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Find webinars on marketing, business development, and regulatory issues that affect farm businesses at the Entrepreneurs and their Communities section of the eXtension website. The entrepreneurship team is dedicated to effectively serving the information and educational needs of entrepreneurs and strengthening the capacity of community leaders and citizens to foster and sustain the entrepreneurial dimensions of their local economies.


This 90 minute session took place 8:00 AM, April 14, 2015 PDT

This webinar will discuss entrepreneurship as a career option for service members and military spouses. Rutgers University professor and Extension specialist, Dr. Barbara O’Neill, will discuss characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, advantages and disadvantages of self-employment, a comparison of working as an independent contractor versus as an employee, and five business and financial planning issues that entrepreneurs need to address: writing a business plan, managing

irregular cash flow, income taxes, health insurance, and saving for retirement. The second presenter, Jaime Wood, from the Small Business Administration, will provide additional information about entrepreneurship and discuss entrepreneurship opportunities and resources for military families.


This 15 minute session took place 9:15 AM, October 3, 2014 PDT

Thomas Yozzo and Chris Moyer met in college and became lifelong friends.  The two friends for many years discussed ideas for starting a business together. Finally, they decided upon starting a distillery in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State.  In March of 2014, Hudson Valley Distillery opened its doors and started to sell spirits produced on the farm.  Tom and Chris will share how they started their business and what some of their immediate plans are for the business.


This 15 minute session took place 8:15 AM, September 5, 2014 PDT

Our September 5 Friday 15 guest is Beth Kennett, from Liberty Hill Farm, in Rochester, VT. Liberty Hill Farm is a 240-acre working dairy farm, that has been offering “farm vacations” to visitors from all over the world. Many of Liberty Hill’s guest return year and after year. We’ll chat with Beth about how Liberty Hill attracts and keeps customers and what it means to be a “green” agritourism destination.


This 15 minute session took place 9:15 PM, July 31, 2014 PDT

John Marquis was on a mission of creating a men’s shaving lotion, after he created the perfect combination, he started Ogallala Bay Rum by selling on eBay! Soon John discovered he was in the world of retail and wholesale! John will share what he learned about marketing and selling!



This 15 minute session took place 9:15 AM, May 15, 2014 PDT

Chat with an owner to see how a value-added small farm successfully uses social media




Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business


This 60 minute session took place 11:00 AM, October 10, 2013 PDT


Join presenters Marilyn Schlake and Carol Welte, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension as they review what business owners need to know about the new Affordable Healthcare Act. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) large employer (play or pay) mandate has been delayed until 2015, other ACA regulations are steadily moving forward, including opening of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) on October 1. There are many ACA regulations that have and will continue to impact small and large businesses. This webinar will highlight the different regulations and strategies businesses can use to manage the ACA.


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