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We are pleased to announce our new Small Business series for start ups and those interested in starting a business in the future. Richard Pearce the Business Mentor at BOROUGH496 will conduct the training. This will be a four part series at BOROUGH496 and is free for Hamden and New Haven residents. A small donation will be welcome for members of other communities.
So save these dates, participation is limited to 25 people per session. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions. All sessions are 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Session One: Monday February 10th: "So you want to be an entrepreneur?”
• What is an entrepreneur?
• Common mistakes made by would be entrepreneurs.
• The importance of preparing a “family plan” prior to
preparation of a business plan.
• Components of a “Family Plan” and why they are important.
Session Two: Tuesday February 18: Starting and Growing your business
• Form of Business
• Options for entry
o Start from scratch
o Buy an existing business
o Purchasing a franchise
o Creating a The Business Plan: Introduction
Session Three: Monday February 24th: The Business Plan in detail
Detailed guidance to writing an acceptable business plan. Participants. Numerous topics regarding the writing of their business plans will be covered.
Session Four: Monday March 2nd: Financing your business
o Personal resources (i.e. “skin in the game”)
o Family and friends
o Business partners
o Investors
o Banks
o Alternative lenders
o Venture capitalist
o Grant funding (the myths and the reality)
Addtional updates coming soon on this series. Please RSVP to Dale Kroop at dkroop@hamden.com. Stay tuned for more announcements of upcomig training at BOROUGH496, located at 496 Newhall Street. to learn more about BOROUGH496, go to www.borough496.com.

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