Small Business Development Center

“An excellent resource to have on your side. I’m still utilizing their services while I elevate, expand, and grow my business.” – Katie Graves, Craft Coffee House

8 Part Entrepreneur Series

(Due to Covid-19, Series may change to a Webinar only format at any time.  We will notify you in that occurrence.)

You must register weekly – a confirmation email will be sent to you with the login information

No Cost – Attendance Limited

September 22-November 10, 2020
Tuesday evenings
Times: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Seminar Topics:

Entrepreneurship in Difficult Times: Planning is more important than ever

September 22, 2020

This class explains entrepreneurship and discuss its importance. It covers the three main reasons people decide to become entrepreneurs. It identifies the four main characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and explains five common myths regarding entrepreneurship. Finally, it explores the entrepreneurial process and the business plan

Social Media for Small Business

September 29, 2020

Are your online efforts reaching your target markets? Social Media Basics For Your Business reviews different social media websites and what they have to offer for your business. The seminar also discusses social media marketing strategies for effectively reaching your target markets.


Budget & Recordkeeping

October 6, 2020

Included in this session: The fundamentals of budgeting and recordkeeping, methods to facilitate bookkeeping, intro to cash flow planning and financing, and managing your money for a successful business.


Marketing For Small Business

October 20, 2020

This session will be an introduction to marketing fundamentals. Topics will include the definition of target markets, market segmentation strategies, and variables.  Includes developing pricing and promotion strategies.


Understanding Your Financial Picture

October 27, 2020

  • Budget forecasting
  • Comparing yourself to your industry
  • Determining your break-even point and your bottom line
  • Guiding you towards understanding your Financial Picture
  • How personal finances affect your access to capital
  • Learn what lenders require
  • Understanding your cash flow

Business Owner’s Insurance

October 13, 2020

This session will discuss insurance plans specific to small business owners. Topics include General Liability with a discussion of products, completed business operations, catastrophe insurance (umbrella), and business, automobile, and NYS insurance compensation laws. Learn how to protect your assets.

Taxes and the Small Business

November 3, 2020

Topics will include 5 forms of business structure: proprietorship, partnership, corporation, s-corp, and limited liability. Also covered: tax issues in each form, documentation and bookkeeping requirements, and tax consequences related to each.

Leadership: Employee & Self-Motivation

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November 10, 2020

Topics include how to be an effective leader, team building, assertiveness, and effective communicating. Overcoming work anxiety, and prioritizing tasks/goals are also be discussed.

Location: Niagara County Community College – Room E-140
Sanborn, NY 14132
Registration is Required

Phone: 716-210-2515


Lynn Oswald, Director
NCCC Small Business Development Center
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, New York 14132
Phone: 716- 210-2515
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm