2018 MicroBusiness Seminar Series – Learn the basics of running a small business
Applications are now being accepted for CEDC’s annual MicroBusiness Seminar Series. This popular course will run September 18 – November 13. All classes will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on North Front Street in Hudson. The eight, two and a half-hour sessions are taught by local professionals in their field. Topics include marketing, bookkeeping, financing, and legal issues.
The $195 course fee is refunded in the form of a one-year membership in the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, or a gift card to Staples. Scholarships are available. Space is limited. Applications are available by calling CEDC at 518 828.4718. 2018 Session Schedule
In addition to helping businesses of all sizes with financing, expansion, and retention services, CEDC has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for entrepreneur and startup companies to help grow from the early stages to a mature company.
Undergoing a thorough planning process is essential to the long-term success of any business. Linked below are valuable resources and templates for entrepreneurs working on their business plans. As always, CEDC is here to help!
The United States Small Business Administration has an excellent guide on how to write your business plan. It provides instructions on each section typically in a business plan, including:
Organization & Management
Service or Product Line
Marketing and Sales
Other valuable resources for business planning include:
CEDC can assist your business with opportunities and challenges when growing. In addition, there are a wealth of resources available that can also provide valuable information and services. Some of them include: