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Events & Classes

Format: 09/18/2019
Format: 09/18/2019
3
Oct

Build Your Dream Business: Growing Your Business

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

4
Oct

Free Business Financing Roundtable

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

The roundtable will provide current or prospective small business owners an overview of the Small Business Administration Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. A team of experts will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real-life examples of successful loan applicants. The roundtable is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in their business.Adults. Registration required.

4
Oct

Tools for Creating Wealth in Your Business

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Presented by Ricardo Martinez, Founder of RAM Consultants
There are many tools to create wealth in your business, from budgeting to financial forecasting. Learn about the different tools and how they can provide efficiency and growth for your business.Adults. Registration recommended.

17
Oct

Legal Steps to Starting a Business

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Learn how to set the legal foundation for success for your business. You will hear from an attorney working in partnership with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri who will walk you through the necessary steps and legal requirements for starting your business.Adults. Registration required.

23
Oct

Tools for Finding the Data You Need

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Census Bureau to learn about tools available to research data and help you make informed decisions about your business. For a hands-on experience, bring your laptop or other internet-enabled device and follow along.Adults. Registration required.

2
Nov

Legal Basics for Writers

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

Writing often involves a variety of legal puzzles and perils. St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) will introduce you to key principles of copyright law, collaboration and publishing contracts and will offer tips for avoiding self-publishing missteps.
Adults. Registration required.

5
Nov

Resources to Help You Get Published

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Learn what resources the library offers to help you on the path to publishing. Whether you're looking to self-publish or go a more traditional route, we have the tools for you.
Adults. Registration required.

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.