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Small Business CLASSES

Each BLOOM Classes track is held once a week for 5 weeks and offer engaging and interactive presentations by experts in small business development who share best practices, resources, and much more for future and existing business owners of all industries. All classes are offered at no cost, and provide the opportunity to network with the presenters and fellow entrepreneurs in the class.

This program is held in partnership with: 

Presenting Sponsor
Supporting Partner

Registration is OPEN

Registration for the BLOOM Marketing Classes is now open. Please contact Sully Pinos spinos@yceapa.org or Marlena Schugt mschugt@yceapa.org with any questions.

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Incentives to REGISTER


Business owners who attend have access to over 10 hours of free technical assistance from the presenters.


Businesses who attend will be invited to participate in YCEA marketing efforts to support business awareness and growth.


Business owners who attend the classes will be invited to a several networking sessions such as YoCo Connect Live, Women’s Business Center Luncheon, and the annual BLOOM Mixer.


Participants who achieve perfect attendance in classes may be eligible for reduced interest rates if exploring a BLOOM loan.

Upcoming CLASSES

Financial Management: The ABCs of 123s

August 21 – September 18 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm

For entrepreneurs looking to be introduced to the basics of small business finance

Location: YWCA Hanover (23 W Chestnut St, Hanover, PA 17331)

Sponsored By

In-depth Expert DIVE


During these bootcamps we’ll take an in-depth dive with experts that will give business owners the opportunity to ask direct questions to presenters about their unique business needs.

Our Bootcamps are no cost.

Upcoming Bootcamp Workshops

For bootcamps held virtually, you will receive a Zoom link a week before the session is held. For bootcamps pending confirmation, you will receive an email once details have been confirmed.


Managing and Growing Your Team
Monday, August 19 from 4pm to 6pm
SK Collaboration Space
(92 Theater Ln, York, PA 17402)


Innovating Your Business
Thursday, September 5 from 4pm to 6pm
YCEA (144 Roosevelt Ave York, PA 17401)


A Plan for All Seasons – Tips to Make Sure your Business is Seen and Leveraging your Business for Outdoors
Wednesday, September 25 from 5pm to 7pm
Location TBD


Certifications and Contracts
Tuesday, October 1 from 9am to 11am
YCEA (144 Roosevelt Ave York, PA 17401)


Marketing and Social Media (en español)
Wednesday, October 2 from 5pm to 7pm via Zoom


Incorporating Sustainability and Social Responsibility Into Your Business
Wednesday, October 30 from 11am to 1pm via Zoom