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2021 SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 

 

LEARN HOW TO START AND SUSTAIN YOUR OWN BUSINESS WITH THIS

FREE PROGRAM, ADDRESSING TOPICS ESSENTIAL TO RUNNING A

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS—PRESENTED BY EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS.

 

IN ADDITION, QUALIFYING ENROLLEES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE FOR A $5000 BUSINESS GRANT FROM THE CITY OF NORWALK.

 

KICKOFF SPEAKERS:  Fred Dimyan – President and CEO, POTOO Solutions   

Fred Dimyan is a successful entrepreneur who has started and built several businesses. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of Potoo, which was recognized by Inc. Magazine as Connecticut's fastest growing company in 2019.

 

Learn valuable lessons, hear tales from Fred’s journey in business and gain sound advice from a serial entrepreneur and successful businessperson.

Nate Kelly – Co-Founder and CRO,

Kelly’s Four Plus Granola

Nate Kelly is responsible for developing and executing marketing and sales strategies to drive the growth of Kelly’s Four Plus, and is leading efforts to penetrate the healthy snack and cereal categories with a line of 100% all natural granolas, that are sold at multiple outlets and direct to consumer.

 

Hear how the Kelly family took their business from concept to family kitchen to national retailers, and beyond.

 

 

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. VIA ZOOM

 

Wednesday, October 13: Kickoff - Inspiration and valuable wisdom from our featured speakers, and more.

 

Wednesday, October 20: “Setting It Up” - Understand the various legal aspects pertaining to business formation and continuance, contracts, permits and more. And the basics of good credit, and how to enhance it.

 

Wednesday, October 27: “Having A Plan” - Learn the essential elements of an effective business plan.

 

Wednesday, November 3: “Getting the Money” - Realize various ways and means of acquiring financing/capital.

 

Wednesday, November 10: “Planning for a Profit” - Discover the basics of bookkeeping, taxes and insurance.

 

Wednesday, November 17: “Attracting Customers” - Learn about marketing, advertising, and communications.

 

Tuesday, November 23: Graduation - Program summary and review, resource guide, awarding of certificates (actual certificates will be sent by mail). 

 



TO ENROLL IN THIS FREE INFORMATIVE PROGRAM, VISIT:

Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce 

203-866-2521 

info@greaternorwalkchamber.com 

 

SCORE Fairfield County will provide an introduction to SCORE services at the beginning of this event. SCORE Fairfield County provides Free Business Counseling

 

To get free one-on-one business counseling or learn about other SCORE free workshops, please visit our website.

 

SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association.

 

REGISTER TODAY!

 

Where

This is an Online Event

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When

Thursday, October 14, 2021

From 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Where:  This is a Zoom Event

Presenter: Joe McCaffrey

Joe McCaffrey is a Business Advisor with Community Investment Corporation, which is a not-for-profit, economic development lender, licensed by the Small Business Administration to administer their lending programs. 

 

Joe is also a certified business mentor with Fairfield County SCORE.

 

 

It is extremely difficult, but certainly not impossible, for startup and fledgling entrepreneurs to obtain capital to launch and grow their small business. This webinar will provide the knowledge needed in order to optimize your chance of securing the funding you need.  

 

You will learn:

 

  • What is required to qualify for an SBA loan

  • Who the lenders are that make loans to early stage businesses

  • How to make your business attractive to lenders

  • The different types of SBA loans, and alternative sources of capital

  • What’s involved in the loan application process

 

 

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SCORE offers Free Business Counseling 

 

To get free one-on-one business counseling or learn about other SCORE free workshops, please visit our website.

 

SCORE is funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and thanks to our network of 10,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at a very low cost. Find out more about our mission, vision and values.

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SCORE offers Free Business Counseling 

 

To get free one-on-one business counseling or learn about other SCORE free workshops, please visit our website.

 

SCORE is funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.