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April 2015

Small Business Class: How to Use the Library to Write a Business Plan

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Do you have a great idea for a business? Take the first step to starting your own: write a business plan! A more advance class for those with working knowledge of computers and the Internet, this course will highlight resources to assist students in crafting a well-written business plan. Both online and offline resources will be highlighted.

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Small Business Class for Nonprofits: Online Grantseeking Resources

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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As a member of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, the Grand Rapids Public Library has access to a variety of grantseeking resources. Students will learn more about topics like nonprofit fundraisng, proposal writing, and more.

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Small Business Class for Nonprofits: Proposal Writing Basics

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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You’ve found a possible foundation to fund your new project. Learn how to write a proposal that will put your program on the path to success by telling your story well. Discover the key components of a proposal that a nonprofit foundation is looking for, and how you can make your proposal the most effective.

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May 2015

Genealogy Class: Find-a-Grave

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Find-a-Grave is a resource for anyone seeking the final disposition of family, friends, and famous individuals from around the world. It is a virtual cemetery experience. Learn more about this website and how to use it.

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Small Business Class: Market Research I

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce and understand their risk through information, specifically market research. But how does an entrepreneur actually do research in terms of their markets, customers, and competition? Learn how in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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Genealogy Class: Dutch Heritage Databases

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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WieWasWie and Zeeuws Archief are online databases for locating vital records in the Netherlands. Zeeuws Archief is the official database for the Province of Zeeland and contains over 5.3 million records. WieWasWie is an official Dutch database with records from all provinces. Dutch vital records exist from at least 1811, but there are some records dating back to the 1700s. This class will teach you how to access these databases, locate abstracts of vital records and make copies. Basic computer…

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Small Business Class: Market Research II

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce and understand their risk through information, specifically market research. But how does an entrepreneur actually do research in terms of their markets, customers, and competition? Learn how in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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Small Business Class: Market Research III

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

No matter your level, entrepreneurship is about risk. The most effective entrepreneurs understand how to reduce and understand their risk through information, specifically market research. But how does an entrepreneur actually do research in terms of their markets, customers, and competition? Learn how in this series on market research co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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