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North Country Seminar: Website Strategy & Management

REGISTER FOR WATERTOWN – October 30th 9am – Noon REGISTER FOR LOWVILLE – October 30th 3pm – 6pm “Website Strategy and Management” is the first of four upcoming live seminars in both Watertown and Lowville on October 30th. “Marketing 101” is a live marketing series for small or medium-sized businesses and nonprofits to learn how to effectively market themselves in the…

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Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Data: Practical Identity Safety Practices for Your Business

A free webinar for small businesses Presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service When:  Thursday, February 1, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm Eastern | 12:00 pm Central | 11:00 am Mountain | 10:00 am Pacific | 9:00 am Alaska | 8:00 am Hawaii Identity thieves target small businesses to steal passwords, bank account information, Social Security numbers and…

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Here are four great resources for “Business Plan” Tools

1.   Palo Alto Software – LivePlan. Helps businesses to Pitch, plan, and track their business. Anywhere! Visit liveplan.com 2.   Guided Business Plan – An entrepreneur education firm that publishes books to simplify business plans and growth strategies. Visit guidedbusinessplan.com 3.   DreamBuilder – A free online learning program for women who want to start or grow their own small business. Establishes the building blocks needed for a Business Plan….

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Blogging Success Strategies for 2018

This program was done by speaker Jenna Caputo in Albany last year and it was FANTASTIC! We had so many excellent reviews we wanted to bring it to the Mohawk Valley and appreciate Jenna driving in from Albany to deliver it. The blog was independently invented by Ian Ring, in 1997 and became more popular around 2001. Fifteen years later…

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WHAT IS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY?

Small Business Saturday® was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. It has since become a well-known, celebrated event on the nation’s calendar with support from elected officials and…

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11 Surefire Ways to Save Time on Social Media

Social media is powerful for small businesses.  But while it may be free to use the majority of social media features, there’s still a cost. That cost is time. It can eat hours every week of your time or that of someone on your team. Here are 11 surefire ways you can save time on your social media marketing and…

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October is National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a perfect time to highlight the many accomplishments of women entrepreneurs and small business owners across the nation, as well as right here in our own community. As the Director of a women’s business center (WBC) located in Utica, NY.  I want to highlight what the Women’s Business Center Program does for entrepreneurs….

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Minority & Women Entrepreneurs Are Invited To Opening Doors to Government ContractingOpening Contracting

When:  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 · 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where:  SUNY Polytechnic Student Center, 5701 Horatio St, Utica 13502 Cost:  $10.00 per person Register by October 6, 2017 2017 Opening Doors to Government Conference AGENDA 8:30 a.m. Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors 9:00 a.m. Welcome – Dr. William Durgin, SUNY Polytechnic Institute Provost 9:05 a.m. The Value of Selling to…

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Business Training Institute Inc. 2nd Annual Alumni Dinner Meeting

Join us on August 29, 2016 for our Second Annual Alumni Dinner Meeting at Seymour’s Diner & Grill. Past Graduates of the Small Business Training Programs, Women’s Business Center Clients, Business Training Institute, Inc. Clients, Friends & Family are all invited, but please no children Come and enjoy Seymour’s All American BBQ, catch up with us, and learn about“How to…

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Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media

This past Monday evening, eighteen of us attended “Getting Started with Constant Contact” .  We had a great presenter, Scott Mathias, who is the authorized local expert for Constant Contact. Scott is a very energetic, easy to understand presenter.  We all learned so much about email marketing and even some hints about Social Media.  He gave us the steps and short…

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