2015 SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
LEARN HOW TO START AND SUSTAIN YOUR OWN BUSINESS WITH THIS FREE PROGRAM, ADDRESSING TOPICS ESSENTIAL TO RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS - PRESENTED BY EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS.
All sessions will be 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (with a break midway) at
The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center
99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Featuring Kickoff Speaker:
David Lewis - President, CEO and Founder, OperationsInc
David Lewis is President, CEO and Founder of OperationsInc, the state's largest Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting firm, specializing in support for small to mid-sized businesses. Since he started the company in 2001, the firm has experienced steady growth and now engages 40+ HR professionals in support of a base of over 1,200 clients. David is also the President and CEO of AllCountyJobs.com, the state's largest job board network.
David is also the co-founder of The CEO Roundtable, a Fairfield County based executive networking and educational group. David's active involvement in the local business community includes being a member of the Board of Directors of the CT Business and Industry Association, the Advisory Board of The Fairfield County Business Journal and several board roles with the Southern CT Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management.
The media views David and the OperationsInc team as experts in the area of Human Resources and workplace management. Publications and outlets that have covered them recently include Bloomberg TV, The New York Times, Inc., Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, HR Executive, The NY Post, MSNBC, Forbes, NPR, and WCBS Radio 880.
Tuesday, September 29 "Kickoff" - Inspiration and valuable wisdom from kickoff speaker, David Lewis
Tuesday, October 6 "Having a Plan" - Learn the elements of a realistic and effective business plan
Tuesday, October 13 "Getting the Money" - Realize various ways and means of acquiring financing
Tuesday, October 20 "Planning for a Profit" - Find out the basics of financials, taxes and insurance
Tuesday, October 27 "Employing Technology" - Discover how technology can strengthen your business
Tuesday, November 3 "Spreading the Word" - Learn about marketing, advertising and communications
Tuesday, November 10 "Keeping Customers" - Understand the importance of sales, customer service and discover great resources and reference materials for business
Tuesday, November 17 Graduation Reception - Certificates are presented to program graduates