SJC to Host Small Business Technology Seminar Series

January 29, 2015

Patchogue, N.Y. – January 29, 2015 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) and the Town of Huntington Small Business Incubator are pleased to partner for a series of business seminars for small businesses called, “Know the Basics.” Hosted by distinguished professionals, the seminar series will cover topics, such as presentations, entrepreneurship and customer service.

“St. Joseph's College is pleased to partner with the Huntington Business Incubator,” said Gail Lamberta, Ph.D., associate academic dean on the Long Island Campus of SJC. “Biz Inc. provides new businesses and entrepreneurs a co-working space with all of the necessary equipment and technical assistance necessary to start their new ventures. The workshops offered by SJC will help these entrepreneurs and new businesses establish a strong foundation while providing them with the necessary tools for success.”

The “Know the Basics” workshops include:

Thursday, February 26 - What's the Fuss over Customer Service and Why is it Important to Small Businesses? - Presented by Robert Feiler, adjunct professor in the Department of Business Administration at SJC, this seminar will be an interactive discussion on best practices for customer service. Topics include driving new business, selling deeper into existing relationships, using customer service to differentiate your business in the marketplace and how customer service relates to pricing.

Wednesday, March 25 - Business Stress? Try ZUMBA Fitness for 2015. This workshop will be presented by Lisa Galasso, exercise instructor and alumni relations officer at the Long Island Campus of SJC. Attendees will participate in group exercise that infuses Latin-inspired dance steps. Dancing ability is not necessary, but a willingness to have fun and learn a whole new way of reducing work stress is.

Thursday, April 23 - Women and Entrepreneurship—Be Your Own Boss. Presented by Lakia “Kia” Echols, founder of the non-profit organization Make My Mother Proud, this workshop will discuss how a successful business starts, how to find your own passion, how organization is an essential key and how having a detailed business plan is a big part of entrepreneurial success.    

All “Know the Basics” workshops are free and open to the public and will take place from 6-8 p.m. The Small Business Incubator is located at 1268 New York Avenue in Huntington Station, New York. For more information or to RSVP, contact Diane Teets at 631.351.2284 or [email protected]

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.