Starting a Small Business? WORKSHOP SERIES

Saturday, April 14, 2012

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

South Reading Room (1st Floor)

Sat, 2012-04-14 09:30 - Sat, 2012-05-12 12:30

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 informational workshop series presented by Providence Public Library and RI SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Professionals).

Space is limited to 25 people. You MUST register to attend the workshops!
Members of RI SCORE will present and discuss the various aspects of planning and owning a business. Library staff will discuss print and electronic resources available to research your business and marketing plan.

April 14 -- Administrative & Legal Considerations for Starting a Small Business
(Business name, legal structure, licenses & permits, start-up check list (20 items)
April 21 -- Marketing &Sales Planning (Customer considerations, demographics, channels of distribution, features & benefits, advertising, competition, pricing)
April 28 -- Social Media & Website Development
(Domain name, site provider, web site design, search engine optimization)
May 5 -- Small Business Accounting & Financial Management
(Start-up costs, balance sheet, P&L, cash flow)
May 12 -- How to Write an Effective Business Plan
(Loan requirements, marketing plan, financial plan)

Registration Full for Current Series. For information about future programs: call 401-455-8027 or email your name & phone number to: (please put "Attention: Ann P" in the subject line.)