Arlington Public Library Celebrates Small Business Week
By Arlington Public Library
Posted on May 03, 2021, May 03, 2021

Small Business Week

The Arlington Public Library will host free small business seminars during National Small Business Week, May 3-7, 2021, to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship. The City of Arlington will also celebrate during the Small Business Administration's Small Business Week tentatively scheduled for September.

THE BENEFITS OF A BUSINESS PLAN WITH JACOI JAMES
Monday, May 03, 2021 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Virtual
Details: Many small business owners overlook the benefits of having a business plan.  Sure, you can go at establishing a business without it, but what will it cost you? You plan your trip to the grocery store so why not plan out your business before diving head first into it.  

Join us online as we discuss the benefits of having a business plan and discuss some critical sections that can make or break the longevity of your business model.  Register and we'll send you virtual meeting details!

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS: MODULE 1 - STARTUP BASICS
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Virtual
Details: Starting a business can be a daunting task, but SCORE is here to help simplify it for you. 

There are a number of factors to keep in mind before starting your own business. This module will introduce you to key business considerations, such as the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, different business options to pursue, the components of business ownership, legal and financial considerations, and the business plan basics. Register and we'll send you virtual meeting details!

MWBE CERTIFICATION INFO SESSION
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual
Details: Learn how to be certified in Arlington as a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise. Find out about the process from the City of Arlington MWBE Department. Register and we will send you the virtual meeting details. 

SWOT ANALYSIS WITH JACOI JAMES
Thursday, May 06, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Virtual
Details: It's important to know what your strengths and weaknesses are when entering the world of business. Do your competitors have a slight edge over you? What makes you and your business special? What are areas of improvement for your business? 

Let's talk through these questions and more as we identify our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, a process known as SWOT Analysis. Register and we'll send you virtual meeting details!

LEARN THE ART OF THE ELEVATOR PITCH
Friday, May 07, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Virtual
Details: Learn the Art of the Elevator Pitch with Lauren Brewer, co-owner of Union Worx Coworking Space. She will help you write, refine, and practice your pitch. 

People do not have time to listen to sales professionals drone on about details of their offerings. The want to become excited and see the potential in an invention or idea in 30 or 40 seconds. If you cannot gain someone's attention early, when will you get it?

Register for access to the meeting!

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