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Small Business Workshop Series

Starting a small business can be both exciting and scary at the same time, but it doesn't have to be. Prepare yourself with the Small Business Success Workshop Series, brought to you in partnership by AEDC and UFirst Federal Credit Union. 

What it's all About

Whether you are just starting out or already own a small business, this workshop series, led by AEDC staff and area experts, will provide informative and open discussions on What it takes to start a small business, Small Business finance and Marketing for small businesses. So, go ahead, take some of the fear out of starting or expanding your own business and register for this great workshop series today!


What it takes to start a Small Business

February 5th, 2020

Thinking about starting a small business? Or want to get your side hustle on as an entrepreneur? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn the practical steps you need to bring your dream into reality. We will discuss what it takes to start a business, including basic business formation, what goes into a business plan and financing options. We will also include self-assessment tools to help you determine if this path is right for you. Join us for this interactive workshop to determine if your dream might be worth considering as your next career path.

Small Business Finance

March 11th, 2020

Solid financial planning is the cornerstone of every successful business. We will help you take into account all of the unique opportunities and considerations that go into owning and operating your very own small business. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of budgeting and cash flow management. We will also explore personal financial literacy, how to use financial statements and basic record-keeping strategies for small business success.

Digital Marketing 101

April 15th, 2020

Social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram allow your company to increase it's visibility; are you using them to their full potential? This workshop will address social media, basic brand-building and search engine optimization strategies to maximize your company's marketing potential. Join our experts and learn how to engage your digital audience.

Where to go

Each session will be held from 5:30pm - 7:00 pm at the Main Branch of UFirst Federal Credit Union, located at 274 Rugar Street in Plattsburgh. The workshop series is free and open to our community. Please park in the back parking lot and enter through the rear door. A member of our UFirst team will be there to guide you. Light refreshments will be served. 

How to Register

Please RSVP to Meg Pelkey at 518.324.5700 or You can also register by visiting the UFirst FCU Faceboook page. We hope to see you there! 


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