For Immediate Release —March 25, 2009
Contact:
David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5516
irwin@geneseo.edu

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 open to the public.   To register or obtain more information on any of the workshops, call 585-245-5429.

Cash Flow:  Key to Bottom Line Success

March 26, 2009
6 – 9 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
Holcomb Building, Room 275 (use parking lots N, NN or M)
Cost:  Free

AND

April 1, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce (6470 Rt. 20A, Perry, NY  14530)
Cost:  Free

This hands-on workshop will cover how to set up a cash flow plan; how to project cash flow needs; how to raise cash; and how to adjust spending to preserve cash. 

Basic Exporting in Challenging Economic Times

March 30, 2009
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Livingston County Government Building (6 Court St, Geneseo), Rooms 205 and 208
Cost:  $25 per person

This program will feature speakers from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce; a regional freight forwarder firm; an international banker; and experts on trade with Canada, one of the most lucrative and easy to reach international markets.

Marketing for the Small Business Owner

April 15, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Arcade Area Chamber of Commerce (684 W. Main St., Arcade, NY)
Cost:  Free

AND

April 16, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
Holcomb Building, Room 275 (use parking lots N, NN or M)
Cost:  Free

This workshop addresses branding, product/service pitching, networking, competitive analysis and other marketing topics vital to a successful business.

How to Survive in a Tough Economy

April 24, 2009
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Livingston County Government Building (6 Court St, Geneseo), Rooms 205 and 208
Cost:  $15 per person

A forum of experienced small business owners will discuss how they survive, or even prosper, in an economic downturn.  This program is co-sponsored by the Wyoming County and Livingston County Chambers of Commerce, the Alliance for Business Growth, and the Livingston County Development Group.

How to Start a Small Business

April 29, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce (6470 Rt. 20A, Perry, NY)
Cost:  Free

AND

April 30, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
Holcomb Building, Room 275 (use parking lots N, NN or M)
Cost:  Free

An experienced business owner/adviser will provide an overview of needs for starting and financing a small business.  Topics will include selecting the right business structure, licenses and permits, business planning, market research, startup costs, financial management, record keeping and other essential information.

Introduction to Quickbooks

May 18, 2009
1 – 4 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
South Hall, Room 138 (use parking lot B)
Cost:  $49

This hands-on workshop will provide step-by-step instructions for using the most common Quickbooks features.  Learn how to create your own company, track and manage sales and expenditures, etc.  Taught by a certified Quickbooks instructor.  No knowledge of accounting is required.

Mastering Quickbooks

June 1, 2009
1 – 4 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
South Hall, Room 138 (use parking lot B)
Cost:  $49

This workshop covers advanced Quickbooks business bookkeeping program tips, tricks and shortcuts and covers pass-through expenses, payroll, inventory, sales tax, estimates, year-end procedures, etc.  Taught by a certified Quickbooks instructor.

NOTE:  If you attend both the Introduction to Quickbooks and Mastering Quickbooks sessions, the combined fee is only $90.

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