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Ridgefield Library & SCORE Present: Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?

September 12, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


This is the first part of a free five-week series by SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business. The events are on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 8:30, on September 12,19 and 26; and on October 3, 10. Please register separately for each session you wish to attend. To see the complete series and for more info, visit HERE.

Tuesday, September 12th @ 6:00 pm

Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? Make Your Case!

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Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace including the traits that lead to success. We will also cover the questionnaire-based “Business Case” and Financial Projection worksheet that are helpful in assessing your readiness.


Diane Winston is a change management consultant and communications strategist with 30+ years of corporate and consulting experience. In 2005, she established her consulting firm, Winston Strategic Partners, LLC, to support change impacting organizations, people, and cultures. Diane is a member of the US and NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce, Women Impacting Public Policy, Collaboration of Professional Minority Women, and the Black Business Alliance. She has a BA from NYU and an MBA from Chicago.

Joe McCaffrey is a Business Advisor with Community Investment Corporation, which is a not-for-profit, economic development lender, licensed by the Small Business Administration to administer their lending programs. Joe is also a certified business mentor and subject matter expert in commercial real estate and small business financing with Fairfield County SCORE.


September 12, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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