2020 Small Business Academy Website

The SMALL BUSINESS ACADEMY is now designed for both startups and growing existing business.  

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Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 6-7, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

After an opening general session and panel discussion, two educational workshop tracks will be offered on various topics. In the afternoon each day, educational tracks will focus on starting a business and those looking to grow business. Educational topics include:

·   Accessing Money                 · E-Marketing / Web Presence                                        

·   Certification                           · Working AS A DOT Contractor                                

·   Getting Started                      · Cybersecurity

·   Testing Your Idea                  · Financial Recordkeeping

·   Starting On A Shoestring      · Sales-Managing Your Numbers

·   Tax Considerations               · Financial Statements


Thursday, Oct. 8, 8:30 AM - 12 PM

Breakout sessions will be offered to give participants the opportunity to connect with experts and discuss topics related to specific industry clusters, including childcare, retail, construction, hospitality/entertainment and online business.

The Small Business Academy will provide the opportunity to access:
  • funding and business resources
  • lenders and technical assistance
  • connecting with business owners providing their expertise