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
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Entrepreneurial Training: Start-up & Growth Stages

9 Part Training Series

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Starting in late March! Registration opens in January 2019

Seminar Topics:

Entrepreneurship - 3/20/19

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 - 3/27/19

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 - 4/3/19

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 - 4/17/19

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 - 4/10/19

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.

Business Owner’s Insurance - 5/1/19

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 - 5/8/19

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.

Understanding Your Financial Picture - 4/24/19

Understanding your financial picture. Learn how to determine your breakeven point and bottom line. See how personal finances affect your access to capital. Learn what lenders require. Learn budget forecasting. Understand your cash flow. Compare yourself to your industry.

Leadership/ Employee and Self-Motivation - 5/15/19

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 C161 on NCCC Sanborn Campus


TO REGISTER:  Call 716.210.2515 or E-Mail us at:



Got an idea for a new Business or Enterprise?

Discover how to:

  • Identify your customers' needs
  • Analyze your profit potential
  • Go from idea to reality
  • Sharpen your business leadership skills

An Interactive Workshop

Niagara County Community College - Room C-161

3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132

Saturday March 9, 2019

9:45am - Sign-In; 10:00am to 12:00pm Program

No cost - Seats are limited (must register)

Register Here or call (716) 210-2515

Quickbooks Training

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Introduction to Quickbooks
Learn how to create your company, track and manage sales and expenditures: analyze financial data, reports and graphs. No prior knowledge of accounting is needed.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and Tuesday, June 11, 2019
9:00-12:00 noon - 8:45am sign in
NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room CA126, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132

Mastering Quickbooks
This program will cover pass- through expenses, payroll, inventory, sales tax, estimates, adjustments and year-end procedures. Learn to save time and ensure accuracy.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 and Thursday, June 13, 2019
9:00-12:00 noon - 8:45am sign in
NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room CA126, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132


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.