All workshops listed below are free, hosted live, and available online. These webinars are organized and facilitated by WEDI as well as other partner organizations in Western NY's small business ecosystem.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: 4:00 – 5:00PM (ET)
Bootstrapping a business
Join us to discuss how to leverage your assets through the growing pains of early-stage growth through identifying core demographic, streamlining expenses, auditing your time and getting your business to your audience.
Adam Goldfarb , Branch Manager RJFS and Chief Sustainability Officer at Goldfarb Financial will be the presenter for this webinar. Adam Goldfarb, assists individuals, families, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs through important transitional periods in professional and personal development, beyond retirement, and beyond succession.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022: 4:00 – 5:00PM (ET)
Debt! The good, the bad, and the ugly
Join us to discuss the different ways a business can utilize debt responsibly to grow as well as traps to avoid when utilizing different types of debt. Adam Goldfarb , Branch Manager RJFS and Chief Sustainability Officer at Goldfarb Financial will be the presenter for this webinar. Adam Goldfarb, assists individuals, families, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs through important transitional periods in professional and personal development, beyond retirement, and beyond succession.
Western New York and Finger Lakes MWBE Regional Expo
Thursday, May 19, 2022: 8:00 am -4:00 pm
Join this free, virtual expo featuring local project presentations by the NYS Agencies and Authorities and Prime Contractors including grantees on prime and subcontractor opportunities, workships converting topies including business development, procurement assistance and access to capital, and networking opportunities with multiple, NYS Agencies and Authorities and companies/organizations for real-time connection.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 2:00 – 3:00PM (ET)
Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics
Join us as we discuss and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. We will discuss using Google Analytics (GA4) to help you identify business goals and how to plan your online presence to achieve them, incorporating data into your plan. We will focus on Google Analytics to show you how this tool will help you make better decisions and introduce its Primary and Secondary Dimensions.
Saturday, May 14, 2022: 1:00 - 5:00PM (ET)
Cooperation Buffalo’s Worker Co-op Jumpstart
Join Cooperation Buffalo and the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College for our upcoming webinar, Worker Co-op Jumpstart! As we all continue to navigate the changes and challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cooperation Buffalo sees that we have a unique opportunity to reimagine and reinvent our economic future. Come find out what a worker co-op is, why co-ops are crucial to building the world we want, and how you can be a part of strengthening Buffalo’s growing co-op community. Topics include: why economic democracy, and why now, what is a cooperative, and how do they get started, skills and best practices for working in teams and, how to get money for your co-op, build a business plan, and become sustainable. Whether you’re looking to start a co-op from scratch, you want to convert an existing business to worker-ownership, you are already a co-op member and want to brush up on your skills, or you just want to learn more about how we can ditch capitalism and build economic democracy, this event is for you! All are welcome to attend this free virtual event.