Local Libraries Host “Big Ideas For Your Small Business” Series

Upcoming Events — By on September 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Several Central Ohio Libraries are joining forces next week (September 13 -17) to host a series of events called “Big Ideas for Your Small Business” as a part of their Job Help Week.

Participating libraries include The Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolian Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries.

All events are free and open to the public.

The list of events includes:

Monday, September 13

How to Start Your Own Business and Create Your Own Job
10 AM – 2 PM
Grove City Library

Writing a Business Plan
12 PM – 2 PM
Main Library Auditorium

Financing for Small Businesses
2 PM – 3 PM
South High Library

Financing for Small Businesses
2 PM – 3 PM
Livingston Library

Get Ink: Advertising for Small Business
3 PM – 5 PM
Main Library Auditorium

Exploring Job Search & Career Resources
7 PM – 8 PM
New Albany Library

Networking for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs
7 PM – 9 PM
Old Worthington Library

Market Your Way to Business Success
7 PM – 9 PM
Bexley Public Library

Tuesday, September 14

Finding Funding for Local Small Business Development: A Brown Bag Luncheon
11:30 AM – 1 PM
Main Library (Auditorium)

Mock Interviews
2 PM – 4 PM
Bexley Public Library

Franchising: Owning Your Own Business
5 PM – 7 PM
Westerville Public Library

Small Business Toolkit: Library Resources for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs
7 PM – 9 PM
Northwest Library

Wednesday, September 15

Small Business Financing Tips from the Economic & Community Development Institute
12 PM – 2 PM
Old Worthington Library

Small Business Roundtable Discussion
6 PM – 8 PM
Dublin Library

Financing for Small Businesses
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Karl Road Library

Thursday, September 16

Consultant
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Upper Arlington Public Library

Homegrown: Small Business Tips from the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce
12 PM – 2 PM
Old Worthington Library

Ask a Small Business Resource Expert
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Upper Arlington Public Library

Grow Your Business with Facebook
5 PM – 6 PM
Grandview Heights Public Library

Financing Your Small Business
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Main Library Board Room

Branding: More Than Just a Logo
6 PM – 6:40 PM
Grandview Heights Public Library

Speed Networking for Small Business Entrepreneurs
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Upper Arlington Public Library

Get Ink: Advertising for Small Business
7 PM – 9 PM
Westerville Public Library

Financing for Small Businesses
7 PM – 8 PM
Westland Area Library

Where to Find It: Tools for Starting a Business
7 PM – 8 PM
Grandview Heights Public Library

Going Solo: Be the Boss of Your Own Home-Based or Freelance Business
7 PM – 9 PM
Northwest Library

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  • http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/members/ericville/ Eric Brown

    Very useful article.

    • http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/author/walker-evans Walker Evans

      Are you planning on attending any of these events? I’d love to hear how they go. ;)

  • http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/members/jeffr/ Jeff Regensburger

    I’ve hosted a couple at Worthington Libraries and they’ve been great. Jeff Robek from the Ohio State University Career Exploration Office did a session on networking that was terrific, and Sheldon Bartel from ECDI provided terrific overview of financing options for start-ups and small businesses.

    Also, I heard the Metropreneur session at Columbus Main was successful too! ;)

    • http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/author/walker-evans Walker Evans

      Hey Jeff!

      Yeah, we had 41 people turn up for our event on Tuesday. Lots of great information from our panel and hopefully a lot of good connections made before and afterward. We’ll have a quick summary of the event and some photos up on Saturday. Thanks for helping to connect us into this series this week!

    • http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/members/fringe/ Gregory Turner II

      The Workshop at Columbus Main was awesome, and it was great to see everyone all wide eyed with interest.