Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica
Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica

Tuesday, June 30th from 6 to 8:30 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.

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Want to start a business but do not know where to start? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Week 5: Funding Sources/Conversation with Entrepreneurs
Learn how 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 Q&A with SCORE mentored, start-up business entrepreneurs

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica
Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica

Tuesday, June 23rd from 6 to 8:30 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.

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Want to start a business but do not know where to start? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Week 4: 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 center-piece of the discussion.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

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Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica

Tuesday, June 16th from 6 to 8:30 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.

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Want to start a business but do not know where to start? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Week 3: Website & Social Media Marketing
This session focuses on the current online marketing tools available for start-up and established businesses.  Proven providers of website design / marketing programs and of social media marketing tools will help you determine the proper website and social media marketing strategies for your business.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

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Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica

Tuesday, June 9th from 6 to 8:30 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.

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Want to start a business but do not know where to start? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Week 2: 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.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

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Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica

Five-week series begins Tuesday, June 2nd from 6 to 8:30 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.

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Want to start a business but do not know where to start? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Week 1: 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 will also focus on structuring a dynamic plan.

Library Closed for Memorial Day

Photo courtesy of Flickr user PS-OV-ART Patty Sue O'Hair-Vicknair, Artist
Photo courtesy of Flickr user PS-OV-ART Patty Sue O'Hair-Vicknair, Artist

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observation of Memorial Day.

Did you know...

Next door to the Library is the Spring Grove Cemetery for State Veterans which is home to over two thousand soldiers. You can find an online listing of these soldiers or check out the book, State Veterans Cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery Darien, Connecticut: Listing of All Soldiers. Between 1864 and 1940, Darien was home to the Fitch Home for Soldiers and their Orphans started by Darien resident and philanthropist, Benjamin Fitch. Thousands of soldiers and orphaned children spent years of their lives at the Home.

Walking Historical Tour of Darien

Darien Historical Society
Darien Historical Society

Tuesday, June 2nd at 3:30 p.m.

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Please join us at the Darien Historical Society for an easy, walking tour of town. Hear the incredible tale of Darien's evolution from a simple farming hamlet to a much sought-after residential community filled with top-knotch schools and gracious homes. Members of the Historical Society will lead small groups through town, sharing stories of who we are and what makes our town so special. Maps and itinerary will be handed out for those who wish to self-lead.

This event is cosponsored with the Darien Historical Society.

Email Marketing for Small Businesses

MailChimp's mascot, Freddie
MailChimp's mascot, Freddie

Thursday, June 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Email marketing is one of the best ways to get your products, news, and promotional tools directly in front of your customer’s eyes. Learn how to create gorgeous emails using MailChimp, a leader in the email marketing industry. You can sign up for a free account for up to 2,000 subscribers or upgrade for more users. You will learn how to use MailChimps built-in templates and discuss some of the legal aspects of email marketing.

Short Stories for Long Days

Carroll Stenson
Carroll Stenson

Tuesday, June 2nd at 3 p.m.

Our popular discussion series continues with a line-up of stories especially selected to offer insight into the human condition and provoke thoughtful conversation. Please join us and share with other short story enthusiasts.

Stories are available for pickup the week before each meeting.

Intro to Online Dating

Monday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m.

Look for love at your Library! Interested in Online Dating, but not sure where to start? This class will introduce an array of online dating sites and apps, provide tips for creating an attractive profile, and dicuss online and offline safety. A photo booth will be available for attendees to take new profile pictures!

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