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Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Program
Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Program

Micro-Enterprise Program

Small Business Training

Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Program

2021 Small Business Training Classes

January 11-15 and 19-20:
Class will be taught online via GoToMeeting.
Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday 6-8 p.m.
Tuition for this online class will be $50. Limited scholarships will be offered.

June 14-18 and 21-22:
Class will be taught online via GoToMeeting.
Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m., Monday-Tuesday 6-8 p.m.
Tuition for this online class will be $50. Limited scholarships will be offered.
Registration and payment for the class are online. Registration will end June 7, 2021 at 4 pm.

September 13-17 and 20-21:
Class will be taught online via GoToMeeting.
Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 6-8 p.m.
Tuition for this online class will be $50. Limited scholarships will be offered.
An online registration link will be available a few weeks before the start of the class.


Course Outline:

Introduction to Small Business Ownership

  • Meet the class participants and learn about one of the best ways to meet new customers
  • Meet and listen to current small business owners as they share their insights on owning and
           operating a small business
  • Learn the basic steps of small business start-up and the resources available

Business Planning and Financing

  • Introduction to the written business plan and how to start writing your own plan
  • Learn how to go about obtaining funds from a bank
  • Learn how to check your credit history and how to address any related credit problems

Risk Management

  • Learn about the use of business insurance as one aspect of risk management for your business

Financial Statements and Accounting

  • Learn how to do a cash flow statement for your business
  • Find out what taxes you will be required to pay, when and how to pay them
  • Learn how to keep track of simple financial records and how to keep books for your business,
           as well as how this relates to your important tax information

Marketing

  • Find out how to identify your market, how to advertise to that market, and how to retain
           customers

Business Legalities

  • Learn about sole proprietorships/corporations, LLCs and partnerships
  • Learn how to avoid potential legal problems in your business

Loan Program

  • Below-prime rate loans are available to graduates

For more information, or to register for a class, visit the SBDC Micro Enterprise Program web page.


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