Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Concourse Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Upcoming Programs

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Friday Mornings: SCORE Business Mentors

Volunteers from SCORE Boston provide free small business counseling every Friday morning at Kirstein. SCORE provides professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses.

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Appointments are available at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00.

To make an appointment  please call 617-859-2142.

Time: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 p.m.
Location: Kirstein Business Library, Alcove 2

 

Tuesday, April 22: Getting Started in Business

This popular workshop provides a complete overview of business start-up
and planning considerations, oriented to those planning a venture as well
as existing small business owners. Topics include the entrepreneurial lifestyle,
feasibility, business strategy, business plan preparation, marketing,
financing, and additional resources.

To register, please call 617-287-7750 or
visit our website at www.sbdc.umb.edu/training

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Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room C01/02

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Wednesday, April 23: Author Talk with Larry Doyle

In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy, exposes the shortcomings and injustices stemming from an ineffectual financial regulatory system that is the result of payoffs and a well trafficked revolving door between Wall Street and Washington. Mr. Doyle has worked on and around Wall Street for the last 30 years. He writes extensively on the markets, economy, Wall Street, and Washington at his blog Sense on Cents.

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Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Orientation Room

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Wednesday, May 14: Author Talk with Elizabeth F. Fideler

Elizabeth F. Fideler examines in Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and on the Job, the important economic and social factors influencing the timing of retirement for older working men. She presents profiles of well-educated professionals in a wide variety of fields, highlighting their reasons for staying on the job. Comparing the differences between men and women, she also makes clear the important distinction between choosing to continue working and needing to keep working. Presented by the Kirstein Business Library http://www.bpl.org/kbl

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Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Orientation Room

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Thursday, May 15: Grantseeking Basics

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.

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Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room C01/02

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Tuesday, May 20: How to Prevent Identity Theft

Amy Schram of the Better Business Bureau will give a talk on Identity theft.
The presentation will cover the different tactics that identity thieves use to obtain personal information and the ways one can use to protect yourself.
Sponsored by the Kirstein Business Library.

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Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room C01/02

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Wednesday, May 21: Getting Government Contracts

Looking for new markets for your small business? Consider selling to the federal or state government. Matthew Sisk of the Small Business Administration will show you how to open doors to federal and state contracting opportunities.

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Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room C01/02

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Thursday, May 29: Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources

Learn to navigate and use the wide range of resources available on the Foundation Center’s newest web site, GrantSpace.org.

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Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room C01/02

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Thursday, June 5: Proposal Writing Basics

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

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Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room C01/02

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Thursday, June 26: Introduction to Finding Funders

Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive funding research tool.

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Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room C01/02

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