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Small Business Management - Free Classes

Whether you already own and manage a thriving small business in Greenwich Village, or are considering the exciting prospect of opening your own business, Pace University offers free classes to help equip you with the essential knowledge needed for success.

The free classes feature subjects ranging from developing sales projections to commercial lease negotiation to the different ways in which a business entity may be legally formed.

Scroll down to explore the classes then register for free.

Forecasting Sales Growth: A Guide to Financial Projections

March 14 & 21, 2019

The Pace SBDC and Excelsior Growth Fund have partnered up to bring you a 2-part workshop series that will delve into the inner workings of financial projections.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Make financial projections to track the growth and profitability of your business

  • Estimate operating revenue and expenses

  • Read the financial statements needed to create your financial projection

  • Interpret your business's financial data

  • Make critical business decisions based on actual financial data and performance

Dates: March 14th and March 21st , 2019 from 4:00- 7:00pm. Please note that both dates are a part of this seminar. This is a two-part workshop commitment.

*Attendees must have a business that has operated for more than one year to participate in this free workshop

Register for free HERE.

Intellectual Property Rights For Entrepreneurs

March 20, 2019

Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs hosted by Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Have you developed an innovative product or service, and find yourself hesitant to share it with prospective investors or partners because you don’t want to see your concept stolen or duplicated? We've partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project to bring you legal professionals who will help you navigate through the intricacies of intellectual property law to better protect your ideas and business concepts.

After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A to address any follow up questions or concerns you may have. Attendees will also learn about free and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center.

Register for free HERE.

Small Business Lending Panel & Networking Session

March 28, 2019

Are you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business? Then come meet small business lenders at this free forum hosted by the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

The session will include a panel featuring small business lenders who will highlight what they look for when evaluating a loan application, their typical loan terms, and the documents needed to apply. Before and after the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with lenders to assess the source of capital that is best suited for your business needs.

Whether you’re looking to expand your current operations or to launch a new venture, this session will provide practical strategies to finance your small business.

Agenda


09:00AM - Registration, networking, meet the lenders (1:1 sessions) & light breakfast

10:00AM- 11:30AM – Small Business Lender Panel

11:30AM-1:00PM – Small Business Lender tabling & additional networking

Register for free HERE.

Commercial Lease Negotiation

April 09, 2019

Are you in the process of starting a new business and interested in renting a commercial space but don’t know where to start?

We’ve partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) and Downtown Alliance to bring you legal professionals who will present on the basics of commercial leasing. They will provide you with key point information on topics ranging from research you should do before deciding on a space, what you should look for in a written lease, selecting an appropriate lease term, to issues that may arise once you’ve signed the lease.

After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A to address any follow up questions or concerns you may have. Attendees will also learn about free and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center.

Register for free HERE.

Business Entity Formation

May 21, 2019

Looking for guidance on how to form a company?

Lucky for you, Pace Small Business Development Center has partnered up with City Bar Justice Center to explain the different forms of business structure to help you choose the right one for your business. The presenting attorney will describe the respective benefits and tax implications of each structure, as well as the steps and corresponding costs associated with each.

After the presentation, we will have a Q&A to address any questions or concerns you may have. Attendees will also learn about free and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center.

Register for free HERE.

Small Business Management - Free Classes

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