Starting a Small Business? Next FREE Workshop Series at PPL Begins October 3

Starting a Small Business? Learn the Basics to Get Started


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 seven-part informational workshop series presented by Providence Public Library and RI SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). The workshops will be held Saturdays beginning October 3 and running through November 14, 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 for individual sessions or the entire series online at:


Oct 3 — Social Media & Website Development

Oct 10 — Marketing for Start-ups & Newly Established Businesses

Oct 17— Administrative & Legal Considerations

Oct 24 — “Born to Sell”

Oct 31— Accounting & Taxes for the Small Business (Part 1)
Nov 7 — Accounting & Taxes for the Small Business (Part 2)
Nov 14 —  How to Write an Effective Business Plan