Learn all about franchises, from evaluating a franchise and to common myths and funding options. Hear from a franchisee who helps people find businesses that are the right fit, and learn why buying a franchise may be an appealing way to get into business.Adults. Registration required.
Events & Classes
This workshop with UMSL’s Small Business Development Center will guide you through the steps to start your own business and provide an in-depth reference guide. Session 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.
This workshop with UMSL’s Small Business Development Center will guide you through the steps to start your own business and provide an in-depth reference guide. Session two focuses on estimating start-up costs, the importance of market research, understanding customers, identifying competitors and financing your business. Adults. Registration required.
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.
Network with businesswomen, take part in our Q&A panel discussion and hear from experienced business owners. Two info sessions follow the panel: “Access to Capital & Importance of Mentorship for Business Success” presented by Small Business Majority and “Use Library Resources to Take Your Business to the Next Level.” Headshot & lunch included. In celebration of Women's History Month.Adults. Registration required.
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. Presented by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.Adults. Registration required.
So you have a nonprofit, now what? Learn some of the legal steps needed to protect your nonprofit to ensure its continued success, especially if it is a tax-exempt organization. Presented by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.Adults. Registration required.
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.