The Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE offers free mentoring sessions to small business owners and start-ups at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Space is very limited, and registration is required. Go to foxvalley.score.org, click on Book Now! and follow the steps to register at the Plainfield Public Library. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the owners of existing and start-up businesses assure that their businesses grow and prosper.
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Take a look at this online resource using your Plainfield library card and gain access to:
Market Research Reports
You can find this on the library’s webpage, here.
Adapt, adjust and reinvent your focus so you can stay relevant and fill human needs. Lydia Belanger looks at how Richard Branson sees opportunities for growth and adapts to changing conditions. Click here to read more.
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“The Small Business Administration and Fox Valley SCORE will present this seminar that will help future and current entrepreneurs understand the many steps and requirements of starting a small business in the state of Illinois. Learn about resources and how to start your business from experts in the industry.” Registration is required.
Date: Thursday, March 16
Location: Joliet Junior College, Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois
Click here to register or call (815) 280-1555
You can search business areas, look for industry information by small business type and find start-up business plans and lots more at the Small Business Reference Center found in Online Resources on the Plainfield Public Library web page. Click here and discover what you need to make your small business a success.
It’s tax time again. Is self-employment tax something you need to think about? Click here to find out more about taxes and self-employment.