Upcoming Webinars

Available anytime

  • SCORE Prerecorded Webinars

Freely check out prerecorded webinars at your convenience regarding a wide variety of topics from SCORE

  • 2020 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business   Available anytime

You'll learn measures related to your employees, your customers, your equipment, and your operations and reflect big changes made by the SECURE Act, the CARES Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other legislation (including extension of the Paycheck Protection Program), as well IRS pronouncements.

January 18th, 2021

  • How to Transform your Unique Selling Proposition into Leads through SEO     12:00 pm

This free webinar will take your value proposition and your USP into the realm of SEO or Search Engine Optimization. We will walk you through the process of creating a keyword driven content strategy. We’ll explain what a long tail Keyword is, and what On-Page and Off- Page optimizations are. You will also learn how to build backlinks to your website and how to avoid black-hat optimization.

  • The Basics of Blogging    2:00 pm

Learn blogging tactics for marketing your business and tips, tricks and techniques to leverage your posts for maximum exposure to potential clients and customers. Learn about Guest Posting and how to integrate your other social media marketing and offline marketing with your blog. Develop a marketing plan utilizing a blog with a blogging schedule.

January 19th, 2021

  • Preparing for COVID-19 Recovery: PPP & Financial Reporting    10:00 am

In this webinar, join Sherri Falck and Malini Krishna of Pursuit, as we focus on how to account for relief loans & debt, cash & assets, and partner distributions so that you can effectively communicate with lenders about the state of your business when securing financing. We will also talk about how PPP forgiveness can impact your leverage as well as the possibility of new PPP funding and other CDFI programs to help your business thrive in 2021.

  • 5 Proven Ways to Increase Sales with Social Media    12:00 pm

Do you have a social media marketing strategy for your business? Would you like to discover how to use social media that will drive sales for your company? With so much content posted every day how do you stand out from the crowd? How do you measure your results? This training provided by Michelle Hummel will address these topics.

  • How to Understand Financial Statements    12:00 pm

Savvy business people use the financial side of the business to inform their decisions, it will make the difference between success and failure. You need to make sense of the numbers to find business opportunities without complicated formulas. This webinar will give you the tools for extracting the essential points from financial statements.

  • COVID-19: Webinar on Small Business & Housing Relief Updates    1:00 pm

This webcast will offer the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of key staff at some of the nation’s agencies implementing the federal CARES Act response to COVID-19 including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and assistance for CDFIs, rental assistance, and updates around federal mortgage loan forbearance and eviction moratoriums.

  • Taking Advantage of the Employee Retention Tax Credit    12:00 pm

This webinar is for Employers who want to take advantage of the Employee Retention Tax Credit. Recent legislative changes have made this tax credit more attractive to Employers and having a PPP Loan no longer disqualifies the Employer from taking this credit. Employers with payroll over extended periods throughout 2020 and going into 2021 are encouraged to pursue this tax credit since it is refundable by the IRS. 

  • How to Find and Get a Small Business Grant    1:00 pm

Learn about:

  • The main sources of grants, including both private and federal grants

  • Tools for researching small business grants

  • Application tips to increase your chances of being successful

  • Is there really free money to start a business?

  • The current state of COVID-19 small business grants

  • Small Business Update    2:00 pm

More relief is on the way for small businesses across the country, now that the President has signed the latest coronavirus relief deal into law. Join U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Neil Bradley, and CO— Content Director, Jeanette Mulvey,  as they discuss the aid that's now available and what small businesses need to know.

  • Keeping Your Credit and Wallet Safe During COVID   5:00 pm

During this 60-minute presentation we will be reviewing ways to improve your credit and keep your credit in good standing, especially after COVID-19 related deferment or forbearance periods expire. Also, prevent criminals from dipping in to your wallet by learning about the latest scams.

  • Increasing Small Business Profitability    6:30 pm

Join us for this free virtual experts' roundtable that will focus on specific ways that small businesses can increase profitability.

January 20th, 2021

  • Creating Eye Popping Graphics    8:30 am

Creative graphics catch the eye and attention of potential customers. If you need help with yours, join us in this free online workshop where you'll learn the right photo and image size and tone; getting text onto photos; creating epic infographics; and much more, including links to other websites containing more tips and tricks.

  • Financial Re-Modeling    9:30 am

This webinar is part of the SCORE Business Accelerator Series that will help guide you back on the road to profitability. The Financial Remodeling webinar helps you financially validate your business model to ensure you have the funding to implement your plan, and what funding solutions may be available

  • Introduction to Federal Contracting Webinar    10:00 am

The SBA Buffalo District Office presents a free online course designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics of contracting with the federal government.

  • Restaurant Employees: Build a Team to Align w/ Your Business Goals    10:00 am

A purpose-built team is essential for your business to reach its goals. Join us for a webinar that will focus on the foundation of your restaurant- the people.

  • Back to Business Basics - From Formation to Tax Preparation    10:00 am

Join our webinar and get valuable information on the importance of the right business formation, choosing an accounting system, tracking expenses, and planing and preparing for your taxes.

  • Video & YouTube Marketing    1:00 pm

YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine on the internet and boasts more than 2 billion users. Tap into that potential; add video to your marketing strategy the right way with advice from our panel of pros. We've invited experts in video & YouTube to share their insider tips for creating videos and marketing them on YouTube to grow your business in 2021.

  • Empire State Digital: Grow your online sales today!    3:00 pm

Any local restaurant based in New York can unlock Ritual ONE, a commission-free online ordering tool, for free through March 31, 2021. If 2,500 new businesses sign up, the program will be extended to April 30, 2021. For businesses that enroll in the program, there will be a $1,000,000 investment to assist in growing your sales.

  • Learn about the next round of the $284B PPP    4:00 pm

New COVID-19 relief funding bill with $284B PPP funding. Find out about eligibility even if you have received funding in the first round.

January 21st, 2021

  • Navigating the PPP Loan Forgiveness Process    12:00 pm

For small business owners experiencing confusion with the PPP loan forgiveness process, this webinar with small business consultant and SCORE Mentor Josette A. Hill will bring clarity and peace of mind. Topics will include deadlines, eligible expenses, independent contractors, application forms, covered period, calculating payroll cost, and much more. Join us and have your questions answered and your mind put at ease!

  • QuickBooks Can Make Your Life Easier in 2021    12:00 pm

Are you keeping your receipts in a shoebox? Is Quickbooks what you need for 2021? Join financial consultant, Chuck Emery, to learn if Quickbooks is right for you. This webinar is just an overview to decide if Quickbooks can help you save time and money in 2021.

  • Question & Answer session with a Human Resources Professional    12:00 pm

This webinar will provide attendees an opportunity to ask a human resources expert questions regarding small businesses and HR. This includes best practices, resources available, things to watch out for, important compliance measures, hiring and termination considerations and more. This webinar has a Q&A, ask-me-anything (AMA) format

  • New Year, New Business: Pricing For Your Small Business    1:30 pm

Proper pricing for your goods and services is essential for success. This workshop will introduce you to core pricing concepts like operating costs, market position, and the value of your time.

  • How to Choose the E-commerce Platform That's Right for You    4:00 pm

Your brand needs a strong digital presence to sell your digital or physical product. This live webinar is geared towards retail businesses who are working to adapt their stores for the new normal. Sponsored by Anca Gooje Web Development.

  • How to Access Capital through the New York Forward Loan Fund    2:00 pm

This webinar will provide information on accessing capital through the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF). NYFLF is an economic recovery loan program aimed to provide working capital loans to support businesses and organizations as they proceed to reopen and have upfront expenses to comply with guidelines under the New York Forward Plan

  • Website Development Tips and Tricks    6:30 pm

Covered in this workshop, website dos and don'ts, types of websites suitable for your business, what you need to build a website, requirements checklist, costs consideration, and how to measure website performance

January 22nd, 2021

  • Develop an Import / Export Business    9:30 am

Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider importing and exporting.  With nearly 96 percent of consumers living outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, opportunities await U.S. small business.

  • Contracts & Risk Management    10:00 am

An introduction for small business owners to issues related to contracts and risk management, including the importance and significance of contracts and mutual assent; the risks and responsibilities of the contractual relationship; assessing business risk for working with Letter Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, Letters of Intent, and other less formal contract documents; understanding key contractual elements and clauses to mitigate risk and spot issues on which to seek legal assistance; and working effectively with counsel.

  • HR Essentials: Hiring Basics    11:45 am

This is the first of a three part series. This webinar is focused on Hiring Basics and will be followed by Best Practices in Total Compensation on February 23rd, and finally Retention and Engagement on March 16th. Attend all three webinars and get your certificate in HR Business Essentials!

  • Financing Racial Equity: National Community Development Financial Institutions    1:00 pm

Hosted by the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL) and the Center for Community Lending (CCL), four national CDFI leaders discuss how a renewed focus on racial equity is changing their work, the practice of community development, and the public policy agenda.

January 23rd, 2021

  • A Business Plan - What is it and Why do I Need One?    9:30 am

The business plan is your personal roadmap to success.  We will discuss the major reasons for assembling a plan, whether you need to obtain financing for your business.  We will cover what should be in your plan and how to assemble the information you need using library and other resources.

January 27th, 2021

  • How to Prepare & Recover Financially from Disasters    4:00 pm

 Discover tips on how to plan financially for future disasters like a pandemic; Learn how to cope with loss of income and finding tools and resources to help you recover; Find out how to utilize online and mobile banking for your advantage; and Discover tools to help you manage and prioritize bills, managing spending and track debt.

February 24th, 2021

  • Financial & Banking Services For Small Businesses    4:00 pm

 This workshop is designed to help you understand which banking products and services can benefit your business. You will hear about financing options and sources, including what banks and nonbanks offer; and discover how to avoid fraud and scams.

March 31, 2021

  • Managing Finances for a Small Business    4:00 pm

In this workshop we will cover bookkeeping, projections, financial statements, and financing, which forms the foundation for reaching your goals through sound business decisions. Hear from banking experts on how effective financial management can give you tools to chart your course into the future, adjust your direction when needed, and help you find your way through challenging times.


WEDI's offices are located at 436 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. To contact us, click here. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment outside of these hours. You can call our offices at (716) 393-4088 or email us at info@wedibuffalo.org.

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