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March 2015

Small Business Class: Small Business Research Essentials

March 4 @ 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 informational 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: Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

March 18 @ 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.’ And 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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Small Business Class for Nonprofits: Intro to Finding Funding

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Designed for beginning fundraisers, this brief course shows how your organization can identify potential funders and prepare to seek grants. Using the Foundation Directory Online Platinum, a database of 70,000 foundations, 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: Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Are you looking for a scholarship to help with higher education? Are you an artist looking for help in furthering your career? Look no further than the Grand Rapids Public Library! This class will cover Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, a database with over 10,000 funding sources for individual grantseekers, such as students, artists, and researchers. Come learn how to use this excellent resource and become a more effective grantseeker.

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April 2015

Small Business Class: Using Facebook to Promote Your Business

April 1 @ 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.’ And 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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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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