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Encore Entrepreneurs

2018-06-07 18:30:00 2018-06-07 20:30:00 America/New_York Encore Entrepreneurs Learn how to generate, cultivate and develop your business ideas and concepts. Take the challenge and see if you are ready to be an entrepreneur. Solon Branch

Thursday, June 07
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-06-07 18:30:00 2018-06-07 20:30:00 America/New_York Encore Entrepreneurs Learn how to generate, cultivate and develop your business ideas and concepts. Take the challenge and see if you are ready to be an entrepreneur. Solon Branch

Solon Branch

Meeting Room (75)

Learn how to generate, cultivate and develop your business ideas and concepts. Take the challenge and see if you are ready to be an entrepreneur.

This is a 6-part program on dates, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, and 7/12.
 

Week 1: Business Plan 1

Okay, so you have a business concept – now you need to create a business plan. Learn how to write an effective business plan that will be your roadmap for business and a communication tool for funders.

 

Week 2: Business Plan 2

This is the continuation of developing the business plan.  We will discuss online resources helpful in the development and operation of your business as well as bringing value to your business.  Once you have written the business plan, learn how to craft an effective elevator speech and pitch for your business.

 

Week 3: Small Business Legalese

In this workshop, we will explore the many legal aspects of owning a business. Topics include: naming your business, licenses, registration, patents, copyrights, trademarks and government regulations. Our goal is to help you determine the appropriate legal structure for your business.

 

Week 4: Know Your Customer

Is there a demand for your business? What is your target audience? We will explore market segmentation and develop a marketing plan that distinguishes your brand. We will also explore how you can use social media to strategically market your business.

 

Week 5: Where’s the Money?

You have a great business concept; now it’s time to find the financial support you need to get started.  Do you need a conventional loan, microloan or crowdfunding? Learn what financial information should be a part of your business plan.

 

Week 6: Pricing for Profit

Pricing your product too high or too low can set your business up for failure. You must know how much it cost to provide your product or service.  We will review financial statements and learn how to determine the costs and pricing for your business.

Solon Branch

slnmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 440.248.8777
Fax: 440.248.5369
Branch manager
Catherine Schultis

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 29 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 30 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch
Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
@ Solon Senior Center

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Ages 8-11
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Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Come for an hour of play featuring toys from our Toy Collection. Ages Birth-5 years.
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Wed, Jun 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Ages 8-11
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Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Need help downloading library ebooks eaudiobooks or magazines? To make an appointment call 440-248-8777. Please bring your device and any associated passwords.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Unwind to the sounds of the steel drum with “Island Jeff” Cavallo. Enjoy all your tropical favorites like Margaritaville, Montego Bay and many others played with the unique sound of the steel drum.
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Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 10:50am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Ages 8-11
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Fri, Jun 28, 11:00am - 11:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Read The Great Pet Escape, Victoria Jamieson's funny graphic novel, at home. Then, come to discuss the story and create your own graphic novel. For those entering 1st-3rd grade in the fall.
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Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Jul 01, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room (12)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Solon Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Jul 01, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Volunteer to help younger kids practice their reading skills. Orientation on Monday June 17th at 1:30 PM is mandatory. For those entering grades 6-12 in the fall.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 01, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Practice reading for half an hour with a Teen Buddy. Then, play literacy games for the remaining fifteen minutes. For those entering grades 1-3 in the fall.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join Bill Brauning for a behind the scenes look at the rise and fall of the Smothers Brothers.

Mon, Jul 01, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
This summer get excited about reading all over again! We'll feature stories from a favorite author, get our wiggles out with some dancing, and have fun coloring. Ages 4-7.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Meeting Room (75) Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language and focus on the practical application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Fri, Jul 05, 11:00am - 11:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Jul 08, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room (12)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Solon Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language. This program focuses on the application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.

Mon, Jul 08, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Volunteer to help younger kids practice their reading skills. Orientation on Monday June 17th at 1:30 PM is mandatory. For those entering grades 6-12 in the fall.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 08, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Practice reading for half an hour with a Teen Buddy. Then, play literacy games for the remaining fifteen minutes. For those entering grades 1-3 in the fall.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join our team for Cuyahoga County Public Library’s annual Rube Goldberg competition! Teams will meet July 27th in the Parma-Snow Auditorium to compete with other library branches.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
This summer get excited about reading all over again! We'll feature stories from a favorite author, get our wiggles out with some dancing, and have fun coloring. Ages 4-7.

Mon, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Friends of the Library Board Meeting

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join our team for Cuyahoga County Public Library’s annual Rube Goldberg competition! Teams will meet July 27th in the Parma-Snow Auditorium to compete with other library branches.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language. This program will focus on the practical application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.

Tue, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for stories about how police officers and firefighters keep us safe. We'll also dance and make a craft. Ages 3-5.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language. This program focuses on the application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join our team for Cuyahoga County Public Library’s annual Rube Goldberg competition! Teams will meet July 27th in the Parma-Snow Auditorium to compete with other library branches.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Bring the whole family! Crafts and drawing supplies will be provided. Ages 2-11.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
In this workshop you will learn what you should and should not do before, during, and after the interview.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 10:50am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join our team for Cuyahoga County Public Library’s annual Rube Goldberg competition! Teams will meet July 27th in the Parma-Snow Auditorium to compete with other library branches.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language. This program will focus on the practical application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 12, 11:00am - 11:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Jul 15, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room (12)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Solon Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Jul 15, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Volunteer to help younger kids practice their reading skills. Orientation on Monday June 17th at 1:30 PM is mandatory. For those entering grades 6-12 in the fall.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 15, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Practice reading for half an hour with a Teen Buddy. Then, play literacy games for the remaining fifteen minutes. For those entering grades 1-3 in the fall.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
This summer get excited about reading all over again! We'll feature stories from a favorite author, get our wiggles out with some dancing, and have fun coloring. Ages 4-7.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language. This program will focus on the practical application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Need help downloading library ebooks eaudiobooks or magazines? To make an appointment call 440-248-8777. Please bring your device and any associated passwords.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Enjoy the sounds of klezmer, instrumental music played by clarinets, violins, basses and cimbaloms.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 10:50am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language. This program will focus on the practical application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Fri, Jul 19, 11:00am - 11:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Jul 22, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room (12)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Solon Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Volunteer to help younger kids practice their reading skills. Orientation on Monday June 17th at 1:30 PM is mandatory. For those entering grades 6-12 in the fall.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 22, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Practice reading for half an hour with a Teen Buddy. Then, play literacy games for the remaining fifteen minutes. For those entering grades 1-3 in the fall.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room (12)
Need help downloading library ebooks eaudiobooks or magazines? To make an appointment call 440-248-8777. Please bring your device and any associated passwords.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 22, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
This summer get excited about reading all over again! We'll feature stories from a favorite author, get our wiggles out with some dancing, and have fun coloring. Ages 4-7.

Mon, Jul 22, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
@ Solon Senior Center

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language. This program will focus on the practical application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Need help downloading library ebooks eaudiobooks or magazines? To make an appointment call 440-248-8777. Please bring your device and any associated passwords.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join the maker movement and enjoy an evening of creative making. Design an etched glass item.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 10:50am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Classes are designed for non-native speakers of the English language. This program will focus on the practical application of listening, speaking, reading, writing and communication skills.