SCORE Webinar: 2021 Small Business Development Academy
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Wednesday, November 23, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Learn how to start and sustain your own business with this free weekly program, addressing topics essential to running a successful business—presented by experienced professionals.

In addition, qualifying enrollees will have an opportunity to compete for a $5,000 business grant from the City of Norwalk.

Our Kickoff Speakers:

Fred Dimyan, President and CEO of POTOO Solutions, is a successful entrepreneur who has built several businesses. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of Potoo, which was recognized by Inc. Magazine as Connecticut's fastest growing company in 2019. Learn valuable lessons, hear tales from Fred’s journey in business, and gain sound advice from a serial entrepreneur and successful businessperson.

Nate Kelly, Co-Founder and CRO of Kelly’s Four Plus Granola, is responsible for developing and executing marketing and sales strategies to drive the growth of Kelly’s Four Plus, and is leading efforts to penetrate the healthy snack and cereal categories with a line of 100% all natural granolas that are sold at multiple outlets and direct to consumers. Hear how the Kelly family took their business from concept to family kitchen to national retailers and beyond.

All sessions will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

  • Wednesday, November 3: Getting the Money – Realize various ways and means of acquiring financing.
  • Wednesday, November 10: Planning for a Profit – Discover the basics of bookkeeping, taxes, and insurance.
  • Wednesday, November 17: Attracting Customers – Learn about marketing, advertising, and communications.
  • Tuesday, November 23: Graduation – Program summary and review, resource guide, awarding of certificates (actual certificates will be sent by mail.)

To enroll in this free informative program, click here!

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.