8 Week Small Business Course

 

WHEN:         Starting Tuesday March 14, 2017

TIME:           6:00PM to 8:00PM

WHERE:       Southeast Steuben County Library (Corning)

                        300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza #101

                        Corning, NY 14830

Registration Required 

REDEC/RRC will be conducting an 8 week Small Business Course. Topics to be covered include: Essentials of Entrepreneurship/ Business Ownership Forms; Product/Service and Market Analysis/Strategy; Major Competitors and Location Selection; Pricing for Profit; Insurance and Financing/Startup Costs and Financial Statements; and Promotion, and Advertising, Marketing Strategies & Technique. Participants will have a full written business plan at the conclusion of the course.

Advance application and registration is required.

February Women in Business Roundtable 2/9/17 8:30am

Health Insurance-Cost and Options for Small Business REDEC/RRC will be conducting the Women in Business Roundtable on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:30AM at 114 Pine St, (above the Corningware store) Corning, NY 14830. You may still park in our REDEC/RRC parking lot and walk across the street, enter by the Gaffer District entrance and go upstairs. Michael King with Century Benefits Group will be our speaker.  Health insurance has become a complicated and confusing for many businesses especially in lieu of healthcare reform.  Mike will discuss options and cost of health insurance.   

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.

8 Week Small Business Course

REDEC/RRC will conducting a 8 Week Small Business Curse for the Spring of 2016. Classes begin Wednesday, March 30th and will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the REDEC/RRC offices.  The instructor for the course is SUNY Distinguished Professor James Grillo. 

Topics to be covered include: Essentials of Entrepreneurship/Business Forms; Product/Service and Market Analysis/Strategy; Major Competitors and Location Selection; Pricing For Profit; Insurance and Financing/Startup Costs and Financial Statements; Promotion, Advertising, Marketing Strategies and Techniques; and Human Resource Management.  Participants will have a full written business plan at the conclusion of the course.

The cost to register is $50 and registration forms are available in the REDEC/RRC offices.

According to Karen from Seneca Retreat:

"in 2015, my two tweens and I took the Business Development Program through REDEC/RRC. Our impressive teacher, Professor Jim Grillo, taught our class of sixteen aspiring entrepreneurs with great zest.  Every week, the information shared was applicable and thought provoking.  Interacting with entrepreneurs in the class was an exciting way to share your business ideas for growth and quality.

Since the class, I have written a business plan to promote tourism economic growth in Schuyler County, my son has written two business plans, and my daughter has written one.  My husband is a private business owner in Schuyler County and we appreciate the education and excitement that REDEC/RRC has offered our two future business entrepreneurs and its potential economic impact on Schuyler County.

Thank you Diane!"

Sustainable Viticulture Systems

Hilary Niver Johnson of Sustainable Viticulture Systems

Hilary Niver Johnson is the sole proprietor of Sustainable Viticulture Systems, which manufactures wine flour.  Wine flour is a new product that is created from the leftover grape seeds and skins from the wine makers in our region.  The process takes a product that otherwise would be classified as waste and recycles it into something delicious and gluten free!