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For immediate release Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Central Library to Host Small Business Legal Strategies Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 25

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama- On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, the Central Library will be hosting the SCORE-sponsored small business seminar, “How to Use Legal Strategies to Protect Your Business.“ The seminar will be held from 12 to 1:00 p.m. in the Arrington Auditorium, located on the 4th floor of the Linn- Henley Research Library building, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register at

The presenter for the seminar is Josh Andrews, a local Birmingham attorney who specializes in legal issues that are of concern to small business owners and entrepreneurs. A member of the Alabama State Bar since 2008, Mr. Andrews maintains the Legal to English Academy website, an important resource for e-books, webinars, and podcasts aimed at providing answers to business law questions.

Whether you are forming a new business or already running an established business, this seminar will help you develop a plan to protect your assets and investments. For further information, please contact Jim Murray in the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at or by phoning 205-226-3691
Here is the link to the blog post:

Here is the link to the SCORE webpage with the seminar: 

On Monday, March 7, the Birmingham Public Library will partner again with SCORE to host a free seminar, ”Steps to Starting Your Business.” The monthly series began Jan. 4 and BPL is in discussions with SCORE to add more programs. The seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Central Library’s Arrington Auditorium in the Linn-Henley Research Library.
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. 
To register, contact Valencia S. Fisher of the City of Birmingham’s Economic Development Office by email at or by phone at (205) 254-2799. 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.      
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