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Learn More about the Entrepreneurial Assistant Program on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Scott Skodnek Business Development Center is offering a 10-week Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) that will teach you the skills needed to start or expand your business, including creating a business plan, managing finances and developing a cutting-edge marketing strategy.

A free information session about the program will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Room 101 of Hofstra’s Oak Street Center. Information session attendees will have the opportunity to speak with Judith Tyne, EAP Director and April Jones, Programs Administrator, about the workshops and assistance available to start, maintain or expand a business.

The next 60-hour program will be offered October 2 –  December 6 on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The program fee is $495, which includes all training materials. Limited scholarships for Veterans and Nassau Community College Alumni are available.  An Entrepreneurship Certificate is earned upon completion of requirements.

EAP participants who complete all the program’s requirements will also have the opportunity to compete in a business plan competition sponsored by Capital One Bank, with prizes up to $2,500.

Since 1991, the EAP has helped more than 1,317 entrepreneurs launch and expand their businesses through management training offered in workshops ranging from developing marketing strategies to creating financial management systems.

The information session is free and open to the public. To register, please visit or call (516) 463-5850.

The Scott Skodnek Business Development Center (BDC)

The BDC offers a comprehensive package of expertise and services promoting economic development and job creation for the Hofstra community, Long Island and the region.  The BDC’s focus is providing resources, training and development for business including the EAP Program and Operation Downtown seminars to enhance the skills of business owners.  Training in QuickBooks and social media skills including FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Email are also offered.   Customized projects are created to support businesses, organizations and government agencies.



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