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South Mandarin Branch Library
Jun 10 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where can I Find Financing for My Small Business?

Did you know that business loans are now available on-line and for as little as $1,000? We will discuss the various types of financing, their sources and what you need to qualify. Facilitated by SCORE. Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

Beaches Branch Library
Jun 24 2019 -
5:45pm to 7:45pm

Should I Own my Own Business?

SCORE Workshop: Should I Own a Business?
This workshop will discuss the mindsets, characteristics and backgrounds of successful small business owners. This should allow you to see whether you have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. We will also show you how to evaluate your background to understand what areas you need to work on to increase your chances of success.Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

Main Library
Jun 25 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)

Main Library
Jun 29 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

E3 Speaks on Entrepreneurship

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

So You Think That You’re An Entrepreneur – Want to see how you stack up as an entrepreneur? Not afraid of putting your business up to scrutiny in all areas? Join us in one of the most thought-provoking and action-oriented workshops offered by E3 Business Group. See if you are truly an entrepreneur.
This class is free and open to the public – no registration required. (biz1)

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

Is Crowdfunding Right for My Business?

Crowdfunding is a new and fast-growing alternative source of business funding as well as a way to get pre-sales of your products. Find out how crowd funding works and if it is right for you. Facilitated by SCORE. Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

Main Library
Jul 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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Main Library
Jul 16 2019 -
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)

Highlands Regional Library
Jul 18 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. Registration is at the SCORE website: https://jacksonville.score.org/take-workshop-284. FinancxiallyFit1 jpl50 Biz1

Beaches Branch Library
Jul 22 2019 -
5:45pm to 7:45pm

How Do I Start a Home Based Business?

SCORE Workshop:How Do I Start a Home Based Business?
Starting a home based business in Jacksonville can be a daunting task. This seminar will discuss what types of businesses you can (and cannot) operate from your home. We will also show you step-by-step what you need to do to get your business up and running, including getting the necessary registrations, licenses and permits from the government.Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

Main Library
Jul 27 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

E3 Speaks on Entrepreneurship

E3 Business Group, INC and the Jacksonville Public Library are Conduction Free Workshops to aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners. This class is free and open to the public. Before the Storm: Avoiding Conflicts in Communication. This workshop will help you understand the dynamics of communication as an entrepreneur and help you avoid some common pitfalls in communicating to your team, customers, and potential partners. (biz1)

South Mandarin Branch Library
Aug 12 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

How do I Develop a Product or Service to Sell?

Some entrepreneurs do not have a well-defined product or service to sell. This workshop will cover generating new product ideas, building product concepts and discuss methods of testing your product. Facilitated by SCORE. Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

Main Library
Aug 13 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)

Beaches Branch Library
Aug 19 2019 -
5:45pm to 7:45pm

A Business Plan: What Is It and Why Do I Need One?

SCORE Workshop: A Business Plan: What Is It and Why Do I Need One?
The business plan is your personal roadmap to success. We will discuss the major reasons for assembling a plan and whether or not you need to obtain financing for your business. We will also cover what should be in your plan and how to assemble the information you need using the library and other resources. Biz1,FinanciallyFit1

Jacksonville Public Library