Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, March 3, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Central Library, SCORE to host free small business seminar Monday, March 7
BIRMINGHAM, AL-The Central Library will host a free seminar, “Steps to Starting Your Business,” this Monday, March 7. The Birmingham Public Library planning to expand the program and possibly host more again later this year, said Jim Murray, head of the Business, Science and Technology Department at the Central Library.  
 BPL began the seminar series on Jan. 4 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.
The March 7 seminar will be 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.
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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