WEDC offers a wide array of programs and services for entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. Find out which of our offerings is best for you!
Next seminar: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
First Steps Program
If you want to find out if small business ownership is right for you and want to make sure your personal financial situation provides a sufficient foundation, then begin your training with this two-part series.
What’s covered: This program includes an entrepreneurial self-assessment, a look at your business concept, discussion of target market, competition and funding requirements, & financial readiness skills for successful entrepreneurs.
Our next First Steps Programs will be offered fall 2014 at the Mount Vernon Public Library. For more information and to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about WEDC's First Steps Program at our Mid-Hudson Satellite (WEDC-MHV) please contact email@example.com.
60+ Hour Entrepreneurial Training Program offered in English and in Spanish
If you have an idea for a business, some experience in the field, and basic computer skills, then this course is right for you. Contact us for additional information and to register for our fall 2014 program. Apply on-line or Download the application here.
What's covered: This 60+ hour course teaches you how to write a business plan. Instruction includes success planning, market planning, cash flow, operations, legal issues, marketing and social media. Participants prepare detailed and professional business plans and present them to an executive panel that includes representatives from the business and banking sectors. The next cycle will begin in fall 2014 in Yonkers (generally meets on Monday nights) and White Plains (generally meets on Wednesday nights).
For information about WEDC's 60 Hour Business Training Program at our Mid-Hudson Satellite (WEDC-MHV) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Exchange Program (PEP)- for recent graduates of our 60 Hour Program
After graduation, continue to move your business forward by signing up for our PEP program. Join us for facilitated peer support, twice a month for four months. Begins September 16, 2014. Click here for additional information.
What's covered: This post-graduate program focuses on setting goals and objectives, developing realistic action plans, addressing obstacles, tracking progress and celebrating successes.
For information about WEDC's Peer Exchange Program at our Mid-Hudson Satellite (WEDC-MHV) please contact email@example.com.
Business Opportunities and Success Strategies (BOSS Program) - for business owners who have been in operation for more than one year
Develop structured and specific ways to strengthen and grow your business and plan for short term and long term goals. Next session begins in October 2014.
What's covered: This program focuses on business strategies and methods to take your business from the formative stage and position it for growth and sustainability. Click here for additional information Complete an Application!
* For information about our long-term training refund policy (ETP, BOSS, PEP), please click here.
One-on-one Counseling - WEDC staff and entrepreneurial trainers are available for business and loan counseling sessions by appointment.
Seminars and Workshops- WEDC offers seminars and workshops in a variety of different topics that will help you with crucial business issues.
Webinars - WEDC's NEW On-Line Learning Center will house Webinars on many topics that you will need to know to start and grow your business.
WEDC’s Veterans’ Entrepreneurial Training Program (VET) - scholarships are available for female veterans with a passion for entrepreneurship and the desire to start or grow their own businesses.
Network with other entrepreneurs and WEDC supporters at our fall networking event, annual spring event, graduate reunions and other WEDC programs. Network on-line via the WEDCbiz community.
WestRock Women's Networking Group (with M&T Bank) for women business owners in Westchester and Rockland.