Upcoming Programs and Events
Learn about what's happening for young professionals, entrepreneurs, and the community.

Introduction to Co-ops

with Johan Matthews

Date: Thursday, October 28th at 12 PM

If you’ve ever wondered how people in our communities might work together to solve shared problems, to provide themselves with desired goods and services, to cooperatively control their own businesses, this is your chance! Join us for this introductory session as we explore the world of cooperative economics.

Protect Your Work with
Trademarks and Copyrights

with Tiffany Morgan, Esq.

Date: Friday, November 12th at 6PM

The protection of your work is critical. Your authorship and production of creative work is your currency as a creator. This workshop will focus on some of the fundamental principles and legal rights associated with securing copyrights and/or trademarks (words, phrases, symbols and designs that distinguish businesses).

It is intended for social entrepreneurs and social justice employees to learn your legal right to your intellectual property and how to protect it.

Satisfashion Outlet

Date: Saturday, November 13th 10AM – 5PM

A pop-up boutique that caters to young professionals and entrepreneurs. This event will be taking place at the Albany Capital Center (55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207).

How to Secure
Corporate Sponsors

with Jonathan Meagher-Zayas,
Director of Agency Advancement

Date: Monday, November 15th at 5:30PM

Corporate partnerships are effective ways for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to develop mutually benefiting relationships with mission aligned for-profit companies.

In this session, we’ll dive into the purpose of corporate partnerships, learn emerging trends in the industry, benefits and strategies on effective partnerships, and steps on how to build effective relationships.

MWBE Information Session

with Ryan Smith Director of Business Development, Empire State Development (ESD)

Date: Monday, December 13th 11AM – 1PM, 6PM – 8PM
The New York State Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certification has the potential to help your company grow. During the M/WBE Information Session the benefits of the certification and tips on how to efficiently complete the application will be shared. NYS has billions of dollars in contract opportunities and we are here to support you with taking the steps to gain access to opportunities to grow your business and workforce.

Surety Bonds and Insurance

Joanne Brooks Esq, Managing Member of JSSB Consultant Inc.

Date: Monday, December 20th 11AM – 1PM, 6PM – 8PM
Too often surety bonding is viewed simply as a strict requirement; it’s just required, or as an impediment to small, minority and emerging contractors, who can’t get bonds when they need them. This workshop will provide facts about surety bonding, the critical role bonding plays in protecting your company, why the largest contractors view bonding as their “life-line to maintaining a legacy business” and demystify surety bonding.

How to Shine More Powerfully and Profitably

with Kierra Jones,
Brand Consultant + Mindset Coach and Mindset Coach

Date: Monday, December 13th at 2PM
Have a business and brand you’re ready to take to the next level? Join Kierra Jones to share some tips that will help you amp up your brand power and profit with purpose!

In this workshop, Kierra will share how to elevate the 2 biggest areas in your business that impact your sales – your business model and how you make money and your marketing and sales message to call in the clients and customers you want! Plus, we’ll go through the biggest shift you can make to feel more confident and consistent in showing up and selling!


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