Fall 2022 Business Challenge – Networking & Submitting your Business Case October 11, 2022, 7:00pm EDT October 11, 2022, 8:30pm EDT
Westport Library- Brooks Place
20 Jesup Rd
Westport, CT, 06880

Led by experts in launching new businesses, this session reviews the essential part that Networking plays in your success and how to do it effectively. Direction regarding the submission of the Business Case and your presentation will be provided. 

This session will cover:

  • Why networking is a business essential
  • Key Professional Business Organizations
  • Available National, State, Third-Party Certifications
    • The benefits of each
    • How to get certified
  • Professional Business Organizations ·         
  • Guidance will be provided for:
    • Submitting your Business Case with accompanying Financial Projections; and
    • Your presentation

Presenter: Diane Winston

Diane Winston is a change management 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 initiatives impacting organizations, people, and cultures. Diane is a member of the US and NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce, Women in Public Policy, the Collaboration of Professional Women of Color, and the Black Business Alliance. She has a BA from NYU and an MBA from Chicago.

Presenter: Joe McCaffrey

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.

This Event is Sponsored by Westport Library and Fairfield County Community Foundation

Fall 2022 Business Challenge – Networking & Submitting your Business Case