ANCA CPR May 2022 Virtual Workshops

In May 2022, ANCA Center for Pandemic Response presents expert-led, virtual workshops exclusively available to enrolled businesses and organizations. Complete an interest form today to begin working with ANCA CPR

Participatory management with the Cooperative Development Institute

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, and 17, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

A series on workplace communication, personnel policies, and open book management. Learn systems, practices, and tools to engage workers and improve workplace culture. Focus will be driven by attendee goals.

Instructor: Rob Brown is the director of Business Operations at the Cooperative Development Institute, the USDA-designated Cooperative Business Development Center for the Northeast. Rob is an expert in transitioning businesses to employee ownership, and trains owners and managers in strategies to increase employee participation and engagement.


Planning for Growth with the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center

Business Plan: Wednesday, May 4, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. viz Zoom

Develop or update a guide to achieve your operational and financial objectives.

Marketing: Wednesday, May 18, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Refine your plan to reach new audiences and turn them into customers.

Instructor: Jennifer McCluskey's move to the North Country in August 2008 coincided with a career transition from therapist to running her own photography business. Jennifer started working as a Business Advisor with the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center in July 2014, and she enjoys sharing the skills she learned as a small business owner with others to help them start and grow their businesses.


Strategic planning with CITEC Business Solutions

Creating Mission & Vision: Thursday, May 5, 9:30 to10:30 a.m. via Zoom

The right mission statement explains your company's purpose, both internally and externally, creating a vital compass to make sure your company does not get lost with activities that are distractions.

SWOT Analysis: Thursday, May 12, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

The Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats matrix will uncover opportunities while helping you avoid pitfalls.

Putting Your Plan to Use: Thursday, May 19, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Apply the strategic planning process to determine your needs and set up your next steps.

Instructor: Aviva Gold leads Marketing and Communications at CITEC. She has a background in media production, graphic design, management, and development. She is known for forging comprehensive communication strategies that focus on goals and results.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 09:30 to Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:30