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Join us for the 25th year of this World-Class Program

Begins on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Straight Talk Kickoff Conference 2022


Aspiring or existing entrepreneurs are invited to attend the 2022 Straight Talk Conference and Evening Seminar Series.  The Kickoff Conference will be held at the Downtown Buffalo Conference Center Saturday, June 18, 2022, and the evening seminar series will be held during the following two weeks. Registration for the Kickoff Conference automatically gets you registered for both the Saturday conference event PLUS the complete four-session follow-on series all for one very low Early-Bird fee of $20 (Fee on day of event is $25).  Note: The fee for Students with valid current ID is $10 (Discount code: Student) and Veterans and Active Military with valid military ID can register for FREE (Discount code: Veteran).

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Straight Talk Evening Seminar Series

The Straight Talk Evening Seminar Series is scheduled to be held on June 21, 23, 28 and 30 at the Downtown Buffalo Central Public Library.  If you have registered and paid the fee for the Straight Talk Kickoff Conference then you have automatically registered for all sessions of the evening series – no need to re-register for the individual evening series sessions.

Those who wish to register separately for each individual evening session may do so by going to the links below. The cost is $5 per seminar (Veterans and Active Military are free with Discount code “Veteran”). See below for each seminar description and registration link.

Evening Series Session 1 – Tuesday June 21 – 5:30 to 8:30PM – Buffalo Central Library

Topics: Business Planning and Research tools for marketing your business



Evening Series Session 2 – Tuesday June 23 – 5:30 to 8:30PM – Buffalo Central Library

Topics: Understanding Your Business Numbers and Financing Your Business



Evening Series Session 3 – Tuesday June 28 – 5:30 to 8:30PM – Buffalo Central Library

Topics: Small Business Legal Organization; Taxes; and Insurance



Evening Series Session 4 – Tuesday June 30 – 5:30 to 8:30PM – Buffalo Central Library

Topics: Building Your Marketing Plan; Social Media; eCommerce


“Due to the pandemic in place, this event located within the BNCC will be following federal/state/local guidelines that are in place at the time of the event which may include masking, social distancing and Vaccination/Testing. Adjustments to the program may be made to accommodate compliance and your safety.”

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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. See the Straight Talk Steering Committee Membership. It would not be possible without their generous support.

SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All of SBA's programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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