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August 2016

SBDC Social Media Series: Social Media 101

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Looking to enhance your social media skills for business? Come learn from Leandra Williams with the Grand Rapids Small Business Development Center. Using real world examples, this three-part series consists of lectures, hands-on training, and interactive questions–and–answer sessions. Bring your own laptop or tablet to create your own social media accounts. Registration is required.

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SBDC Social Media Series: Social Media 201

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Looking to enhance your social media skills for business? Come learn from Leandra Williams with the Grand Rapids Small Business Development Center. Using real world examples, this three-part series consists of lectures, hands-on training, and interactive questions–and–answer sessions. Bring your own laptop or tablet to create your own social media accounts. Registration is required.

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September 2016

Proposal Writing Basics for Nonprofits

September 7 @ 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. That’s excellent. Now the real work begins: writing a proposal that will put your program on the path to success by telling your story well 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…

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Small Business Research Essentials

September 13 @ 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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How to Use the Library to Write a Business Plan

September 28 @ 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 covered.

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October 2016

Market Research Series

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016
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 industry, customers, and competition? In this series from the GRPL Business Librarian, you’ll learn exactly that: the tools, tactics, and strategies to make market research faster, easier, and more beneficial to any entrepreneur at any level! Registration is required. Wednesday, October 5 7:00…

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Market Research Series

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016
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 industry, customers, and competition? In this series from the GRPL Business Librarian, you’ll learn exactly that: the tools, tactics, and strategies to make market research faster, easier, and more beneficial to any entrepreneur at any level! Registration is required. Wednesday, October 5 7:00…

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Market Research Series

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2016
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 industry, customers, and competition? In this series from the GRPL Business Librarian, you’ll learn exactly that: the tools, tactics, and strategies to make market research faster, easier, and more beneficial to any entrepreneur at any level! Registration is required. Wednesday, October 5 7:00…

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November 2016

Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofits

November 8 @ 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 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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Proposal Writing Basics for Nonprofits

November 9 @ 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. That’s excellent. Now the real work begins: writing a proposal that will put your program on the path to success by telling your story well 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…

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