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LinkedIn for Personal and Company Branding

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Power up your personal and company brand on the world's premier professional networking site. LinkedIn expert Sandra Long shows how to use LinkedIn to position your brand, share thought leadership and build a meaningful network. Register online. Learn how to leverage an individual profile and company page to:

  • Be Memorable: demonstrate your unique brand for potential clients and business partners;
  • Be Found: Optimize your LinkedIn profile and Company page;
  • Be a Thought Leader: Demonstrate your expertise using LinkedIn's newest content sharing options, publishing, and company page features.

Presented in partnership with SCORE

The presenter, Sandra Long, is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, LinkedIn for Personal Branding: The Ultimate Guide. She is President of Post Road Consulting LLC in Westport. The company's clients include sales teams, corporate C-Level executives, HR teams, universities and recruiters. She has 25 years' experience in selling and marketing. Sandra is also an adjunct instructor for two social media programs through Rutgers University's Business School.

Komansky Room
Career
Business

Big Ideas, Big Business

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Whether you are still putting your big idea onto paper or running your small business and looking for growth strategies, join us to hear what Christine Sullivan, Business Advisor at the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, has to say. Register online.

This talk will discuss the current state of business plans — what's needed, what isn't, what tools can shortcut the process. She will cover different ways to access capital to help grow your business including the decision of equity vs. debt, an overview of local partners who can help and the best way to make a solid first impression on your banker. Finally, she will cover the variety of state resources that are available to help you turn your big idea into reality. Christine, a graduate of Wellesley and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, enjoys helping entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their next milestone. Whether it's developing a business plan or finding the right source of capital, she can help advise on the best plan to achieve the company's short-and long-term goals.

Komansky Room
Career
Business

Innovative Ways to Job Search

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Learn how to optimize your job search strategies, in ways not conventionally discussed, from industry professional and executive coach Kumar Singla.. Learn why most cover letters backfire against the candidate; how best to leverage technology; how to add fuel and excitement toyour search processes. Singla advises professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds in the areas of career transition, optimal job searching and effective networking. Register online.

Singla's perspectives stem from his own personal experiences, from the groups he facilitates and the individuals he mentors. His core profession is in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring. He works in Manhattan and advises distressed companies across a variety of industries in liquidations, insolvencies and distressed acquisitions. He has over 15 years of experience in various investment banking, consulting and corporate M&A roles. He co-facilitates the Trinity Networking Group (Trinity Church, Greenwich) for those unemployed or underemployed. Kumar holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in International Business from Georgetown University.

Komansky Room
Career
Business

Foundation Center Workshop: How to Find Grants

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Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Do you need an introduction to American philanthropy? Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian at Foundation Center, will help you discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interest in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

Register online.

Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, provides leadership and support for Foundation Center public services for social sector and philanthropy professionals in the New York City metropolitan region. Susan’s achievements since joining the organization in 1995 include directing the national expansion of Foundation Center’s proposal writing seminar program and managing prospect and philanthropy research for over 1,000 nonprofit members of Foundation Center’s historic Associates Program. She is a popular and engaging Foundation Center training expert and public speaker. She is has an M.L.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Barnard College.

Brooks Place
Seminars & Workshops, Career

Business: Ending Sweaty Palms and Awkward Answers—a Better Way of Preparing for Job Interviews

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Career coach Melanie Szlucha, owner of RED inc, LLC, teaches effective techniques for excelling in interviews. Many times candidates feel like they don’t have anything to say in a job interview, or are overwhelmed by looking at a shopping list of questions they might be asked. It can be difficult to understand how experiences that seem insignificant to them can really be crucial to an employer’s hiring decision, and then how to concisely structure answers to those questions. 

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Melanie developed the TODAY acronym as a way for candidates to focus their preparation, and remember those experiences that will help them be seen as the ideal candidate for the job. This talk also covers the finer points of an interview, such as establishing rapport, negotiating the offers and preparing for the 5 questions they will always be asked. In her business, Melanie provides job interview coaching, resume writing, and job coaching to people in transition or those just looking for a change. Prior to starting her own business, she had over 20+ years experience as a hiring manager. She also knows what its like to be on the other side of the desk through her own personal job searching experience.  

Komansky Room
Career

Jumping Off: Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories

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Westport women business owners share their stories about running a business and taking risks in a moderated panel discussion. Panelists are Kitt Shapiro, owner of West, Julie Mountain and Dana Noorily, co-owners and co-CEOs of The Granola Bar, and Jamie Camche, founder and owner of JL Rocks. Westport Second Selectwoman Jen Tooker will moderate. Topics include how to start a business, lessons learned, important support, what their journey was like, challenges, most satisfying moments, and sage advice for others. Let’s build a local community that is inspiring and empowering. Join us!

Location: White Barn at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court

 

 

Westport Country Playhouse
Career

Foundation Center Workshop: How to Find Grants

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Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Do you need an introduction to American philanthropy? Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian at Foundation Center, will help you discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interest in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

Register online.

Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, provides leadership and support for Foundation Center public services for social sector and philanthropy professionals in the New York City metropolitan region. Susan’s achievements since joining the organization in 1995 include directing the national expansion of Foundation Center’s proposal writing seminar program and managing prospect and philanthropy research for over 1,000 nonprofit members of Foundation Center’s historic Associates Program. She is a popular and engaging Foundation Center training expert and public speaker. She is has an M.L.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Barnard College.
 

Program Room
Seminars & Workshops, Career

Crack the Media Code: How to Garner Media Attention for Your Brand or Business

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Entrepreneur, media and communications expert Paula Conway discusses how to land great media for your business or brand. Whether you work for yourself or own a company, media attention will drive traffic and sales. Paula will reveal how to develop the right strategy to connect with the media to spread your message to grow your own business, attract new business and build your brand awareness. Register online.

Location: Training Room, Westport Police Station, 50 Jesup Road
Please park in the two rows of spots closest to Jesup Green, next to the Police Station or in the Library’s parking area. The parking closest to the police department is reserved for official vehicles.

The entrance door to the classroom is marked with a red arrow and is in the wall closest to Library. 

Paula is a well-known entrepreneur, media and communications expert, five-time author, publisher, and the President of Astonish Media Group in New York City. Her agency boosts among its roster Fortune 500 companies, media conglomerates, celebrities and early stage startups. An award-winning author and writer, she has contributed to In Style, The New York Times, Robb Report, Good Housekeeping, New York Post, and New York Daily News, among others. She and her projects have been featured on "Fox and Friends," “Good Morning America,” ABCNews.com, in People magazine, and many more. She is a former Broadway press agent, has served in The White House, and holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University.

Other
Career

Women & Wealth Financial Bootcamp

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Certified Financial Planner Caroline Wetzel will offer six strategies all women should consider for growing, protecting, and enjoying their wealth. This financial bootcamp is specially designed for women who want greater control, confidence, and comfort in managing their money and investments. Register online.

Why women? Women now control more than 60% of personal wealth in the US. And Americans are living longer than ever, with women typically living longer than men. With volatile markets and health care costs rising rapidly, women have unique financial needs requiring special attention.

Location: Training Room, Westport Police Station, 50 Jesup Road

Caroline was voted 10 Best Business/Life Coach by readers of Natural Nutmeg Magazine in 2018. Caroline is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor with Procyon Private Wealth Partners, LLC.

 

 

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Career
Business

Tax Planning Strategies for 2019

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Individuals and businesses of all sizes have been impacted by the Tax Law changes that when into effect in 2018. Chris Eck, CPA, CrFA, will help you understand the changes, determine how they affect you, and how you need to plan for the changes. What you don't know could hurt you! Please register online.

Location: Training Room, Westport Police Station, 50 Jesup Road

Chris Eck is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and received his Bachelors in Accounting from Sacred Heart University in 2007. Chris is also a Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA) since 2013 and the Audit and Attestation Partner at Berkow, Schechter & Company in Stamford, CT. Chris helps small business owners and entrepreneurs grow their business and established organizations take their operations to the next level by providing accounting, planning and tax strategies. His specialties are Tax, Auditing, Accounting, Payroll, Bookkeeping, IRS correspondence, Tax Planning, Consulting, QuickBooks, Tax Research, IRS & State Tax Debt Settlement.

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Career
Business