Please note that these events are not all hosted or sponsored by the Westchester County Office of Economic Development. This page is updated each Friday for the following week. We recommend reaching directly out to the event organizers for any questions.

Upcoming Events

09/22/2020

Get Your Business Online in a Blink: Stress Free Ways to Find the Right Software
1:00 PM
In this free webinar from SCORE you'll learn how to find the right software for your business. You'll get actionable tips for identifying the biggest challenges with your current software, what to look for when evaluating products, and more. You'll learn how to find the technology that will help your business succeed.
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National Small Business Week 2020 Kick Off
1:00 PM
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration for their National Small Business 3-day Virtual Conference. This kick-off event will include the opening ceremony and presentation of the National Small Business Award Winners. The three day conference will include educational presentations and panel discussions designed to help small business owners.
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Child Care Business Operations
6:30 PM
In Part Three of the Grow Your Child Care Business Today series from WEDC you'll learn about how to ensure efficient and effective business operations. In these challenging times this workshop series is designed to strengthen your Child Care business.
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9/23/2020

Applying for the Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program
10:00 AM
Is your small business or nonprofit seeking immediate financial assistance due to COVID-19? Westchester County Business FIRST is a grant program for small businesses and nonprofits offering up to $49,000 for organizations with 99 or fewer employees and have a primary location in Westchester County. Join us to learn more about eligibility and how to apply. The webinar will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A period.
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Legal Aspects of Forming a Business
12:00 PM
In this free webinar from WEDC you'll learn the important steps to take when forming your business. The workshop will cover the correct steps to determine correct business entity for you to form in order to maximize profits and minimize risk. There will be a Q and A section about licensing and trademarks.
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Programa de Entrenamiento Empresarial - Otoño 2020
6:00 PM
Las clases virtuales comienzan el 23 de septiembre del 2020.  Sesiones se llevarán a cabo primordialmente los miércoles de 6pm a 9pm mediante la plataforma Zoom.  Por favor de notar que en algunas semanas habrá sesiones adicionales los jueves. Durante 4 meses, los instructores profesionales de WEDC te ayudarán a completar un plan de negocio y navegar todos los aspectos de como iniciar, administrar y mantener tu negocio.
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09/24/2020

Manufacturing & Distribution During a Pandemic: Retail
12:00 PM
In this webcast from Mazars USA, you'll hear from retail industry executives who have navigated the changes COVID-19 has brought to the industry. Speakers will discuss what the new customer looks like, whether or not they think brick and mortar is dead, cybersecurity risks with online retail, and what each of their companies did when the pandemic hit.
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Handling Taxes for Your Child Care Business
6:30 PM
This is the final session of WEDC's four part Grow Your Child Care Business Today series. This last workshop will cover how to handle taxes for your child care business. You'll learn how to maintain compliance with the local, state, and federal tax requirements.
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09/25/2020

WCA Business Insights Series
2:00 PM
Join WCA and Westfair Communication for another episode of Business Insights as Peter Katz interviews members of the WCA's Post Pandemic Working Group with key insights, advocacy, and action in healthcare & bioscience, real estate & housing.
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09/29/2020

Reopening & Rebuilding Your Westchester
12:30 PM
You're reopening your business, implementing safety standards and planning your financial recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do you know if you're getting it right? With no precedent or benchmarks to guide you, tap into the experience and insights of Grassi's Westchester advisors to learn what's working – and what's not – as businesses reopen across the county.
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Concrete Strategies to Boost Your Sleep & Double Your Business Impact
1:00 PM
In this SCORE webinar you'll learn about how sleep is crucial to you and your business. Holly Jean Jackson will teach you concrete strategies to boost your sleep and double your business impact. Being well rested and energized directly impacts our life and our business. 
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10/01/2020

Banking & Our Regional Economic Outlook
2:00 PM
In this live webinar from the Westchester County Association a panel of banking experts will discuss what the banking industry is doing during COVID recovery. The impacts of COVID-19 have made financial security top of mind for busiess owners, and banks play a crucail role in helping businesses achieve greater financial security. William Keller, Regional Chief Investment Officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank, will provide the economic forecast for Westchester.
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PAST EVENTS

Westchester County Bioscience Showcase
07/22/2020
"Opportunity favors the prepared”, and “serendipity is everything in science”.  Westchester County is proud to have been able to respond effectively during Covid due to its role as a national leader in the bioscience field - a field with ever growing importance in the wake of Covid-19. County Executive Latimer hosted a live discussion with five of the leading local bioscience companies, for a discussion about how they grew, adapted and collaborated rapidly with great success. Hear directly from them how they played a role during the COVID-19 crisis and what they anticipate in the future.
Watch Recording Here

From Anxiety to Effective Decision-Making: Practices to Help Business Owners During These Stressful Times

05/07/2020 
Joyce Schroeder, MS, President of Flourishing Culture Consultants, LLC, and Jackie Frederick Berne led workshop that created the space for participants to acknowledge their fears and learn practices that can be applied in their own businesses. The workshop provided practices, tips, and a decision-making model that can help business owners put their anxious thoughts on pause.
Watch Recording Here 
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Six Small Things Small Business Owners Must Do Now
04/23/2020
Jeff Loehr of Rosenberg Chesnov presented this webinar for small business owners on strategizing in these uncertain times, and what they can be doing right now to help their businesses. Things are changing all the time, and the key to adapting successfully is to use the three principles of triage: Stop the Bleeding, Diagnose the Problem, Begin the Cure.
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Small Business Survival Guide
04/16/2020
Cliff Ennico presented this fast-paced webinar to offer keys to surviving the crisis and getting back on track as quickly as possible once the “all clear” sounds. This workshop focused on strategic planning and opportunities to respond.
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Survive...then Thrive
04/09/2020
Hudson Valley Venture presented this Collaboration Huddle about how to make sure your business doesn't just survive these challenging times, but also thrives.
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eCommerce workshop
03/31/2020
Learn how to add ecommerce capabilities to your website so your customers can buy from you even if they can’t visit your physical business location right now.  Presented by Jann Marchidani, of Westchester Marketing Café, this webinar covered how to add gift cards/gift certificates to your website, along with other eCommerce capabilities.
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Facebook Live with County Executive George Latimer and Director of Economic Development, Bridget Gibbons
03/25/2020
In continuance of his video discussions with various leaders throughout Westchester, County Executive George Latimer hosted a Facebook Live conversation with the County’s Director of Economic Development Bridget Gibbons. They discussed the County's efforts to assist businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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