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Straight Talk
WNY Straight Talk 2024

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Join us for the 26th year of this World-Class Program | Begins with the Straight Talk Conference on Saturday, January 20, 2024 |And continues with the Straight Talk Evening Series into February

Aspiring or existing entrepreneurs are invited to attend the 2024 Straight Talk Conference and Evening Seminar Series. The Kickoff Conference will be held at the Downtown Buffalo Niagara Conference Center on Saturday, January 20, 2024, and the evening seminar series will be held during the following four weeks. Registration for the Kickoff Conference automatically gets you registered for both the Saturday conference event PLUS the complete six-session follow-on series all for one very low Early-Bird fee of $20 (Fee on the day of the 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 January 30 and February 1, 6, 8, 13, and 15 at the Downtown Buffalo Central 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. Seminar information is below.

Evening Series Session 1 – Tuesday, January 30 – 5:30 to 8:30 PM – Buffalo Central Library
Topic: Business Planning and Strategy

Evening Series Session 2 – Thursday, February 1 – 5:30 to 8:30 PM – Buffalo Central Library
Topic: What’s in a Marketing Plan

Evening Series Session 3 – Tuesday, February 6 – 5:30 to 8:30 PM – Buffalo Central Library
Topics: What’s in a Financial Plan

Evening Series Session 4 – Thursday, February 8 – 5:30 to 8:30 PM – Buffalo Central Library
Topics: Managing Small Business Risk

Evening Series Session 5 – Tuesday, February 13 – 5:30 to 8:30 PM – Buffalo Central Library
Topics: Taxes, Rules of the Road and Compliance

Evening Series Session 6 – Thursday, February 15 – 5:30 to 8:30 PM – Buffalo Central Library
Topics: Looking Forward: How Small Businesses can use AI


Straight Talk is a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District and SCORE Buffalo Niagara 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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