Chelsea Groton Bank Offers Free Business Seminars for Local Entrepreneurs
8-Week Series To Provide Current and Prospective Business Owners a Toolkit for Success
Starting this month, Chelsea Groton kicks off their third FREE small business series for aspiring and established entrepreneurs. The series, “Cultivating Great Business”, is offered through the Bank’s financial education program, Chelsea University. Participants will walk away with a wealth of knowledge and a well-organized business plan to pitch to a panel of community experts at the end of the series.
“Chelsea Groton Bank is passionate about helping turn dreams into realities for businesses of all types. In addition to providing custom financial solutions, we proudly offer informational programs throughout the year to arm business owners with the tools they will need to be successful,” explained Lori Dufficy, EVP, Director of Sales & Service. “It is always inspiring to hear the ideas for new ventures and gratifying to assist individuals in reaching their goals. What is especially exciting for us is when participants begin to collaborate, and share ideas and advice with each other.”
The instructor-led curriculum was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Each class will be delivered by Chelsea Groton Bank team members and local professionals to new or operating small business owners—with or without formal business training—to provide a practical introduction to aspects of starting and managing a business.
Classes meet on Tuesdays from 6-8 PM at Foundry 66 in Norwich:
· February 25: 6-7 pm - Is Owning a Business Right for You?; 7-8 pm - Planning for a Healthy Business
· March 3: 6-7 pm - Time Management; 7-8 pm - Public Speaking
· March 10: 6-7 pm - Banking Services; 7-8 pm - Credit
· March 17: 6-7 pm - Financial Management; 7-8 pm - Cash Flow
· March 24: 6-7 pm - Risk Management; 7-8 pm - Insurance
· March 31: 6-7 pm - Tax Planning and Reporting; 7-8 pm - Succession Planning
· April 7: 6-7 pm - Organizational Types; 7-8 pm - Record Keeping
· April 14: 6-8 pm - Pitch Night
“Participants are welcome to pick and choose the seminar topics that appeal to them, however, to get the most out of the program, we recommend attending all of the classes,” shared Miria Gray, AS, Community Education Officer at Chelsea Groton.
To learn more and to register, visit ChelseaGroton.com/ChelseaUniversity or email Miria Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.