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Business Resources



The Peterson Business Wing is located on the Main Level of the Greenwich Library. Funds for construction of this wing and its endowment were the generous gift of Clementine Lockwood Peterson, whose bequest funded the Business Library in memory of her husband, J. Whitney Peterson. Business materials and databases are paid for by funds from the Town of Greenwich and the Peterson Foundation.


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Peterson Business Programs

SCORE - SUCCESSFUL RETAILING

This workshop will help you understand some of the key metrics in growing your retail sales and profitability. If you are considering opening a store it will aid you in the decision process. You’ll learn:
• The importance of being a brand.
• Making sense of the numbers to grow your profitability.
• Using lessons from the Mega retailers in your own business.
• How to achieve extraordinary customer service.
Registration starts at 5:30pm.

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Dr. Charles Armstrong

World Affairs Forum Great Decisions - The Koreas

Greenwich Library and the World Affairs Forum will present a Great Decisions event featuring Charles Armstrong, professor at Columbia. Armstrong will speak on “The Koreas” on Monday, February 22 at 7 pm in the Cole Auditorium.

Dr. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History and the director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University. He has taught at Princeton, the University of Washington, and Seoul National University, and joined the Columbia faculty in 1996. He is a frequent commentator in the US and in international media on Korean, East Asian, and Asian-American affairs.

A specialist in the modern history of Korea and East Asia, Armstrong has published several books on contemporary Korea, including Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950 – 1992 (Cornell University Press, 2013; winner of the John Fairbank Prize of the American Historical Association) and The Koreas (Routledge: second edition, 2014).

Professor Armstrong holds a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Yale University, an M.A. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago.

This event is open to the public at no charge. The World Affairs Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America’s role in the world. The Forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America.


Monday, February 22, 2016
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Bloomberg Training

Bloomberg Professional Service is a vast database of up-to-the-minute market news. It is the serious choice for the financial professional to be informed about global financial markets.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Family Financial Planning Series - Tax Planning

This session will illustrate essential federal and state income tax concepts such as adjusted gross income vs. taxable income, progressive tax vs. alternative minimum tax, and capital gain tax vs. income tax, etc. The goal is to help individuals to implement a tax-efficient and holistic family financial plan.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
6:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Family Financial Planning Series - Asset Allocation & Retirement Planning

This session will give an overview of major asset classes, key investment parameters and how they are relevant to individuals’ retirement planning. We will illustrate the importance of disciplined investment approach including the use of indexed strategies, tax efficiency for taxable investors, and rebalancing.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

SCORE - Marketing to Mobile Devices

TOD

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

HOLD: Start, Manage & Grow Your Business with Lead Generation Marketing

This program is designed as an interactive presentation that will assist individuals in identifying their vertical market of current clients, and how using ‘big data’ provided by ReferenceUSA targets that vertical to increase exposure and revenue for the Small and Medium Business community.

Monday, April 11, 2016
6:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Family Financial Planning Series - College Tuition Planning

The last session of the series will illustrate key factors in need-based college financial aid application and how parents’ and students’ assets and income are treated in calculating expected family contribution, a key determinant for determining financial need. We will conclude the seminar by providing a few college funding strategies with their respective pros and cons included.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

SEO

TOD

Monday, April 18, 2016
6:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Grants—How to Get Them and Then What?

Grants—How to Get Them and Then What? – When money is tight, when experiencing a budget gap, when launching a new program area or expanding ones audience base, we often think: “Why not get a grant?” This workshop explores the ins and outs of grant seeking, providing some very specific advice about how to be successful at securing outside funding from foundations and corporations. Topics covered include: the various types of grants, what kinds of grants in which dollar amounts work best for different types of funders, and alternatives to cash grants. How to determine where grants fit in your overall funding scheme, and what to do when you actually receive a grant to ensure you are well positioned for the next grant are also addressed. 3 hours.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
9:30 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

SCORE - Funding a Non-Profit

TOD

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

SEO

TOD

Monday, April 25, 2016
6:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Isis

World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Dr. Stuart Gottlieb, professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. His book Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses was published in 2013.

Monday, April 25, 2016
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series

SCORE

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series

SCORE

Thursday, May 05, 2016
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series

SCORE

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Valueline Training

TOD

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
11:00 AM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series

SCORE

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business series

SCORE

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


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