Four Week Workshop

DCMO BOCES will be holding a four week workshop to help individuals write a business plan and prepare to launch a small business venture.  The dinner-workshop program is expected to take place in person.   However, adjustments could be expected to meet COVID social distancing requirements.  

A grant from the Community Foundation for South Central New York and a scholarship from DCMO BOCES will benefit students.  “Female students and graduates from any DCMO BOCES programs qualify for full funding to attend this dinner and workshop series.  Funding for Delaware Residents seeking to start or expand a new business is also available.  The scholarship is funded by the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency in an effort to further promote small business ownership in the region.   "By removing the financial barriers to attending the program, we hope to impact people’s opportunities to earn money during this time of pandemic restrictions,” said Ryan.  Another scholarship is also available for Delaware County residents.

The workshop series runs from October 5th through October 28th beginning a 5 pm with a light dinner until 8 pm.  Students receive one-on-one assistance to students to write a business plan.   Funding from the Growthwheel organization gives students free access to the business planning tool.  “The Growthwheel platform guides students to writing a business plan and expanding at any point.  We were so fortunate to receive this resource,” said Ryan.

The classes will take place at the Pole Campus in Norwich and at the Harrold Campus in Sidney Center.   The registration deadline is September 28th.  Individuals interested can contact Martha Ryan at 607-335-1292 or visit for more information.  

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