Small Business 101: How to Start, Grow, and Thrive | East Hartford CT – easthartfordct.gov – easthartfordct.gov

East Hartford, CT – Are you thinking of taking the next step and opening your own small business? Are you newly in business but need some support? The East Hartford Public Library will host two virtual programs this month that will provide information for anyone interested in starting their own business or who has started a small business and wants to learn more about what it takes to be successful.

  • Small Business Development 101:  How to Start, Grow, and Thrive will take place in two parts on Tuesday, May 18th and on Tuesday, May 25th, both from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

Learn about help available for both aspiring and established small business owners from the Small Business Administration and the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, as well as programs available through Goodwin University and the University of Hartford Women’s Business Center. Topics at the first webinar will include the steps necessary to register a business, how to develop a business roadmap and decide on a business structure, and how to transition from casual sales to a formal business. The Town of East Hartford Development Department staff will also discuss the land-use group process.

At the second webinar, presenters will go into greater depth on business development, including how to apply for financing. There will be presentations at both webinars from local business owners who will talk about their paths to success and answer questions.

The programs are free and open to all, though there will be a focus on East Hartford.

The programs are being hosted in partnership with East Hartford CONNects, the Town of East Hartford Development Department, the Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, the University of Hartford Women’s Business Center, and Goodwin University. 

For registration, visit the library’s website (www.easthartfordct.gov/library) and click on “events calendar.” You may register for one or both webinars, which will also be streamed on Facebook Live on the library’s page: https://www.facebook.com/easthartfordpubliclibrary.