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Spring into Business with Free Workshops

Are you looking to start or grow your business? Nourish your ideas with expert advice at these free workshops.

Topics include:

  • Creating a Winning Marketing Strategy (2 part seminar)
  • Organizing Your Workspace
  • Credit Building for Entrepreneurs
  • Build a Business: From Ideas to Realities
  • Opportunities for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

(PS: Interested in accounts, loans, or one-on-on advising? View our Business Services page.)

Workshop Details

Opportunities for Minority & Women-Owned Businesses
Wednesday, June 20th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Assisi Center/Coop Fed Northside(800 North Salina Street)
Learn about special training, loan funds, government certifi cations, and other opportunities designed to counter legacies of discrimination against minority and/or woman-owned businesses. Instructor: Greg Knipe, Cooperative Federal Lending Manager & Business Advisor.

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Creating a Winning Marketing Strategy Part 1: The Marketing Plan
Thursday, May 3
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Liverpool Public Library (310 Tulip Street)
A well-designed marketing plan makes the difference between a good idea and a profitable business. Start crafting your plan with expert guidance. Instructor: Regina Drumm, owner of Drumm Marketing & Communications.

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Creating a Winning Marketing Strategy Part 2: Promoting Your Business
Thursday, May 10
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Liverpool Public Library (310 Tulip Street)
Need to drum up some customers? Get tips and tricks from the trenches to help you promote your business to your target market. Instructor: Regina Drumm, owner of Drumm Marketing & Communications.

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Organizing Your Workspace
Tuesday, May 29th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
South Side Innovation Center (2610 South Salina Street)
Learn tips and techniques for decluttering your office in 6 easy steps.You’ll also learn how to maximize space and efficiency by discovering Your Four Operating Zones, and get a crash course on good filing systems and records retention. Instructor: Lisa DeVeau, Owner of Completely Organized, Inc.

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Credit Building for Entrepreneurs
Thursday, June 7th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
SW Economic Business Resource Center (119 South Ave.)
Positive personal credit is important for entrepreneurs seeking business loans. Learn how to access and understand your Credit Report, and get a one-on-one credit consultation. Instructors: Thomas Dellwo and Kira Crawford, Cooperative Federal Financial Counselors.

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Build a Business: From Ideas to Realities
Tuesday, June 12th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
SW Economic Business Resource Center (119 South Ave.)
Do you have a great business idea, but aren’t sure how to get it going? This workshop will help you evaluate your ideas and get prepared to write a business plan. Instructor: Ron Ehrenreich, Cooperative Federal CEO and Co-Founder.

Yes, It's Free. Here's Why.

Cooperative Federal is a unique combination of a community development nonprofit and a traditional credit union. Founded in 1982, our mission is to foster financial empowerment and a fair, independent local economy. Supporting small and micro business is key to that mission. We receive grants to bring free training and affordable financial services to entrepreneurs in Greater Syracuse.

Registration and Questions

Workshops are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. Contact Regina at (315) 708-2070 or regina.drumm@drumm-marketing.com.

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance. We will make our best effort to meet your needs.

Our Small Business program is funded, in part, by Empire State Development.

Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA Cooperative Federal is an Equal Housing Lender
Cooperative Federal is an equal housing lender
Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA