Starting a Small Business? Learn the Basics to Get Started -- Workshop Series Begins April 2

Next FREE Workshop Series at Providence Public Library Begins April 2

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 five-part informational workshop series presented by Providence Public Library and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Professionals). The workshops will be held Saturdays beginning April 2  and continuing through May 7, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence. Space is limited to 25 people. You MUST register to attend the workshops!
Members of SCORE 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 401-455-8027 or email your name & phone number to: (please put "Attention: Ann P" in the subject line.) You may also signup online at:


April 2 -- Administrative & Legal Considerations (Business name, legal structure, licenses & permits, start-up check list (20 items)
April 9 -- Sales & Marketing  (Customer considerations, demographics, channels of distribution, features & benefits, advertising, competition, pricing)
April 16 -- Website Development (Domain name, site provider, web site design, search engine optimization)
April 30 -- Financing (Start-up costs, balance sheet, P&L and cash flow)
May 7 -- Writing a Business Plan (Loan requirements, marketing plan, financial plan)