Join us with The Windham Chamber and the Small Business Development Center for 3 separate business workshops geared to giving you the tools to help make your business successful for years to come.

Start Your Own Business Workshop

Are you an artist and want to start your own business? Do you want to take your art from being a hobby to a new level but don’t know where to start? If so this business workshop class is for you!

Please join us for this informative and step by step workshop on how to successfully start your own business in CT.  We will be working with the Small Business Development Center and business owners who are experts in their fields.  The course is $10 and includes a light meal.

Wednesday, January 30 (Snow date Feb 6)
5:30-7:30 pm
Windham Arts
1010 Main Street, Willimantic
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How Is Your Business Doing? A Financial Analysis Of Your Growing Business

Please join Windham Arts and the  Small Business Development Center at this extremely interesting workshop that is a MUST DO for any business owner.  You will have exclusive access to a special program that will allow you to benchmark your business, to compare it to other similar businesses in your industry and location so you can compare yourself to your competition. 

We will also help you to better understand your financials including you profit and loss statement and your balance sheet, both necessary to see your business growth and to get financing.  Find out how much your company is worth if you were to sell it. 

This is an active workshop so please bring your laptop. This class is $10 and includes a continental breakfast and coffee.

Thursday, January 31 (snow date Feb 7)
8:30-10:30 am
Questers’ Way
East Brook Mall
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Business Planning Workshop

Are you an artist and want to start your own business? Are you trying to apply for grants and loans but need help writing a business plan? Whether you thinking about starting your own business or are an existing business and want to have a written plan to help you be successful in years to come this workshop is something you do not want to miss!

Wednesday, February 20 (snow date February 27)
5:30-7:30 pm
Windham Arts
1010 Main Street, Willimantic
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This workshop is designed for any business owner or anyone thinking of opening their own business.  The most successful businesses have a written plan.  It is also necessary to have a written plan in order to apply for grants and loans.  Partnering with the Small Business Development Center, the Windham Chamber will walk you through the process whether you are a for profit business or a nonprofit organization.  Please bring your laptop with you if you can and be prepared to start writing your plan that evening.  This is a hands on workshop.  The cost of the program is $10 which covers a light meal.