Free Workshop: Foundations of Excel

This workshop will introduce prospective and current business owners to excel, how it works and how it can be used to do analysis for your business. Heather Hamlin, MBA, is the owner of J & H Troy Limited Business Solutions, a company dedicated to helping small businesses and non-profits improve their…

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Free Workshop: Email and Digital Marketing

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the concepts of marketing on the web, formatting email/social posts and measuring the success of email campaigns. With an emphasis on “content marketing” this workshop will teach participants the benefits and various applications of targeted email and social media marketing to create and…

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Free Workshop: The Three Dimensional Business Model

This workshop, featuring Christian Grieco, principal at Optimus One, a technology consulting firm specializing in helping to build triple bottom line businesses, explores the newly created B Corporation and how this business model can improve the responsiveness and sustainability of a business venture. Thursday, January 28th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 255 Orange St.,…

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Free Workshop: Business Opportunity Day/Oportunidad de Como Comenzar un Negocio

Centro Civico and the Community Loan Fund present: Business Opportunity Day on Saturday, January 16th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 143-145 East Main Street, Amsterdam. Registration begins at 9:30 am. We’ll offer information on business start-up, business planning, marketing, finance, insurance, accounting, and general business issues. Presentations will be…

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8-week Small Business Planning Course begins January 23

Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business with our 8-week intensive training course, offered in partnership with the Huether School of Business of The College of Saint Rose. Class topics include: developing a business plan, strategic planning, marketing, sales forecasting, financial management and analysis, legal, insurance and tax issues. The course provides fundamental planning concepts and tools to help existing and potential business owners. The course will be held at 920 Albany Street in Schenectady.

Saturday mornings from 9-Noon at 920 Albany Street in Schenectady. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot. The tuition for the course is $160 and includes class materials and light refreshments. Scholarships may be available. For more information or to register, please call Paul Stewart at 436-8586 x805 or email