January Bits & Pieces


Shirt Pickle's website allows customers to create unique, high-quality T-shirts 

featuring their own text, images and art. Thomas Pickle came up with the idea 

when he worked as the general manager of an embroidery and screen printing 



Female Entrepreneurs: How to Weave Your Authentic Story into Marketing


Your authentic story is even more important than your product. Why?

People purchase from people, companies and brands that they know, like 

and trust.

How and Why Women Start Businesses

Women from ages 18 to over 65 were asked why they started their businesses 

when they did. The women noted an open opportunity, passion, a job change, 

experience and education in their chosen field, family considerations, and 

necessities such as layoffs and looking for extra income.

Upcoming  Workshops 

Running a Successful Creative Business: Business, Legal and Tax Tips for Creative Types 
January 14, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

  Harry Bennett Branch - Ferguson Library
Even artistic geniuses, need at least some business savvy to achieve the financial independence necessary to devote full-time to their art. In this fast paced, entertaining program, you will learn the basic business, legal and tax skills necessary to survive, from a successful entrepreneur who is also an author and performer.

How to Launch or Improve Your Brand and Establish a Digital Footprint for Your Business 

January 23, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM 

Housatonic Community College Beacon Hall, Room 362  

In today's internet-driven economy, it's crucial for your company to build and maintain a strong digital footprint. Ramon Peralta will share strategies that will help to differentiate your business from your competitors. He will identify things you can do that will provide the best return on your time, money and effort to strengthen your brand.

Instagram for Business

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Rowayton Library  

Understand the power of Instagram and its hundreds of millions of users to grow your audience, increase sales, and engage with customers. Identify key wording and hashtags to creatively get in front of your ideal audience. Learn specific tools to help you stand out on Instagram.

In a recent, independently verified one-year study, our chapter started 846 new businesses and created 705 non-owner jobs.
 We are very proud of our track record and accomplishments and welcome you to take advantage of our services at your convenience.  

We would also encourage you to volunteer with us and help continue the mission of being America's top small business advocates.  The leaders of our Chapter are committed to maintaining the highest standards and performing for our clients at 
the highest possible level.

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