October Small Business News & Updates from Valley CDC
Small Business Spotlight
The Women's Idea Co-op
Cheryl Berkowitz has been working with our Valley CDC Consultant, Ray Rieder, on developing her new business project, The Women’s Idea Co-op (WIC).

The Women’s Idea Co-op is a virtual advice circle, where women of all ages can come together to receive and provide creative and practical advice on life and work questions and issues.

It’s an opportunity for participants to meet other interesting women, network, and pose their individual inquiries in a supportive and empowering environment.

Cheryl and Ray have worked together to finetune Cheryl’s concept, technically implement it on a virtual medium, and pull together a marketing plan to promote the sessions.

For more information on the Women’s Idea Co-op, or to sign up for an event, visit its Eventbrite page.
Attend the Women's Idea Co-op Online Intergenerational Advice Circle!

Upcoming dates:
Weds, September 29, 2021 | 7pm-8:30pm
Thurs, October 21, 2021 | 7pm-8:30pm

Use the promo code WIC1 to receive a discount when registering.
Upcoming Workshops for Small Businesses
Marketing Crash Course
This FREE interactive two-part series is open to all small business owners and will provide a strong marketing foundation along with key social media and digital promotion tips and tricks.

Taught by Valley CDC Business Consultant Ray Rieder.

Session 1: Setting Yourself up for Marketing Success (October 20th from 5-6:30pm)

Session 2: Reaping Digital Marketing Rewards (October 27th from 5-6:30pm)
Photo by Tim Douglas from Pexels
Small Business Fundamentals
This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals. It is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start a business.

The workshop will provide a structure for starting and managing your venture.

Topics will include:
  • Business Plans and models 
  • Financing Options 
  • Marketing, marketing planning, and research 
  • Importance of Bookkeeping 
  • Developing your team 
  • Goals and next steps 
  • Choosing your legal form of organization 
Email Newsletters: Staying in Contact with your clients
A whopping 89% of people look at their email daily. In this course, you will create a newsletter that your clients will read and anxiously wait for.

We will review the basics, learn how to create good content, analyze a series of newsletters and help you get started on yours. This workshop is for Hilltown residents.

Taught by Dee Dice, a Certified Solutions Provider with Constant Contact, through the Hilltown Business Directory.
Valley Community Development offers:
Regional COVID Grants