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South Mandarin Branch Library
Feb 9 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Small Business Databases to Help Entrepreneurs

Thinking of starting a business? Want to know how the library can help? Join us for an informative program on databases to which the library gives you access. Learn how to start, finance and manage your small business. Also, obtaining demographics, finding sample business plans, how to guides, tips and strategies are covered.(Topics1 Biz1)

South Mandarin Branch Library
Feb 13 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Business Plan: What is it and Why Do I Need One?

The business plan is your roadmap to success. We will discuss the reasons for assembling a plan, what should be in your plan and how to assemble the information you need using a free SCORE template. FinanciallyFit1 jpl50 Biz1

Main Library
Mar 19 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Foundation Directory Online – Finding Funding for your Nonprofit Organization

Learn the basics of using and navigating the newly updated Foundation Directory Online Professional database, and identify potential grant-makers and sources of funding for your nonprofit organization. (biz1) (topics1)

South Mandarin Branch Library
Mar 25 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

How do I Start a Home Based Business in Jacksonville?

This workshop will discuss the types of businesses you can (and cannot)operate from your Jacksonville home. We will also show you step-by-step what you need to do to get our business up and running. Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

South Mandarin Branch Library
Apr 8 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hiring Your First Employee

This workshop is designed to help you through the hiring process while avoiding mistakes that could leave you vulnerable to lawsuits. Designed for entrepreneurs who have not been through this process, anyone who is unsure of whether they are hiring correctly should benefit. Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

Main Library
Apr 10 2019 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Small Business Administration Workshop

The Small Business Administration and the Jacksonville Public Library are conducting a free workshop for small business owners or potential owners. Topics will include planning & development, assistance from private and government agencies, financing from loans and incentives, and business research support. (biz1)

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