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Community Loan Fund Announces Full Slate of Fall Small Business Workshops

Community Loan Fund Announces Full Slate of Fall Small Business Workshops

Calendar includes QuickBooks, Marketing, Financial Wellness, and Legal classes


The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will present 10 new workshops for entrepreneurs this fall. The organization, which has been providing small business training for minority- and women-owned businesses since 2001, has launched a new slate of free workshops aimed at boosting efficiency and using new technology to enhance performance. All workshops will be delivered virtually via Zoom to improve access.


The Community Loan Fund will also kick off its latest 8-Week Small Business Planning Course on September 18. The training course covers business basics for new start-ups, including financial management, sales forecasting, and strategic marketing. The course is delivered via Zoom on Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm. The cost is $240, but scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. To learn more about upcoming classes and register, click here. Here’s a list of upcoming classes:


8-Week Small Business Planning Course - Saturdays, September 18 – November 6, 9am-12pm. Via Zoom.


Michael Roach presents on Achieve Victories in Business with Marketing Automation - Could you use daily victories in your business? Use marketing automation and you can achieve it. September 1, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Financial/Wellness – Overcoming Financial Trauma, Mapping a Path Forward - There are real barriers to financial peace for women and people of color. In this 3-part workshop, we’ll discuss the issues that challenge us, and the resources available to meet their goals.

September 11, 15, October 9, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Wayne Higdon presents QuickBooks: On-Line Versus Desktop Versions - Compare the 2 different platform versions of QuickBooks and get a general introduction to the uses of each system. September 15, 2021, 8:00 am - 10:30 am


Executive Director Roundtable presented by Capital CFO - Join us for a virtual coffee and connections with fellow nonprofit leaders to share ideas, explore best practices.

September 15, 2021, 9:30 am - 10:30 am


QuickBooks Online for New Users - Learn more about the most popular bookkeeping software for small businesses and how you can start using it for your small business. September 22, 2021, 8:30 am - 10:00 am


Reinvigorating Your Business: Networking Forum presented by Capital CFO - Join our monthly networking forum designed to engage and support small business owners. September 28, 2021, 8:00 am - 9:00 am


QuickBooks Online: Banking – A Deep Dive - Learn all about how QuickBooks online banking can help you streamline your bank reconciliations in this new workshop. September 29, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Liquor License Workshop and Q and A with Attorney Alexandra Becker - Obtaining a liquor license is required if you wish to sell or provide wine, beer, or liquor. The application process has been simplified, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t many notice requirements and a lengthy application form. Working with an attorney who is familiar with the process is highly recommended! In this workshop, Attorney Alexandra Becker will walk you through the process and answer your questions. October 6, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Erik Bunaes presents E-Business for Small and Large Businesses - What are the best tools to get more out of our online marketing? This workshop will help you take advantage of the latest technology to streamline your marketing. October 13, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am


Facebook for Business – An exploration of business Facebook; how it’s different from your personal Facebook account, how to use it to promote your business and build your brand, and its advantages over other types of marketing. October 27th, 6pm to 7:30pm


To learn more about upcoming classes and register, visit:

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