Winter/Spring Small Business Workshops

Basics of Starting a Business

This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals: from startup considerations to business plan development and funding sources. Presented by Dee Dice, Small Business Development Coordinator at Valley Community Development, it is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start a business venture. 

We have several sessions for this:

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 2 PM – 4 PM Register Here

Monday, February 10, 2020 from 1 PM – 3 PM  Register Here

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 9 AM – 11 AM   Register Here

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 3 PM – 5 PM  Register Here

256 Pleasant St., Holyoke St. Entrance, Northampton, MA


Content Creation for Digital Marketing

This free workshop series (January 27 February 3, 10, 17) is for learning to create valuable content faster, set up routines and have accountability.We will review email newsletters, blogs, Facebook posts and will highlight CANVA, HOOTESUITE and CONSTANT CONTACT. One hour of “lesson” and one hour of actual creating the content and getting feedback.

Meets every Monday from 10 AM – 12PM from January 27, 2020 thru February 17, 2020  Register Here


QuickBook Basics

Common Capital’s Katisha Gallishaw will teach this general review of QuickBooks Online in tandem with basic accounting practices. It will identify how best to use the program for your specific needs and includes a private class with Katisha.

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 1 PM – 4 PM  Register Here


All About Websites

This workshop, led by  Nora Brown will help business owners start off on the right foot in building a compelling and successful website. We will cover the basics, from domain names, to choosing the right platform to content development. If you already have a website, get a review of best practices and tips for improvement.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 3 PM – 5 PM    Register Here



Get Involved

Valley Community Development provides a variety of community economic development programs and services to low and moderate income residents within Hampshire County, but primarily the communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst and Hadley. To volunteer, join a committee or learn about becoming a Board member, please send us an email.