The SBDC presents "Survive and Thrive: Essentials for Starting Your Own Business": a workshop covering all the essential information needed to start a business. For further information contact our office (716) 878-4030. January Survive and Thrive Workshop
Five intensive workshops in entrepreneurship will provide essential knowledge for creating and operating your own arts enterprise. Learn how to develop your creative business in the studio arts, graphic and digital design, animation, film, music performance, audio technology, theater, dance, creative writing, communication, and other creative endeavors. Offered over five consecutive Thursday evenings at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the workshops will inform you about understanding your market; selling locally, nationally, and on the WEB; how to prepare a guiding plan; and the role of finance in your business. For further information contact our office at(716) 878-4030.
The SBDC's Social Enterprise Center offers two workshops which can be taken together or separately. Social Enterprise 101 introduces participants to the Social Enterprise Center, Benefit Corporations, social business planning, and marketing and financing tools for your business. Social Enterprise 201 introduces participants to the Quick Impact Assessment, a great way to begin measuring your social and environmental impacts as a business, which can be used for marketing, transparency, and benchmarking to improve your impact. For more information call (716) 878-4030.
New York State Curety bond Assistance Prgram provides MWBE and small business contractors with training, technical assistance and credit support to secure bonds necessary for state contracts. Businesses that have never been bonded or require increased bonding capacity will benefit from this statewide program. For further information for the 2018 MWBE Contractor program contact (716) 878-4030.
The KidBiz program is a small-scale summer entrepreneurial and educational program for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders which culiminates in an open air market along bustling Elmwood Avenue. For further information please contact the office at (716) 878-4030.
The Buffalo Small Business Development Center has launched a program to train new leaders in the “blue economy.” With one of the largest freshwater resources just next door, Western New York’s economy hinges on the innovative and environmentally responsible use of our water. Entrepreneurs will learn about opportunities and competitive advantages in water-conscious business. For further information please contact our office at (716) 878-4030.
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