Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill to Host Small Business Workshop Series

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill is hosting a four-part workshop series designed to assist small business owners, and individuals interested in starting their own business, in a variety of topic areas. The series will take place on the SUNY Cobleskill campus, with a virtual option available. The workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each of the following dates:

September 16:             Business Planning Workshop         

September 30:             Strategic Management Workshop

October 14:                 “Doing Business in New York” Workshop

October 28:                 “Human Resources for Today” Workshop

The cost for the full series is $399.99 and $149.99 per individual workshop. Each day will include six unique sessions and a keynote speaker during lunch (lunch is included in the workshop fee). Keynote speakers include Albany Business Review Publisher Walter Thorne, Polaris CFO Bob Mack, and others to be announced soon.

Individual sessions will cover topics such as starting a business, forming an LLC, branding basics, research and development, accessing capital, performance management, understanding your business model, recruiting, onboarding and retention, and more. Visit for more information and to register.

About the Institute for Rural Vitality

The Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill has a clear mission that encompasses a broad range of initiatives and activities: to engage the substantial resources of SUNY Cobleskill in collaboration with regional partners to enhance community and economic vitality in rural New York. The Institute strives to address the region’s most pressing issues to develop and enact sustainable solutions.

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