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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

PPP Forgiveness Review

Please join the Niagara SBDC and guest speaker Shieke Sharpe, CPA, CFE, to learn more about the recent changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.

These live webinars will also include an overview of the revised Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness application and the new short form. We'll review both forms, step by step, and help you determine which form is right for your business.


PPP webinar flyer

2 Live Sessions
Wednesday- July 1, 2020

Morning Session - 9:00am to 10:30am Register
Afternoon Session - 3:00pm to 4:30pm Register
*No Cost - Must Register*

Training provided at no charge thanks to a grant
from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation


Niagara County Community College - online
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Call: 716-210-2515



 8 Part Entrepreneur Series

(Series may change to Webinar Format if necessary)

You must register weekly - a confirmation email will be sent to you with the login information.

Seminar Topics:

Entrepreneurship in Difficult Times:
Planning is more important than ever

Fall Dates available soon

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 explains five common myths regarding entrepreneurship. Finally, it explores the entrepreneurial process and the business plan.

Social Media for Small Business 

Fall Dates available soon

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  

Fall Dates Available soon

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

Marketing For Small Business 

Fall Dates Available Soon 

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 

Fall Dates Available Soon

  • Guiding you towards 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

Fall Dates Available Soon

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

Fall Dates Available Soon

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 & Self-Motivation

Fall Dates Available Soon

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.

Tuesday evenings
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Niagara County Community College - Room C-163
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132

*No Cost - Attendance Limited - Must Register Weekly*

   Call: 716-210-2515

Quickbooks Training

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. Lists/Chart of Accounts. Topics may vary at discretion of instructor and skills/needs of the class.

*Prior knowledge of accounting not required.

Postponed Until Further Notice: More Information to Come

Niagara County Community College - 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, and how to Analyze Financial Data through 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.

Postponed Until Further Notice: More Information to Come

Niagara County Community College - Room CA126
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132


*Attend both seminars for a reduced rate of $140.00*

*Please call the SBDC office to register to hold your spot (with credit card)*

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

NCCC Small Business Development Center
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132

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QuickBooks Training

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.