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Do you have a great idea for a small business but don’t know how to launch it? Have you already started a business but are unsure how to take it to the next level? Are you interested in being your own boss? The Entrepreneur Academy teaches you everything you need to know about starting and running your small business but didn’t know who to ask.

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What You’ll Learn

In the Entrepreneur Academy you’ll learn more about marketing research and business strategies, financing options, financial recordkeeping and taxes, and developing your business plan. Take advantage of legal, financial, insurance, and accounting advisors, networking opportunities, and extensive library and business resources.


Available classes include:

  • Market Research and Business Strategies: Part I and II
  • Ask the Experts Panel
  • Business Finances, Taxes & Recordkeeping
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Developing Your Business Plan
  • Side Hustle Showdown

Entrepreneur Academy is a partnership between the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Baltimore County Public Library, made possible in part by the Urban Libraries Council.

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