Westminster Economic Development Initiative

  • All workshops listed below are free, live, and available online.

  • Local workshops are specified and highlighted in orange

National business volunteers

  • SCORE Prerecorded Webinars

Free prerecorded webinars at your convenience regarding a wide variety of topics from SCORE

Local business service organizations 

  • WEDI partners with many local organizations including:

Funding and Financing Your Black-Owned Business    1:00 pm

Equality of Opportunity In Action: AAPI Business Leading the Way    2:00 pm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned businesses and recovery in the community, and how entrepreneurs can lead the way in promoting equity. Attendees will also hear from business leaders on how they are working together to speak out against discrimination and support AAPI-owned enterprises. 


Join SCORE Buffalo Niagara for this interactive webinar that will break down the critical elements of a business plan and walk you through creating your own detailed, actionable plan for the remainder of 2021. This webinar is presented by Connie Whitesell, Business Strategist and Founder of Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching. 

SBA Business Smart Series: Ready, Basics of business startup    11:00 am

The Small Business Administration (SBA) teaches ways to lay the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs like you launch a business idea and to understand the steps to building a business.

WISE Power Hour: Microloans for your Woman Owned Business    12:00 pm

Join the WISE Women's Business Center Coaching Team via Zoom for an energetic lunch hour conversation around important small business topics. Each week will feature a central topic (and on occasion guest expert) to discuss best practices that will challenge you to push your ideas and strategies even further. April 14th, Speaker : Sherri Falck, Assistant Vice President, Pursuit Lending of Buffalo

Social Media for Small Business    6:00 pm

The Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC) presents a nine-part series to enhance your business skills and strengthen your new or existing business. Social Media for Small Business. The focus on April 14th is Social Media for Small Business. 


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

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