Business and Financial Planning

Learn new ways to make and save money or explore the steps you need to secure a comfortable retirement.

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  • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
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Courses

Creating a Successful Business Plan

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears is My Classroom.

Creating a Successful Business Plan
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Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-014 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/13 - 9/3 ZILC-014 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/17 - 10/7 ZILC-014 702 15 seats left $115

Earn Extra Money with a Mystery Shopping Business

Have you ever wanted to become a mystery shopper? Have you seen ads telling you how to become one, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. In this class, you will learn how to start your business endeavor (participants must also attend Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas) and learn how to sign up with many legitimate mystery shopping companies without fees; avoid the pitfalls and scams; create a required mystery shopping resume and profile; take care of legalities and taxes regarding this income; and become a merchandiser, too, for extra money. With a few simple steps, you can start mystery shopping today!  Course fee includes $5 materials fee. Students will receive a list of 25 legitimate companies you can apply to. 

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor 

Earn Extra Money with a Mystery Shopping Business
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Thursday, 7/14
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZBFP-048 700 15 seats left $25

Explore 250 Legitimate Home Based Business Ideas

Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a former chamber of commerce president and award-winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business startup workshop you will ever find. You will discover more than 250 legitimate home business ideas and learn about mandatory legal documentation, the many ways to market your product or service, and how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!). Course fee includes $5 materials fee.

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor 

Explore 250 Legitimate Home Based Business Ideas
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Thursday, 7/14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZBFP-033 700 16 seats left $45

Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business

If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success (students must register for Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas), you will discover how and where to find clients; 50 ways to advertise and market your services; effective home office equipment choices; 100 ways to make money with a computer; and free national networking information. There really is a need for your services, so learn to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make more money.  Course fee includes $5 materials fee.

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor 

Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business
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Thursday, 7/14
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ZBFP-021 700 19 seats left $25

Monetize Websites, Blogs and Social Media

Earn a passive monthly income from selling other people’s products by placing a merchant-provided advertisement link on your site and get a commission for every sale, click or lead. Learn where to find 1000+ free and low-cost opportunities and how to avoid scams or links that won’t offer a beneficial ROI (return on investment). Learn how to find high, recurring, and second-tier commissions. You’ll also learn SEO secrets to increase your site’s ranking and visibility on search engines like Google. Course fee includes $5 materials fee.

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor 

Monetize Websites, Blogs and Social Media
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Saturday, 7/16
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ZBFP-073 700 19 seats left $25

Notary Public Review Workshop

This workshop prepares you for the New York State Notary Public test and will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the notary public’s role. Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and clarified. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a notary public office is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney, and minimizing legal liability.  This workshop is a must for candidates who want to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities involved in becoming a notary. All materials will be provided, including website information, booklets and forms. Also featured is an 80-question practice exam that attempts to emulate the actual New York State mandatory exam. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in ADM, Room 102

Before registering for this course please read the following policies: 

Victor Bujanow, Instructor

Notary Public Review Workshop
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Tuesday, 6/21
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZBFP-015 700 15 seats left $47

Save Money with Extreme Couponing

Learn how to save money every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are not just for groceries. The savings can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you where to find all different types of coupons, even for high-ticket items; how to find the best coupon apps and websites; how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings; and how to find other people to trade coupons and merchandise with. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands. Course fee includes $5 materials fee. 

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor 

Save Money with Extreme Couponing
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Saturday, 7/16
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ZBFP-147 700 20 seats left $25

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Community and Professional Education

Brahan Hall, Room 033

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)