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New Year’s Resolution Solution #2: Open for Business

Jan 7, 2010 11:19 AM | 0 comments

Have you put off making that resolution? Visit the library and find lots of inspiration for the next big thing you’re going to do this year. Guest blogger Maud Andrew, the Programs and Outreach Specialist at the Business Library, has worked with the Brooklyn business community for over 10 years and some excellent suggestions.

Is 2010 the year you are going to jump in, follow your dream and go for the goal of owning your own business? There’s a lot of talk about the important role entrepreneurs play in our economy, and we thoroughly agree. As you prepare to take the plunge, BPL has the help you need to succeed. Our Business Library offers all kinds of free resources and support. If you want to learn about regulations, identify potential customers, or check out the latest trends in the borough, experienced staff can help you do the research. If you are looking for business advice, there are SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) counselors on hand everyday, ready to discuss your ideas. And if you are looking for financing, our PowerUP! Business Plan competition will not only give you the incentive and the information you need to start a business, but give you the cash!

PowerUP! offers Brooklyn entrepreneurs a chance to win up to $15,000 to start a business. The winners of the 2009 PowerUP! competition will be announced next Tuesday. Join us–it’s a great way to learn about the competition and meet the winners. The 2010 competition launches in March. For more information, visit the PowerUP! webpage. And in the meantime, visit the Business Library!


PowerUP! 2009 Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, January 12, 6 PM

Central Library, Dweck Center

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