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North Shore Public Library is hosting four small business courses.

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.