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October 2014

Small Business Class: MI-SBTDC Market Research III

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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? How do they find the signal in the noise? 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: MI-SBTDC Market Research II

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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? How do they find the signal in the noise? 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: Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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One of the first rules of marketing is ‘go where your customers are.’ Where are your customers? Increasingly, they are found online. Join the Business Librarian for an informative session on how to use Facebook and other social media tools to engage customers, start and grow your business.

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Polish Research

October 9 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Research our Polish family history by exploring genealogy and family history databases, historical records, maps, documents, cemetery burials, records from Polish churches and more. This presentation is a webinar led by Ceil Wendt Jensen, the Director of the Polonica American Research Institute.

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Small Business Class: MI-SBTDC Market Research I

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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? How do they find the signal in the noise? 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 Scrapbooking

October 4 @ 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A genealogy scrapbook album is a wonderful way to document your family’s history and create a lasting gift for future generations. Many of the family tree software reports do not include all of the documents and pictures you’ve gathered. This class will show you a way to present it all in an interesting format.

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September 2014

Small Business Class: Proposal Writing Basics

September 24 @ 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. Now the real work begins: writing a proposal that will tell your story to the people that matter most. To learn how to do just that, join the Business Librarian for a session on proposal writing. Learn the key components of a proposal that a nonprofit foundation is looking for, and how you can make your proposal as effective as possible.

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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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