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September 23, 2009

Small Business Workshops:  Starting/Planning/Financing

The City of Houston's One Stop Business Center and the Houston chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), in collaboration with Houston Public Library's CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Resources, and Education) Center, present a series of FREE workshops.

The first series of workshops is for persons interested in starting their own business and for new small business owners to learn the rules and regulations that govern the operation of small businesses in Houston. Attend one of these FREE "Starting a Business in Houston" workshops.  There is no need to pre-register.

Young Neighborhood Library
5260 Griggs Road, Palm Center | 832-393-2140

Thursday, October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. (Rules and Regulations)

Stella Link Neighborhood Library
7405 Stella Link | 832-393-2630

Thursday, November 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. (Rules and Regulations)

The second series of workshops is two 90-minute sessions, to learn the basics of creating a business plan as well as acquire information on small business financing.  Please come to any of the following Houston Public Library locations for these FREE programs.  There is no need to pre-register.

Scenic Woods Regional Library
10677 Homestead, 77016 | 832-393-2030
Thursday, October 15 | 4:30-6 p.m. (Business Planning)
Thursday, October 22 | 4:30-6 p.m. (Business Financing)

Smith Neighborhood Library
3624 Scott St., 77004 | 832-393-2050
*Saturday, November 7 | 10:30 a.m.-noon (Business Planning)
*Saturday, November 7 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Business Financing)

Central Library
500 McKinney, 77002 | 832-393-1313
Tuesday, December 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. (Business Planning)
Tuesday, December 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. (Business Financing)

*Timesaving 1-day session-both presentations in one day!

For more information about services for small business owners provided by the One Stop Business Center and SCORE, please visit their web sites at and www.scorehouston.orgor contact the One Stop Business Center at (832) 393-0954 for details and directions. 

Visit the Houston Public Library's web site at to find out more about the CORE Center and any of Houston's libraries.