Rochester Area Small Business Seminars and Training for February 18 - February 23, 2019

Rochester Branch Office- February 2019

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Rochester Area Small Business

Seminars and Trainings For The Week:

UPCOMING

Thursdays, February 28 - April 11, 2019

Women Owned Small Business Finance Bootcamp

This is a 7 week series and it will provide you with information on strategic planning for your business, understanding the credit rating process, understanding financial statements, effective negotiation strategies and preparing a loan proposal.  The last session will include a lender matchmaker providing participants with the opportunity to meet with area lenders and pitch your financing proposal.

Date:  Thursdays, February 28 - April 11

Location:  City of Rochester Conference Room  South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY  14614

Time:  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This is a FREE workshop series and PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED

To register and for more information, please contact:

Virginia Smith at 585-263-6700 or at Virginia.Smith@sba.gov

 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

SCORE Workshop

How Cash Moves Through Your Business

This workshop will take you through the basic financial statements of a company using real world examples and easy to understand terms.  The goal is to impart the notion that profit does not equal cash flow.

We will share areas where things can break down if one is not careful, but also show where opportunities are to run your business better and gain a competitive advantage. 

When:  Saturday, March 2

Time:  9:00 am - 11:00 am

Where:  Five Star Bank - City Gate

               395 Westfall Road (Next to Costco)

                Rochester, NY  14620

Cost:  $29.00

Click here to register:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg2dbzfad85603cb&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

USDA / SBA Day

Stop in and learn more about the USDA and SBA and what they can offer to small business owners.

Where:  Five Star Bank

              2 Seneca Street

              Geneva, NY  14456

Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

SBDC Workshop

Rochester Community Construction Contractor Forum 2019

Construction & economic development representatives from the City of Rochester, Monroe County and New York State will discuss planned construction projects for the region and how you can participate on these projects.  Part of the forum will include information regarding financing and bonding programs available for contractors.

This a FREE event

When:  Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Where:  Central Library - Rundel Memorial Building

              Kusler-Cox Auditorium, 3rd Floor

              115 South Avenue

               Rochester, NY  14604

For more information contact:  SBDC at 585-395-8410

Click here to register:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg3bghwj21510793&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

SBA / Monroe County Finger Lakes Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Women in Government Contracting Workshop

Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) are increasing in number, range, diversity and earning power.  As women business owners expand their companies, they contribute to the growth of our national economy and defense. 

Come hear first hand from our panel of successful WOSBs, Buyers and Agencies about what it takes to sell to the government.

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible:

* Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or

* Economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs)

* Allow for Sole Sourcing

When:  Friday, March 8, 2019

Time:  1:00 - 3:30 pm

Where:  International Arrivals Hall, Greater Rochester International Airport

              1200 Brooks Avenue

               Rochester, NY  14624

Cost:  FREE

Click here to register: http://www.center-gateway.com/033000/index.php?EVT=53346

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Export Compliance - Part 3:  Export Sales Contracts and Agent Agreements

This is part 3 of a 4 part export information series.

Where:  Pittsford Public Library

              24 State Street, Fisher Meeting Room, 1st Floor

              Pittsford, NY 14534

To Register email or call:  Tammi.Bennett@sba.gov or 585-263-6700

Please note that Part 2 of this series will be rescheduled soon.

 

Saturdays, March 23 - April 6, 2019

SCORE Workshop Series

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Not Just for Rankings Anymore!

In this 3 week series of hand on, interactive workshops, discover how you can leverage an SEO strategy for your business.  This series covers keyword research, how to get found on Google, what SEO looks like in 2019 & beyond, plus much more.

In this series you will gain insights on:

* The top trends in SEO for 2019 and beyond and why it is so important in your business today

* The step by step methods that SEO experts use today to get you noticed

* What Google REALLY wants you to know (and do) and how to do that explained in "easy to understand" terms

* The other places (Search Engines) that are important to your SEO that will help the other methods that are rarely mentioned for an effective SEO strategy

* How to find the conversations that matter so your clients choose you

Ultimately, the attendee will come away with an understanding of SEO that will help them optimize their web presence themselves or be able to direct their webmaster in what they want done to get the results online for their business!

This workshop series is intended for someone who has a website OR online presence that wants to learn how to have an effective, working SEO strategy that gets them more clients!

When:  Saturdays, March 23, 30 and April 6, 2019

Where:  City of Rochester Conference Room

              North Fitzhugh Street (Outside the Sister Cities Parking Garage)

              Rochester, NY  14614

Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost:  $75.00 for the series

Click here to register:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg37fu0fa75c2ce8&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

SCORE Workshop

Business & Estate Transition Planning for Farm Owners

This workshop is intended for farm owners, agriculture business owners and small family business owners.

Why you should attend?

* It's never too early to learn steps necessary to successfully transition your life's work

* Strengthen and secure your farm's future

* We'll help you reduce your risk of doing nothing (not having a plan)

* Learn about resources available to you

What will you learn?

* The importance of valuing your business

* Planning for your farm's future

* Essential steps for farm / business transition planning

* Protecting and planning for your future and possible retirement

* Understanding the importance of succession or transition planning

* Key elements of estate planning

When:  Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time:  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where:  Five Star Bank (next to Costco)

              395 Westfall Road

              Rochester, NY  14620

Cost:  FREE

To register click here:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg36k7n5403237d6&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Wednesdays, March 27 - April 24, 2019

SCORE Suburban Workshop Series

Small Business Startup & Survival

Are you thinking of starting a business and need some guidance?  Have you just started a small business and need some help?  If you answered YES, this workshop series has been designed especially for you.  It will provide key information to all the basic components of running a small business and allow you to tap into the knowledge of experienced professionals.  Topics include:  business planning, funding your business, accounting, legal, insurance and marketing considerations.

When:  Wednesdays, March 27 - April 24, 2019

Where:  Sweden Clarkson Recreation Center

              4927 Lake Road South

              Brockport, NY  14420

Time:  6:30 - 8:30 pm

Cost:  $59.00 for the entire series

Registration opens on March 10th.

Click here to register.

https://swedenclarksonrec.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=1825

 

Mondays, April 22 - May 20, 2019

SCORE Suburban Workshop Series

Small Business Startup & Survival

Are you thinking of starting a business and need some guidance?  Have you just started a small business and need some help?  If you answered YES, this workshop series has been designed especially for you.  It will provide key information to all the basic components of running a small business and allow you to tap into the knowledge of experienced professionals.  Topics include:  business planning, funding your business, accounting, legal, insurance and marketing considerations.

When:  Mondays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13 and 20,  2019

Where:  Rush Henrietta High School

              1799 Lehigh Station Road

              Henrietta, NY  14467

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Cost:  $59.00 for the entire series

To register please call:  585-359-7805

 

Wednesdays, May 1 - 29, 2019

SCORE Suburban Workshop Series

Small Business Startup & Survival

Are you thinking of starting a business and need some guidance?  Have you just started a small business and need some help?  If you answered YES, this workshop series has been designed especially for you.  It will provide key information to all the basic components of running a small business and allow you to tap into the knowledge of experienced professionals.  Topics include:  business planning, funding your business, accounting, legal, insurance and marketing considerations.

When:  Wednesdays, May 2, 8, 15, 22 and 29th,  2019

Where:  Macedon Public Library

              30 Main Street

              Macedon, NY  14502

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Cost:  $40.00 for the entire series

Click here to register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg2hf23af20f78f7&oseq=&c=&ch=