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!
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 three part series.
What’s covered: The first two sessions answer the question, “Is Small Business Ownership Right for You?” They include characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, areas in which a business owner must gain expertise, and resource information for start ups. The third session covers financial readiness for successful entrepreneurs.
Enhanced First Steps is offered in February and August. Please contact us for additional information.
WEDC's First Steps Program is a two part series that covers the curriculum of the first two sessions of the EFSP. It is being offered at our Mid-Hudson Satellite. Click here for details.
60 Hour Business 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. Apply Now! 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, and computer instruction.
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 session begins on March 4 in Yonkers and March 6, 2013 in White Plains.
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, once a month for eight months. Fall 2012 programs begins October 4. Contact us 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.
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. For More Information!
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. Complete an Application!
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.
Networking Opportunities - 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.
WEDC’s Veterans’ Entrepreneurial Training Program (VET) - for female veterans with a passion for entrepreneurship and the desire to start or grow their own businesses.