All workshops listed below are free, hosted live, and available online. These webinars are organized and facilitated by WEDI as well as other partner organizations in Western NY's small business ecosystem.
September 14th - November 17th
Business Training Classes (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm)
Join us for our comprehensive 60 hour fall business training courses at the West Side Community Center, located at 161 Vermont Street, Buffalo. $30 fee for classroom technology and supplies. Get help completing your business plan and connecting and learning from other entrepreneurs and mentors.
September 22nd-October 13th
Entrepreneurship in the Arts (Wednesdays @ 5:30pm-8pm)
Call 716.878.4030 for questions and registration
Register for this Buffalo State Certificate Program for Creative Artists!
Four intensive workshops in entrepreneurship will provide essential knowledge for creating and operating your own arts enterprise. Learn how to develop your creative business in the studio arts, graphic and digital design, animation, film, music, performance, audio technology, theater, dance, creative writing, communication, art conservators, and other creative endeavors. Offered over four consecutive Wednesday evenings, the workshops will inform you about understanding your market; selling locally, nationally, and online; how to prepare a guiding plan; and the role of finance in your business. Presenters include experts in strategic business planning, trademark and copyright law, finance, and e-commerce and marketing. Space is limited to 30 registrants. Sessions are not available individually. Fee: $75 for supplies and parking.
National Small Business Week
Join the SBA September 13 – September 15, 2021, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. This free online event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.