The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 17 through Feb. 28. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.
These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.
Join us on Feb. 21 for Demographics Now—Research and Writing a Winning Business Plan. Often startups and experienced business owners alike simply don’t know what kind of information they need, where to find it or how to get started. Now Round Rock Public Library cardholders can take advantage of Gale Business: Plan Builder, an online resource, from Gale, a Cengage company, that turns the complex business planning process into a guided, step-by-step experience.
Gale Business: Plan Builder is equipped with:
- Business Planning Tools & Templates: Includes Lean Canvas, SWOT, Pitch Deck and more, to assist users in creating documents and other deliverables needed for starting, managing, and growing a business.
- Intuitive Dashboard: Shows the progress and completion of activities as it moves users through the entire business development life cycle. It even includes “Guide Me” contextual tips to assist with using the program.
For anyone who is new to small business ownership, this resource provides a gradual introduction to entrepreneurial concepts. For more seasoned business owners, the focus shifts toward activities to support the management and growth of an operation, such as getting a loan, seeking investors, buying new equipment, or opening a new facility.