March 23rd, 2015
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Do you ever dream of becoming your own boss? Do you ever wonder if owning your own business is a possibility? Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit to go it alone and start something new? Does Mark Twain’s quote inspire you to begin the journey toward self-employment? If so, let the library help you start your journey!
Did you know that Cecil County Public Library has a Small Business Information Center (SBIC)? The SBIC provides free information and assistance with the process of starting or running a small business. This is a no-cost, focused service for potential and existing small business owners. In addition to access to up-to-date business information, the SBIC also works with a team of local business organizations to get you the help you need. Make an appointment with the SBIC by calling 410-996-5600 ext. 128 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
The library also offers free online courses that will help you gain the knowledge you need to be successful in your business endeavors. These 6-week courses can be accessed here, and all you need to sign up is your library card number. Examples of available courses include “Creating a Successful Business Plan,” “Accounting Fundamentals,” “Effective Selling,” and “Introduction to QuickBooks.”
Along with our online courses, we also offer programming at the library. On April 1 at 6:30pm at the Elkton Library, Jason Lim from Edward Jones will be presenting, “The Entrepreneurial Equation: Out of the Box Ideas to Prepare for Success.” To sign up for this program, click here. You can also sign up to receive email notifications about upcoming small business programming at the library by clicking here.
Don’t look back twenty years from now and, as Mark Twain put it, “…be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Make an appointment with our SBIC librarian, attend the April 1 program, and sign up for our online courses today!