Local Workshops





20 Church Street, Room South 105, New Haven, CT 06510


Offered the second Wednesday of each month​, the Pre-Business Workshop covers the range of topics you must consider before starting your small business.  Held in the Small Business Center, Room S105 from 8:30 am-12:30pm.  No pre-registration is necessary and workshops are free of charge.  On-site registration begins at 8:15 a.m.  Free parking is available in the Temple Street Garage-bring ticket for validation by our security force.


 Topics Covered at every Pre-Business Workshop

Business Planning  ~  CT Tax Regulations  ~  Insurance

 Legal Considerations  ~  Financing  ~  Marketing  ~  Bookkeeping  ~  Websites


Date                                                             Sponsor

September 11, 2013                                 Milford Bank        

October 9, 2013                                         Webster Bank                           

November 13, 2013                                   Peoples Bank

December 11, 2013                                  Start Bank                                 

January 8, 2014                                          SBA                                

February 12, 2014                                      Quinnipiac Bank                       

March 12, 2014                                           CTCIC                                      

April 9, 2014                                                First Niagara                             

May 14, 2014                                              TD Bank     

June 11, 2014                                              Quinnipiac Bank                       

July 9, 2014                                                  Start Bank        



Please call 203-865-7645 to pre-register and ensure space at these workshops.






Gateway Community College, 20 Church Street, New Haven, CT

Small Business Center, S105 from 7:00-8:30 PM


Our Small Business Evening Seminars are intended to cover topical subjects of interest.  Pre-registration is not necessary.  On-site registration begins at 6:45 p.m. on the evening of the scheduled seminar.  Seminars are free of charge but seating is limited.  Free parking is available in the Temple Street Garage--bring ticket for validation.


September 18, 2013: Is franchising for you?  Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of franchising from the experts.


October 16, 2013: Bootstrapping - How to Start a Business with Little or No Cash. Contemporary strategies for seeking and obtaining start-up funding.


November 20, 2013: Sales Success for Your Business. If you don’t like selling, this seminar is a must!


December 18, 2013: Purchasing Power and Tips for the Professional Buyer.  Seminar explores critical aspects of general purchasing execution in a small business and provides guidance to Buyers when making important buying decisions.


February 19, 2014: Social Media Marketing for Growing a Business. Learn how to get the most out of using social media techniques to grow your business.


March 19, 2014:  Success Over Survival: Succession Planning for Your Business. Developing exits strategies from “day one.”


April 16, 2014: Financial Planning and Management Tools for Your Business.  Overview of bookkeeping software and managing performance indicators.


May 21, 2014: Business Valuation and Selling Your Business. A Panel of Experts. 


Please call 203-865-7645 to pre-register and ensure space at these evening workshops.




Coming this April!


SCORE New Haven and The New Haven Free Public Library present:

The Evening Entrepreneur Series


NHFPL Library, Ives Main Branch, New Haven, CT

April 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd

5:50 - 7:30 PM


Topics and Speakers:

April 2nd: Dennis Brown, Business Planning

April 9th: Art Mollengarden, Purple Marketing

April 16th: Vishu Rao, Online Solutions for Small Business

April 23rd: Tom Mazzaferro and Joe Criscuolo, Money, Finance & Taxation


Please call 203-865-7645 to pre-register and ensure space at this evening seminar series.


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