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                                                               Sponsors


September 10, 2014                                       Milford Bank        

October 15, 2014                                            Webster Bank                           

November 12, 2014                                       First Niagara

December 10, 2014                                       Quinnipiac Bank                                 

January 14, 2015                                           SBA                                

February 11, 2015                                         Peoples United Bank                

March 11, 2015                                             Connecticut Investment Corporation          

April 8, 2015                                                  First Niagara

May 13, 2015                                                TD Bank               

June 10, 2015                                                Quinnipiac Bank                       

July 8, 2015                                                   Elmseed Enterprise Fund


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 6:00-8:00 PM

Our Small Business Evening Seminars are intended to cover topical subjects of interest.  Pre-registration is not necessary.  On-site registration begins at 5:45 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 17, 2014.  Dare to be an Entrepreneur: Assessing your Potential and Passion on being an entrepreneur.


October 15, 2014.  Sales Success for Your Business.  Elements of personal selling that are timeless—or if you don’t like selling, this seminar is a must!  PLEASE NOTE THIS SEMINAR AND THIS ONE ONLY BEGINS AT 7PM!


November 19, 2014. The Painless Approach to Business Planning. A hands-on approach to developing a business plan and its significance using a real business plan model.


February 18, 2015.  Social Media Marketing for Growing a Business.  Learn how to get the most out of using social media techniques to grow your business.


March 18, 2015. Purchasing Power and Tips for the Professional Buyer. Explores critical aspects of general purchasing execution in small businesses and provides guidance to buyers when making important buying decisions. 


April 15, 2015.  Accounting and Financial Planning.  Introduction to managerial accounting and elements of financial planner for business owners.


May 20, 2015.  Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Planning.  Preparing your Business for Disaster Events, co-sponsored with the New Haven Free Public Library, Business Outreach.



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



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