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Greenwich Library Offering 'Simple Steps For Starting Your Business' Series

"Simple Steps for Starting Your Business" will take place during five sessions at the Greenwich Library.
"Simple Steps for Starting Your Business" will take place during five sessions at the Greenwich Library. Photo Credit: Provided

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Entrepreneurs can learn what it takes to start a business in a five-week series at the Greenwich Library.

The series, "Simple Steps for Starting Your Business" will start Sept. 15 and run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. It will cover everything from planning to funding. The sessions will be conducted in the library's meeting room, 101 W. Putnam Ave., unless otherwise indicated.

This step-by-step program to starting a business is conducted by a team of professionals from the SCORE Norwalk Chapter. 

The five sessions are:

Tuesday, Sept. 15, Self-Assessment/Business Plan: Learn about the risk and reward of starting a business in today's competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one'e innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business. The session also will focus on structuring a dynamic plan.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, Marketing Strategy & Research: Learn the importance of market research and planning to start-up and build a competitive and successful business. Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business's products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, Website & Social Media Marketing: This session focuses on the current online marketing tools available for start-up and operating businesses. Proven providers of website design/marketing programs and of social media marketing tools will help navigate your business to the proper balance of a website and social media marketing strategies for your business.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, Financial Reporting & Planning: This presentation reviews a business's key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a centerpiece of the discussion.

Thursday, Oct. 15, Funding Sources/Conversation with Entrepreneurs: Learn the funding structure required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and question-and-answer session.

Registration is required. To register, go here.

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