The Niagara County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a wonderful opportunity for the youth of our community to gain meaningful work experience while earning money. In addition, youth are able to cultivate the life skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work. 

The SYEP is designed to provide youth exposure to various career industries, and the opportunity to interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment. 

This year, because of the pandemic, the program does not have a sufficient number of worksites to accommodate the number of youth have applied. If your workplace is able to participate in the program, please fill out the Worksite Request form, found here , and return it to Niagara County Employment & Training. 

Wages for the participating youth are paid directly to the youth, not the business, and are funded by a federal grant, so worksites incur no expense for taking part in the program. Potential opportunities for the youth may be in clerical, day care, maintenance, cleaning, program aides, or a multitude of other work options. 

We hope you will consider being a part of this invaluable program!  
E-Commerce for Your Small Business Success

Wednesday July 29th

The Niagara SBDC and speaker Curt Anderson, Author and Owner of B2Btail, will present two live webinars covering E-Commerce Strategies for today's economy.
Join us on Wednesday 7/29 to learn how to:

  • Capture 1st page rankings on Google
  • Create effective landing pages that convert into sales
  • Target customers with Google Ads & Google Shopping & Google Local
  • Take advantage of online marketplaces including Amazon

The webinar will also:

  • Explore a step by step eCommerce success story with Falconer Electronics
  • Provide an eCommerce Checklist
  • Include a live Q & A session
The webinars, to be held live at 9 am and 1 pm, are provided free of charge through a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. 

Call the Niagara SBDC office if you have questions 716-210-2515.

Session #6

Learning Objectives:

  • How to create a virtual run of show.
  • Roles and Responsibilities for virtual session.
  • How to use simple techniques to keep your audience engaged.

Even though most of us have "opened up", our new normal is not the same, now we are confident that we will be able to stay open for business next month or months from now. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything for business as we knew it.

Many small businesses have already embraced digital technologies in order to bring their once offline businesses online. If you have not yet figured out how on your own, this program will help get you there. This is a 6-session series starts right from the beginning and progresses to help each individual learn how to get their business running in our new virtual world.

Participation in earlier classes is not required to participate in this one. Registration is therefore required for every Thursday session.
There is NO cost to attend the sessions but seating is limited
(Please don't take a spot unless you can use it).
The sessions are held bi-weekly, every Thursday, via Zoom from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
A Zoom invitation will be sent to you after we receive your registration the day before each session at 2:00 pm. *

*Please check your SPAM Folder if you don't receive the Zoom invitation.

*BONUS* We are offering follow-up individual coaching, if needed to the program participants, to help implement and advance your business right away. More details will be provided to the registrants by email after the session.
2020 Global NY Export Webinar Series

Empire State Development’s Global NY Division will be hosting a six-part webinar series throughout the month of August.

Each presentation will feature a foreign office representatives - from Canada, China, Europe, Israel, Mexico, and South Africa - who will share in-depth research on market trends and doing business in their respective countries.

During these sessions, the representatives will be available to answer all of your export questions. Companies may also schedule additional, one-on-one consultations with the representatives after the series has ended.

Whether your company is export-ready, or you’re interested in entering the global marketplace, the series offers an excellent opportunity for your business to connect with trade experts and explore new markets around the world. Information on how to join the webinar will be sent via email prior to the event. Click here to learn more and to register .
Stay engaged to Keep Up to Date on the Latest Developments

Continue to look for emails from our office in the coming days and weeks updating you on the latest reopening news and what assistance is available to help you through this difficult time. Our staff is working hard to compile a complete list of guidelines, safety protocols and programs that are available. We will also share upcoming webinars and training that you can participate in to assist with your reopening. To learn more, be sure to visit our website and bookmark it. Once there, look for the COVID-19 tab.

Niagara County Center for Economic Development
(716) 278-8750