The Baruch SBDC and Field Center offer free workshops geared towards start-ups and established businesses.  These non-credit-bearing workshops are offered year-round and are taught by the Field Mentors who serve as faculty at the Zicklin School of Business and other established professionals.

All workshops are held at the Baruch Small Business Development Center, located at 55 Lexington Ave (and 24th Street), Suite 2-140.

Download the Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule

February Workshops

Monday, February 2, 2015 6 – 8 PM.Register
Presented by Donna Gitter, Associate Professor of Law

This workshop will explain to entrepreneurs the various legal ways to structure
and protect their businesses, such as sole proprietorships, partnerships,
limited liability corporations, and corporations. The advantages and
drawbacks of the various business forms will be explored.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6 – 8 PM.
Presented by Emre Veral, Professor of Management

This workshop is intended to aid participants to systematically create a
project plan and a timeline for all the tasks that need to be completed before
their business can start operating. The principles and tools presented are
applicable to any project, including new business ventures, launching new
products/product lines, expanding current product/service portfolios, or
moving from manual to automated management control systems. The
covered techniques are intended to serve two purposes: (1) to aid the business
to create systematic and comprehensive plans for managing their time and
resources efficiently; and (2) demonstrate clearly and concisely to investors
(or lenders) that the business plan can be executed within the projected
time frame.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6 – 8 PM. Register
Presented by Stanley Kohlenberg, Retired Marketing Executive

Workshop attendees will be exposed to the operating principles of the most
important activity they must engage in once a business has started. Marketing
may be generally defined as the systematic planning, implementation and
control of a mix of business activities intended to bring together buyers and
sellers for the mutually advantageous exchange or transfer of products.
Whether attendees are in the start up or expansion phase of their small
business, an effective marketing strategy will ensure that they reach the
goals set for the enterprise.

Monday, February 9, 2014 6 – 8 PM. Register
Presented by Allison Lehr Samuels, Lecturer

This seminar introduces the entrepreneur and small business owner to the
basic format and concepts expected in a business plan. Participants will learn
tips on how to think like a potential investor as well as have a chance to start
writing their own plan.

Tuesday, February 24, 2014 6 – 8 PM.
Presented by Mary Ann Holley, Lecturer

This seminar offers practical do-it-yourself methods of managing the
finances of start-up companies. Participants will explore simple ways to set
up record-keeping systems, develop budgets and generate reports that will
help them control costs, improve cash flow and contribute to the ongoing
strategic planning for their businesses. Basic techniques and a quick look at
QuickBooks will be discussed.

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