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SEED Training Program

Each group of accepted applicants will attend the training sessions, work with graduate student interns from the School of Business and School of Social Welfare of the University at Albany, SUNY and Business Advisors with the Small Business Development Center to develop the Business Plan and financial projections to apply for the business financing.

Each training is divided into three sections:

Business Plan
Divided into Sections, Reviewed and Assigned as Homework Weekly.

Content Area
Content Area covers: General Start-Up Information, Branding 101, Customer Service Basics, Legal Fundamentals, Prioritizing and Time Management, Internet Marketing, Cash Flow Management, and Business Red Flags.

Sections related to time management, priority settings, customer services, mindfulness/ stress management, and pivoting will be covered as soft business skill acquisition.

Peer Support
Designed to build soft business skills through peer to peer networking in class, outside of class, and after graduation from class.

Intern Support 

  • Active engagement with both Business and Social Work interns outside of class for business plan and personal plan support.
  • Soft business skills acquisition, personal management skills as needed, and peer to peer network engagement.