Entrepreneurship & Business

Gateway to Entrepreneurship G2E supports entrepreneurial education throughout the college and our community. Through its collaborations with partners in both the public and private sectors, G2E is a resource hub for entrepreneurial development at all stages, facilitating programs that respond to entrepreneurs’ needs and contribute to a vibrant local economy.

Gateway to Entrepreneurship’s various programs will give entrepreneurs the tools that could turn their ideas into businesses by offering workshops, courses, consultations and other resources. For more information about the G2E and its programs, contact us at G2E@sunywcc.edu or 914-606-5616.

Entrepreneurship
Learn practical, behind-the-scenes information on how to start a successful, home-based, second income business that can become full-time. With little money down, learn how to decide on a business or product to sell, discuss how to avoid major financial mistakes, and explore franchising.
CE-BUS 2003, 1 Wed., Oct. 1, 8:00-10:00 pm, KNC-3, $25 (+ $20 optional materials fee, payable to instructor). B Nathan. #83466

Grant Writing Basics
Start with an overview of how nonprofits raise revenue, then focus on grants. For those already working in nonprofits to sharpen skills as well as those who volunteer or are considering a career change. Understand what is involved in communicating passion, need, and a return on investment to prospective funders. Includes how to research funders, analyze the components of a strong proposal, write a basic budget, articulate realistic and measurable outcomes, and craft evaluation plans. Also covered: letters of inquiry, strategies for online applications, how to stand out from the pack, and grant stewardship. Students will be asked to write and complete activities during the course.
CE-GRANT 2000, 4 Wed., Oct. 1-22, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $150. A Paul. #83664

Non-Profit 101: How to Create and Manage a Non-Profit Organization
Learn how to create and manage a non-profit organization (NPO) or a 501(c)3. The aim of this course is to provide participants with the tools to create a strategic plan and manage a non-profit organization.
CE-BUS 2045, 5 Tues., Oct. 14-Nov. 18 (skip 11/11), 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $100 (+ $40 for textbook purchased from instructor). L Francis. #83574


Skills For Business

Essentials of Management
This program provides the new manager with information on the skills that are needed in order to move from being an individual contributor to getting work done through others. The program will focus on what that change means in terms of his or her organizational role and behaviors.
CE-BUS 2061, 2 Mon., Sept. 22 & 29, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #83699.

Managerial Styles
This program helps experienced managers understand the impact that their managerial style has on employee motivation, engagement and organizational results. It will include two self-assessment instruments; participants will use this data to create action plans to motivate their employees.
CE-BUS 2062, 2 Mon., Oct. 13 & 20, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300 (+ $50 materials fee, payable to instructor). #83700.

NEW! Business Writing that Counts!
Make every word count to get the business results you seek! Develop your writing skills for the business world and learn to create documents (proposals, reports, letters, emails, and agendas) that will give you that extra edge in the workplace. Review basic writing concepts (spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and get an overview of the most common business documents. Learn sure-fire methods for weeding out jargon, clichés, and verbiage, and hitting the bull’s-eye with your email and marketing pieces.
CE-WRITG 2054. 3 Mon., Sept. 22-Oct. 6, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-3, $95. H Cuevas. #83693

Effective Business Writing Workshop
Workshop format provides special opportunity to explore and develop your business writing style. Focus is placed on writing effective business letters and emails, being aware of different protocols for writing to peers, supervisors, or team members. We will provide samples to help advance your business writing to the next level. Please bring up to three letters or emails to work on, as well.
CE-BUS 2066, 4 Sat., Oct. 11-Nov. 1, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $300. #83701

Effective Presentations
Oral presentations are associated with success. Our program is hands-on and includes a variety of typical business situations, as well as varying levels of formality. Practice and develop your own unique skills in the “safety” of our classroom environment.
CE-BUS 2064, 2 Thurs., Oct. 9 & 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #83702

Successful Sales: Fundamentals, Tips and Techniques
New salespersons and those seeking to refresh their technique will start with the fundamentals of successful sales and practice selling in a safe classroom environment. The class will cover face-to-face sales and telephone activities to engage the prospect and get the sale.
CE-BUS 2063, 2 Thurs., Nov. 6 & 13, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #83704

NEW! Networking for Your Career
This workshop examines the fundamental concepts of networking in the business world, including techniques for bolstering one’s business and professional networks using social media and industry conferences. The program will demonstrate the use of networking for business development and for internal and external job searches.
CE-JBPRP 2028, 3 Sat., Nov. 8-22, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $225. #83792

Customer Service Workshop
This workshop will help you understand different customer types, how to best deliver service to each one, and how to emphasize and respond appropriately to service issues. This workshop includes practical aspects of customer service, complaint handling, and approaches to problem resolution.
CE-BUS 2060, 2 Fri., Nov. 14 & 21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #83703