SCORE to Host Workshop 8/9/16 on ''How to Quick Start Your Business Plan''

Supporting Sponsor: Dime Bank
DATE: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016, 9:30-11:30am 
LOCATION: Dime Bank, 290 Salem Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360 (park in the back parking lot)
TO REGISTER NOW: Click here to register for this event
Old Saybrook, CT –  The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to the success of small businesses, will present a free Small Business Workshop on "How to Quick Start Your Business Plan."
Do you want to start a business, but find the detailed Business Plan is overwhelming?
Do you want to refresh an existing Business Plan that needs updating, but are unsure where to start?
Do you want to modify an existing Business Plan that will be used to enhance your product offering, or update how your product is brought to market?
If you want to do any of the above, but are not sure where to start, then this workshop is for you!
This workshop will:

  1. Help you figure out where to start 
  2. Explain what to do and how to put it together quickly
  3. Answer the critical question, "Does the Business Plan represent the new business, show the updated business is feasible, or validate and prove your concept?”
  4. Evaluate the larger business plan, using the sections critical to determining feasibility
Workshop Presenter and Score Counselor Jim Toner has 25 years in business management, across 5 different business units for Eastman Kodak, and he also ran his own home remodeling business for 11 years. He now teaches business courses, including Business Plans, at Three Rivers Community College and Middlesex Community College, and has done business plan consulting at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Jim has been a SCORE Counselor in Southeastern CT for 9 years, helping clients start and grow their businesses. Jim regularly presents workshops on different topics to suit the needs of clients.
Supporting Sponsor Dime Bank, established in 1869, is a mutual bank with over $770 million in assets and 11 convenient branch locations throughout southeastern and shoreline Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. As a full-service financial institution, Dime offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, trust services and through Dime Investment Services (a subsidiary of Dime Bank), insurance and investment services – all delivered with a personal touch. For more information about Dime Bank, visit

About SCORE: SCORE is a nonprofit association that offers free and confidential advice on starting your own business or improving and growing your existing small business. All 40 counselors in Southeast Connecticut are volunteers, receive no compensation, and are working or retired business owners, executives, and managers. SCORE’s nine counseling sites in Southeast Connecticut include Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook, Essex, Waterford, Middletown, Mystic, Norwich, and New London. For more information on upcoming free workshops and how to schedule a free small business mentoring session with our counselors, visit  
Would You Like To Become A SCORE Volunteer? Your business knowledge and experience can help others start or grow a small business. Learn more about becoming a SCORE volunteer at: