Press Release - Detail
Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
personal cell (205)572-1359
What: Steps to Starting Your Business
When: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor
Details: Registration required

Central Library to host free small business workshop on Monday, Sept. 11; Bards & Brews spoken word event is Friday, Sept. 8

BIRMINGHAM, AL-The Central Library will host a free seminar, “Steps to Starting Your Business,” this Monday, Sept. 11. The workshop continues monthly sessions the Birmingham Public Library began in January 2016 in partnership with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the City of Birmingham’s Office of Economic Development. Monday’s seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place, in Arrington Auditorium, located on the fourth floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library.

Each seminar is presented by a mentor from the Birmingham chapter of SCORE, a national nonprofit comprised of volunteers willing to share their business knowledge and experience with prospective entrepreneurs and small business owners. For over 50 years, SCORE mentors have helped millions of business owners start or grow their business. The last two sessions of 2017 will occur on Monday, Oct. 2, and Monday, Nov. 6. 
Read more about the seminar at the link below:

Topics to be covered in each seminar will include the following: 
•    Crafting a vision statement.
•    Identifying sources of funding.
•    Determining the legal structure of your business.
•    Devising a business plan.
•    Investigating sources of business and economic information.

Please register for the seminars by contacting Andy Mayo in the Economic Development Office at or 205-254-2774. For more information about seminars and other resources about small business development available at BPL, contact Jim Murray of Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by email at or by calling (205) 226-3691. 

For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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