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SBA Straight Talk 2016 Brochure - January 2016

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1) STRAIGHT TALK 2016 Small Business Education, Training, Counseling, Networking CONFERENCE Continental breakfast provided by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency Saturday, January 23, 2016 PROGRAM INTRODUCTORY SESSION: BUSINESS BASICS What you need to get started or expand: business plans and the other key parts of successful business strategy. SEMINAR 5: NAVIGATING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH TAXES & PERMITS Starting your business the right way. Do you know if your business is required to get a permit, license or registration with the City of Buffalo or the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance? Come to this seminar and you will get the answers. SEMINAR 1: MAKE YOURSELF CREDIT WORTHY Strategies to address credit concerns. How to build a good financial track record. Buffalo Niagara Convention Center 23 2016 Pre-paid: $20 Day of event: $25 Student: $10 (I.D. required) Veterans: FREE (I.D. required – DD 214) Agenda Sorry, no refunds. 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration / Breakfast / Networking 8:30 am - 9:00 am Conference Introduction 9:00 am - 10:00 am Business Basics: Introductory Session 10:00 am - 10:45 am NETWORKING with Vendors & Lenders 10:50 am - 11:50 am First Seminar Choice 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Second Seminar Choice All seven seminars will be held during each time slot FREE PARKING Available at the Robert D. Fernbach Parking Ramp (corner of Franklin & Court) SEMINAR 2: ACCESSING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SBA 8(a), DBE AND MWBE CERTIFICATION Understand the program requirements; how to apply; and opportunities available through Federal, State and County business certifications. SEMINAR 3: SHOW ME THE MONEY! How to apply for a small business loan. How to obtain financial assistance and help. SEMINAR 4: BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS An overview of how to evaluate your start-up position, build a solid business plan, understand financial realities, succeed in taking advantage of government sourcing opportunities and achieving lasting success in your business ventures. SEMINAR 7: MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS One of the greatest needs of a small business is to understand marketing strategies. Learn about cost effective strategies and tactics that work. REGISTER TODAY! PLAN ON ATTENDING INTRODUCTORY SESSION, BUSINESS BASICS, AND SIGN UP FOR 2 ADDITIONAL SEMINARS. In celebration of 20 years, the first 300 pre-registered paid attendees will receive a Straight Talk gift bag. @ REGISTER ONLINE: www.WNYSTRAIGHTTALK.org OR SPECIAL GUESTS INVITED Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet SBA Regional Administrator Kellie LeDet SEMINAR 6: WE DID IT! YOU CAN TOO! Successful small business owners share their stories, inspiration, survival tips, and the ups and downs of their business success. MAIL YOUR CHECK “SBA’s participation in this event is not an endorsement of views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity.” “All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.” “Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact SBA, 540 Niagara Center, 130 S. Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, (716) 551-4301.” payable to SCORE Buffalo Niagara to: SCORE • 130 South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 540 Buffalo, NY 14202

2) YOUR ADMISSION INCLUDES: FREE ATTENDANCE at our 8 follow-up Straight Talk Series. Classes are held at Medaille College (18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, NY 14214) every Tuesday 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes start in February. A savings of $40.00 FOR MORE INFORMATION: 716-551-4301 Straight Talk Series February 2, 2016 Business Plans I Library Resources February 9, 2016 Business Plans II Elements of a Financial Plan February 16, 2016 Business Ethics Risk Management from the Legal Perspective February 23, 2016 Affordable Care Act Home-Based Business New York State Taxes March 1, 2016 Risk Management from the Insurance Perspective Federal Taxes March 8, 2016 Marketing Your Small Business Getting Your Business Online Business Help You Can Use! Available throughout and after the conference programs â–  One-on-one business counseling â–  Business information booths â–  Important contacts â–  Networking opportunities â–  Advisors available to answer your questions â–  Straight talk from the professionals â–  Free resource guide â–  One-on-one credit counseling Building Buffalo with 20 years of STRAIGHT TALK2016 Straight Talk Steering Committee Membership Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Buffalo Urban League UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Department of Transportation State of New York Erie County College City Campus Erie County Medical Center Corporation EEO County of Erie Small Business Education, Training, Counseling, Networking Empire State Development Corporation March 15, 2016 Social Media & Internet Marketing Secrets Crowdfunding & Funding Your Small Business Erie County Commission on the Status of Women March 22, 2016 Managing Your Credit Score Funding Your Small Business Panel LPCiminelli Erie County Industrial Development Agency Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY M&T Bank NYS Department of Taxation & Finance Resource Planning Associates, Inc. SCORE Buffalo Niagara Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College PathStone Enterprise Center, Inc. Saturday, January 23, 2016 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Buffalo Niagara Convention Center REGISTER at: www.WNYStraightTalk.org