Feb7
Is the Price Right?

Is the Price Right?

Selling might be a challenge, but selling products/services for a loss is catastrophic. Throughout the workshop, Eyad Salha, Valley’s Small Business Advisor will go over different pricing strategies, and how to calculate your selling price. He will present cost, volume, and profit analysis concepts so you can see how much the business needs to sell to break even.

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 4pm-5pm on Zoom

Presented by Eyad Salha, Small Business Advisor, with Valley Community Development.

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Feb16
February Check the Health of your Business

February Check the Health of your Business

This workshop is for established business owners who have been in business for a year or more. We will go through key business health metrics and what to do if not all areas are running smoothly.

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023, 9am-10am on Zoom

Presented by Eyad Salha, Small Business Advisor, with Valley Community Development.

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Feb21
February First-Time Homebuyer Webinar Series

February First-Time Homebuyer Webinar Series

In this Zoom webinar presented by Valley Community Development and sponsored by PeoplesBank:

  • Get the facts from real estate professionals including attorneys, loan officers, realtors, home inspectors & housing counselors
  • Learn tips about how to improve your credit.
  • Ask questions to help you proceed & protect your own interests as you approach this life decision.

A certified course recognized by MHP & MassHousing, this workshop helps you qualify for special mortgage products.

$50 for two adults in the same household.* Registration is nonrefundable & attendance is required at all three sessions.

February sessions are scheduled:

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Each session will be hosted via a unique Zoom Webinar link 6-9 p.m. You will receive the Zoom links on the day of each session.

If your income is at or below the posted incomes below, and you live in Amherst, Easthampton, or Northampton, MA, you may be eligible to attend this class for free. Contact Donna Cabana, 413-586-5855 ext. 180 to schedule a budgeting session prior to the webinar. You will need to complete a household budget, provide pay stubs, bank statements, and participate in budget counseling. Residents of other towns are not eligible.

Household size and maximum income:

1 – $52,750, 2-$60,250, 3-$67,800, 4-$75,300, 5- $81,350

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Mar1
March Small Business Fundamentals

March Small Business Fundamentals

This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals. It is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start a business. The workshops will provide a structure for starting and managing your venture.

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 12pm-1pm on Zoom

Presented by Eyad Salha, Small Business Advisor, with Valley Community Development

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Mar15
Customer Journey: From Lead to Sale

Customer Journey: From Lead to Sale

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023, from 9am-10am on Zoom

Presented by Emily King with Valley Community Development.
Emily King is the owner of EJM Design, a digital marketing micro-agency specializing in web design, website hosting & maintenance, and SEO. Since 2017, she has been helping small businesses grow their revenue through custom website & digital solutions.

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Mar16
March Check the Health of your Business

March Check the Health of your Business

This workshop is for established business owners who have been in business for a year or more. We will go through key business health metrics and what to do if not all areas are running smoothly.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023, 9am-10am on Zoom
Presented by Small Business Program staff at Valley Community Development.
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Mar21
Funding Enhancements on a Shoestring

Funding Enhancements on a Shoestring

This course will provide an overview of available funding sources to offset for-profit business expenses. Participants will receive education about researching and identifying alternative sources of funding to augment commonly used state and federal support. They will also be given guidance on drafting compelling, timely, and highly impactful proposals worthy of winning support from a variety of alternative funders, including private foundations, charitable institutions, and others.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 5pm-6pm on Zoom

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Higgins with Valley Community Development.

Dr. Higgins manages a small, nimble, and highly skilled team of grant writers while simultaneously identifying cutting-edge grant funding opportunities designed to be aligned with the mission and needs of the thriving agency, Center for Human Development. In addition, Dr. Higgins provides consulting and grant-writing services to both for-profits and nonprofits across the Commonwealth. She holds a Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Springfield College.

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Apr5
April Small Business Fundamentals

April Small Business Fundamentals

This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals. It is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start a business. The workshops will provide a structure for starting and managing your venture.

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 12pm-1pm on Zoom

Presented by Small Business Program staff with Valley Community Development.

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May3
May Small Business Fundamentals

May Small Business Fundamentals

This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals. It is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start a business. The workshops will provide a structure for starting and managing your venture.

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 12pm-1pm on Zoom

Presented by Small Business Program staff with Valley Community Development.

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May18
May Check the Health of your Business

May Check the Health of your Business

This workshop is for established business owners who have been in business for a year or more. We will go through key business health metrics and what to do if not all areas are running smoothly.

  • Thursday, May 18, 2023, 9am-10am on Zoom
Presented by Small Business Program staff at Valley Community Development.
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