The program is designed to provide education that empowers entrepreneurs with knowledge and skills needed for business success.  Students will receive a certificate stating that they have completed basic training in starting a business.

As part of our collaboration as hosts for the Straight Talk series, all Daemen faculty and students are free (with ID).​

Weekly Series

The 8 follow-up Straight Talk Series classes will be held on Daemen College campus, Schenck Hall, Room 107 from 6 until 8:30 pm until beginning February 4, 2020. Please arrive by 5:45 pm to check-in at the registration table​.

General Campus Information

If you have any questions about the campus please call: 716-839-3600

All classes are comprised of two segments and each is 55 minutes in duration. The Segments are as follows:

Daemen Faculty/Student Registration Public Registration

  • February 4, 2020
    • Segment 1: Business Planning Part I
    • Segment 2: Library Resources
  • February 11, 2020
    • Segment 1: Business Planning Part II
    • Segment 2: Elements of a Financial Plan
  • February 18, 2020
    • Segment 1: Business Ethics & how to Borrow Money
    • Segment 2: Risk Management from a Legal Perspective
  • February 25, 2020
    • Segment 1: Top HR issues Business Owners Face-And How to Solve Them
    • Segment 2: New York State Taxes
  • March 3, 2020
    • Segment 1: Risk Management from the Insurance Perspective
    • Segment 2: Federal Taxes
  • March 10, 2020
    • Segment 1: Marketing Your Small Business
    • Segment 2: Getting Your Business Online
  • March 17, 2020
    • Segment 1: Social Media and Internet Marketing Secrets
    • Segment 2: Crowdfunding: and Federal Government Contracting
  • March 24, 2020
    • Segment 1: Managing Your Credit Score
    • Segment 2: Next Steps and Moving Forward