Need help with your small business? Arlington is hosting free classes all week

Andreas Milano

It’s National Small Business Week, and the Arlington Public Library is hosting free classes to help budding entrepreneurs. Here’s the rundown of virtual classes, from writing an elevator pitch to getting certified as a minority or woman-owned business. The Benefits of a Business Plan When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. […]

It’s National Small Business Week, and the Arlington Public Library is hosting free classes to help budding entrepreneurs.

Here’s the rundown of virtual classes, from writing an elevator pitch to getting certified as a minority or woman-owned business.

The Benefits of a Business Plan

  • When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
  • What: Business consultant JaCoi James will discuss why business plans are so important and how to craft one. Register here.

Simple Steps for Starting your Business

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
  • What: This class will delve into myths and realities of entrepreneurship, components of business ownership, legal and financial considerations and basics of business plans. Register here.

Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise Certification

  • When: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday
  • What: Participants will learn how to be certified in Arlington as a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise. Register here.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis

  • When: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday
  • What: Business consultant JaCoi James will discuss SWOT — Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Register here.

Learn the Art of the Elevator Pitch

  • When: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday
  • What: Lauren Brewer, co-owner of Union Worx Coworking Space, will help participants write, refine, and practice their pitch. Register here.
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