2013 Small Business Development Academy

Hosted by: Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce
The event will start on: October 02, 2013 at 6:00 pm
And will end on: November 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm
99 East Avenue



 Sponsored by First Niagara


Learn how to start and sustain your own business with this FREE program, addressing topics

essential to running a successful business—all taught by experienced professionals.


Featuring Kickoff Speaker:

Joseph Passero – Chief Operating Officer, Klaff's Inc.


All sessions will be 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (with a break midway) at

the Norwalk inn & conference center, 99 east Avenue


Wednesday, October 2: “Kickoff” - Inspiration and wisdom from entrepreneur and chef, John Barricelli

Wednesday, October 9: “Having a Plan” - Learn the elements of a realistic and effective business plan

Wednesday, October 16: “Getting the Money” - Realize various ways and means of acquiring financing

Wednesday, October 23: “Planning for a Profit” - Find out the basics of financials, taxes and insurance

Wednesday, October 30: “Employing Technology” - Discover how technology can strengthen your business

Wednesday, November 6:“Spreading the Word” - Learn about marketing, advertising, and communications

Wednesday, November 13: “Keeping Customers” - Understand the importance of sales, customer service, and discover great resources

and reference materials for business

 Wednesday, November 20: Graduation Reception - Certificates are presented to program graduates!