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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
Gold Sponsor

Registration is OPEN

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

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Incentives to REGISTER

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

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

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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.

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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

February 27 to March 26 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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

Location: YWCA York, 320 E Market Street, York, PA 17403

Marketing: Growing Your Digital Presence Without Breaking the Bank

April 30 – May 28 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm

For entrepreneurs looking to be introduced to the strategies, tools, and resources available to better promote their business and offerings

Location:  YWCA York, 320 E Market St, York, PA 17403

The Alphabet Soup of Having a Small Business 101 in Spanish/En Espanol

Cada martes desde el 9 de julio – 6 de agosto | 5:30pm a 7:30pm

Estas clases ofrecerán información y recursos para aspirantes a empresarios que desean aprender sobre como establecer un negocio!

Ubicación: YWCA York, 320 E Market St, York, PA 17403

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: TBD

In-depth Expert DIVE

BLOOM BOOTCAMPS

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.

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Marketing and Social Media
Tuesday, April 16, 5pm to 7pm at YCEA Office (144 Roosevelt Ave York, PA 17401)

$

A Plan for All Seasons – Tips to Make Sure your Business Seen and Leveraging your Business for Outdoors
Tuesday, April 30, 3pm to 5pm

$

Location, Location, Location
Thursday, July 18 from 4pm to 6pm via Zoom

$

Business Financials
Saturday, July 20, from 9am to 11am in person at YCEA Office
(144 Roosevelt Ave York, PA 17401)

$

Innovating Your Business
Tuesday, August 6 from 4pm to 6pm in person at YCEA Office
(144 Roosevelt Ave York, PA 17401)

$

Managing and Growing Your Team
Monday, August 19 from 4pm to 6pm in person at YCEA Office
(144 Roosevelt Ave York, PA 17401)

$

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

$

Certifications and Contracts
Thursday, October 3 from 9am to 11am in person at the YCEA Office
(144 Roosevelt Ave York, PA 17401)

$

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