Small Business Development Center Schedules Spring Workshops

GENESEO, N.Y. - The Small Business Development Center at SUNY Geneseo has scheduled a variety of spring workshops for those running a business or contemplating starting one. All are free and open to the public.


To register in advance or obtain more information on any of the workshops, email frederek@geneseo.edu or barth@geneseo.edu. If you have no internet access, call 585-245-5367 Monday through Friday between 3-4 p.m. to register.

 

How to Buy or Sell a Private Business
April 13, 2010
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
Holcomb Building, Room 225 (use parking lots N, NN or M)

Buying an existing business is a sound alternative to starting one from scratch, but what's involved in buying one? If you already own a business and need to sell it, there is a specific process to follow that will increase the likelihood of a successful deal that maximizes your income. This session describes the sale process from both the seller's and buyer's perspectives and addresses the main issues in a sale, including financing and due diligence requirements. The instructor is an experienced business broker, certified appraiser and professional. Handouts will be provided.

Marketing and Cash Flow Management
April 20, 2010
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
Holcomb Building, Room 225 (use parking lots N, NN or M)

Selecting the right marketing tools for your business is critical for success. Find out what the tools are and how to use them effectively, including how to write an effective ad. Then let's do what you want to do the least: build a cash flow budget that will show you how to figure out how much money you will need to be successful. The instructor is a successful business owner and professional adviser. Handouts will be provided.

Starting and Running Your Own Business
April 27, 2010
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
Holcomb Building, Room 225 (use parking lots N, NN or M)

This two-hour workshop covers the waterfront about starting and running your own business. It is an overview designed to help you know what is involved and what resources are needed for success. Subjects include filing a DBA, building a budget, marketing your product or service, advertising, public relations, hiring employees, business advisers, borrowing money, getting grants, paying sales tax, business and personal taxes, selecting a business to go into, and much more. The instructor is a successful business owner and professional adviser. Handouts will be provided.