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Events & Classes

Format: 09/19/2018
Format: 09/19/2018

Build Your Dream Business: Session One

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

This first session in a series of three will teach you how to build your dream business through brainstorming. Learn about the types of businesses in which you can thrive, brainstorm techniques to get your ideas in one place, and find information on the viability of your chosen industry. Registration required. Adults.


Build Your Dream Business: Session Two

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Walk through the segments of a business plan and get examples of plans using library resources. Learn how to find information for the industry analysis, marketing and funding sections of your business plan.


Health Coverage for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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

Immigrants are more likely to be entrepreneurs than native born Americans, but they are also more likely to be uninsured. Many immigrant entrepreneurs have difficulty getting affordable health coverage due to language barriers and challenges with income verification. In this presentation we will go over the different health coverage programs available, their eligibility guidelines and how to apply, followed by brief one-on-one screenings with an application counselor. Light refreshments. Registration appreciated but not required.


Build Your Dream Business: Session Three

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Create prospect lists for business-to-business marketing, market to your customers using direct mail and find information about potential investors and grants. Write mock scripts or letters for contacting partners and get access to prep questions for your conversations.
Adults. Registration required.


Small Business & Nonprofit Expo

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

The Library's biggest business event of the year, packed with outstanding area agencies devoted to helping aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners and nonprofits. You'll discover the help you need from our workshops and free legal assistance clinic, all while you build your network of fellow entrepreneurs.