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Main Library
Nov 13 2018 -
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)

Mandarin Branch Library
Nov 14 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Small Business Advice: What are the Best Face-to-Face Selling Techniques?

This workshop will present a ten-step sales process that can be used to increase the likelihood of closing a sale when dealing face-to-face with a potential customer and also generate repeat sales. Facilitated by SCORE. Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

Registration Required

Main Library
Nov 17 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Prepare for the Food Safety Training Cerification

Join instructor Darryl Young of Food Fun in Jax to prepare for the Food Safety Training certification. This 2-hour class will offer tips and tricks to help you study and prepare to pass the test. This class is free and open to the public-first come, first served. biz1

Main Library
Nov 17 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

E3 Speaks on Entrepreneurship

11/17 –
E3 Business Group, Inc and the Jacksonville Public Library are conducting free workshops to aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners.

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur – Been sitting on the fence about doing a business? Ready to move that hobby into the public? Beginning to feel like your true purpose is not working 9 to 5. This workshop gives you the truth you need to consider before embarking on the road to entrepreneurship. Features the sharing by local business owners who have been where you seek to go.

Main Library
Nov 21 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Job Resources Open Lab

Free computer access for job seekers to create resumes using Career Transitions, JobNow and CareerOneStop to edit resumes, search job sites, and submit online applications. A staff member will be on hand to answer questions and give assistance. (Topics1) (biz1)

Main Library
Nov 24 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Prepare for the Food Safety Training Cerification

Join instructor Darryl Young of Food Fun in Jax to prepare for the Food Safety Training certification. This 2-hour class will offer tips and tricks to help you study and prepare to pass the test. This class is free and open to the public-first come, first served. biz1

South Mandarin Branch Library
Dec 1 2018 -
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)

Main Library
Dec 4 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Small Business Databases to Help Entrepreneurs

Search Small Business Resource Center to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Let us be your guide to that dream of being your own boss! (Topics1) (biz1)

Main Library
Dec 5 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Job Resources Open Lab

Free computer access for job seekers to create resumes using Career Transitions, JobNow and CareerOneStop to edit resumes, search job sites, and submit online applications. A staff member will be on hand to answer questions and give assistance. (Topics1) (biz1)

Main Library
Dec 8 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Social Media for Your Business

Learn the best practices of effective social media marketing to promote your business, including building a strategy and creating content.

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Main Library
Dec 19 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Job Resources Open Lab

Free computer access for job seekers to create resumes using Career Transitions, JobNow and CareerOneStop to edit resumes, search job sites, and submit online applications. A staff member will be on hand to answer questions and give assistance. (Topics1) (biz1)

Main Library
Dec 19 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Photography for Websites and Blogs

Do you want to take your blog’s photos to the next level? In this class we will cover some photography basics, how to get the most out of the camera you have, and optimizing your photos for use on the internet.

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Main Library
Dec 29 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

E3 Speaks on Entrepreneurship

12/29 –
E3 Business Group, Inc and the Jacksonville Public Library are conducting free workshops to aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners.

Ask the E3 Experts – An all-star collection of the best, brightest, and most successful E3 business owners in North Florida. Ask your questions. Get the help you need. Make the most of this opportunity to learn from those who live and breathe entrepreneurship.

This class is free and open to the public – no registration is required. (biz1)

South Mandarin Branch Library
Jan 9 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Should I Own My Own Business?

This workshop, presented by the Service Corps of Retired Executives - SCORE, will discuss the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. We will show you how to evaluate your skills to understand what areas you need to work on to increase your chances of success. Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

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)

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