Scott Skodnek Business Development Center

Skodnek Business Development Center Hosts Entreprenurial Assistance Program

Hofstra University’s Scott Skodnek Business Development Center is offering a 10-week Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. Being a successful entrepreneur requires special qualities and skills plus the know-how to create a business plan, manage finances and develop a cutting-edge marketing strategy. Participants receive training and counseling that enable them to complete a business plan while attending the program.  A free workshop about the program will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6 pm at the Oak Street Center, Room 122.   

Participants will have the opportunity to compete for $5,000 in total prizes in a Business Plan Competition sponsored by Capital One Bank.  Participants must complete all program requirements and submit a complete business plan to be eligible for the competition. 

Since 1991, the EAP has been partially funded by Empire State Development and has helped more than 1,370 entrepreneurs launch and expand their businesses through management training offered in workshops ranging from developing marketing strategies to creating financial management systems. The next 60-hour program will be offered from March 11 – May 13, 2019 on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm for a fee of $495 (payable in two installments), including all training materials. Limited scholarships are available.  An Entrepreneurship Certificate is earned upon completion of requirements.

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 information session is free and open to the public. For more information and to register contact or 516- 463-5285. 

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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