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April 2011

What’s New · Workshops for New and Prospective Business Owners

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SCORE, America’s Counselors to Small Business, and the Information and Reference Department of the Main Library have teamed up for the 8th year to present “Your Business—It Starts with a Plan,” a series of instructional workshops for new and prospective business owners. Guest speakers from various fields in the business world will offer an insiders’ take on organizational and legal structure, marketing and financial plans, and effectively managing a small business. In addition, the Library’s subject specialists will demonstrate how to use the Library’s resources to support small business development.

There is no charge for attending the workshops and participants will receive a workbook including the highlights and notes from each session. Each of the instructional workshops builds on knowledge gained from previous sessions. Please be prepared to attend all three sessions. A “Certificate of Participation” will be available following the 3rd session.

Instructional Workshop I

Topic: Knowing Your Business and Your Customers
Saturday, May 14
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Instructional Workshop II

Topics: Your Best Organizational Structure, Creative Marketing for Your Business
Saturday, May 28
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Instructional Workshop III

Topics: Creating and Managing Your Financial Plan, Financing Your Business
Saturday, June 4
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For additional information, call the Information and Reference Department at 513-369-6900. The workshops will be held in the Genealogy and Local History Department study area on the third floor of the Main Library.

Park all day on Saturdays for $2.00 at the Garfield Garage (south side of Ninth Street between Vine and Race Streets).

Did you know?

We have a number of databases in our collection that are terrific resources for small business owners!

Business and Company Resource Center
Information on national and international companies, investment reports, brand and product information, and market share data, and articles.

DemographicsNow
Create customized reports and maps that analyze the demographics and market potential for any geographic area in the U.S.

Reference USA
Detailed information on millions of U.S. and Canadian companies and households.

Small Business Resource Center
All aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, human resources, management, marketing, and tax planning.