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, April 26, 2023: 12:00 - 1:00PM (ET)
Contracts and Leases - Legal considerations
In this Lunch and learn Join us as Neha M Karambelkar, Esq., the Managing Attorney of the Western New York Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) discusses “Contracts and Leases- Legal considerations”.
Neha M. Karambelkar, Esq. is the Clinic’s Managing Attorney. Neha is licensed to practice law in New York State and focuses her practice on business formation and contracts. Neha’s work has been recognized by Super Lawyers, which named her to their Upstate New York Rising Stars List in 2020 and 2021, an honor limited to no more than 2.5% of attorneys within the state. Before joining SBLC, she practiced consumer defense work and bankruptcy. Her consumer advocacy was noticed by Superintendent Lacewell of the New York State Department of Financial Services, who appointed her to their Consumer Protection Task Force for a 3 year-term. Neha is also a member of the New Yorkers for Responsible Lending (NYRL), a statewide coalition of more than 160 non-profit organizations, where she lobbies with other advocates across the state on consumer rights issues. She is the co-chair of NYRL’s Insurance Working Group. She brings prior legal clinic experience to SBLC as well as a deep passion for helping her clients and looks forward to helping entrepreneurs across WNY. She received her B.A. from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from New York Law School.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023: 6:30 - 8:00PM (ET)
Building an E-Commerce Business
These days, more and more people are looking to be their own bosses and in charge of their futures. The internet makes this goal more accessible than ever and makes eCommerce an open avenue for starting a business.
But building an eCommerce business takes more than choosing a brand name, writing product listings, and starting to sell products online. Even the best business ideas can flop if enough customers aren’t finding the products/services they desire on the businesses’ sales platform(s).
About Our Presenter: Lisa Churakos is a small business owner of Workbea, a company specializing in website development, lead generation automation, Google Analytics, ad campaigns and funnels, lead magnets, and social media. Lisa is a SCORE volunteer and frequent presenter for our workshops program. She is also active with the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College and the Niagara Small Business Development Center.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 and Thursday March 30, 2023: 6:30 - 8:00PM (ET)
Marketing Series for Entrepreneurs – Two Evenings
Join us for a two-part marketing series where consultant Jared Erni will demonstrate how businesses can attract more local customers without expensive advertising, complicated SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or relying on agencies.
Evening I on Tuesday March 28th will focus on the foundation of conversion - irresistible offers and how to use a sales funnel to automate leads and sales for your offers.
Evening II on Thursday, March 30th will focus on the untapped traffic of Google Business Profile and how to ethically hack better traffic and out-position your competition without complicated SEO, Facebook Ads or PPC campaigns.
Topics covered will include:
How to attract your dream customers without paid ads... even if you aren't tech savvy or don't have marketing experience.
How to instantly out-position your competition, charge what your worth and never compete on price again.
Why your current website is hurting business and the simple shift that will turn on a faucet of leads and sales.
How to ethically hack higher quality google traffic without spending time and money on expensive or complicated SEO strategies.
[NOTE: Registering now will cover registration for both evenings.]
About our Presenter:
Jared Erni is the founder of Attract to Scale, a coaching and consulting company that specializes in helping local businesses double their customer base in 90 days or less without expensive ad campaigns. His work has been featured on FOX news, Digital Journal, and the Daily Herald, and he has been a featured speaker and held numerous online training sessions for businesses all over the country.