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Upcoming Events

19 JUN 2019

I Have a Logo, Now What?

The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St, 1st Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

In this workshop with Jodi Drew, co-owner of Ignite Buffalo Winner Spoke & Dagger, you'll learn some branding next steps once you have a logo designed for your business.

She will cover:


File formats and versions needed of your logo
The difference between high res vs. low res and why you need both
Building a file of colors, fonts, etc. to send to advertisers and designers
Prepping artwork/logo files for ads, screen printers, embroiders, sponsorship, etc.
Web files: sizing and format for social media posts, web sponsorships, etc.
Free resources for creating social media stories and posts
RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-have-a-logo-now-what-tickets-62526561629

21 JUN 2019

Ignite Buffalo Women's Event: Round Table Storytelling & Strategies

LEARN at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
5:00PM - 8:00PM

We can learn so much about ourselves and each other from storytelling. How do you define success? How do you incorporate creativity in your business? At this women-only event, Jennifer Gress and Sara Vescio will facilitate an interactive group conversation around what lifts us, challenges us and the strategies we use to meet all of it with our best selves.

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-buffalo-womens-event-round-table-storytelling-strategies-tickets-59191795253

24 JUN 2019

You've Got Mail!

The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St, 1st Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM


In this workshop with Kenyana David, FoundHER and Strategy Consultant at 81Eighteen, you'll learn how to create a path to profit with an email sales funnel.

She'll discuss in-depth:

Digital Content and Marketing
Email Myths and Misconceptions

Email Marketing and Automation
Email Sales Funnels and Sequences
Technology, Tools, and Tricks

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youve-got-mail-tickets-63016427832

26 JUN 2019

Ignite Buffalo Small Business Mixer

Thin Man Brewery at Chandler Street, 166 Chandler St, Buffalo, NY 14207, USA
5:00PM - 7:00PM

For the next Ignite Buffalo Small Business Mixer, we are heading to one of Buffalo's newest hot spots, Thin Man Brewery/Tappo Pizza on Chandler Street.

Come network with fellow small business owners and startup founders - first drink is on us!

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-buffalo-small-business-mixer-tickets-62165807604

28 JUN 2019

Building a Solid Financial Foundation

LEARN at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
11:30AM - 1:30PM

Owning a business or starting a business isn't easy. Do you understand the financial aspects of owning a business? Within this "Building a Business" crash course, you'll learn:


If your business is really a business
What your legal entity is and how it's taxed

The elements of a basic financial plan

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-solid-financial-foundation-tickets-63016917296

09 JUL 2019

Small Business Summer School: Introduction to the Process of Planning

dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

In this session, hosted by Ignite Buffalo, UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, you'll learn:

- Why do you need a business plan?
- Types of plans, their purpose and target audiences
- Introduction to LivePlan software and sign up
- Overview of the business planning process
- Executive Summary overviewDefining your opportunity
- Why invest in us?
- Expectations and forecasting

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-summer-school-introduction-to-the-process-of-planning-tickets-63673008683

16 JUL 2019

Small Business Summer School: Clearly Defining Your Business Opportunity

dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

In this session, hosted by Ignite Buffalo, UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, you'll learn about:


- Problem & SolutionProblem worth solving
- Our solution
- Target Market
- Market size and segments
- Competition
- Current alternatives
- Our advantages

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-summer-school-clearly-defining-your-business-opportunity-tickets-63673456021

23 JUL 2019

Small Business Summer School: Developing an Execution Plan

dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

In this session, hosted by Ignite Buffalo, UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, you'll learn:

- Execution Planning
- Marketing and Sales: marketing plan, sales plan
- Operations: localities, facilities and infrastructure, technology, equipment and tools
- Milestones and Metrics: milestones table, key metrics
- Company InformationOverview: ownership and structure, company history
- Team: management team, advisors

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-summer-school-developing-an-execution-plan-tickets-63674165142

30 JUL 2019

Small Business Summer School: Financial Planning

dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

In this session, hosted by Ignite Buffalo, UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, you'll learn:

- Forecasting
- Key assumptions
- Revenue by month
- Expenses by month
- Net profit (or loss) by year
- Financing
- Use of funds
- Sources of funds
- Pro Forma Statements
- Projected Profit and Loss
- Projected Balance Sheet
- Projected Cash Flow Statement
- How much money are you asking for? For what? Why?

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-summer-school-financial-planning-tickets-63674704756

06 AUG 2019

Small Business Summer School: Hands-On Financials Workshop

dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

In this session, hosted by Ignite Buffalo, UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, you'll get to workshop any financial questions or challenges you may be having. We'll also revisit your executive summary and start preparing your pitch deck.

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-summer-school-hands-on-financials-workshop-tickets-63675026719

13 AUG 2019

Small Business Summer School: Telling Your Business Story

dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

In this session, hosted by Ignite Buffalo, UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, 43North staff will lead a pitch deck creation and pitch planning workshop.

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-summer-school-telling-your-business-story-tickets-63675488099

20 AUG 2019

Small Business Summer School: Pitch Preparation Workshop

dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

In this final Ignite Buffalo Small Business Summer School session, 43North will host a pitch workshop so you're ready to go the when you need to pitch a potential funder.

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-summer-school-pitch-preparation-workshop-tickets-63677813053

29 AUG 2019

Small Business Summer School Graduation

dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
5:30PM - 7:30PM

You did it! It's time to celebrate the completion of the Ignite Buffalo Small Business Summer School. Join us for a graduation and celebration as summer comes to an end!

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-summer-school-graduation-tickets-63680855152