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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.


Peterson Business Programs

Steve Forbes, photo by Glen Davis

AuthorsLive Steve Forbes

New York Times best selling author and economic policy expert Steve Forbes will discuss his new book, Money: How the Deconstruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy - and What We Can Do About It, coauthored with Elizabeth Ames. In Money, Forbes and Ames present a compelling-and controversial-argument about why a return to a sound dollar and a new gold standard are vital to a healthy global economy.
Steve Forbes outlines several different forms a gold standard could take in today's global economy and shares invaluable suggestions for how to preserve wealth and where to invest money now. Forbes is Chairman Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, which publishes Forbes Magazine.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW about Patent, Trademark, Copyright

Intellectual Property is the foundation of many successful businesses, and it is important to develop a strategy early on. Proper protection of IP can increase valuation when searching for investors and can protect your position in the market. The workshop will provide an introduction to: Trademark, Copyright, Patent, and Trade Secrets.
Tom Gallagher is an Intellectual Property and Business attorney with a practice worldwide. He has experience in patent, copyright and trademark law including practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office, the US Copyright Office, several US Courts including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and US Customs.

Monday, September 29, 2014
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Finding Support for Your College Education

Securing financial aid for undergraduate or graduate studies is a daunting task for most students and their parents. This basic introduction to the process focuses on private sources of scholarship funding, including foundations and associations. Participants of all ages learn the facts about various scholarship providers, how to assess their own financial needs and make a case for support, and how to apply for scholarships and fellowships.

Thursday, October 02, 2014
7:00 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps For Starting Your Business 1: Self Assessment

A series of 5 free workshops designed to help
budding entrepreneurs define and evaluate their
business idea, develop a business plan and identify
funding sources. Program will start at 6pm.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps For Starting Your Business

A series of 5 free workshops designed to help
budding entrepreneurs define and evaluate their
business idea, develop a business plan and identify
funding sources. Program will start at 6pm.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps For Starting Your Business

A series of 5 free workshops designed to help
budding entrepreneurs define and evaluate their
business idea, develop a business plan and identify
funding sources. Program will start at 6pm.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps For Starting Your Business

A series of 5 free workshops designed to help
budding entrepreneurs define and evaluate their
business idea, develop a business plan and identify
funding sources. Program will start at 6pm.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library

Simple Steps For Starting Your Business

A series of 5 free workshops designed to help
budding entrepreneurs define and evaluate their
business idea, develop a business plan and identify
funding sources. Program will start at 6pm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5:30 PM
Meeting Room
Greenwich Library


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