Dedicated to training and assisting women in business or those who want to start a business.

Training Classes

Small Business Training Program – Begins September 18, 2018

The 60 hour Small Business Training Program will start on September 18, 2018 and run every Tuesday from 6:00 to 10: pm at the Delta Marriott Hotel Utica, Conference Room.  Classes start on September 18, 2018 and end on December 18, 2018.  There is a one time registration fee of $25 which is due by September 1, 2018.

Topics to be covered:

  • Overview of the Small Business Training Program
  • Purpose of Your Business
  • Who are your Customers?
  • Your Products or Services
  • Pricing and Location
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Your Competitors
  • Your Initial Start Up Costs & Capitalization
  • Business Assets
  • Fixed Monthly Expenses
  • Break Even Analysis and more


What is DreamBuilder?

  • DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator is a unique online business skills training and certification course available for free view the Internet anytime, anywhere.
  • 13 courses reach the basics of starting and growing a business, including topics such as marketing, pricing, and management.
  • Each course is guided by Alma, a fictional character who owns her own business.  Alma shares her own experiences and knowledge.
  • Courses also include testimonials from successful women entrepreneurs, quizzes and interactive games.
  • An animated series interspersed throughout the program entertains, reinforces lessons learned and inspires learners.
  • A Business Plan Generator, embedded in the program, creates a personalized editable business plan that the entrepreneurs can use to seek support for their business.
  • The program includes innovative resources for the participants, including discussion boards, messaging, sample business forms and useful templates.


DreamBuilder harnesses the flexibility of online business skills development and certification to help women entrepreneurs achieve economic success for themselves, their families, and their communities. Sponsored by Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, the program leverages the expertise of Thunderbird School of Global Management, a world leader in international management education.

Here are four great resources for “Business Plan” Tools:

(and they are AWBC Sponsors!)
1.   Palo Alto Software – LivePlan. Helps businesses to Pitch, plan, and track their business. Anywhere! Visit
2.   Guided Business Plan – An entrepreneur education firm that publishes books to simplify business plans and growth strategies. Visit
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. Offered in English and Spanish. Visit
4.   FDIC: MoneySmart – Money Smart for Small Business provides training for new or operating small business owners to get prepared for building a business plan. Offered in English and Spanish. More info at
The SBA offers some great templates and education for Building a Business Plan. Don’t forget to check out the SBA’s resources and links to free templates at and online courses at