Put the Small Business Academy to Work for You
Professional development is within reach for all local businesses. Even if you’re a small business, you can take advantage of credit-free online courses packaged by Jamestown Community College and the Small Business Development Center.
The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College has a variety of helpful resources available including online courses, workshops, and social media internships. All of this, and more, is available to all types of businesses here in Chautauqua County. If you’re seeking online courses, you can learn about everything from social media marketing to tax planning and record keeping and succession planning. The online Small Business Academy offers a portal for workshops, panel discussions, videos, and even full-length courses on a wide range of topics for small business owners, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Topics include classes in various social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest, as well as succession planning, trademarks, copyrights, and more.
Businesses that are members of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier are eligible for a 15% discount on course offerings at JCC, and that includes the SBDC Small Business Academy. Learn more on our website under the Member Benefits section, which features a direct link to the Small Business Academy website.
The SBDC works hand in hand in Chautauqua County with Jamestown Community College and its Office of Continuing Education to provide training programs that are vital to businesses countywide. The Small Business Development Center at JCC offers free, confidential small business consulting services. To learn more about any aspect of their important work, find them online at www.sbdcjcc.org or call them at (716) 338-1024.
Article by:Todd J. Tranum, President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier