The library might not be the first place that comes to mind for small business owners when they think about expanding their market share.
But a series of courses offered at the North Shore Public Library will be open to small business owners in the near future — as well as those hoping to enter the world of entrepreneurship.
Four courses will be held, each on a Tuesday night, every other week from March 18 through April 29. All will be hosted by SCORE, a partner with the United States Small Business Administration.
The list of courses will run as follows:
• March 18: “Open Up Shop” Basics of starting a business including legal structures, records, regulations, taxes and insurance.
• April 1 “The Business Plan” Components of a business plan including startup costs and financing.
• April 15 “Marketing” Market research including developing a plan, pricing, advertising, digital marketing and tracking results.
• April 29: “Finances” Management of the finances including forecasting, budgeting, P & L statements, cash flow, income statements and bookkeeping
Individuals who are interested in signing up can call the library at 631-929-4488.