Since our start in 1986, the Pace SBDC has worked directly with more than 16,000 small businesses, helping them to invest over $170 million in the area's economy, and create or save over 7,000 jobs.
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January 28, 2020

Small Business Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs face a range of challenges when growing their small business, from finding a niche in the market to building awareness for their product/service to identifying new clients to having the financial resources to deliver on new projects. ​Led by the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), this workshop will help identify strategies to help your small business grow.

The session will cover:

 

  • Business Planning & competitive advantage

  • Client Lead Generation

  • Cash flow & sources of financing

  • Formalizing your business practices


After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A with the Pace University SBDC team to learn more about the services our center offers to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs launch or grow their venture, all at no cost to our clients.

January 30, 2020

Meet the Small Business Lenders

Are you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business? Then come meet small business lenders at this free forum hosted by the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

The session will include a panel featuring small business lenders who will highlight what they look for when evaluating a loan application, their typical loan terms, and the documents needed to apply. Before and after the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with lenders as well as SBA reps to assess the source of capital that is best suited for your business needs.

Whether you’re looking to expand your current operations or to launch a new venture, this session will provide practical strategies to finance your small business.

Agenda
09:00AM - Registration, networking, meet the lenders (1:1 sessions) & light breakfast

10:00AM- 11:30AM – Small Business Lender Panel

11:30AM-1:00PM – Small Business Lender tabling & additional networking

February 12, 2020

Small Business Accounting Basics

As a Small Business Owner, it is critical to have a working understanding of accounting basics to enable you to make critical business decisions based on financial data and performance. Further, entrepreneurs should understand their business’ financial statements, which provide an accurate reflection of the health and profitability of your company.

Led by Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Advisor Sandra Cely, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of accounting to help attendees be better equipped to handle their business' financials, including:

  • Accounting terms and procedures

  • Debits and credits

  • How to classify accounts and transactions

  • Introduction to financial statements (eg. Balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows) and what they measure

 

After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A with the Pace University SBDC team to learn more about the services our center offers to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs grow or launch their venture, all at no cost to our clients.

March 10, 2020

Sales Strategies for Small Businesses

Want to build and grow your business and expand your client base? Then come to this workshop hosted by the Pace University Small Business Development Center, where Pace University Marketing Professor Harvey Markovitz will highlight sales strategies entrepreneurs can implement to land new customers.

 

The session will highlight effective techniques for planning and executing business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) campaigns, with the goal of turning prospective customers into sales. Topics will also include how to develop an effective sales pitch by understanding your target customers’ needs, and means of evaluating your lead generation efforts.

March 11, 2020

Intellectual Property Rights For Entrepreneurs

Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs hosted by Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Have you developed an innovative product or service, and find yourself hesitant to share it with prospective investors or partners because you don’t want to see your concept stolen or duplicated? We've partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project to bring you legal professionals who will help you navigate through the intricacies of intellectual property law to better protect your ideas and business concepts.

After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A to address any follow up questions or concerns you may have. Attendees will also learn about free and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center.

March 19, 2020

Commercial Lease Negotiation

Are you in the process of starting a new business and interested in renting a commercial space but don’t know where to start?

We’ve partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) to bring you legal professionals who will present on the basics of commercial leasing. They will provide you with key point information on topics ranging from research you should do before deciding on a space, what you should look for in a written lease, selecting an appropriate lease term, to issues that may arise once you’ve signed the lease.

 

After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A to address any follow up questions or concerns you may have. Attendees will also learn about free and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center.

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