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Small Business Lecture Series Returns to SLCL

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Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:00a.m.
Small Business Series Returns to SLCL

St. Louis County Library has added two new workshops to its Mind Your Business series for fall. The new sessions will help small business owners and entrepreneurs gain up-to-date information about the business climate and resources that are available for their use. Topics for the new sessions are International Trade 101 and Doing Business with the Government. The workshops will take place at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Ladue. The series is free, but registration is required by calling 314-994-3300 or online at

Schedule for the new workshops:

Friday, October 18, 8:30-11:00 a.m.

International Trade 101: The Basics of Exporting
Assess your business's readiness to export. Identify potential export markets and foreign trade partners. Assist in assessing foreign market entry options. Learn about export compliance and documentation.

Friday, November 8, 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Doing Business with the Government: Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps 
The federal government awards nearly $100 billion dollars in contracts annually to small business owners. Are you ready to market yourself to the world’s largest customer? This seminar offers an overview of the critical first steps to becoming a government contractor, how to identify opportunities, and understand the contracting process.

Mind Your Business workshops provide information and valuable resources to small business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals thinking about starting a business. The sessions are designed as interactive workshops including practical exercises and course materials. Each session begins with morning refreshments and a networking period from 8:30-9:00 a.m. with the workshop starting at 9:00 a.m.

Additional Mind Your Business sponsors include the University of Missouri Extension and the Small Business & Technology Development Centers.

To make a reservation for a Mind Your Business workshop, please contact the St. Louis County Library at 314-994-3300 or stop by any St. Louis County Library location.