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Business Special: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Business?

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Attorney and author Cliff Ennico discusses the pros and cons of crowdfunding under the new SEC rules and regulations and his book is The Crowdfunding Handbook: Raise Money for Your Small Business or Startup Using Equity Funding Portals. Areas covered include:

  • seed money for your great idea

  • crowd funding as a resource to get your creative project off the ground

  • support from like-minded people

  • driving prospective customers to your website

Advance registration with SCORE at scorefairfieldcounty.org is suggested. Sign-in at 5:30 pm; workshop 6-8 pm. Co-sponsored with Fairfield County SCORE.

 

cliff ennicoAttorney, author, syndicated columnist, speaker, television personality and humorist Cliff Ennico is a small business expert and has helped more than 15,000 small businesses get off the ground over the past 35 years. A former Wall Street lawyer and business development consultant, Cliff is the author of ten books on entrepreneurship and small business success, including The eBay Business Answer Book, The eBay Seller's Tax and Legal Answer Book, Small Business Survival Guide, MoneyHunt: 27 New Rules For Creating and Growing a Breakaway Business and The eBay Marketing Bible. He speaks nationwide to corporations, business groups and professional organizations on legal and tax issues affecting entrepreneurs, technology companies and e-commerce platforms.
 

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Business Special: Last Minute Tips for Completing Your 2015 Small Business Income Tax Return

February 23, 2016
Tom Figgatt

Tom Figgatt, tax and accounting specialist for small business and individuals, discussed his method of tax "CPR" by helping clients comply with tax laws in a timely manner and by tax planning to minimize current and future tax liabilities on February 23, 2016.

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Women Entrepreneurs Group: Promote Your Business With LinkedIn

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linkedinLinkedIn is a very effective social media platform to gain visibility for your business and generate leads with business professionals. Susan Catalano will provide techniques to create a business presence, optimize its profile and learn the best practices to grow and engage your network of clients, prospects and referral sources.

susan catalanoSusan Catalano is the Managing Partner of JQLaCorte, LLC, and a LinkedIn expert and optimizes LinkedIn profiles and company pages, delivers training and provides posting services for business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs. She has over 15 years of experience in talent management for Fortune 500 corporations and sales and marketing programs for companies and individual business owners.
 

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Women Entrepreneurs Group: Masterful Meetings

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meetingJoin team facilitator Dorothea E Brennan, CMF to learn strategies for creating "masterful" meetings that are efficient, effective and productive. Find out how to foster a new meeting culture.

dorothea brennanDorothea E. Brennan is a Certified Master Facilitator by the International Institute for Facilitation and is a core team facilitator for Leadership Strategies. She is also an award-winning facilitator, leader and public service advocate. Miss Brennan is experienced in project management and process improvement and a former executive at large financial institutions. She is also a Senior Project Manager for The United Illuminating Company. 

 

 

 

 

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Women Entrepreneurs Group: Being There for Everyone, Including Yourself

February 9, 2016
Ivy Slater

Ivy Slater, owner of Slater Success Coaching, discussed how to build effective support systems to help you maintain a fulfilling family/home life as well as realize a successful career on February 9, 2016.

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Business Special: Google AdWords Pay-Per-Click Advertising

January 5, 2016
Scott Lipow

Marketing expert Scott Lipow discussed ways to develop an online advertising campaign to drive prospective customers to your website on January 5, 2016.

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Business Special: Author Bryan Mattimore on Creating the Big Idea

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Brian Mattimore21 days to a big ideaAuthor and corporate creativity consultant Bryan Mattimore discusses his book 21 Days to a Big Idea and the path to inspiration, modification and realization of new ideas. What is the secret to innovation? How do people come up with new ideas and methods that catch on with the general public? What is the process that turns a concept into a beloved product or service? Hear how to deal with these issues in today’s highly competitive world.

Bryan Mattimore, a creative thinker, new product guru and author, is the cofounder and chief idea guy of the Growth Engine Innovation Agency. He has served as an ideation consultant for major Fortune 500 companies including Kraft, Unilever, AT&T, Merck and Pepsi. He has appeared in national radio and podcast interviews, and has served as a contributor to Fast Company, among others. He has led over 200 successful innovation projects, facilitated over 1,000 brainstorming sessions and 500 focus groups leading to over $3 billion in new products and services for one-third of the Fortune 100 companies. He is the author of three books on business creativity and innovation including his most recent book, 21 Days to a Big Idea.

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Business Special: Using Reference USA for Lead-Generation Marketing

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reference usaTJ Pridell, from ReferenceUSA, will host an interactive lead-generation marketing seminar tailored to the Westport business community. He will demonstrate how to create effective marketing plans, conduct essential competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people in order to start, expand and grow your business. This presentation will assist individuals in identifying who their vertical market of current customers are and how to use the ‘big data’ provided through ReferenceUSA to target that vertical to increase exposure and revenue.

ReferenceUSA, an online provider of business and consumer research, can accommodate the needs of business owners, sales and marketing representatives and job seekers. It provides real-time access to more than 24 million businesses and 235 million consumers. Users can select a location and radius to search through a database of millions of businesses and locate direct business contact names. Many entries also include links to job postings.

tj pridellTJ Pridell is a New England account manager for Infogroup, specializing in the library division and SMB market. Utilizing Infogroup’s business resource, ReferenceUSA, TJ serves as a marketing consultant to the business community and an account manager to the New England library system. In a data and technology driven society, TJ encourages the business market to apply ‘big data’ in generating a healthy pipeline of prospective clientele. TJ Pridell graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a B.S. in Business Marketing.”
 

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Business Special: Hiring an Employee vs. Freelancer

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employee v freelancerBill Gottlin discusses potential risks for employers from the “freelancer revolution.” Employers everywhere have embraced the concept, benefitting from flexible staffing and reduced payroll costs. But misclassifying employees as freelancers may cost in the end. Bill Gottlin of Aspire HR Consulting LLC will explain the definition of an employee and independent contractor, describe the reasons for hiring independents, show the risks involved in misclassifying independent contractors and formulate a plan of action to avoid an employee/independent contractor problem.

bill gottlinBill Gottlin is the Founder and President of Aspire HR Consulting, LLC, which helps small and mid-sized companies with their HR challenges. Aspire acts as your outsourced HR department, as well as working on stand-alone projects such as creating employee handbooks and policies.

Prior to founding Aspire HR Consulting, Bill worked for over 20 years with companies in senior HR positions. He has handled every HR issue that companies face and is able to apply the “best practices” of large corporations to create solutions for smaller companies.
 

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Business Special: How to Run a Successful Consulting Business

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Bob Hogan shares his 30+ years of experience and expertise in running and operating a consulting service business that caters to small businesses. Topics covered include starting a consulting service, determining your competitive value, positioning, packaging and pricing the service, determining critical success factors, marketing and selling the service and managing finances and taxes. Advance registration with SCORE at scorefairfieldcounty.org is suggested.

bob hoganBob Hogan has consulted with clients on a wide range of management issues at Towers Perrin, currently known as Towers Watson. He served on the Towers Perrin Board of Directors and held various executive positions including Global Line of Business Leader, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

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