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Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Medaille College 
18 Agaziz Circle
Auditorium in the Main Building
Buffalo, NY 14214

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Buffalo SBA Office 

Straight Talk Series 2017 - Session 2 or all 8

his is your opportunity to learn what you need to know about how to operate a successful business. Each Straight Talk Series small business seminars is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors and other business experts who can help you to start or grow your business. Take your entrepreneurial dreams to the next level.

This program is made possible by the by the generous contributions of many local organizations.  It would cost you $ hundreds without that support. Please take advantage of this once-a-year event.

If you have already registered for Straight Talk 2017 (Saturday January 21 st)  you are registered for this series. You can register for all 8 sessions and save $10. Join us for these 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings.

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Use this link to register for all 8 sessions, or Session 2

World Class Straight Talk Seminar Series Schedule & Registration Links:

Session 1 completed January 31, 2017

February 8, 2017 Session 2 (Wednesday)

Business Plans II and Elements of a Financial Plan – To successfully operate a business, it is necessary to understand your Balance Sheet, P&L and Cash Flow.  This program will provide you an understanding of the most important part of the business, how your cash and money work for you.  Cost only $5 per seminar or $30 for all 8.

CLICK HERE to register for Session 2 or All 8 at a discount

February 14, 2017 Session 3

Business Ethics, Risk Management from the Legal Perspective and The Affordable Care ActBusiness Ethics are critical no matter what industry you are in, the wrong move can make or break your business.  Understanding the d different organizational types (Sole Proprietor, LLC, Corporations) have a significant impact on your business.  This seminar will provide you an understanding of business ethics and the steps you need to take to protect your business legally. Also information on health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. Cost only $5 per seminar or $30 for all 8

CLICK HERE to register for Session 3 or All 8 at a discount

February 21, 2017 Session 4

Home-Based Business Strategies for Success, New York State Taxes.Contracting with the Federal Government can be very good business. Learn strategies for success when running a home-based business, information on what you need to do for your New York State sales and income tax. Cost is only $5.

CLICK HERE to register just for Session 4

February 28, 2017 Session 5

Risk Management from the Insurance Perspective and Federal Taxes – Protecting yourself, your employees and your business is critical to every business owner.  Join us to learn about insurance protections you should take to run your business.  The second part of this workshop will focus on Federal Tax strategies and information. Cost is only $5.

CLICK HERE to register just for Session 5

March 7, 2017 Session 6

Marketing your Small Business and Getting your Business Online for less than $100 – Marketing brings customers through your door to generate sales.  Marketing is an ever-evolving and important business process.  One important part of Marketing in 2017 is making sure your business is online.  This program will teach you strategies and tactics for Marketing your business and how to get your business online for less than $100.  Cost is only $5.

CLICK HERE to register just for Session 6

March 14, 2017 Session 7

Social Media & Internet Marketing Secrets, Crowdfunding and How to Borow Money – Social Media and Internet Marketing create significant leads and advantages for small business owners. Your Credit Score is an important part of getting a small business loan.  Attend this program to learn the secrets of social media and internet marketing. Learn the fundamentals of online crowdfunding and best practices for how to borrow money. Cost is only $5

CLICK HERE to register just for Session 7

March 21, 2017 Session 8

Managing your Credit Score and Funding your Small Business – Capital is crucial to the success of a business, whether you are trying to expand or you are trying to start the business.  Understanding the process of borrowing money, what lending institutions are looking for and how to prepare to ask for a loan are very important to small business owners.  In this panel discussion you will hear from experts in the lending industry who will help guide you through the process of borrowing money. 

CLICK HERE to register just for Session 8


A light snack (typically pizza or subs) will be served mid-way through the event.

$30 for all (8) Sessions (Pre-Paid Only)
Veterans free (with valid ID only such as DD215)

Time: Every Tuesday - 5:45 PM to 8L30 PM (Exception will be Wednesday 8th)

Medaille College
Buffalo Campus
18 Agaziz Circle, 14214
Auditorium in the Main Building

For More Information:
U.S. Small Business Administration at
(716) 551-4301 or e-mail: Buffalo_DO@sba.gov