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Tuesday, March 20 News

Workshop set on business start-up ideas

A free workshop for entrepreneurs who are considering launching their own businesses is planned Thursday evening, Jan. 30, at the Fairfield Public Library.

The session is planned at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the main branch, 1080 Old Post Road. Advance registration is required.

Two veteran businessmen will discuss how to test a business idea for viability and how to identify key factors critical to a start-up company's success, the library said.

Greg Bivona and George Unser also will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business; the most profitable forms for business; and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources, the library said in a news release.

Bivona for more than a dozen years worked with small businesses developing insurance plans for them and managing the plans. He has been a mentor to small business owners through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), the library said.

Unser has held top executive positions with two start-up companies.

The workshop is part of the library's Small Business Strategies series for current and prospective entrepreneurs, presented in partnership with the Greater Bridgeport chapter of the nonprofit SCORE.

More information on the series and podcast recordings of previous presentations are available online at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org .

To register for the workshop, visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org; for more information call the library at 203-256-3160.