Starting a Small Business? Learn the Basics

Next FREE Workshop Series at Providence Public Library Begins March 1

If you are thinking of starting a business of your own and wondering where to begin, register NOW to get the basics through this FREE six-part informational workshop series presented by Providence Public Library and RI SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). The workshops will be held Saturdays beginning Marcy 1 and running through April 5, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence.  You MUST register to attend the workshops

RI SCORE counselors will present and discuss the various aspects of planning and owning a business. Library staff will discuss print and electronic resources available at the Library to   research your business and marketing plan.

To Register: call 401-455-8005 or email your name & phone number to: (please put "Attention: Ann P" in the subject line.) You may also sign up online at:


Mar 1 -- Administrative & Legal Considerations for Starting a Small Business

Mar 8 -- Marketing & Sales Planning

Mar 15 -- Social Media & Website Development

Mar 22 -- Accounting & Taxes for the Small Business (Part 1)

Mar 29 -- Accounting & Taxes for the Small Business (Part 2)

Apr 5 -- How to Write an Effective Business Plan