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Date: Feb 22, 2012
Start and Expand a Business in a Challenging Economy
Free Information Session on February 29, 2012
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York – The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) offered by Hofstra University's Scott Skodnek Business Development Center provides participants with the "nuts and bolts" skills required to operate and grow a successful business. Participants receive training and counseling that will enable them to complete a business plan while attending the program. A free information session about the EAP will be held February 29, 2012 at 6 pm.
Since February 1991, the EAP has helped more than 1,000 entrepreneurs launch and expand their businesses through management training offered in workshops ranging from developing marketing strategies to creating financial management systems. The next 60-hour program will be offered from March 12- May 16, 2012 on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm for a fee of $495 (scholarships and installments available), which includes a manual and all materials. An Entrepreneurship Certificate is earned upon completion of requirements.
Information session attendees will have the opportunity to speak with Judith Tyne, Associate Dean, about the workshops and assistance available to start, maintain or expand a business.
The information session is free and open to the public. To register, please call (516) 463-5850.
The Scott Skodnek Business Development Center
The Scott Skodnek Business Development Center offers a comprehensive package of expertise and services promoting economic development and job creation for the Hofstra community, Long Island and the region. The BDC’s focus is providing resources, training and development for business including the EAP Program and Operation Downtown seminars to enhance the skills of business owners. Training in QuickBooks and social media skills including FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Email are also offered. Customized projects are created to support businesses, organizations and government agencies.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.