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Connecticut Workshops

In addition to state workshops, please visit the Small Business Taxes: Virtual Workshop page for instructional, interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.

Visit the IRS Video portal for video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses.

If you live near a state line, please look for workshops in nearby cities of the bordering state.

DANIELSON

Event: Entrepreneurial Workshop
Date(s): Varies by workshop/meeting
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Danielson CTWorks Center, 95 Westcott Road, Danielson, CT 06239
Event Information: Ultimate objective of these workshops is to help each customer make an informed assessment of their level of commitment to the responsibilities of owning their own business. Course and registration information can be found on the Danielson CTWorks East Center website. This workshop is being made with collaboration from the Internal Revenue Service. Please register by phone at 860-412-7030 or in person at Danielson CT Works.
Sponsored by: Danielson CTWorks East Center

HARTFORD

Title: Vermont Small Business Forum (Virtual)
Date: May 29, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Your home or office
Contact: Nancy Farley; Phone: 860-756-4416; Email: nancy.farley@irs.gov
Event Information:
This is the annual Vermont Small Business Forum which consists of small business owners. For additional information, call or email IRS Stakeholder Liaison, Nancy Farley.

NEW HAVEN

Event: Starting Your Connecticut Business - A Step-by-Step Guide
Date(s): Varies by workshop/meeting
Time: 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Location: Southern CT State University, Engleman Hall, B Wing, Room 121, Section A&B, New Haven, CT
Contact: Kenneth Kollmeyer; Phone: 860-832-0650; Email: kollmeyerkes@ccsu.edu
Event Information: Learn the process that is key to starting a business in Connecticut. Learn about options for business structures, insurance, tax considerations, state and city agencies and availability of financial assistance. Call 860-832-0650 for registration information. This workshop is being made with collaboration from the Internal Revenue Service.
Sponsored by: Connecticut Small Business Development Center

NEW LONDON

Event: Entrepreneurial Workshop
Date(s): Varies by workshop/meeting
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: New London CT Works Center, Shaw's Cove Six, New London, CT 06320
Event Information: The ultimate objective of this workshop is to help you make an informed assessment about your level of commitment to the responsibilities of owning your own business. To register for any workshops, please call 860-439-7415 and ask to speak to a Career Center staff member. For more information, visit the New London CTWorks East Center website. Workshops are presented with the collaboration of the Internal Revenue Service.
Sponsored by: New London CTWorks East Center

NORWICH

Event: Entrepreneurial Workshop
Date(s): Varies by workshop/meeting
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Norwich CTWorks Center, 113 Salem Turnpike, North Bldg., Suite 200, Norwich, CT 06360
Event Information: To register for any workshop, please call 860-859-5777 and ask to speak to a Career Center staff member. The ultimate objective of this workshop is to help you make an informed assessment about your level of commitment to the responsibilities of owning your own business. For more information, visit the Norwich CTWorks Center website. Workshops are made with the collaboration of the Internal Revenue Service.
Sponsored by: Norwich CTWorks Center

OLD SAYBROOK

Event: Small Business Workshops
Date(s): Varies by workshop/meeting
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: SCORE Southeastern - Location and time of events varies
Contact: Dennis Peoples; Phone: 860-388-9508; Email: score579@hotmail.com
Event Information: These workshops are conducted to impact the knowledge of the critical elements that you need to manage your business successfully. Starting a business in Connecticut or just trying to stay in business? This workshop is intended for those at the starting point of going into business for themselves. If you are just thinking about it or ready to open and want to make sure everything is in place, this course will help.

Topics include:

  • Business organizations
  • Reporting requirements
  • Licensing and permitting
  • Taxes
  • Regulations
  • Employer duties
  • Professional services
  • Insurance
  • Business plans and accounting basics
  • Record keeping
  • Financing the business start-up
  • Small business tax responsibilities
  • IRS small business products

For registration and more information, visit the SCORE - Southeastern Connecticut website or call 860-388-9508.
Sponsored by: SCORE - Southeaster CT

WILLIMANTIC

Event: Entrepreneurial Workshop
Date(s): "Varies by workshop/meeting"
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Willimantic CTWorks Center, 1320 Main Street, Tyler Square, Willimantic, CT 06226
Event Information: This workshop's ultimate objective is to help each customer make an informed assessment of their level of commitment to the responsibilities of owning their own business. For registration and more information, please visit the Willimantic CTWorks East Career Center website. Workshop is provided with the collaboration of the Internal Revenue Service.
Sponsored by: Department of Labor

VARIOUS CITIES

Event: Understanding Business Finances and Tax Related Issues to Maximize Your Small Business Profit (English & Spanish)
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Community Economic Development Fund - Various
Contact: Rina Bakalar; Phone: 203-235-2333; Email: r.bakalar@cedf.com
Event Information: The Business Education Center provides classroom training to small business owners on key issues critical to running a small business, as well as, ongoing free workshops on a variety of topics necessary to maintain a competitive edge in today’s business environment. Every business owner needs to know the tax issues that are associated with owning a small business in Connecticut. Learn about the different kinds of taxes affecting your business and about your filing responsibilities and deadlines. Have questions about payroll taxes, sales tax and personal property tax? Our certified CPA instructors will help you understand your reporting and compliance responsibilities. 

Each workshop consists of multiple-session series of classes. Participants are expected to attend all classes to receive full credit and a certificate of successful completion. IRS small business products will be discussed and distributed at these workshops. 

Cost: $55 for Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) clients or partner organizations; $80 for all other Connecticut small businesses. Visit the CEDF website for workshop course information, registration dates and location. Seating is limited to 20 attendees. Early registration is required! Registration and payment must be received prior to the start of the first class session. These workshops are made with the collaboration of the Internal Revenue Service.
Sponsored by: Community Economic Development Fund

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