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Small Business Month

May 2022

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Are you an entrepreneur? Do you dream of being your own boss? Are you a current small business owner and want to expand your business?

Join us for Small Business Month, a virtual month-long event where you can choose from a variety of programs to help you reach your small business goals.

Educational Workshops

Throughout the month there will be a series of educational workshops presented by representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) on such topics as: SBA 101, SBA funding, free SBA resources for veteran entrepreneurs as well as free SBA resources for women entrepreneurs. These programs will also be presented in Spanish.

Each workshop will be live-streamed, recorded and available for viewing on the library’s Youtube account.


family hugging with woman dressed in military outfit
Online
May 19, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

En esta presentación Small Business Administration (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) repasará información sobre oportunidades gratuitas que ofrecen a los veteranos. Van a discutir cómo la comunidad militar puede comenzar y crecer un negocio con la ayuda de programas de SBA.

Transmisión en vivo vía: YouTube.


two women small business entrepreneurs
Online
May 24, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The SBA will go over the free counseling and training they offer women entrepreneurs. They will also go over the SBA partners features and benefits of the WOSB program.

Streaming live on the library's YouTube channel.


two women small business entrepreneurs
Online
May 26, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

La Small Business Administration (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) repasará la asesoría y entrenamiento gratuito que ofrecen a mujeres empresarias. También revisarán las características y beneficios de los socios de SBA y el programa WOSB.

Transmisión en vivo vía: YouTube.


Helpful Resources


  • BusinessSource

    Offers a wide range of services to business owners and developers either directly or through a network of service provider agencies.

  • Entrepreneurs & Small Business

    Online resources from the library, research guides, and web resources.

Small Business Month: Suggested Reading

  • Anatomy of a Business Plan: The Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Business and Securing Your Company’s Future

    Anatomy of a Business Plan: The Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Business and Securing Your Company’s Future

    Pinson, Linda
  • Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

    Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

    Wright, Christy
  • Business Plans Kit for Dummies

    Business Plans Kit for Dummies

    Peterson, Steven
  • Financing Your Small Business

    Financing Your Small Business

    Burk, James E.
  • Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur’s Handbook: Everything You Need To Launch and Grow Your New Business

    Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur’s Handbook: Everything You Need To Launch and Grow Your New Business

    Harvard Business Review
  • Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality

    Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality

    Greiner, Lori
  • Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur

    Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur

    Walters, Charlene
  • Nolo’s Guide to Single-Member LLCs

    Nolo’s Guide to Single-Member LLCs

    Steingold, David M. (Nolo Press)
  • Rise: The Veteran’s Field Manual for Starting Your Own Business & Conquering the Online Economy

    Rise: The Veteran’s Field Manual for Starting Your Own Business & Conquering the Online Economy

    O'Donnell, Wes
  • SBA Loans: A Step-by-Step Guide

    SBA Loans: A Step-by-Step Guide

    O'Hara, Patrick D.
  • Shortcut Your Startup: Speed Up Success With Unconventional Advice From the Trenches

    Shortcut Your Startup: Speed Up Success With Unconventional Advice From the Trenches

    Reum, Courtney
  • Small Business Taxes For Dummies

    Small Business Taxes For Dummies

    Tyson, Eric
  • Starting a Business All-in-One for Dummies

    Starting a Business All-in-One for Dummies

    Allen, Kathleen R.
  • Starting an Online Business All-in-One for Dummies

    Starting an Online Business All-in-One for Dummies

    Belew, Shannon
  • Startup Money Made Easy: The Inc. Guide to Every Financial Question About Starting, Running, and Growing Your Business

    Startup Money Made Easy: The Inc. Guide to Every Financial Question About Starting, Running, and Growing Your Business

    Aspan, Maria
  • The Infographic Guide for Entrepreneurs: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need To Know

    The Infographic Guide for Entrepreneurs: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need To Know

    Lytle, Carissa
  • The SBA Loan Book: The Complete Guide to Getting Financial Help Through the U.S. Small Business Administration

    The SBA Loan Book: The Complete Guide to Getting Financial Help Through the U.S. Small Business Administration

    Green, Charles H.
  • The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need To Know To Succeed in Your Small Business

    The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need To Know To Succeed in Your Small Business

    Strauss, Steven D.
  • The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

    The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

    Pakroo, Peri H. (Nolo Press)
  • Tiny Business, Big Money: Strategies for Creating a High-Revenue Microbusiness

    Tiny Business, Big Money: Strategies for Creating a High-Revenue Microbusiness

    Pofeldt, Elaine

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