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At Home Business 'U'

Did you know that 77% of businesses in the U.S. are small businesses? In fact, many of these successful small businesses begin as at-home businesses in the very residences of the entrepreneurs that created them.


The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has seen this national trend reflected in our membership. We have recognized an uptick in the number of small businesses, sole proprietors and Chamber members who work from home. Whether this demographic telecommutes or runs a business directly out of their house, all at-home businesses owners face operational and organizational challenges unique to working from home.  


For the second year in a row, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will offer home based business practitioners the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion as part of the At Home Business 'U' program.The 2014 session will be offered in conjunction with the Chamber's Tools for Prosperity workshop series. By attending six predetermined sessions, At Home Business 'U' students will receive a certificate of completion at the Chamber's annual Small Business Awards Luncheon. 


Completion of the following courses will ensure the awarding of a Certificate of Completion:




Workshop Title


Link for Description & Registration

February 6th, 2014

Cognitive Errors in Business 

John Bielinski, Buffalo Niagara Memorial Medical Center



March 6th, 2014

Marketing With a Twist

Bob Zotara, The PMA Group

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Additional courses will be added to the grid above as they become available. To earn the certificate of completion, all six selected courses must be attended by participants.


The cost to participate in At-Home Business "U" is $129 and includes one ticket ($40 value) to the Chamber's Small Business Awards Luncheon in May 2014 where your certificate of completion will be presented during the luncheon program. Additional sessions that program participants wish to attend, above and beyond the six required, will cost $5 per class.


Register to become a member of the Class of 2014 today by calling 716.632.6905 or emailing Kim Whelan! 



Class of 2013


Congratulations to the At-Home Business "U" graduates of the Chamber's inaugural session! The following graduates were awarded their certificates at the Small Business Awards Luncheon on May 19, 2013:


Renee Cerullo, RL Computing - Rick Glogowski, Realty USA - Peter Morris, PR Morris Consulting - Melody Overs, Nothnagle Realtors - Suzie Rivo Solender, Solender Services, LLC - Kim Sauer, Sit n' Stay Pet Services - Tom Vacanti, BICA Solutions - Fran Vaughan, FMV Tax Professionals - Julianne Wells, JPW Supply




"At Home U that the Amherst Chamber offered was superb.  There were several of us that took the entire course and we really learned a lot.  For me, it re-enforced skills I had, but even better, I learned new ideas and a fresh prospective on marketing, something that we all can use.  The presenters were engaging and knowledgeable, each sharing their skill sets with us. The time went so fast it seemed like we were just starting when the presenter was winding down!  I would recommend this program to everyone."


Suzie Rivo Solender, class of '13


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