ALBANY, NY –  The Sage Colleges is pleased to partner with In Focus Brands and Autonomy Distributors to host an evening of Restart Workshops for local entrepreneurs. The workshops will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6 to 9:00 pm in room 105 of Kahl Campus Center on the Sage College of Albany campus located at 140 New Scotland Avenue.

“This is a unique opportunity to present a wide variety of sessions designed to help entrepreneurs and local businesses work smarter, not harder,” explains Kimberly Fredericks, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Management at The Sage Colleges. “Our panel of expert presenters will provide practical and simple business solutions to do-it-yourself marketing, time management, recruiting and retaining talent and finding new sales channels.”

Presenters include Dean Fredericks; Robert Manasier, entrepreneur-in-residence at The Sage Colleges; Tim Katusha, principal of Autonomy Distributors; and John Kvocka, Strategic Business Advisor with In Focus Brands.

In addition to Dean of the School of Management at The Sage Colleges, Fredericks, Ph.D, MPA, RD, is a professor and chair of graduate programs at Sage. She has expertise in social network analysis and evaluation within different public and nonprofit sectors. Fredericks has consulted for many groups and her work has appeared in numerous journals.

Manasier is a serial entrepreneur, multiple business owner with over 30 years of experience managing clients, staff and businesses. He has created and developed the Economic Development Acceleration Labs (EDA LABS) to assist small to middle market businesses to be faster, stronger and smarter in building and keeping their companies.

Katusha has assisted both U.S and International organizations in their distribution and exporting needs. He helps companies streamline their logistics and distribution processes as a principal of Autonomy Distributors.

Kvocka, Strategic Business Advisor with In Focus Brands, assists start-up, established, and troubled businesses in developing performance improvement plans to enable a sustainable future.

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