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.
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Westchester Grow Conference May 1
The first Conference for Entrepreneurs offered by Westchester Community College’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship (G2E) was a great success last year, with more than one hundred people participating.It offered an inspiring keynote, an engaging industry panel, and seminars focused on different entrepreneurs’ needs. This was an outstanding opportunity for participants tonetwork. A partnership with Community Capital of New York and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, G2E is already working on the next big success! Mark your calendar!
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 Tues., Apr. 8, 8:00-10:00 pm, KNC-3, $25 (+ $20 optional materials fee, payable to instructor). B Nathan. #13837
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. The course 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., Feb. 5-26, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $150. A Paul. #13839
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., Jan. 28-Mar. 4 (skip 2/18), 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $100 (+ textbook). L Francis. #13841
The Academy for Entrepreneurial Excellence
This program, now entering its fifteenth year, is Westchester’s premier resource for small business owners. This unique, 12-week program combines 36 hours of classroom training and weekly executive coaching sessions. Experts in fields such as business planning, sales and marketing/social media, legal matters, insurance, and HR issues in today’s workplace deliver seminars providing the knowledge and skills needed for small business owners and managers to bring a business to the next level. This program is only open to individuals with an existing business.
CE-BUS 2011, 12 Tues., Feb. 4-Apr. 22, 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-110, $850. #14091