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Thursday, April 2nd, 5:30-7:30P
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New Haven Free Public Library 
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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Gina Bingham 
SCORE New Haven and the New Haven Free Public Library 
203-946-8130 ext. 216 


About our Speakers:

Dennis Brown, Business Consultant, works with people looking to start up their own business or grow the one that they have. Dennis has a Business Degree from the University of Toledo, Ohio and ran his own manufacturing and distribution Company for over 20 years. He has worked with homeless shelters as both a volunteer and a Board Member for over 20 years. A Navy Veteran, Dennis also runs a non-profit that works with Veterans who are looking to own or start a business.

Art Mollengarden, is a Marketing Professor and the Program Director - Marketing, Post University.  A Serial Entrepreneur, Art is a Mentor at SCORE New Haven and a board member at several well-known organizations.

Dr. Richard Montanaro is a Principal at Career Discoverys, a firm focused on helping individuals and businesses to reach their highest potential.  Previously, he was the Academic Program Manager at Post University, where he delivered courses in change management, career-readiness, and working in diverse business cultures.  He continues to teach at Post as an Associate Instructor.

Dr. Michael Spears holds a Doctoral degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Strategy & Innovation.  He has 20 years of experience in Finance, business, and administrative roles at Yale University.  Michael is an Associate Faculty member at Post University and manages the securities investment partnership business he founded in 2010.

Ryan Turner is co-owner of the local digital marketing agency 3PRIME. Since 2005 his team has provided consulting and implementation for a variety of business categories centered around search marketing. Ryan joined the New Haven chapter of SCORE in 2019 and provides workshops throughout New Haven County. 


Spring 2020 Evening Entrepreneur Series at the New Haven Free Public Library


Come discover how to start a new business!  Attend our Spring Evening Entrepreneurs Seminar!


Spring Series Sessions:

April 2: Business Planning with Dennis Brown

-How and why we write a Business Plan

-The Key to Risk Management

-Building a Model for Your Business

-How Will I Be Paid?

-Foreseeing Potential Problems with Your Business

April 9th: Building Competitive Advantage with Art Mollengarden

-Learn how to make your business become remarkable and stand out from the crowd 

-Understand your customers' wants, needs, and demands... and how to satisfy them

-Research and analyze what your competition is doing... through the eyes of your customers

-Develop profitable pricing strategies

April 16th: Managing Career Transition with Richard Montanaro

-Learn the Career Transition Process based on constant change in our career and lives

-The concept of a Core Career, Entrepreneurial Career, and Dream Career

-Ways to apply the nautical term – Buoyant to navigate the rough seas of each of us inevitably faces in our careers and career progression

-How self-discovery and entrepreneurship can make for both a buoyant as well as a meaningful addition to our lives with “real world experiences” are shared by the presenter

April 23rd: Money and Finance with Michael Spears

-Financial Literacy (the basics/know the language)

-Understanding Financial Statements

-Financial Statement Analysis

-Strategic Budgeting and Financial Planning

-Building Wealth (in the stock market)

April 30th: Digital Marketing with Ryan Turner

-Search and Social Media Marketing

-Understanding Your Local Competitive Landscape

-Best Practices Employed by the Most Successful Marketers

All sessions run from 5:30 - 7:30PM