Danbury Library to hold business workshops this fall
A series of business workshops coming up in Danbury will cover topics such as project management, podcasting and operating a restaurant.
The Danbury Library, SCORE of Western Connecticut and Berkshire Broadcasting have partnered to provide entrepreneurs and small-business owners the workshops, which will take place over the next three months. All events are free and will be held at the Danbury Library at 170 Main St.
The four-part “Project Management” workshop is designed for those who manage big, small, simple or complex projects or those wanting to learn more about it. It will be led by Danbury resident and project management professional Jayant Bardalai, who will teach participants about the “process driven approach.” He will also teach about the guidelines and best practices for project management, as written by the Project Management Institute.
The series will take place from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Participants must be able to attend all four sessions.
The program “Introduction to Podcasting: Boost Your Business,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Ben Bogardus, an assistant professor at Quinnipiac University, will lead the workshop and explain what a podcast is and how it can be used for business promotion. He will also provide examples of business podcasts and illustrate ways to record, edit and distribute podcasts.
The workshop “Opening and Operating a Successful Restaurant” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Mark Moeller, president of The Recipe of Success, will lead the workshop and cover topics such as: the two critical ingredients to create a successful restaurant; the financials of opening a restaurant; and the physical planning of a restaurant.
Moeller, who works with restaurants throughout Fairfield County, has led this workshop at Danbury Library on previous occasions and has drawn big crowds.
Registration for the workshops is required online at danburylibrary.org, click on “View Calendar” or call 203-797-4505, ext. 7730.