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Small Business Programs at Seven Area Libraries

Owning your own business—for many, it isn’t part of the American Dream.  It is the whole American Dream. 

Join the experts of SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide, and the U.S. Small Business Administration for a county-wide series of sessions called “Build Your Own Business.”

“For many people,” said Dana Morrow, Metropolitan Library System’s Director of Outreach Services, “the goal is to start and manage their own business.  But the process is a lot harder than a lot of folks think it is.  You have to have a business plan and you have to know how you can find funding.  Is being an entrepreneur a good choice for you?  The old saying is that the most important element of any business is location, location, location, but that’s not the only important thing.

“’Build Your Own Business’ is a solid first step in helping potential small business owners in Oklahoma discover the factors leading to success.” 

Here is the schedule for the Metropolitan Library System’s “Build Your Own Business” seminars:

  • August 5, at The Village Library, beginning at 6:30pm

  • August 11, at the Midwest City Library, beginning at 6:30pm

  • August 26, at the Warr Acres Library, beginning at 7:00pm

  • September 9, at the Choctaw Library, beginning at 6:00pm

  • September 16, at the Bethany Library, beginning at 6:30pm

  • September 18, at the Downtown Library, beginning at 11:30am

  • September 23, at the Belle Isle Library, beginning at 6:30pm

 “Build Your Own Business” is for adults.  For more information, call the Metropolitan Library System Outreach Department at 606-3835.

The sessions are co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org