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Events & Classes

Format: 11/18/2019
Format: 11/18/2019
21
Nov

Demographics 101

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Business owners need to know the demographics of their market and the area they serve. Learn how to navigate some of the best library resources for demographics and discover how they can help with your business decision-making and planning.
Adults. Registration required.

22
Nov

Business Plan Boot Camp

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This is a step-by-step class about creating a business plan using library resources. Learn how to set up Plan Builder to format your business plan and use other library databases to fill in information such as industry data, competitors and market data.
Adults. Registration required.

25
Nov

Small Business Development Workshop

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Operation Hope. Learn about the advantages and challenges of owning a business. We'll show you how to get started, build a business plan and look for startup funding.
Adults. Registration required.

6
Dec

Legal Steps to Starting a Nonprofit

12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Presented by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Learn the legal steps necessary to starting a nonprofit organization, including what to do with recruiting board members, having a business plan and following the proper steps for state and federal registration.
Adults.

6
Dec

Small Business and Nonprofit Expo

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Library's biggest business event of the year, the Expo is packed with outstanding area agencies devoted to helping aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners and nonprofits. Network with other business owners, learn hot tips in twenty-minute breakout sessions, attend classes on business and nonprofit topics and get a chance to win raffle prizes.
Adults.

6
Dec

Be Social: Branding

1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Join Grace Hill Women's Business Center as we scratch the surface of building your brand online, including usage of easy mobile apps to do your creative work. This will be a fun and interactive workshop you won’t want to miss.
Adults.

6
Dec

Legal Clinic for Entrepreneurs

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Meet with a lawyer for free regarding your business or nonprofit organization. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel, will provide a 30-minute consultation to discuss any questions or concerns about your startup.
Adults. Registration required.

7
Jan

Legal Office Hours for Entrepreneurs

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meet with a lawyer for free regarding your business or nonprofit organization. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri will provide a 30-minute consultation to discuss any questions or concerns about your startup.
Adults. Registration required.

10
Jan

SBA: Powering the American Dream

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand or recover. We’ll provide an overview of programs and services available to small business owners for every stage of your business.
Adults. Registration required.

10
Jan

Starting and Managing a Business: The First Steps (Part 1)

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This workshop with the Missouri SBDC will guide you through the steps to start your own business and provide an in-depth reference guide. Part 1 focuses on the legalities associated with doing business in Missouri and understanding the challenges of business ownership, evaluating a business idea and the need to plan.
Adults. Registration required.

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