If you're a small business owner or want to be an entrepreneur, you're invited to attend the 2022 Straight Talk Conference. It will be taking place this Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 8 am to 1 pm. The conference will be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, located at 153 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202.

Straight Talk is a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District and Buffalo Niagara SCORE working in concert with dozens of lending and service organizations in the WNY region.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Students with a valid ID can register for only $10 and veterans and active military members with a valid military ID can register for free. Registration for the Kickoff Conference on Saturday includes the conference event, as well as the complete four-session follow-on series. Breakfast will be served. There will be small business resources, information about business credit, networking, training, counseling and more.

You can pre-register for the Straight Talk Conference here.

Straight Talk exposes entrepreneurs and small business owners to information and resources that can help them start or grow their small business.

The Straight Talk Evening Seminar Series will be held on June 21, 23, 28, and 30 at the Downtown Buffalo Central Public Library, located at 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Straight Talk Evening Series Session 1 – Tuesday June 21 – 5:30 to 8:30PM
Business Planning and Research tools for marketing your business
Register here

Straight Talk Evening Series Session 2 – Tuesday June 23 – 5:30 to 8:30PM – Buffalo Central Library
Understanding Your Business Numbers and Financing Your Business
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Straight Talk Evening Series Session 3 – Tuesday June 28 – 5:30 to 8:30PM – Buffalo Central Library
Small Business Legal Organization; Taxes; and Insurance
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Straight Talk Evening Series Session 4 – Tuesday June 30 – 5:30 to 8:30PM – Buffalo Central Library
Building Your Marketing Plan; Social Media; eCommerce
Register here

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