BusinessU

Our region’s workforce matters. Our businesses need resources and access to quality training that will develop, train and inspire them. BusinessU is a trusted resource for staff development that can be found in one convenient place: Your Chamber. 

The Chamber developed BusinessU to serve as a central source to help businesses with their ongoing professional development needs. BusinessU provides a comprehensive approach to employee development and training that will continually adapt to the needs of our region.

We know that employees are a business’ greatest asset, and a well-trained workforce is essential for success in today’s competitive marketplace. Companies of all sizes face the ongoing challenge of keeping employees’ skills current and future-focused. Training programs are an important investment which can pay measurable dividends over years.

foundationFoundational Programs
Provide fundamental knowledge and practical learning that will enhance participants’ competence and confidence to drive true performance in their businesses. Learning happens in multiple sessions spread over time, allowing participants the opportunity to apply what they are learning while receiving expert feedback.

immersionTopic Immersions
Allow learners the opportunity to dive more deeply into single subject area. Each course will clarify a business issue and provide instruction, tools and exercises to help participants master the discipline.

hot topicHot Topic Clinics
Provide timely exposure and instruction on the most current issues and challenges facing companies in our region. New workshop topics will be identified throughout the year in response to participant demand and the ever-changing needs of business.

The BusinessU Faculty is comprised of the region’s top professionals in their fields, from sales and marketing to human resources to executive management and more.

Our inspiring instructors lead participants through subject matter in an open, encouraging environment. From basics to in-depth content, our experts provide it.

Our Winter/Spring 2017 Semester is now underway! Download our complete course catalog to view our wide range of offerings and register for courses online here.

You’ll get:

  • Time savings and real value
  • Quality of Expertise
  • Timely, relevant business training.

Business happens. We understand the need to offer training to fit your schedule.

 

Business Library

The Capital Region Chamber’s Business Library is filled with informative, relevant articles for growing a business and advancing your career. If you are a Chamber member and would like to contribute to the library, e-mail info@capitalregionchamber.com or call 518.431.1400. 

Writing a Business Plan

Developing a written business plan is the first step for starting your own company. This will be the blueprint for your business and will describe how you intend to run your operations. It will also show others how you intend to successfully reach your goals.

For a comprehensive guide to writing your business plan, go to www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/plan/writeabusinessplan/index.html.

A major component of the Regional Chamber’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp covers the development of a business plan. By the end of the course, participants will have completed drafts of their business plans. E-mail Janet Tanguay or call 518.431.1430 for more information.