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Events & Classes

Format: 01/23/2019
Format: 01/23/2019
24
Jan

All About Franchising

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

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.

1
Feb

Starting and Managing a Business: The First Steps (Session One)

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

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.

8
Feb

Starting and Managing a Business: The First Steps (Session Two)

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

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.

23
Feb

Demographics 101

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

1
Mar

Women in Business Networking Lunch & Panel Discussion: Getting Your Business Ahead

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

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.

21
Mar

Starting a Nonprofit

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

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.

22
Mar

Compliance for Nonprofits

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

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.

29
Mar

What Does Certification Mean For You? Women & Veterans Edition

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