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Learn to Make the Most of Facebook at the SBDC’s Women’s Business Bootcamp

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) spring Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon will feature a panel of local businesswomen who will be presenting “Best Practices for Facebook.”

The Business Bootcamp will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the SUNY Canton Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suites.

Business Bootcamp Display

“Over the years we’ve found that our women entrepreneurs enjoy the opportunity to learn from one another at this event,” said SBDC Business Advisor and event organizer Michelle Collins. “The panel discussion will facilitate the sharing of ideas and strategies that will help develop or expand social media for businesses.”

Panelists will include: Jane C. Rue, of CJ Custom Creations; Patricia S. Kelley of Farrand’s Flowers and Event Planning; Erin E. Lassial of Coco Lassial Apron Co.; and Carol S. Pynchon of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).

The panel will share the Facebook strategies that have worked for them as well as challenges they’ve encountered with using social media to promote their business. The panel will be followed by a question and answer session and the chance for participants to share their own experiences.

The event will feature a delicious luncheon and the popular Mini Marketplace, a display area where attendees can sell their products or educate participants about their business in a small and intimate forum. Exhibitors in the Mini Marketplace will have a table for product displays and materials.

The event cost is $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. This includes the luncheon and panel discussion as well as a table for the Mini Marketplace and plenty of networking opportunities. To register, contact the SUNY Canton SBDC at 315-386-7312 or sbdc@canton.edu.

About the Small Business Development Center

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer resources for industry-specific topics. Business planning services are provided free of charge.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton SBDC provides Financial & Legal Check-Up at Women’s Business Bootcamp

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Women entrepreneurs can make sure their businesses are in good health by participating in a Financial and Legal Check-Up as part of the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) fall Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

SBDC

The semi-annual event will feature Angela Gray, CPA, and Attorney Cathleen O’Horo who will speak to attendees about the common mistakes and pitfalls experienced by many small businesses at various stages of growth. A question and answer period will follow each speaker.

The day will feature the popular “Mini Marketplace, a display area for attendees to sell their products or educate participants about their business. Those participating in the “Mini Marketplace” will be able to utilize a small trade show table for product displays and materials.

“This is a great chance for women entrepreneurs to learn about potential legal and financial problems and how to avoid them,” said SBDC Director Dale Rice. “For the nominal registration fee, participants will be getting some great advice and insight from an accountant and an attorney.”

Registration is $30 per person, which includes the luncheon, access to presentations, a small table for the “Mini Marketplace” and plenty of networking opportunities. The Women’s Business Bootcamp is open to new, existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs. To register, contact the SUNY Canton SBDC at (315) 386-7312 or sbdc@canton.edu.

 

About the Small Business Development Center:

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer resources for industry-specific topics. Business planning services are provided free of charge.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

 

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St. Lawrence County Clerk Featured at Women’s Business Bootcamp

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The luncheon will feature a keynote from St. Lawrence County Clerk Patricia Ritchie.

St. Lawrence County Clerk Patricia Ritchie will be the keynote speaker at the Small Business Development Center’s Women’s Business Bootcamp and Resource Expo.

The Women’s Business Bootcamp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the SUNY Canton Richard W. Miller Campus Center. Ritchie will be addressing the conference during the luncheon and will be discussing how positive leadership can impact businesses of all sizes.

“This event is a valuable resource for north country women in business,” says Dale A. Rice, SBDC Director. “It provides both educational opportunities and extremely valuable networking experiences that have proven value for our area entrepreneurs.”

Other conference presentations include a marketing through social networking section by Jeff Yette of Slic Network Solutions and a commercial financing presentation with Charles Beach of Key Bank One “We will also be hosting a panel of women business owners who will share their best practices and personal experiences as entrepreneurs,” Rice added.

The Women’s Resource Expo portion features area businesses and organizations and showcases their products and services.

The Women’s Business Bootcamp is $45 per person. Registration as a Resource Expo exhibitor is $30 and includes lunch and the keynote lecture. Registration for both the Bootcamp and exhibit in the Expo is $65.

For further information, or to register, contact the SUNY Canton SBDC at (315) 386-7312.

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SBDC Women’s Business Boot Camp and Resource Expo, Feb 19

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

SBDCThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the Women’s Business Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at SUNY Canton.

“This is the third year that we’ve held a business conference specifically for women business owners and entrepreneurs,” said SBDC Director Dale Rice. “This year we have given the event a new name that reflects all of the hard work and dedication of women business owners.”

The SBDC teamed up with Key Bank to bring the Women’s Business Boot Camp to the area this year. The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency and the Women’s Business Entrepreneurial Center at ComLinks are cosponsoring the event. “We are pleased that Key Bank and the Key for Women program are helping us bring this valuable training to our local entrepreneurs,” Rice said.

Boot Camp Attendees will attend mini training sessions on business topics including bookkeeping, going green, and protecting digital information. Key Bank staff will be on hand to discuss credit and banking issues. Motivational Speaker Barbara Walker of Cope Consulting Services will be presenting an inspirational keynote address.

The conference will also feature a Resource Expo where area businesses and organizations can showcase their products and services. The Resource Expo will be open from noon to 4 p.m. with special networking sessions scheduled so conference participants can spend exclusive time with Expo vendors.

Cost to attend the Women’s Business Boot Camp is $45 per person. Registration as a Resource Expo exhibitor is $35, which includes lunch and access to the keynote address. Registration for both the Bootcamp and exhibit in the Expo is $70.

For further information, or to register as an exhibitor, please call the SBDC at (315) 764-0683, or email sbdc@canton.edu.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SBDC to Host Conference for Women in Entrepreneurship and Business at SUNY Canton

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host its second annual women’s conference, Women in Entrepreneurship and Business, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 212.

“We have planned another great conference and will be adding some new features that we think this year’s attendees will love,” said SBDC Director Dale Rice. Last year’s conference was attended by approximately 40 women from across the north country region.

One addition to the WEB Conference this year is a Resource Expo where area businesses and organizations will showcase their products and services. The Resource Expo will be set up from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Intramural Gym, with special networking sessions scheduled so conference participants can spend exclusive time with Expo vendors. The Resource Expo will also be open to the general public free of charge.

The conference will feature Melanie Upson-Rafferty of Cortel Improvement and Cathy Pokines of the U.S. Small Business Administration as the day’s keynote speakers. Upson-Rafferty will discuss how women can establish credibility in the professional world and will include pointers on “power talk,” confidence, and how to present yourself and your ideas. Pokines will speak about the state of women-owned business in the economy.

The conference features a variety of mini-workshops on topics such as online marketing, credit issues, financing and accounting. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a panel discussion by successful business owners to gain insight into their best practices.

Cost to attend the conference is $45 per person. Admission to the Resource Expo only is free to the general public. For further information, or to register for the conference, contact the Canton SBDC at (315) 386-7312.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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