Local Workshops

Fall 2013 Workshops

 

 

Workshops held at Business Resource Center, Kingston, NY

 

The Hows & Whys of Writing a Business Plan

Seminar Leaders: SCORE Mentors. Our counselors are business professionals and have a wide range of business experience.

Seminar will focus on the following:

· Why write a business plan?

· Shape your vision into a workable plan

· What is needed to develop both a long and short  term focused plan

· How a Business Plan should be constructed to gain financing

Subjects include:

· Projections – Revenue/Expenses

· Competition

· Mission Statement

· Marketing/advertising sales

Thur, Apr 10 ● 6-8:30pm

1 Session • $10

 

DCB 941-06 • BRC


Alternative Business Financing

Workshop leader: David Andrews, Business owner and business consultant for over twenty years. David is experienced in many industries and has worked with large and small companies advising on opening new markets and increasing sales.

Workshop will focus on:

· New ways to raise capital

· What the new fund raising laws can mean to you

· Places to start

The new JOBS Act has changed the rules and regulations and overall landscape for small businesses.

David will provide an overview of several ways to raise capital and get shareholders that are open to small businesses

Tue, Apr 29 • 6-8:00pm

1 session • $10

 

DCB 118-02 • BRC

 


 

How Can I Improve my Company’s Website?

Workshop Leaders: Etela Ivkovic is the General Manager at DragonSearch. Ralph Legnini is a search engine optimization specialist at DragonSearch. A leading internet marketing company in the Hudson Valley and in NYC.

Workshop will focus on the following:

· Workshop Visitor Usability

· Brand Projection

· SEO (Search Engine  Optimization)

This will give the small business owner an overview of important things to keep in mind for your website to get the best long term results.

Second half of this evening session will look at several attendees’ websites, and the workshop leaders will:

· Show how to improve the  site to better connect with visitors

· Identify major issues

· Make recommendations for refining navigation and structure

· Evaluate copywriting and other content

· Point out opportunities from a marketing and usability standpoint

Tues, May 13 • 6-8:30pm

1 session • $10

 

DCB 338-01• BRC


 

Women in Business – Navigating the Cultural Divide

Workshop Leader: Susan Colchamiro, former Sales Manager for Sears Roebuck and former business owner of Senior Services, retired. Former VP New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and Immediate Past President Board of Directors of The Children’s Home of Kingston.

• The undecided women entrepreneur; how to come up with a new idea.

• Successful women use the internet.

• Overcoming the challenges facing women in business.

• What is success?

Wed, Jun 4 • 6-8:00pm

1 session • $10

 

DCB 236-03 • BRC

 

To register for the classes held in Kingston, NY, call  845-339-2025

Veterans are welcome as SCORE guests at no cost - Registration is required
Workshops will be held at Business Resource Center, 1 Development Court, Kingston, NY

 



 

Workshops held at BOCES, Port Ewen, NY

Starting a Business

Workshop Leader: Susan Colchamiro retired Sales Manager for Sears Roebuck. Former business owner of Senior Services. Retired VP New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and Immediate Past President Board of Directors of The Children’s Home of Kingston.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Agenda will include the 20 questions to ask yourself before starting a business
  • We will present issues confronting the aspiring entrepreneur
  • The elements of starting a business in Ulster County
  • Financial resources
  • What kind of business do I want?
  • What products and services will my business provide?

Wed, Apr 23 • 6–8pm

1session • $10

BU143-0423CT

 


 

The Why and How of Writing a Business Plan

Workshop Leader: Susan Colchamiro.

Our counselors are business professionals and

have a range of experience in many business fields.

The workshop will focus on:

 

  • Why do I need a business plan?
  • Let’s talk Mission Statements
  • What is needed to develop a long and short term focused plan?
  • How a business plan is structured

 

Wed, May 7 • 6-8pm

1 session • $10

BU140-0507CT


           

Let’s Write a Business Plan Together

Workshop Leader: Susan Colchamiro.

Our counselors are business professionals and

have a range of experience in many business fields.

This workshop will focus on putting the pieces of a

Business Plan together

 

  • How it can be used as a tool
  • Current and future business planning
  • Description of your business
  • Market analysis
  • Competition
  • HR, financial needs
  • Develop a summary for you to use in your own

 

Business plan

Wed, May 21• 6–8pm

1 session • $10

BU144-0521CT

 

           

So You Want to Open a Restaurant

This workshop will be presented by: Janet Irizarry,

Restaurant consultant from; TheRestaurantPlaybook.com

and past owner of several successful restaurants

The workshop will focus on:

 

  • How to open a restaurant and avoid costly mistakes
  • Developing a concept
  • Creating a business plan
  • Raising finances
  • Additional resources

 

Thur, Jun 5 • 6-8pm

1 session • $10

BU148-0605CT

To register for BOCES courses held in Port Ewen, NY, call: 845-331-5050

Online registration: www.ulsterboces.org

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