SBA Buffalo District Newsletter - February 2020 Edition

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Buffalo District Office  -DECEMBER 2019

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From the Director's Desk

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SBA Buffalo District Resource Partner Network

Gain the confidence to move forward with help of our SBA Buffalo District resource partner network:  SCORE Buffalo Niagara, Small Business Development Centers (Buffalo, Niagara, Jamestown and Brockport) and our Women's Business Center at Canisius College.

 

Our independent organizations funded by the SBA provide high-quality training and counseling designed to meet the specific needs of small business owners - for free!  You're never far away from SBA-experts who can help your business thrive!  Visit our website today and learn more: SBA Buffalo District


STRAIGHT TALK Opens Doors for Aging Well Care Management, LLC

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For over 25 years, Aging Well Care Management, LLC, owner and certified care manager, Michelle Spencer has worked for a skilled nursing facilities as a unit social worker and discharge planner. Eventually, becoming the director of social work. Though, in December of 2018, Michelle found herself unemployed due to staffing layoffs.

“I found myself at a standing at a crossroads between finding another job within my industry which was very limited or starting my own business, said Michelle Spencer. “Throughout my experiences working in various areas of senior care, what stuck in my mind most was the lack of personalized and independent care management services available to seniors and their families. Services that would guide them to sustainable solutions and choices to help ease the challenges of aging.”

And so, when it came to starting her small business, Michelle had to seek help. She found it at the 23rd annual Straight Talk conference, where the SCORE mentors and resources she met and the seminars she..read more


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STRAIGHT TALK THE SERIES MARCH SCHEDULE

Straight Talk 2020 Series - Session 5 - 3/3/20 - C0045
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Risk Management from the Insurance Perspective and Federal Taxes – Protecting yourself, your employees and your business is critical. If you have previously registered for the January 25th Straight Talk Conference, you are automatically registered for the eight Straight Talk evening sessions. You need not do a further registration.
Daemen College

Straight Talk 2020 Series - Session 6 - 3/10/20 - C0045
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Marketing your Small Business and Getting your Business Online – Marketing brings customers through your door to generate sales. If you have previously registered for the January 25th Straight Talk Conference, you are automatically registered for the eight Straight Talk evening sessions. You need not do a further registration.
Daemen College

Straight Talk 2020 Series - Session 7 - 3/17/20 - C0045
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Social Media & Internet Marketing Secrets, Crowdfunding and Federal Government Contracting If you have previously registered for the January 25th Straight Talk Conference, you are automatically registered for the eight Straight Talk evening sessions. You need not do a further registration.
Daemen College

Straight Talk 2020 Series - Session 8 - 3/24/20 - C0045
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Managing your Credit Score, Next Steps and Moving Forward, Graduation – When getting financing for your business, having good credit is important. If you have previously registered for the January 25th Straight Talk Conference, you are automatically registered for the eight Straight Talk evening sessions. You need not do a further registration.
Daemen College

 


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