Upcoming Workshops & Seminars

Free Business Disaster Recovery Planning Workshops

According to the National Weather Service (noaa.gov), “Climate signals and evolving oceanic and atmospheric conditions… indicate that an above normal Atlantic hurricane season is likely in 2013. This outlook calls for a 70% chance of an above-normal season.” In response to these predictions and the impact already felt by hurricanes Sandy and Irene, the New Haven chapter of SCORE, housed in the Small Business Center at Gateway, is offering a free workshops in Business Disaster Recovery Planning.
Workshops will be held Thursday, August 15, and Friday, September 27 in the GCC Small Business Center from 8:00 to 9:30 am. Registration and sign-in begins at 7:45 am. Workshop topics include disaster preparedness planning, recovery planning and checklist preparation, crisis communication techniques and small business resources.
Pre-registration is encouraged, but not mandatory. Call (203) 865-7645. Gateway Community College’s Small Business Center is located in S105 at 20 Church Street in New Haven. Parking is validated for participants who park in the Temple Street Garage (George Street entrance recommended). Ticket will be validated at the college.

Pre-Business Workshops

Workshops are held the second Wednesday of each month at Gateway, 20 Church Street, New Haven, in the Small Business Center, S105 from 8:30 am-12:30pm. No pre-registration is necessary and workshops are free of charge. On-site registration begins at 8:15 am.

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Date & Sponsor
September 11, 2013 -   Milford Bank    
October 9, 2013 - Webster Bank            
November 13, 2013 - Peoples Bank
December 11, 2013 - Start Bank      

Free parking is available in the Temple Street Garage. Bring ticket for validation.        

Small Business Evening Seminars

Seminars are held at Gateway Community College, 20 Church Street, New Haven, Conn. in the Small Business Center, S105 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Pre-registration is not necessary. On-site registration begins at 6:45 pm on the evening of the scheduled seminar. Seminars are free of charge but seating is limited. Free parking is available in the Temple Street Garage. Bring ticket for validation.

  • September 18, 2013:  Is franchising for you? Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of franchising from the experts.
  • October 16, 2013:  Bootstrapping or How to Start a Business with Little or No Cash. Contemporary strategies for seeking and obtaining start-up funding.
  • November 20, 2013: Sales Success for Your Business. If you don’t like selling, this seminar is a must!
  • December 18, 2013: Purchasing Power and Tips for the Professional Buyer. Seminar explores critical aspects of general purchasing execution in a small business and provides guidance to buyers when making important buying decisions.


Free parking is available in the Temple Street Garage. Bring ticket for validation.

Business Counseling Offered by SCORE Counselors

A group of business mentors with knowledge and experience in all aspects of business are available to help you by providing a free consultation. You can meet with mentors (by appointment only) with all your questions about business plans, marketing, finance, and business concerns on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Call (203) 865-7645 or visit www.newhaven.score.org for appointment and parking information.