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Upcoming Webinars


All workshops listed below are free, hosted live, and available online. These webinars are organized and facilitated by WEDI as well as other partner organizations in Western NY's small business ecosystem.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022: 4:00 - 5:00PM (ET)

Capital Connect - Money & Finance 

Join Capital Connect to learn more about Money & Finance. We are looking forward to seeing you at this powerful event. If you are looking for funding, and ways to get your finances in order, this is the perfect event for you. Hope to see you there!


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Wednesday, July 26, 2022: 11:00 - 12:00PM (ET)

Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools

Learn how to sell your products online. We'll walk through listing your products for free with Google Business Profile and Merchant Center.

In this workshop we will:

  • Discuss the Products tab in Google Business Profile

  • Introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and a product feed

  • Show how to connect your E-Commerce website (using Shopify as an example) to Merchant Center

Co-Hosts for this webinar include Buffalo Niagara SCORE, Better Business Bureau of Upstate NY, SBDC’s of Buffalo, Niagara and Jamestown, Cheektowaga and Ken-Ton Chambers of Commerce, SBA’s Buffalo District Office, the Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) and the Women's Business Center at Canisius College.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022: 9:00 - 10:30AM (ET)

Learn the Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft and SCORE Buffalo Niagara are pleased to present this free introductory level training webinar on PowerPoint. Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to create, view, present, or share presentations quickly and easily.  Get started by learning to navigate PowerPoint, design presentations, and use helpful presentation tools. Deeply integrated with Microsoft 365 including utilization of one's digital identity within Microsoft 365. Permissions, presence, and more are tied to this identity.


Learning Objectives for this session are:

  • Navigate the PowerPoint interface and view available options. 

  • Learn to design presentations using helpful tools. 

  • Bring slides to life with transitions and animations.  

  • Learn to collaborate with others during the editing process. 

  • Utilize helpful tools for presenting. 


Saturday, August 20, 2022: 8:30AM - 5:00PM (ET)

Starting & Managing Your Own Business – All-Day, In-Person Workshop

If you have the entrepreneurial dream of starting a business or are already in one and want to improve your chance of success, this is the workshop for you.


This one-day, eight-hour workshop will help give you the information you need to start and run a new business or to improve an existing business.

  • Gain a head start to business with expert guidance

  • Learn fundamentals for business organization and management

  • Make better business decisions that meet your personal goals

  • Maximize your probability of business success

The workshop is sponsored and run by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of SCORE, the volunteer arm of the Small Business Administration (SBA) which is totally dedicated to helping small businesses like yours across the USA.


The Eight-hour, all-day session includes these topics: 

  • Planning your business

  • SBA and other small business resources

  • Fundamentals of business financials

  • Foundations of marketing and sales

  • Business insurance basics

  • Tax compliance

  • Legal organization of your business

  • Funding your small business

  • Q&A with small business experts

The session will be held near the new office and with the assistance of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce beginning at 8:30 AM on Saturday, August 20, 2022.  Full fee is $50 but there are discounts for early bird registration, veterans - military, students, and SCORE Volunteers. 


Full Fee: $50

Early Bird: $35 (Registration prior to August 18)

Veteran - Military: $20 (indicate discount code "Veteran - Military")

Student: $10 (indicate discount code "Student")

SCORE Volunteers: free (indicate discount code "SCORE Vol")