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September 2014

Small Business Class: Small Business Research Essentials

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join the Business Librarian for an informative journey through the library’s small business resources. Arm yourself with the best business information available, and give yourself the upper hand whether you are starting or growing your business.

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Small Business Class: Grantseeking Basics

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Designed for beginner fundraisers, this class shows how your organization can identify potential funders and prepare to seek grants. Using the Foundation Directory Online Professional, students will compile a list of foundation prospects that match their organization’s needs. We’ll also briefly touch upon other grant sources, such as government and business, and learn about various guides to proposal writing.

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

September 3 @ 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 advanced class designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet, this course will highlight library resources to assist students in crafting a well-written business plan. Both online and offline resources will be highlighted.

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May 2014

Small Business Class: Defining Points – Understanding Balance Check

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Starting a business is hard, but the trials don’t end when a business gets off the ground. Every business faces decision points, challenges that can be overcome with proper planning and preparation. How do you plan to pass your business on, preserve your resources, and survive the leadership challenges that so many businesses face? This program will teach the theory, planning, and tactics that every business needs to turn threats into opportunities.

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Adult Computer Class: Selling Online: Etsy, eBay & More

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you crafty? Artisans are taking to websites like Etsy, Craigslist and eBay to connect with interested buyers. Let us show you how to sell your creations online.

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April 2014

Adult Computer Class: Advanced Google Searching

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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There’s more to Google than meets the eye! Take your Google searches to the next level by learning advanced strategies and hidden tools.

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Adult Computer Class: Skype 101

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Want to connect with your relative in another state or chat with a friend overseas for free? Join us and learn how to connect with this revolutionary, videoconferencing service.

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Small Business Class: Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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How do you promote your business using Facebook? Learn about resources to plan, start and grow your business using this social networking website.

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Adult Computer Class: Digital Cameras & Your Computer

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Digital cameras make it easier to upload videos and photos to the Internet. In this class we’ll share tips on how to access digital camera files on your computer and upload them to photosharing or social networking websites.

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Adult Computer Class: Google Essentials

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Google is more than a search engine! Learn how to take advantage of their free tools and applications. Attention will be given to Gmail, Google Calendars, Google Drive, Google Maps and more.

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