-11:00am

Fraud-How to Reduce Your Risk

While no business can completely protect itself from fraud, there are steps you can take to protect your most valuable asset.  Join us as we learn the signs of fraud to look for in your business, the steps you can take to protect yourself and what to do if it happens to you.  Pre-registration is required.  Speaker: Sandra G. Johnson CPA, EA, CFE.  Pre-registration is required.

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$12.00 Register Online  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

6:00pm-8:00pm

SPEED Networking Event

Meet everyone in the room at the Farmingdale SBDC's first ever SPEED Networking event.  What is SPEED networking?  It's a structured networking process where two people sit across from each other, exchange business cards, speak to each other about what they do, and then move on to the next person.  This enables you to meet everyone, instead of just a few people.  The more people you meet, the more chances you have that someone there could use your product or service.  Pre-registration is required.

Campus Center (Ballroom)

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$15.00 Register Online  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9:00am - 11:00am

Financial Workshop Series

Part 1: Financial Management

In this workshop you will learn the importance of bookkeeping, how to analyze your key financial statements, tools to evaluate the financial health of your company, and how to use financial data to grow your company.  Recommended to be in business for one year.  Pre-registrations is required.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

10:00am - 12:00pm

Build a Small Business Website with Wix

Adam Wozney from Wix will walk you through how to create a beautiful, professional web presence.  This workshop will be a hands-on class to create a finished website and give you the tools to completely customize it afterwards.  There are no creative limits, no coding skills needed to get your business online today.

What you will leave with: A new website, all the tools you need for managing your business, 50% off 1 year Wix Premium Package.

Pre-registration is required. 

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$15.00 Register Online