FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2012 JDL to Host Small Business Workshops Jackson District Library’s Carnegie Branch, 244 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, will host several small business workshops in October. These workshops include a demonstration of JDL’s online business database, mentoring services, business startup information and the book club for Jackson’s leaders. Wednesday, October 10, 12:00 pm, Reference USA Workshop. Get up to date on the latest from ReferenceUSA. Get a walk-through of the U.S. Businesses and U.S. Consumers modules, get the most current, accurate and complete data available, and get Information that will enhance your marketing and research efforts. This workshop is presented by Michael Nosal, Account Executive, ReferenceUSA an Infogroup Company. Tuesday, October 17, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Sign up for an hour long small business mentoring session with a representative from SCORE. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small business get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, The Mi-SBTDC is bringing back it popular class, Fundamentals of Starting a Business. Explore the steps it takes to start a business, including market research, writing a business plan and resources to help new ventures in Michigan. Thursday, October 25, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Leadership Book Club. Book discussed is It Worked for Me by Colin Powell with Tony Koltz. In partnership with the Nonprofit Network, the Jackson District Library is helping to provide different options to participate in the program, including in person, live podcast (available on demand immediately following), or in an interactive online conversation. Bring a sack lunch or order one through the Nonprofit Network and it will be waiting for you. Contact Regina Funkhauser at (517) 796-4750 for questions and registration. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at (517) 788-4087 ext. 1339.
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