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Straight Talk Seminar Series (February 2 - March 22, 2016)
The Straight Talk 2016 program continues with a FREE 8-week follow-on seminar series starting on February 2, and continuing for 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, NY 14214.
See below for the seminar descriptions and registration links. $5 each or $30 for the whole series. If you are already paid for Straight Talk Saturday you are paid for the series.
February 2 - Business Plans I and Library Resources
February 9 - Business Plans II and Elements of a Financial Plan
February 16 - Business Ethics and Risk Management From the Legal Perspective
February 23 - Home-Based Business Strategies for Success, New York State Taxes and The Affordable Care Act
March 1 - Risk Management from the Insurance Perspective and Federal Taxes
March 8 - Marketing Your Small Business and Getting your Business Online for Less Than $100
March 15 - Social Media and Internet Marketing Secrets, Crowdfunding and Funding Your Small Business
March 22 - Managing Your Credit Score and Funding Your Small Business
An Exceptional Eight-Week Straight Talk Series for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Existing Businesses
- 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM Medaille College, Buffalo Campus
- Light refreshments (e.g. pizza or subs) served at break
- Register before February 2, 2016 for all 8 events for one price OR
- Register for each seminar in the series as you wish (maximum $5 each session)
- Attend all 8 sessions and receive a Certificate of Completion that satisfies educational requirement for ECIDA Microloans.
The 8-week follow-on seminar series starts on February 2, 2016 and continuing for 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM in the Main Building at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, NY 14214. Register for all 8 or pick and choose the ones you wish,
If you registered and paid for Straight Talk 2016, you are already registered and paid for the series.
World Class Straight Talk Seminar Series Schedule and Registration Links:
Business Plans I and Library Resources
A business plan provides you with a comprehensive, detailed overview of all the aspects of your business. It is critical to start, grow and obtain financing for your business. The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library provides a wealth of information for free to business owners. This seminar will teach you the critical inputs to your business plan and about the important services provided by the library and how to access them. Cost only $5 per seminar or $30 for all 8.
to register for Session 1 or all 8 at a discount
Business Plans II and Elements of a Financial Plan
To successfully operate a business, it is necessary to understand your Balance Sheet, P&L and Cash Flow. This program will provide you an understanding of the most important part of the business, how your cash and money work for you. Cost only $5 per seminar or $30 for all 8.
to register for Session 2 or all 8 at a discount
Business Ethics and Risk Management From the Legal Perspective
Business Ethics are critical no matter what industry you are in, the wrong move can make or break your business. Understanding the different organizational types (Sole Proprietor, LLC, Corporations) have a significant impact on your business. This seminar will provide you an understanding of business ethics and the steps you need to take to protect your business legally. Cost only $5 per seminar or $30 for all 8.
to register for Session 2 or all 8 at a discount
Home-Based Business Strategies for Success, New York State Taxes and the Affordable Care Act
This workshop will teach you strategies for success when running a home-based business, information on what you need to do for your New York State sales and income tax and information on health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. Cost is only $5.
to register for Session 4
Risk Management From the Insurance Perspective and Federal Taxes
Protecting yourself, your employees and your business is critical to every business owner. Join us to learn about insurance protections you should take to run your business. The second part of this workshop will focus on Federal Tax strategies and information. Cost is only $5.
to register for Session 5
Marketing Your Small Business and Getting Your Business Online for Less Than $100
Marketing brings customers through your door to generate sales. Marketing is an ever-evolving and important business process. One important part of Marketing in 2016 is making sure your business is online. This program will teach you strategies and tactics for marketing your business and how to get your business online for less than $100. Cost is only $5.
to register for Session 6
Social Media and Internet Marketing Secrets, Crowdfunding and Funding Your Small Business
Social Media and Internet Marketing create significant leads and advantages for small business owners. Your credit score is an important part of getting a small business loan. Attend this program to learn the secrets of social media and internet marketing.
Gain insights into the fast growing crowdfunding options for funding your business.
Cost is only $5.
to register for Session 7
Managing your Credit Score and Funding your Small Business
Capital is crucial to the success of a business, whether you are trying to expand or you are trying to start the business. Understanding the process of borrowing money, what lending institutions are looking for and how to prepare to ask for a loan are very important to small business owners. In this seminar you will hear from multiple people in the lending industry who will help guide you through the process of borrowing money. Presenters: TBD.
to register for Session 8