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May 2022

Path to Entrepreneurship

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

What do you need to start a successful business?

WEDC's Path to Entrepreneurship on May 17th will teach you how to:

Plan to start your business
Finance your new business
Build your business network
Market your new products & services

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Trainer: Persephone Zill, WEDC’s Women’s Business Center Director

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Supply Chain Lessons: Best Practices for Small Manufacturers

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the details of the COVID-19 impact on supply chains, data on recent research, best practices, tools, and resources for small manufacturers.  Introduction and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program Background – COVID19 Impacts on Supply Chain Supply Chain Topics Operations Best Practices Planning Best Practices Preparedness Small Steps Build a Bill of Materials Plus … Industry Peers Tools Resources Q&A Speaker: Michael Lobsinger, Sr. Vice President, Center for Economic Growth

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WEDC + Key4Women’s Business Networking Event

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
KeyBank, 1555 U.S. 9
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 United States
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Join us and learn the importance of networking! This event in partnership with KeyBank will include a Spanish presentation on how to network and make connections by WEDC’s Spanish Business Counselor, Marcela Ahumada.  Followed by a discussion on financial wellness by KeyBank. There is an admission fee of $10.  Food and beverages will be provided. Please register in advance as this is a limited capacity event.

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Excel with Excel: How to Utilize it in Your Business

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Small Business, Big Data.  Are you getting the most out of the data in your business? Utilizing Excel to manage and gain insights about your business is key to having a successful business. In this workshop, we will take new users through many of Excel's features that will help you manage your data better. This workshop is for beginner users who are looking to gain familiarity with Excel and learn how to do the basics. Key Takeaways: Learn the basics…

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June 2022

The Future is in Excel: Forecasting, Formulas and Formatting

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this interactive workshop, we will take new users through the process of creating a forecast in Excel.  Participants will use the skills learned in Excel to create their own forecast template for their business.  Participants will be able to set up formulas and format the forecast.

Key Takeaways:

A customized Forecast Template for your business
Review of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), how to add them & how to measure
Learn how to format an Excel spreadsheet for ease of use

Trainer: Jessica Imperiale, Finergy Solutions

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$10,000 NYS Tourism Return-to-Work Grant

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Grants will provide $5,000 for each net new full-time equivalent job added, and $2,500 for each net new part-time equivalent job added, with a minimum grant award of $10,000 (or the average of two net new full-time equivalent jobs added from January-June 2022)." The New York State Tourism Return-to-Work Grant Program was created to incentivize employment growth by providing financial assistance to businesses in the tourism industry that suffered economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be limited to: …

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Redes Sociales para Pequeñas Empresas

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Modalidad: Virtual - Zoom Hablaremos de: Importancia de redes sociales Plataformas sociales que pueden usar pequeños negocios Redes sociales orgánicas vs. pagadas Como crear una estrategia de redes sociales exitosa Otras herramientas digitales para apoyar los esfuerzos de las redes sociales Oradora: Clayra Morales, Directora de Medios Digitales, MSM DesignZ, Inc.

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De Negociante a Dueño de Casa

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

¿Eres dueño de negocio y quieres comprar tu casa? Unéte a WEDC y a la Biblioteca Pública de White Plains y conoce cómo hacer tu sueño realidad de tener tu casa propia en este taller virtual Hablaremos de:  Cómo aplicar para un préstamo siendo dueño de negocio ¿Qué es considerado un buen crédito? Programas disponibles en caso de no calificar con los impuestos ¿Qué puedo hacer si me niegan el crédito? Opciones para quienes tienen ITIN o permiso de Trabajo…

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Business Owner to Homeowner

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 S. William Street
Newburgh, NY 12550 United States

Do you own a business?  Do you want to buy a home?  We invite you to participate in this WEDC workshop for first-time buyers. Attend to discover:  How to apply for a loan Is your credit good enough? Documents needed Why you should do your taxes correctly Programs available if you can't qualify using your tax returns Difference between a banker and a mortgage broker What can you do when you are denied credit? Bring your questions, we will give…

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September 2022

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center 25 Year Anniversary Gala – Launching the Anne M. Janiak Legacy Grant Program

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mulino’s at Lake Isle, 660 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY 10709 United States
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Please join us on Thursday, September 15th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Mulino's at Lake Isle to celebrate the advancement of minority and female entrepreneurs in Westchester County and the Mid-Hudson Valley. WEDC continuously works alongside local business owners to help them navigate business ownership by providing high-quality training and access to resources. Support our mission by becoming a sponsor! FOUNDING MEMBER - THE ANNE M. JANIAK LEGACY GRANT PROGRAM With your donation of $1,000 or more, your…

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