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Business Development Center

Calendar of Events

Date Event

October 26, 2017

Latest Trends in Social Media

Speaker: Mitch Tobol

8 - 10 a.m., Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, north campus

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Operation Downtown Series

This program is designed to assist small business owners and is sponsored by Hofstra University's Scott Skodnek Business Development Center and Flushing Bank. Seminars are planned during the academic year focusing on topics that provide skills to business owners to assist them with social media skills, new marketing strategies, increasing revenue and expanding the customer base.   

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this series, please email bdc@hofstra.edu or call 516-463-7214. 

November 2, 9, 16, 2017

8 - 10 am; Oak Street Center

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Social Media Workshop Series - workshop series with marketing expert Mitch Tobol, partner CGT Marketing LLC

Marketing expert Mitch Tobol will present workshops on social media topics: November 2: Facebook: Discover Who Is Using Facebook Now; November 9: LinkedIn: Learn the Latest Tactics; November 16: Instagram: Follow the Latest Techniques

$99 per workshop; $249 for series of 3.

For more information, please contact April Jones at 516-463-5850 or  april.jones@hofstra.edu.

Dates TBA

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Beginner QuickBooks Certificate Program

Learn skills to....

  • Create a new QuickBooks company
  • Modify the preset chart of accounts to suit individual needs
  • Write QuickBooks checks and assign amounts to specific accounts
  • Work with asset and liability accounts in QuickBooks
  • Invoice customers
  • Receive payments from customers and make bank deposits
  • Open and use registers for any QuickBooks balance sheet accounts
  • Reconcile a QuickBooks checking and credit card account
  • Track credit card transactions
Basic computer skills required.  $250 registration fee includes materials. 

Dates TBA

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Advanced QuickBooks Certificate Program

Learn to use QuickBooks to manage your business even better!   Topics covered include:

  • Creating, Modifying and Analyzing Reports
  • Customizing Forms
  • Setting Up and Managing Inventory
  • Job Estimating and Time Tracking
  • Understanding Backup and Restoring Data, Accountant's File and Portable File
  • Using Classes
  • Memorize Transactions
  • Creating Budgets in QuickBooks
  • Track and Pay Sales Tax
  • Resolving Issues with Application of Payments
  • Advanced Taskes including: Credit Memos, Refunds, Deposits, Invoice Adjustments, Returned Checks and Fees

Prerequisite: Beginner knowledge of QuickBooks.   $250 registration fee includes materials.

September 13, 2017

6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    

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Information session about the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP).   Learn how the EAP can provide you with the "nuts and bolts" skills to start or expand a business and complete a business plan.   Registration is required for the Information Session, please call  April Jones, 516-463-5850 or email April.Jones@hofstra.edu.


October 2 - December 6, 2017 
M/W, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location TBA

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Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
Join us and explore the opportunity of starting and expanding your own business. Workshops will provide you with the "nuts and bolts" skills required to operate and grow a successful business. You will also receive training and counseling that will enable you to complete a business plan. An Entrepreneurship Certificate may be earned by completing the following three components:  

Workshops (60 hours of training)

  • Start or Expand Your Business
  • Successful Entrepreneurship
  • Setting Goals - Self Discovery
  • Preparing A Business Plan
  • Insurance - Legal
  • Market Research
  • Developing A Marketing Plan
  • Advertising/Presentations
  • Sales/Networking
  • Recordkeeping - QuickBooks
  • Taxes
  • Financing Opportunities
  • Financial Management/Excel
Mentoring (Business Participation)
  • One-to-one counseling with business owners sharing their expertise and experiences as entrepreneurs.

Submission of a Business Plan

Participants will have the opportunity to compete in a BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION sponsored by Capital One Bank.  Prizes up to $2,500 for winning business plans!

Since February 1991 more than 1,317 entrepreneurs have enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. Their businesses were in the planning stage or already in existence and ready for expansion.

$495 fee includes manual and all materials (scholarships available).