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Featured Programs

Spring 2015 Featured Programs

We have classes on the Jamestown Campus and North County Center. Call the Small Business Development Center at 716.338.1024 for costs and registration.

Women in Networking

1/8, 11 a.m. at Jamestown Campus

This is a monthly networking group consisting of women business owners.

Crowdfunding for Your Small Business

2/11, 10 a.m. at North County Center

More and more entrepreneurs are looking at alternatives to loans for funding the start-up or expansion of their businesses. Participants will learn how to manage and promote an online funding campaign.

Business Basics Workshop

2/12, 10 a.m. at Jamestown Campus

This course will give you essential information and guidance on starting a business. Learn about available resources. Start with tips to evaluate the feasibility of your idea and explore financing options, marketing, record keeping, and more.

Women in Networking

2/12, 11 a.m. at Jamestown Campus

This is a monthly networking group consisting of women business owners.

Business Basics Workshop

2/18, 10 a.m. at North County Center

This course will give you essential information and guidance on starting a business. Learn about available resources. Start with tips to evaluate the feasibility of your idea and explore financing options, marketing, record keeping, and more.

Selling Your Food Product

3/11, 10 a.m. at North County Center

There is a thriving new food economy that focuses on alternatives to grocery stores. Participants will learn how to manage and promote an online funding campaign.

Women in Networking

3/12, 11 a.m. at Jamestown Campus

This is a monthly networking group consisting of women business owners.

Surety Bonding for Contractors

3/18-4/22, noon at North County Center

This program is for contractors wanting to expand their businesses. Professionals from the industry will present many "need to know" topics. Advance your business to a higher level of operation.

How to Build Profitable Relationships Using LinkedIn

3/18, 9 a.m. at North County Center

Do you have questions about LinkedIn? Have you thought about joining LinkedIn, but you are not sure if it would be right for your business? 
LinkedIn Strategies will include how to create a profile that works, making quality connections, finding leads on business prospects and employees, starting or joining a LinkedIn group, and creating a LinkedIn company page 

Running a Great Farmer's Market Booth

4/8, 10 a.m. at North County Center

Farmers markets offer opportunities to provide weekly income and launch into a larger marketplace. Attendees will learn to set up an effective display and develop great customer service and selling techniques.

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