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Events & Classes

Format: 01/27/2020
Format: 01/27/2020
30
Jan

Business Plan Boot Camp

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

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

31
Jan

Starting and Managing a Business: The First Steps (Part 2)

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. Session 2 focuses on estimating start-up costs, the importance of market research, understanding customers, identifying competitors and financing your business. Adults. Registration required.

3
Feb

SBA Emerging Leaders Information Session

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide information about their Emerging Leaders program which assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs and strengthening their communities by providing 100 hours of training over seven months. Learn more about the opportunities and requirements of the Emerging Leader program and see if this program is right for you.
Adults. Registration required.

4
Feb

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.

11
Feb

Headshots for Business and Careers

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

When searching for a career or running a business, sometimes you need a good photo of yourself. Arrive photo-ready and get a free headshot; digital images will be emailed to you within a week of taking your photo. Plain white shirts are not recommended unless worn under a sweater or blazer.Adults.

14
Feb

Business Plan Basics

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This offering is for current and future business owners and entrepreneurs who have little or no knowledge of writing a business plan and want to learn about using the planning process as a foundational management tool. During this session, participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be included. Presented by the Missouri SBDC.
Adults. Registration required.

20
Feb

Database Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs: Beginner

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

Get started with several of our favorite databases for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Learn how to use Catalog + Research, Gale Legal Forms, Business Insights: Global, First Research, and basic techniques for using DemographicsNow, Mergent Intellect and ReferenceUSA. Familiarity with using computers and databases strongly recommended.
Adults. Registration required.

25
Feb

What Certification Means to You: Women & Veterans Edition

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

Join Grace Hill Women's Business Center as we partner with the Small Business Administration to discuss details on becoming certified. This workshop will specifically cater to women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. We will go through what certification means for your business, how to apply, resources for assistance on getting certified and government contracts.
Adults. Registration required.

3
Mar

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.

5
Mar

Database Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs: Intermediate

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

Get more in-depth data for your business. Find industry reports and pull lists in Hoovers, understand how to use the Consumer Snapshot feature and create custom lists in ReferenceUSA and pull advanced reports, site reports and traffic counts in DemographicsNow. Familiarity with using computers and databases strongly recommended.
Adults. Registration required.

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