Many of these RI Small Business organizations will provide free trainings for small businesses and entrepreneurs if you would like to host a workshop or series in your library.
Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce (formerly Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck)
Small Business Saturday is an American shopping "holiday" held during the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and serves as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Small Busines Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a trademark of American Express.
Building Business Connections With Your Community Webinar (Infopeople, September 2016)
Strengthening Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs Toolkit (Urban Libraries Council)
Support Small Business Development at Your Library Webinar (WebJunction, September 2016)
Taking Community Partnerships to the Next Level (WebJunction, May 2018)
Business Before Breakfast (Never Shut Up About the Awesome Programs at the Library, Public Library Online, December 27, 2018)
Business Book Group (Darien Public Library, Darien, CT)
Business on a Budget: Programming for Entrepreneurs (Programming Librarian, June 18, 2015)
Entrepreneur Fair (Programming Librarian, September 17, 2015)
Entrepreneur in Residence (Toronto Public Library)
January 16, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Greenville Public Library
Do you have a relationship with the small businesses in your community? Have you ever participated as a Neighborhood Champion on Small Business Saturday? Does your library offer services that you could be marketing to business owners and entrepreneurs? Join fellow adult programming librarians to discuss the pros and cons of partnering with businesses, share your ideas for working with local businesses, hear ideas from other libraries and leave with resources for reaching out to businesses and entrepreneurs in your community.
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