Business Planning For Success Course offered in Canandaigua

Starts February 25, 2014

2014 Business Planning for Success Course

Finger Lakes Community College

The eleven week business class will meet once a week on Tuesday evenings starting February 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants will be selected through a competitive screening process. Those selected for the program will attend an 11-week course. Tuition of $50 per person is used to offset the cost of materials.


The application for the class is due February 18th. Applications are available at the PathStone Enterprise Center website.


 These classes address specific issues related to the startup and expansion of a small business. Kathleen English, Sr. Business Development Officer with PathStone explained, “We supply the steps, and the entrepreneur supplies the effort to chart a course for a successful business venture. Each step builds on each other and will lead to the development of the information necessary to start or expand a business.” 


PathStone is fortunate to have an entrepreneur and experienced teacher for the program, Jim Grillo, Professor of Business and former Vice President at Alfred State College. Jim brings experience not only from the classroom, but real life. He has started and run several successful small businesses since 1981 to present. Jim keeps the class interesting by sharing a great deal of his diverse business experience.



 The program graduates will be eligible to apply for low-cost flexible term financing from The Enterprise Center, in addition to accessing capital from other public and private sources.


Ann Recotta of Soulshine Studio Bead Shop who recently completed the course states, "This course is not only for new businesses, it's beneficial to existing ones as well.  I learned so much, and my only regret is I didn't take it sooner.  I'm always using the information I gleaned from this course, and I've seen it make a difference in my business."



If you'd like more information, call PathStone at 585-340-3390 or click here for an application.
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