Spring 2023 Resources for Your Small Business
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Spring 2023 Resources for Your Small Business

The library as a whole is an amazing resource for a variety of interests, hobbies and tasks. If you’re an entrepreneur, the library and our community partners can be a game changer in terms of getting your small business started.

SCORE Dallas Mentors and Workshops

Connect with a SCORE Mentor to receive free small business advice. Highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs serve as SCORE mentors, delivering valuable, timely and practical advice on every aspect of business. This is a free service for start-ups or existing businesses.

Appointments are required, and SCORE Mentors meet at Schimelpfenig Library on Thursday evenings. Make an appointment by calling SCORE at 214-987-9491 or email Don Walter.

Upcoming SCORE Workshops

  • What Kind of Business Should I Start? January 26 at 6:30pm at Schimelpfenig Library. Do you feel the call to entrepreneurship but aren’t sure where to start? We’ll give you some things to think about based on your current financial situation. Register
  • Business Plan 101 March 23 at 6:30pm at Schimelpfenig Library. Learn the importance of having a business plan and essential elements to put you on the right path. Register


TUES, or Team Up for Entrepreneurial Success, is a monthly business resource and networking event presented by SCORE Dallas and Plano Public Library. Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Haggard Library from 6:30-8pm. Here’s the spring 2023 schedule:

  • January 24 – Start-up Resources – Register
  • February 28 – Business Finance Basics – Register
  • March 28 – Intro to Franchising – Register
  • April 25 – Managing Fluctuations in Income – Register

Additional Business Workshops

Reference Solutions | January 20 at 3pm, Virtual
Learn to use Reference Solutions to start a business, conduct market research and find marketing prospects. Register

Building Your Brand | January 31 at 3pm, Virtual
Identify the key needs of building a brand such as developing a style guide, marketing tools and audience needs. Register

Get Your Business on Google Search and Maps | February 17 at 3pm, Virtual
A free Business Profile on Google helps a business stand out on Google Search and Maps. Learn different features to attract and engage customers. Create a free Google account or sign in to your account to follow along with the class. Register

LinkedIn for Business Series | Wednesdays, March 8-April 5 at 3pm, Virtual
Learn how to expand your personal profile to build your business presence, highlight content and skills, and create a page highlighting available services. Register

Funding Options for Small Business | April 20 at 6:30pm at Schimelpfenig Library
Learn about important financial services available for your business and why you should start a banking relationship now. Put processes into place early on to prepare for a successful loan application. Hear what a Community Development Funding Institution may be able to offer. Presented by First United Bank, Regions Bank and People Fund

Online Resources

With your library card, you have access to a whole host of online skill-building and research tools for you and your business. See our website for the entire list. Here are a few:

LinkedIn Learning: Provides online training courses that cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications). Access here

Reference Solutions: Provides information to help you start a business, conduct market research, find marketing prospects and more. Access here

Small Business Reference Center – EBSCO: Information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans. Access here

Udemy: Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages. Access here

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