Starting a Small Business? Learn the Basics to Get Started

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Posted 4/6/13
Event Dates
Saturday from Saturday, May 4, 2013 through Saturday, June 8, 2013
Event Location
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI
Ann Poulos,
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9:30 am - 12"30 pm

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 RI SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). The workshops will be held Saturdays beginning May 4 and running through June 8, 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 401-455-8027 or email your name & phone number to: (please put "Attention: Ann P" in the subject line.) You may also sign up online at:


May 4 -- Administrative & Legal Considerations for Starting a Small Business

May 11 -- Social Media & Website Development

May 18 -- Accounting & Taxes for the Small Business

June 1 -- Improve Your Probability of Business Success in 4 Easy-to-Understand Steps

June 8 -- How to Write an Effective Business Plan

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Applications are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards Program. Deadline to apply is October 1st. And save the date for the Awards Dinner - November 12th at the Providence Marriott.
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