Connect and learn with other entrepreneurs, small business owners, or future small business owners at Dakota County Library. Get guidance in operations, planning, finance and marketing in one of the classes from the library and one of its trusted partners.
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Get free, confidential counseling from SCORE, a non-profit business counseling and mentoring organization. An experienced SCORE counselor will help you navigate all aspects of planning or operating your small business. Sponsored by Dakota County Library and South Metro SCORE. Appointment required. Email Ron Seipp at email@example.com.
Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 18, March 17, April 21, May 19
Protect Your Privacy: Staying Safe Online Part 1
From social media to search engines and email to online purchasing — modern life leaves digital footprints everywhere we go. Discover the tools and techniques you can use to protect your privacy, browse anonymously and encrypt information. Prerequisite: None. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA. Registration required.Heritage
Monday, Dec. 9, 6–7:45 p.m. Register now
How to Start a Personal or Business Blog
Blogs have become a centerpiece of communication ranging from how-tos to business best practices to personal stories and beyond. The number of options may seem overwhelming. Learn the tools you need to get started and on the road to success. Bring your own laptop or device if possible. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by Metropolitan Library Service Agency. Registration required.
Monday, Dec. 16, 6:30–7:45 p.m. Register now.
Writing a Business Plan — A Simplified Method
Learn a simple method to create a business plan with Bob Voss, Dakota County Technical College instructor and author of Will My New Business Succeed? and 21 Question Business Plan. Registration required. Sponsored in part by South Metro SCORE and MELSA.
Thursday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.–noon Register starting Dec. 12.
Create a Free or Low-Cost Website
Discover how to use open source resources such as WordPress to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization, nonprofit or blog. Web developers explain how to set up a site, how to navigate settings, and offer tips on how to generate traffic. Bring your tablet or laptop. Prerequisite: Computer and Internet Basics Class and/or ability to use the mouse. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance. Registration required.
Monday, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Register starting Jan. 21.