Small Business Development Center
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Lynn Oswald, Director
NCCC Small Business
Development Center
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, New York 14132

Phone: 716- 210-2515
Email: SBDC@niagaracc.suny.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Entrepreneurial Training: Start-up & Growth Stages

9 Part Entrepreneur Series 

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Seminar Topics:

Entrepreneurship - September 11, 2019

This class explains entrepreneurship and discuss its importance. It covers the three main reasons people decide to become entrepreneurs. It identifies the four main characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and explain five common myths regarding entrepreneurship. Finally, it explores the entrepreneurial process and business plan.

Social Media for Small Business - September 18, 2019

Are your online efforts reaching your target markets? Social Media Basics For Your Business reviews different social media websites and what they have to offer for your business. The seminar also discusses social media marketing strategies for effectively reaching your target markets.

Budget & Recordkeeping - September 25, 2019

Included in this session: The fundamentals of bookkeeping, methods to facilitate bookkeeping, intro to cash flow planning and financing, and managing your money for a successful business.

Human Resource Management for Small Business - October 2, 2019

Good business practices start when the business starts. Small businesses may not need a full-time Human Resources (HR) professional, but once there are employees, good HR practices should begin. From the initial hiring, to handling performance and conduct issues, small business can benefit from a professional approach to managing their employees. Learn the basics to protect your company and create a successful work environment.

Marketing For Small Business - October 9, 2019

This session will be an introduction to marketing fundamentals. Topics will include definition of target markets, market segmentation strategies, and variables. Includes developing pricing and promotion strategies.

Understanding Your Financial Picture - October 16, 2019

  • Understanding Your Financial Picture:
  • * Determining your break even point and your bottom line
  • How personal finances affect your access to capital
  • Learn what lenders require
  • Budget forecasting
  • Understanding your cash flow
  • Comparing yourself to your industry

Business Owner’s Insurance - October 23, 2019

This session will discuss insurance plans specific to small business owners. Topics include General Liability with a discussion of products, completed business operations, catastrophe insurance (umbrella) and business, automobile, and NYS insurance compensation laws. Learn how to protect your assets.

Taxes and the Small Business - October 30, 2019

Topics will include 5 forms of business structure: proprietorship, partnership, corporation, s-corp and limited liability. Also covered: tax issues in each form, documentation and bookkeeping requirements, and tax consequences related to each.

Leadership/ Employee and Self-Motivation - November 6, 2019

Topics include how to be an effective leader, team building, assertiveness, and effective communicating. Overcoming work anxiety and prioritizing tasks/ goals are also be discussed.

 

All classes are on Wednesday Evenings from 6PM to 9PM in Room B-114 on NCCC Sanborn Campus
TO REGISTER: Call 716-210-2515 or E-Mail us at: sbdc@niagaracc.suny.edu

 

Summer Sizzlers

Social Media Basics For Your Business

Are your online efforts reaching your target markets?   Social Media Basics For your Business reviews different social media websites and what they have to offer for your business.  The seminar also discusses social media marketing strategies for effectively reaching your target markets.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:30-3:30PM

Developing A Marketing Plan

This session will be an introduction to marketing fundamentals. Topics will include definition of target markets, market segmentation strategies and variables.  Includes developing pricing and promotion strategies.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:30-3:30PM

Financing Sources and Business Plan Development

Learn about local resources and what lenders are looking for in a successful loan application. Learn the components of a business plan. See how personal finances affect your access to capital. Determine how much money you need to start or grow your business.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 1:30-3:30PM

Recordkeeping For Small Business

Included in this session: The fundamentals of bookkeeping, methods to facilitate bookkeeping, intro to cash flow planning and financing, and managing your money for a successful business.  

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 1:30-3:30PM

 

All WORKSHOPS ARE AT THE NIAGARA FALLS CULINARY INSTITUTE  ROOM 234

28 OLD FALLS STREET  NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14303

TO REGISTER: Call 716-210-2515 or E-Mail us at: sbdc@niagaracc.suny.edu

Quickbooks Training

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Introduction to Quickbooks (Desktop)
Learn QuickBooks basics. Explore the program including: Company File Set-ups, Managing Bank Accounts, Receiving Customer Payments, Making Deposits & Entering/Paying Bills. Learn about Lists/Chart of Accounts. Topics may vary at discretion of instructor and skills/needs of the class.

Prior knowledge of accounting not required.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 and Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9:00-12:00 noon - 8:45am sign in
$79
NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room CA126, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132

Intermediate Quickbooks (Desktop)
Delve into more complicated QuickBooks concepts. Learn about: Credit Cards/Loans, how to Track/Pay Sales Tax & how to Analyze Financial Data through financial reports/graphs. Session may also include: Adjusting Journal Entries, Inventory,Payroll-Tracking, Job Costing & Time Estimates. Topics may vary at the discretion of the instructor & skills/needs of the class.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 and Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:00-12:00 noon - 8:45am sign in
$79
NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room CA126, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132

REGISTRATION REQUIRED    TO REGISTER: Call: SBDC 716-210-2515 /E-Mail us at: sbdc@niagaracc.suny.edu

If you take both seminars, they are available at a reduced rate of $140.00.

*** Instruction Not Suitable For MAC users or Online users***

Online Small Business and Start-up Training

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Comprehensive training at NO CHARGE!

Learn how to grow / start your business at your own pace with complete support from advisors at the Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

EntreSkills is a an online entrepreneurial education course developed by the New York SBDC.

There are three programs designed to meet the needs of:

  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Educators: for all age levels
  • Veterans

Get started now or call 716-210-2515 to learn more.

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