Chautauqua Opportunities for Development Offers Spring Small Business Essentials Class

Jamestown, N.Y. – Chautauqua Opportunities for Development, Inc. (CODI) is offering an informative workshop for budding and established entrepreneurs in Chautauqua County.


“Small Business Essentials” is an 8-week course covering all issues involved in starting a business and making it successful.  The course begins March 26th and runs every Thursday evening until May 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chautauqua Opportunities, Laughlin Community Action Center, 402 Chandler St., Jamestown, NY.


The interactive workshop covers all aspects of getting a new business up and running including creating a business plan, financial planning, filing permits, marketing and insurance. It’s suitable for both the prospective entrepreneur and for those who have been in business for a while and want to review important business essentials.


Class discussions will include, but are not limited to; self-assessment, professionalism in business, communicating, planning, marketing, required permits, legal issues, cash flow projections, financial tips and insurance issues.

There may also be presentations given by area professionals with time afterwards to answer specific questions.


This workshop is suitable for existing and prospective small business owners who wish to sharpen their business skills.  The course costs $50, which includes the cost of the workbook and instructor time.


Space is limited so to ensure your seat, please register by calling the CODI offices at (716) 661-9430 ext. 2298 by noon on Monday, March 23rd.