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

08/03/2021

Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship: Is the Right Time Now?
1:00 PM
Today it is more accessible than ever to be an entrepreneur or solopreneuer, but should you make the leap? In this free webinar from SCORE startup enthusiast, Allen Clary, will cover all of the major ‘types’ of startups from software/tech, to physical products, to services, and all points in between – and which ones are ‘structurally’ able to deliver on wealth and freedom one day, some much more than others.
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08/04/2021

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Webinar
12:00 PM
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a free weinar about the Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness progam. Borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders can apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. The portal will begin accepting applications on August 4th. The SBA will provide additional information on the Forgiveness Application, including the portal, forms, calculation and documentation in this webinar.
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08/05/2021

Home-Based Business Ownership: Is It the Next Step in Your Career?
1:00 PM
Could business ownership be the next step in your career? Many entrepreneurs start with a home-based business that creates, delivers, or improves on a product or service. Join SCORE for this free webinar to learn about the advantages of homes-based business, which categories are booming, how to evaluate if a home-based business is right for you, and how to access mentoring and training resources.
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08/06/2021

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Webinar
12:00 PM
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a free weinar about the Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness progam. Borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders can apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. The portal will begin accepting applications on August 4th. The SBA will provide additional information on the Forgiveness Application, including the portal, forms, calculation and documentation in this webinar.
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08/09/2021

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Webinar
12:00 PM
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a free weinar about the Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness progam. Borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders can apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. The portal will begin accepting applications on August 4th. The SBA will provide additional information on the Forgiveness Application, including the portal, forms, calculation and documentation in this webinar.
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08/11/2021

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Webinar
12:00 PM
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a free weinar about the Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness progam. Borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders can apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. The portal will begin accepting applications on August 4th. The SBA will provide additional information on the Forgiveness Application, including the portal, forms, calculation and documentation in this webinar.
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Finance 101
1:00 PM
In this free webinar from the Tory Burch Foundation you'll learn how to choose a cost structure, build a profitable business, and prepare for tough situations.
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Camino a la Iniciativa Empresarial
6:00 PM
¿Quiere conocer que se necesita para empezar su propio negocio en Nueva York? En este taller virtual de WEDC aprenda sobre: Las características de un empresario exitoso, qué implica ser un dueño de negocio, que se necesita para abrir su propio negocio, quienes serán sus clientes y su competencia, donde conseguir permisos y licencias para su negocio, recursos que WEDC ofrece para ayudarlo a tener éxito y mucho más!
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Marketing from the Ashes: How to Drive a Post-COVID Comeback
6:00 PM
Sharpen your brand, streamline your website and get found online with this branding and marketing bootcamp from WEDC.  Developed specifically for businesses looking to make a comeback post-COVID, we’ll dive into your customers, your unique selling proposition, how well your website converts, and how to reach both those looking for you, and those who don’t know they’re looking for you online. This three part webinar costs $15.00
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08/12/2021

How to Apply for the NYS Recovery Grant Program
12:00 PM
The NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations who have experienced economic hardship due the COVID-19 pandemic. This free webinar from WEDC will cover the eligibility criteria and the application process.
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Optimizing Your Pricing Strategy to Maximize Profits
1:00 PM
Pricing your products and services properly is one of the most important business decisions you’ll make. In this free webinar from SCORE you'll learn to understand how to price your products and services effectively and develop a strategy for maximizing your profits. The webinar will cover the basics in evaluating your business idea, how to purchase products, understanding profit margins, evaluating your costs and profits, and more.
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08/17/2021

Social Media Bootcamp (Serie de 3 Talleres)
6:00 PM
En este programa intensivo de serie de 3 talleres virtuales , aprenderás a administrar las redes sociales enfocadote en tu propio negocio, emprendimiento o idea de negocio que tengas. Las fechas de este programa son Agosto 17, Agosto 19, y Agosto 26. Este programa cuesta $15.00.
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8/18/2021

TikTok, SnapChat & Instagram
1:00 PM
Are these three tools what you need to attract and connect with today’s youth consumers? During this free webinar from SCORE,you will learn information on the platforms, audiences they reach, and the business-use cases.
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How to Apply for the NYS Recovery Grant Program
2:30 PM
The NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations who have experienced economic hardship due the COVID-19 pandemic. This free webinar from WEDC will cover the eligibility criteria and the application process.
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08/19/2021

A Simple Process to Manage Your Time and Identify Which Items to Delegate
1:00 PM
In this free workshop from SCORE, Laura Licursi of Elite Virtual Assistants and Lisa Crilley Mallis of Impactive Strategies will help you with the best practices for managing your time and a very simple process for identifying which items to delegate first. You'll learn how to discover where you are spending (or wasting) you time, and how to maximize your workday.
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Camino a la Inciativa Empresarial
6:00 PM
En este taller virtual de WEDC aprenda sobre las característas de un empresario exitoso, qué implica ser un dueño de negocio, que se necesita hacer para abrir su propio negocio, quines serán sus clientes y su competencia, donde consequir permisos y licensias para su negocio, y recursos que WEDC ofrece para ayudarlo a tener éxito y mucho más!
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08/25/2021

Construction Career Fair
11:00 AM
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PAST EVENTS

Recuperación pandémica para pequeñas empresas // Pandemic Small Business Recovery Program
Únase al condado de Westchester para un seminario web informativo sobre el programa de subvenciones para la recuperación de pequeñas empresas. Patrocinado por: Ejecutivo del Condado George Latimer, La legisladora del condado de Westchester Nancy Barr, Senadora del estado de Nueva York Shelley Mayer, El asambleísta del estado de Nueva York Steve Otis, Representantes del Departamento de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Westchester
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Hebrew Free Loan Society Loan Webinar
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development hosted this webinar with the Hebrew Free Loan Society to learn about their programs. The Hebrew Free Loan Society offers small loans to businesses in the New York area. Learn about the application process and how you may qualify for their loan programs.
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Spotlight on Westchester's Bioscience Ecosystem
02/11/2021
The Westchester County Office of Economic Development presented this live event in partnership with the Westchester County Assocition all about the thriving ioscience ecosystem in our region. We showcased the importance of this growing industry and all the opportunities it is bringing our business community.
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Applying for the Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program
09/23/2020

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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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.
Watch Recording Here
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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.
Watch Recording Here