Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Check-in starts at 5:30 PM 


Darien Library 
1440 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

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Presenter:  Becca Nell

Presenter:  Michael Klehm, Vice Chair SCORE

Michael Klehm brings a wide array of business leadership skills from over 30 years in the financial services industry.  Michael held many positions at GM Asset Management Corporation, from portfolio manager to President & COO, and co-led the start-up of the firm’s non-affiliated client business.  

Michael is currently Vice Chair and Business Mentor at SCORE Fairfield County, which provides free advice to anyone starting or growing a small business, via one-on-one counseling and an extensive workshop program.


SCORE Fairfield County 
111 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851 

Simple Steps For Starting Your Business - Session 1 

"Five Workshops to Lead You to Start-Up Success"

A free SCORE Small Business Workshop co-sponsored by Darien Library 

For those who have an idea about starting a business but don't know where to start, or those with a new business struggling to grow, this free, five-part workshop series conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield chapter will provide a solid foundation for your business to grow and thrive.

Want to start a business but do not know where to start? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from the SCORE Fairfield County Chapter, will give you the boost to get you on your way!

Tuesday May 22, 2018: Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Learn about the risk and reward of starting a business in today's competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one's innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic plan.

Tuesday May 29, 2018: Marketing Strategy & Research - Learn the importance of market research and planning to start-up and build a competitive and successful business. Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business's products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success.

Tuesday June 5, 2018: Website & Social Media Marketing - This session focuses on the current online marketing tools available for start-up and operating businesses. Proven providers of website design/marketing programs and of social media marketing tools will help navigate your business to the proper balance of a website and social media marketing strategies for your business.

Tuesday June 12, 2018: Financial Reporting & Planning - This presentation reviews a business's key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the discussion.

Tuesday June 19, 2018: Funding Sources/Conversation with Entrepreneurs - Learn how the funding structure required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q&A with SCORE mentored, start-up business entrepreneurs

Free Business Counseling 
To get free one-on-one business counseling or learn about other SCORE free workshops, please visit our website. 
SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association.