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					     The Small Business Institute, also known as SBI, is an eleven part interactive learning series
      that provides small businesses with the information, contacts and skills they need to operate
      their businesses efficiently and productively. The program consists of a series of 90 minute
       programs on a variety of small business topics presented by experts in their fields of work.
                                          The first session is:

                                           "Show Me the Money”
                      Wednesday, September 19, 2007 from 7:30 – 10 a.m.
            Sponsor & Host: New Life Church, 262 Bee Street, Meriden, CT 06450
    (7:30: Arrival, Breakfast, Displays, Networking / 8:00: Program / 9:30 Q&A, Displays, Networking / 10:00 Conclusion)

    Preparing and Updating Business Plans
    Presented by: Francis Barillaro of Cornerstone Business Advisors, LLC
          Learn about creating your business plan, projecting your needs into the future, and
          preparing your business model to present to financial sources.

    Financing Your Business Startup and Growth
    Presented by: Nadine Cabrera of Connecticut Economic Development Fund
                  Daniel DeRosa - Castle Bank & Trust Co.
                  Jim Wood - Connecticut Economic Development Fund
          Learn about start-up financing, how banks do small business lending, SBA, CDA, how to
          be bankable, financing enhancements, non-traditional sources of financing and more!


     Targeted Table Top Exhibitors are banks, financial advisors, SBA, CDA, CPAs/accountants,
      mortgage companies, insurance agencies and bookkeeping services. $50 per 8 foot table.

                                                              Chamber Member Fee: (per registrant):
                                                         $270 Entire Series ($330 value includes 2 free sessions)
                   RSVP:
                                                         $30 Per Individual Session Per Person
 Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce
3 Colony St., Suite 301, Meriden, CT 06451                     Non-Member Fee: (per registrant):
  PH: 203.235.7901 FX: 203.686.0172                      $405 Entire Series ($495 value includes 2 free sessions)
    Email: info@meridenchamber.com
                                                         $45 Per Individual Session Per Person
        www.meridenchamber.com                           $100 Membership Offer ($235 Value*)
                                                             *If Series is Paid for and Non-Member Joins within 30 Days


      Entire Series              Session 1 (Sep. 19)                 Tabletop Exhibitor                Other Session(s)
         Name                       Company                   Email
    ______________________ ________________________ _____________________
    ______________________ ________________________ _____________________
    ______________________ ________________________ _____________________
      Bill Me    (Credit Card # (AX,VI,MC)
    __________________________________Exp._____)

    SBI will be videotaped at the well equipped & modern facilities of New Life Church, our sponsor & host. The program
     is presented by the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce. More details on the entire program may be found on
                       www.meridenchamber.com – click on Small Business Institute on the home page.
The Small Business Institute, also known as SBI, is a new program offered at the Chamber. It is an eleven part
interactive learning series that provides small businesses with the information, contacts and skills they need to operate
their businesses efficiently and productively. The program consists of a series of 90 minute programs on a variety of
small business topics presented by experts in their fields of work.

The program begins with a continental breakfast and networking from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. followed by 90 minutes
of presentations of practical "news you can use" on a variety of issues and resources which are important to small
businesses. The morning wraps up with 30 more minutes of networking and one-on-one with the presenters and
exhibitors from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

This program will be sponsored by and presented at New Life Church at 62 Bee St., Meriden, CT. New Life Church has
some of the best state-of-the-art audio and video recording and editing equipment...and they will be providing the
continental breakfast AND creating the DVD's for distribution.

Chamber Member Program Fees are $30.00 per session or Members may purchase the entire series for only $270 and
save $60.00! (That's 11 sessions for the price of 9!) A free DVD or file download is included for any missed paid session.

For those unable to attend all of the sessions, the 90 minutes of program material for each session will be videotaped and
be available in DVD form. You never know when you will need a refresher course on this valuable information!

The SBI Session Dates and Topics are:
 09/19 - Show Me the Money – Financing Your Growing Business

 10/17 - Marketing, Branding, Publicity and Promotion…on a Shoestring Budget

 11/14 - Legal & Accounting Issues - Why Do I Need Legal and Tax Advisors?

 12/12 - It’s all about Protection: Covering your Assets and Managing your Risks

 01/16 - Human Resource Solutions to Grow Your Business

 02/20 - What a Wonderful Web (site) We Weave

 03/19 - Tech Toys for Productivity and Profitability

 04/16 - Learning from Home Runs, Near Misses and Strike Outs

 05/21 - Balancing Home Life & Business - Finding the OFF button

 06/18 - Connecting Your Business with Your Community

 07/16 - Planning for Next Week, Next Month, Next Year; YOUR Future

Non-Member Program Fees are $45.00 per session or non-members may purchase the series for only $405. A free
DVD or file download is included for any missed paid session. In addition, Non-Members can apply $135 ($405 less the
Member series rate of $270) towards chamber dues if joining within 30 days.

Presenters will have one table to display all of their business cards, brochures and program materials. In addition,
Exhibitor Sponsor tables, with exhibits related to the topic of the day, will be made available as well.

Many more details will follow...for more information, call the Chamber today at 203.235.7901 or visit the Small Business
Institute pages at www.meridenchamber.com.                  Program is subject to change.

				
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