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: firstname.lastname@example.org $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.