Special Events

2019 Training Seminars

Build Your Online Business

This is a 4-hour course split into two 2-hour sessions for the following dates:

  • Part I:  July 9, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Part II:  July 16 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

In Build Your Online Business, students build an online business using G Suite applications.

By the end of these lessons,  students will be able to:

  • Outline their skills, interests, resources, and validate a business idea
  • Conduct market research and organize their findings in a slideshow presentation
  • Determine the best online marketplace to sell their product/service
  • Design a flyer to promote the business product/service
  • Use a spreadsheet to track inventory, spending, and profits
  • Create a customer feedback survey

Attendees will need to bring a laptop with the current version of Chrome or Firefox browser.

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15 Hour Small Business Training Program 
Are you starting a business? Are you already in business and need an entrepreneurial “tune-up?” The Small Business Training Program is for you. Learn from the experts how to build your idea into a profitable venture.  Topics include:

  • Discovering how to avoid risks and improve your chances of success
  • Assessing the financial and market feasibility of your business
  • Discovering how to understand and develop financial statements – the key to effective planning, decision-making and profits
  • Presentations and Q&A from professionals such as bankers, insurance agents, and accountants

WHEN: Sessions take place on Wednesday, July 10 and Wednesday July 17, from 9:00am - 4:30pm

WHERE: Otsego Now Offices, 189 Main Street, Oneonta, NY

Both sessions are included in the price of $75.00. An SBDC Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the 2nd session.

This Certificate is a requirement of the Otsego County and City of Oneonta Microenterprise Grant Program.

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