The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce will kick off its Small Business Development Academy on Sept. 27 at The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center.
Admission to the eight-week course, which addresses the basics of starting and sustaining a small business, is free. Topics will include creating a business plan; obtaining financing; bookkeeping and taxes; customer service; insurance considerations and marketing.
The Sept. 27 session will be led by Pete Tucci, owner and founder of Norwalk-based baseball bat manufacturer Tucci Lumber Co. Succeeding sessions, all held from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Norwalk Inn, will culminate in a graduation ceremony and reception on Nov. 15. First Niagara Bank is sponsoring the series.